Lyceum

Edinburgh Venues’ £1.7m Covid funds

Edinburgh Venues’ £1.7m Covid funds

Covid-19 money good news for staff and freelancers:

Four Edinburgh venues will share £1,719,200 from the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund to help them stave off insolvency, secure staff jobs and provide opportunities for freelancers.

August 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lyceum petition – Management respond

Lyceum petition – Management respond

A statement from the Theatre’s joint directors:

Following the launch of the petition to Save the Lyceum Workforce, All Edinburgh Theatre contacted the theatre’s management team for a comment on the petition, its wording and the ongoing negotiations over redundancies.

June 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Petition to save Lyceum workforce

Petition to save Lyceum workforce

Brian Cox lends support to Lyceum “family”

Actor Brian Cox has put his support behind staff at the Lyceum, where he had his first acting job, calling for management to be “absolutely straight with their incredibly loyal staff exactly what is proposed for the theatre’s future.”

June 8, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Dear Lyceum,

Dear Lyceum,

A letter from playwright Jo Clifford

Dear Lyceum, I wrote this to you on Tuesday night when our play was due to open, and didn’t. And I didn’t know what to do with myself, so I thought I’d write to you and see if that helped me understand.

May 22, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
“Hibernation” for Lyceum

“Hibernation” for Lyceum

Lyceum goes dark for remainder of 2020:

The Lyceum is to enter a period of “hibernation” as a building-based producing theatre with immediate effect, postponing all 2020 shows and entering into negotiations with all staff over redundancies.

May 20, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More
House lights up!

House lights up!

Lyceum reveals lock-down & re-start plans:

Edinburgh’s Lyceum theatre has announced House Lights Up, a series of initiatives for the coming months of lockdown, as well as projects preparing to celebrate the theatre’s re-opening, when that day eventually comes.

April 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Anger at government “advice”

Anger at government “advice”

Government’s refusal to ban social gatherings slammed, but theatres aren’t giving up the day job just yet.

The Government has been attacked for insisting on providing “advice” to the public on social distancing and to organisers in pulling public events, rather than providing clear instructions to do so.

March 18, 2020 | By | Reply More