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Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848

The Lyceum. Pic: Eamonn McGoldrick

The Lyceum has put the building into “hibernation” until later in 2021 (see “Hibernation” For Lyceum) however a number of online events are being scheduled for the remainder of the year.

The theatre has two strands of pandemic activity – Letters to the Lyceum and Curtain Up. Further details in news story here: House Lights Up!


Lyceum Christmas Tales
Online stream ends Mon 1 Feb 2021
Tales I to VIII available free and individually.
Tales IX to XII filmed live, available for £10.
Reviewed here: Lyceum Christmas Tales.
Streaming of the Lyceum’s twelve Christmas Tales, specially commissioned for online streaming in December 2020, has been extended until the end of January 2021. Links and booking here.

Restless Worlds Postponed
Thurs 21 – Sun 24 Jan (Then around Edinburgh: Tue 26 Jan – Mon 1 Feb 2021)
Sculptures in motion for 75 minutes, four times daily: 
1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm, & 7.30pm.
NB: Postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Manipulate Festival’s collaboration with the Lyceum and Aberdeen Arts, sees eight artists create moving sculptural installation works incorporating automata, miniature figures, or animated screens, alongside a compelling short story or soundscape. Book tickets to download the audio. Book here.

Adam Buxton Rambles…
Friday March 5 2021
Evening: 7.30pm
Comedian and podcast host Adam Buxton talks about and reads from his upcoming new book which incorporates rambles on topics including parenthood, formative cultural influences of the 80s, confrontations on trains, wet dreams, boarding school trauma, The Adam & Joe Show, dead Dads and David Bowie… Book here.

The Snow Queen
Adapted from the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Christmas season 2021/22
Performances for this show are being rescheduled to 2021/22. 
When the beautiful and fearsome Snow Queen steals Kay away and takes him to her frozen kingdom, she leaves behind his sister, the brave and brilliant Gerda, who will stop at nothing to rescue her sibling. But before she can do so, the Snow Queen lodges a sliver of her magical ice into the boy’s eye and heart, turning the once loving and gentle Kay cold and mean. Can Gerda, with the help of friends she meets along the way, track her brother through the magical, wintery world of the Snow Queen and melt his frozen heart before it’s too late? Book here.