‘Central beautifully proportioned theatre. This old theatre still has a wonderful atmosphere with good intimacy combined with an impressively broad stage. The acoustics are very good and the staff are helpful with a very efficient entrance and exit flow.’
– Royal Lyceum Theatre Tripadvisor Review
Most of the theatres in Edinburgh have their own ghosts, and the Royal Lyceum is no exception! There have been several sightings of the ghostly blue figure of a woman, The Blue Lady, often accompanied by a ringing noise. It is believed to be the spirit of actress Ellen Terry, who performed in the theatre’s opening performance of Much Ado About Nothing in 1883.
Edinburgh Theatre Breaks
The Royal Lyceum is a 25-minute walk or 10-minute taxi ride from comfortable accommodation at Parliament House Hotel. We also offer a great pre-theatre deal in our restaurant, which is available for both hotel guests and non-residents. So, why not enjoy a theatre break with us?