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2018 International Festival venues

The Lyceum

Grindlay Street

T: +44(0)131 248 4848

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is a Victorian beauty built in 1883. Located next door to the Usher Hall, the Lyceum is an intimate and traditional venue – perfect for International Festival theatre performances. 

Getting there

Edinburgh is very compact, which makes it ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle. See below for information about getting to the venue. If you are looking for general advice on travelling within and to Edinburgh, visit our dedicated page packed with useful tips and information.


Find out about walking routes and cycling paths, bike security and bike parking options

  • Go green and try car-sharing to save costs and our planet - see goCarShare and TripshareEdinburgh
  • Blue badge parking on Grindlay Street and Cambridge Street
  • Bus stop (Usher Hall): 1, 10, 11, 15, 15A, 16, 24, 34, 36, 47
  • Taxi rank on Lothian Road
  • Haymarket Station 0.5 miles
  • Tram stop at Shandwick Place
Venue accessibility
  • Lift access to all levels
  • Platform lift to Stalls Bar, please ask staff for assistance
  • Wheelchair spaces are located in the rear of the Stalls
  • Accessible toilet on foyer level
  • Theatre-wide induction loop, set hearing aid to the T position
  • Digital loop system in the auditorium, headsets available from shop in foyer
  • Box Office has low counter and loop system
  • Assistance dogs are welcome and can be looked after by venue staff
Safety & Security

Make sure you arrive at venues in plenty of time as latecomers may not be admitted.

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the upmost importance to us. Please note that bags may be subject to security searches and you should not bring bags larger than 30cm x 30cm x 15cm to our venues. If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to the International Festival, please do let a member of the team know. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.