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Support Us

If The Lyceum inspires and entertains you, please help safeguard our future by making a donation today.

As Scotland’s leading producing theatre company, we are committed to staging world-class drama and developing talent. As a registered charity we aim to cover our costs each year. The Lyceum receives approximately 50% of income through public grants, with the remaining 50% of our income is generated through sponsorship, donations and earned income. In order to achieve our goals we therefore rely heavily on the generosity of individuals, as well as the commitment of trusts and foundations and corporate sponsorship. We simply could not continue to present work of this calibre, or have the quality of engagement with local communities without the generosity of our supporters.

There are many different costs associated with The Lyceum, from building and designing the sets and costumes at our workshop in Roseburn, to attracting the most talented actors, writers and directors. The upkeep of technical stage equipment, lighting and props and the maintenance of our beautiful Victorian auditorium is considerable. Your support enables us to continue to produce world-class drama each season, while attracting the widest possible audience by keeping ticket prices affordable.  

We also run an ambitious Creative Learning programme that relies almost entirely on funding. Through our Creative Learning Programme more than 16,000 young people participate in the life of the Theatre each year. Our innovative projects bring the benefits of involvement in theatre to all, and prioritise those who would struggle to attend otherwise.

Every contribution makes a difference, and donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated.

How to donate:

Gift Aid:
Gift Aid allows us to claim an extra 25p for every pound that you give from the Inland Revenue at no extra cost to yourself! 

Please download the form, complete your details, then tick, sign and date the declaration to help us make your contribution go further.

Return your completed form to: Development Department, FREEPOST, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 0EU

Please note, we are unfortunately not able to record Gift Aid Declarations online.If you are donating online, please either send us a completed Gift Aid Form by post, or email to confirm you would like us to claim Gift Aid on your donation.  

Further information on supporting The Lyceum:
Please contact Zuleika Brett, Development Director on 0131 248 4831 for a chat, or email