Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Lyceum Theatre
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Theatre  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Grindlay StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418821883  
Item 2 of 410 September 1883  Theatre opened
Item 3 of 41955 ProposedProposed considerable improvements including new seating and additional accomodation in the upper circle
Item 4 of 412 May 1961 Proposedreconstruction of the Royal Lyceum area as a festival theatre, including a new opera house, a restaurant, a festival office and other facilities by Argyle Securities Ltd, which recently acquired site; land except for Lyceum Theatre site owned by Edinburgh Coporation, who would need to review / approve the proposal per Builder p927


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitect 18821883Originally given commission but resigned over specification
Item 2 of 2Charles John PhippsArchitect 18821883Secured job.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Wyndham & Howard 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1999Scotland's Splendid Theatres: Architecture and Social History from the Reformation to the Present Day Edinburgh: Polygon (an imprint of Edinburgh University Press Ltd)p31-3

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder12 May 1961  'Opera House for Edinburgh' p927
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh Today19551242 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, 2p6

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 15 March 1883
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30031