Welcome to Lyra

Lyra is an arts organisation based in Greater Craigmillar (Edinburgh) that makes world-class artworks and creative projects for, by and with children and young people. 


We run Artspace, a vibrant multi-arts venue in the heart of Craigmillar, with a 116-seat theatre, studio and foyer space, where we have been building a community of children and artists since 2012. Our cross art-form programme includes music, dance, theatre-making and creative industry skills, bringing children and young people together with world-class arts professionals from Scotland and abroad.

Since 2012, Lyra have created 14 artworks and performed over 145 times at home and abroad. An average of 2,000 participants have taken part in a range of artistic events and projects at Lyra each year during this time. 

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extraordinary art in an extraordinary place

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11 Harewood Road
EH16 4NT

+44 (0) 131 659 4737

+44 (0) 7400 099 762 

Lyra is a Limited Company, SC280248 and Scottish Charity SC036506
Lyra is grateful for financial support from Creative Scotland, BBC Children in Need, Garfield Weston Foundation, Kintry Environmental Trust, The Robertson Trust, Big Lottery Fund Uk - Young Start, The Corra Foundation, The Barcapel Foundation, The Hugh Fraser Foundation and The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust