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 21 artworks and performed over 165 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. 

Want to take part? Find out about new projects here

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Our New Show!


Lyra is delighted to present a brand new production, Once Upon a Snowstorm at Artspace this winter! 

Once Upon a Snowstorm is a cosy winter show for children aged 5-8 and their families.

Head to our What's On page for more information and How to Book

extraordinary art in an extraordinary place