What's On

Once Upon a Snowstorm    

15 - 31 December 2021

Lyra is delighted to present a new production Once Upon a Snowstorm at Artspace this winter. 

Adapted from the book by Richard Johnson and supported by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, Once Upon a Snowstorm is a gentle tale of love, friendship and letting nature into your heart.  

 

This is the story of a father and son. They live in isolation, in a cabin in the woods. One day they are separated while walking outside in the beautifully falling snow. The boy is lost and falls asleep. When he wakes up he is surrounded by blinking eyes; a rabbit, a fox, an owl, and all manner of other creatures have surrounded him. What do they want from him? Will they help him get through this snowstorm and back home to his Dad?

"Enchanting"

Guardian - Books of the year 

Book Now: 

Call/Text 07512 181719

Email lyra@lyra.co.uk

Dates & Times: 

 

WED 15 DEC - (schools only)

THU 16 DEC - (schools only)

SAT 18 DEC

11am - SOLD OUT

2pm - SOLD OUT

SUN 19 DEC

11am - SOLD OUT

2pm - SOLD OUT

WED 22 DEC

11am *This is a relaxed and baby friendly performance* - SOLD OUT

2pm - SOLD OUT 

THU 23 DEC

11am - SOLD OUT

2pm * This showing is BSL interpreted*

FRI 24 DEC

11am

2pm

WED 29 DEC

11am *This is a relaxed and baby friendly performance* - SOLD OUT

2pm - SOLD OUT

THU 30 DEC

11am

2pm *This showing is BSL interpreted*

FRI 31 DEC 

11am

2pm

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2021/2022 Young Artists Programme
Register for classes now!

Our programme of FREE weekly performing arts workshops for children and young people aged 5+ will resume in September 2021. 

 

Find out more about the programme HERE.

CONTACT US TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:

 

lyra@lyra.co.uk

07400 099 762 

(Limited places available)

Where We Are

Lyra are delighted to announce Where We Are, a brand new project!

The Project

Where We Are is a new creative initiative by Starcatchers, Imaginate and Lyra, encompassing a travelling ensemble, creative play, and participatory performance making, all co-designed with children and young people across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife.  

 

Supported by the Creative Scotland Youth Arts Targeted Fund, Where We Are will recruit up to 17 artists, practitioners, and production staff to engage over 6 months with refugee families, young mothers and babies and groups of children through a programme of inspirational artistic activity.  

In partnership with groups focused on tackling inequality, the organisations’ three distinct project strands will be informed by the wellbeing and needs of the children and young people involved.   

Lyra and Where We Are

The Lyra strand of Where We Are is centred around the creation of a new ensemble for young audiences in Greater Craigmillar, Edinburgh. The ensemble is made up of a team of two performers, designer, stage manager and trainee artist led by Lyra’s Artistic Director, Jo Timmins and supported by an Ensemble Facilitator. The ensemble will be based at Lyra’s home venue Artspace in Craigmillar and will work here and off-site, including outdoors, with and for children and young people throughout the community. As well as training together and creating new professional performances for young people to watch, the ensemble will work alongside local children and young people sharing their skills and supporting them to make their own work. 

 

The project partners will deliver a comprehensive training and development programme for the artistic team including anti-racism and trauma- informed child protection training, with opportunities to share artistic practices and project learning. We aim to create a supportive and shared experience across the whole project.  

 

Where We Are is all about connecting with children and young people through performance making, creative arts and play as we begin to look towards life beyond the pandemic.