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Lyric Theatre

Closed until: 13 November 2020

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Access

Toilets:

Male and female toilets available on every level. Accessible toilet in the Dress Circle.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Guide dogs are welcome in the auditorium, although we recommend an end of row or box seat for their comfort. Staff available to dog-sit. We can take 2 dogs at any one time and advance booking is recommended.

Wheelchairs:

Situated in boxes C, D and E. Boxes can accommodate up to 3 persons. Wheelchair user access is located in the Dress Circle Boxes, which are at street level. Please report to the main entrance on arrival and a member of staff will accompany you to the wheelchair access entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Access from Street to Foyer:

Ramp

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

23 to Stalls, 25 to Upper Circle, 60 to Balcony

Level Access:

To boxes C-E in Dress Circle

Contact

Contact the venue:

0330 333 4812

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Bar:

The theatre bars are located on all levels. There is no level access to the bars for wheelchair users; a member of theatre staff will offer assistance purchasing beverages on behalf of customers. Drinks in plastic cups or bottles may be taken into the auditorium. Stalls bar 11 steps down from Stalls (spacious with 14 seats). Further bars at Upper Circle and Balcony levels. Royal Entrance reception area (4 seats and adapted toilet) available pre-show and interval (check for prebookings).

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

The oldest theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, the Lyric Theatre opened in 1888 and has been home to Thriller Live since 2009. Located near Piccadilly Circus underground station, the beautiful Renaissance design of this theatre was conceived by C.J. Phipps. This Grade II listed theatre is owned – and run – by Nimax Theatres.

Originally built as a venue for operetta, the theatre opened with a transfer of the comic opera, Dorothy. After hosting several comic operas, from 1916-1930 the venue presented operas and plays. In 1933, the theatre was refurbished and reopened with a production of George S Kaufman’s Royal Family, starring Sir Laurence Olivier and directed by Noël Coward.

Prince Littler took over ownership of the theatre in 1943 and presented a season of comedies. Later years saw the theatre stage hit musicals such as Blood Brothers, Gigi and Cameron Mackintosh’s five-star production of Five Guys Named Moe, which ran for five years. In 2000, Really Useful Group took ownership of the venue, hosting several Bill Kenwright productions, until the theatre was purchased by Nimax in 2005.

The Lyric has presented a variety of entertainment over the years but is best known for hosting musicals and classic plays. With a Renaissance designed auditorium, the theatre has a capacity of 967 seats. Thriller Live has been playing at the theatre since 2009, closing in 2020. The theatre has also hosted limited performances of shows including Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, and children’s shows such as What The Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo’s Child.

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.