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Lyric Theatre

55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast BT9 5FB, Northern Ireland (Stranmillis)
0044 28 9038 5685
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Ranked #10 of 154 attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The Lyric Theatre is Northern Ireland's full-time producing theatre. The new theatre opened in May 2011 to great critical acclaim. The award winning... more » Owner description: The Lyric Theatre is Northern Ireland's full-time producing theatre. The new theatre opened in May 2011 to great critical acclaim. The award winning building is built in traditional Belfast red brick, glass and iroko wood and the cafe bar offer beautiful views over the River Lagan and Stranmillis Embankment.The theatre is open seven days a week with performances usually running in the evenings from Tuesday through to Saturday and matinees on Saturday and Sundays. Contact our box office for more details or check online under "What's On".Our cafe serves coffee/tea and light lunches and is open every day. A brunch menu is available on Sunday mornings.As well theatrical productions, we also offer backstage tours, a programme of theatre school and professional learning and corporate hospitality. « less
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

take yourself to the lyric,for a great evening,super shows ALWAYS great bar and food. a great way to be entertained,in a great theatre!!

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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Comments like these really make our day! Thank you so much for coming along for a night at the Lyric, and it's so brilliant you enjoyed yourself. It is thanks to our loyal customer base that we can continue to do what we're doing. We hope to see you again soon at the Lyric. More

Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Beautiful theatre with views over the River Lagan. Great range of plays on offer, and lots of local based plays makes this a great night out in Belfast.

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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

So very kind of you to say so. We are very lucky to have the facilities and audiences that we do. So thank you for your support. We hope to see you with us again soon. More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Demented was a play about a mad cap idea for a bank raid – all in the name of revenge! Hilarious.. always did and still enjoy the intimate atmosphere all through the theatre.

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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed Demented, and we agree, the intimate nature of both the performance spaces in the Lyric is something we're really proud of. We hope to see you again soon at the Lyric. More

Irish couple in Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Once again we enjoyed an excellent night of theatre viewing " Demented". What an excellent way to spend an evening for a great price. First class acting. Beautiful theatre. We laughed throughout the show. On this occasion I took my 16 year old daughter year old daughter who enjoyed the "live experience". We will be back again soon. Highly recommended.

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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

We love hearing comments like these. And great that you were able to come along and see something with the whole family. We agree, Demented is a great play and we were delighted to present this fantastic new piece of work by a local writer. Hope to see you again soon at the Lyric. More

Belfast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A good variety of shows on here and. I have visited on many occasion. Very comfortable and friendly helpful staff. Comfortable bar for drinks o r tea/coffee.

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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback about the Lyric. We agree, great place to sit and spend time with friends, family or colleagues. We hope to see you again soon. More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Close to stage, the lyric allows you to feel part of the play. You become entranced as the players unfold the story. Moving, emotional and wonderful casts. Don't miss it. Great bar, but slow service. Platters good but limited when visit regularly

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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback about the Lyric. It is brilliant that you have enjoyed the intimate surroundings where present our theatre and it's our aim to create a really immersive and social experience. Thank you for your comments in regards to our bar service. We are regularly reviewing how we improve and speed our service, and we... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I love the Lyric. It is an iconic Belfast building and a great place to see intimate theatre. The main stage is nearly always hosting something worth seeing from local stories and actors to critically acclaimed shows and stars. There is a smaller studio which is wonderful, hosting talks and emerging shows. The Lyric sits on the River Lagan and... More

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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback about the Lyric. We are absolutely delighted you enjoy coming here. We enjoy presenting the work we do, and we really feel the Lyric is a great place to come relax, socialise and be inspired! We hope to see you again soon. More

Northern Ireland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Went to see a new play and laughed the whole way through! Light relief and very enjoyable! The Lyric is an beautiful building and the ambiance is great. A super way to spend an evening!

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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review. Demented is a great new play and we are delighted it saw its debut here. We feel it is part of our responsibility at the Lyric to help produce new work coming out of Northern Ireland. We're so glad you enjoyed your night out at the Lyric and hope to see you... More

Berkshire, UK
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I like the democratic design. Every seat in the main theatre is as good as the next one or the one behind or in front. The space has been designed to give every theatre-goer the same experience at the same price. Check to see what's on when you're in Belfast. The productions are usually very good. Even if you don't... More

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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback about the Lyric. When rebuilding the theatre it was very important to use that everyone should have a good view when they come to us. And we are pleased that we are able to offer almost all tickets at the same price because of this. We agree also, that our cafe bar... More

Dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

first visit while on a city break to belfast. saw WW1 play called which way to Babylon. excellent play, great wee theatre on outskirt belfast/bus ride or 20 minute walk. all seating looks like good view of stage (none of those london theatre blocked view seats). preview night had a problem with revolving stage but good they informed audience of... More

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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback on your experience at the Lyric. We too felt How Many Miles to Babylon? was an excellent production. Very poignant on this centennial year. We're very glad of your comments about the view from our seats, it is something we pride ourselves upon. We hope to see again soon at the Lyric. More

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