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Lyric Theatre

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Neighborhood: Stranmillis
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Address: 55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast BT9 5FB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9038 1081
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Description: The Lyric Theatre is Northern Ireland's full-time producing theatre. The...
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.
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"The Last Five Years"

My wife and I went to the Lyric last night to see this musical. We enjoyed the experience immensely. The theatre has been reconstructed to replace a traditional gem in the suburbs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife and I went to the Lyric last night to see this musical. We enjoyed the experience immensely. The theatre has been reconstructed to replace a traditional gem in the suburbs of Belfast and the present building is as good as it gets for an attraction which is not located in the actual city centre. The ambience is very... More 

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Lee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Outstanding! We are huge MJ fans & were not sure what to expect. This show had everything you could possibly wish for. The female lead singer was just brilliant. Even saw moonwalking! All my fave songs. We danced! Well done .......go see it!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Such an absolute treat to have so many recognizable actors & comedians, such as Gregor Fisher, Barbara Rafferty, Maureen Beattie and Paul Riley all on stage at once. You could see, instantly, how skillfully the actors interacted with one another to create hysterically funny comedy. Sharp writing and direction too. Well worth the £20 per person ticket. Hopefully the talented... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was our second trip to Belfast and our second visit to the Lyric. This production, Shadow of a Gunman, was as wonderful as the last. Comfortable seats with good sightlines, gorgeous building with a view of the river from the back, and great acting and production. Really a highlight of our visit to Belfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

10 out of 10 for staff at lyric, when we mentioned we had a little one in wheelchair and that she would need to stay in it throughout show we were given seats together where one had been actually removed for easy access, superb, definitely returning here and the food on offer was great too big Thankyou to all concerned

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Visited here as been here previously and food has been excellent. However recently the good has not been up to great standard. No dressing on salad, coleslaw very dry and for what you pay the sandwiches are not substantial. No real complaints about service apart from not being informed of the soup from the start. We were then informed soup... More 

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

Dear yoyomack1, Thank you for your comments and I am sorry to hear that your recent visit to the Lyric Theatre cafe was a disappointing one. We strive for excellence in everything we do and apologise if we may have fallen short of the bar on this occasion. We are currently in the process of reviewing our menu and we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

The food in the Lyric cafe is good. I think the kitchen staff can clearly cook. What let's it down is that there is clearly no system in place to ensure you get what you ordered. It's one of those places were the staff are about 18 years old, no one appears to be in charge and they wander aimlessly... More 

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

Thank you for your comments and I am sorry that you were let down by the standard of service of this occasion. We take customer service standards very seriously at the Lyric Theatre and we accept that we may have fallen short on this occasion. We will be introducing staff training over the next few weeks for all café bar... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Fine modern building but parking is a problem as is access. Ridgeway Street is on a hill and there is no dedicated parking. Brunch was awful and a waste of money. A variety of sandwiches, virtually all of which included cheese. Heard of cholesterol ? Eg Cheap cooked ham, or chicken with cheese. Coffee lukewarm in a small cup !... More 

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

Thank you for your comments and I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your recent visit to the Lyric Theatre. We accept that Ridgeway Street and the surrounding residential streets can be difficult to find available parking and we would recommend that customers also avail of parking facilities along Stranmillis Embankment. Our café bar menu has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Lyric Theatre is awesome. Even the building itself is an architectural delight and worth a visit to walk around. As a producing theatre they show a vast and diverse range of plays. Lyric Cafe Bar serves good grub and some amazing wines - I've often called in to sit in the beautiful bar overlooking the river just to enjoy... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words about the Lyric. We’re delighted you enjoy your visits, and hope that you continue to do so! You’re absolutely right, the Lyric has so much more to offer than just the theatre performances and concerts. The building was designed to retain the intimacy of the old premises, and create a venue that really enhances... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Belfast Lyric theatre is a long establish venue for performing arts in Belfast. Now housed in its recently rebuilt building this is a first class facility offering a wide range of performances of an extremely high calibre standard. Look out for its program and you will be sure to find something interesting for a night out at this superb modern... More 

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

Reviews like this really make our day! Can we just say a big ‘thank you’ for coming along to the Lyric, and we’re so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. It is thanks to loyal customers like yourself that we can continue to do what we're doing. Thanks again for taking the time to submit your review; we really appreciate... More 

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Address: 55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast BT9 5FB, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9038 1081
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