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Lyric Theatre

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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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A Real Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
CiaraSlevin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Belfast
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128 reviews 128 reviews
44 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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 

belfast
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Co Antrim
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Here fro Frank O'Connor's God Bless the Child which was a very funny show. The Lyric gets its share of must see theatre in Belfast and is a very good lace to showcase them. The bar/cafeteria is great for people spotting as well as great views over the Lagan. Big minus point is the lack of decent parking as it... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments. We’re really glad you enjoyed God Bless the Child, just one of the many ‘must see’ shows which the Lyric Theatre features every year. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful café as part of this iconic building, where you can just relax and take in the surroundings. In regards parking, we... More 

Lisburn
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Love the intimate atmosphere here. The food available in the cafe is much improved and its a lovely place to sit and look out at the river. I LOVE the paintings of actors that decorate the modern foyer. Its especially enjoyable when actors come out to the cafe after the plays. Every performance I've been to has been good- the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was always our objective to create a memorable experience throughout the venue, not just on the stage. We think that our café bar is a wonderful location to socialise, have a bite to eat, or just sit back and enjoy the scenic views; we’re very lucky to have it. And we... More 

Belfast, Northern Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We go here often for a snack with the kids. It is a beautiful building, full of light. The staff are all lovely and very obliging.

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

Thanks so much for your feedback. Very nice to hear that our venue is family friendly. We hope to see you again soon at the Lyric. More 

NI
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went to see the show in February, it was great, the staff were grand, we got a nice wee fizzy pop in the bar/café before hand. A smashing night indeed. As well as great shows, the Lyric has the surprising bonus of there not being a bad seat in the house. Every time I've been I've had a great... More 

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

Thanks so much for your feedback. Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and the play. We are very proud of our theatre layout - especially the Danske Bank stage. As you say, there's not a bad seat in the house. We hope to see you again soon at the Lyric. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

As a confirmed regular at The Lyric, I've seen many a good performance, but the evening with Van Morrison was special. Ian Rankin and Michael Longley added a lot to the experience, with an informal interview and poetry reading being part of the gig. I thought it was a good presentation for the first half of the show, with the... More 

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

Hi there! Thanks for coming to our very special evening with Van Morrison. We couldn't agree more, there was a great atmosphere, and it was a brilliant evening. Glad you enjoyed the view at the cafe bar. Hopefully see you again soon at the Lyric. More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

On mon night a bowl of stew was had among van fans before his performance.hot stew in a bowl.a bottle of cider.good companylovely venue

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

Hi there! Thanks so much for attending our very special evening with Van Morrison. We totally agree, there was a great atmosphere, and it was a brilliant evening. Glad you enjoyed our special at the cafe bar. We often have similar deals running during our daytime lunch service and before special events. We hope to see you again soon at... More 

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