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Lyric Theatre

55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast BT9 5FB, Northern Ireland (Stranmillis)
+44 28 9038 1081
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Ranked #7 of 155 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love the new look Lyric! The stage is so close that you sometimes feel that you are part of the performance, have seen some excellent shows here in the recent past and my only criticism would be that there is not enough seating for those who want to have refreshments before the performance or during the interval.

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Lyric_Theatre, General Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback about the Lyric. When we designed the new Lyric Theatre it was important that we managed to retain the wonderful intimacy of the old auditorium and we're delighted to read about your recent experience. We appreciate your comments about the bar seating. There is often space available on the... More

Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went to see punk rock..was excellent so if it's still on you should try and see. Theatre is a bit outside city centre

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Lyric_Theatre, General Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're really pleased you had an opportunity to visit the theatre see Punk Rock on the Danske Bank Stage. The production received great 5-star reviews and was warmly received by our audiences. Just a 20min walk (or short bus ride) from the City Centre, our quiet location beside the River Lagan is, we believe,... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a lovely building! This was a great space to see a wonderful young cast in Punk Rock. The play was extremely well acted, but it was such a pitty to see it only half full! I would certainly encourage more people to enjoy this wonderful gem, hidden away from the centre of Belfast.

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Lyric_Theatre, General Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave such encouraging feedback on your recent trip to the theatre. We're delighted you enjoyed Punk Rock and we loved working with the young talented cast. We agree with your encouragement for others to visit and enjoy the Lyric. Please, spread word or why not organise a party of 10 and take the tenth... More

Belfast
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Lyric Theatre was rebuilt in recent years and is a fantastic venue for the performing arts in Belfast. The theatre is well laid out with excellent acoustics and good views from all seats. There are excellent bar facilities and disabled visitors are looked after very well with lifts available to all areas.

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Lyric_Theatre, General Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Lyric Theatre and in particular your feedback about our facilities for customers with disabilities. It is always our intention to offer every customer the highest standard of customer service and we're delighted to have been hold the Arts and Disability Equality Charter in recognition of our work on delivering good practice and... More

cheshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Location great, near to restaurants but in a quite part of town. Great views over the river, and the theatre itself is a great design. Would have liked it to offer a restaurant like many city theatres do nowadays.

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Lyric_Theatre, General Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the theatre, your review and kind comments. We appreciate your feedback about a restaurant but while we don't offer a full menu in the evenings, we do have a selection of antipasto or cheese platters available before performances. These are available to pre-order online or through our box office. Our Cafe Bar is open every day... More

Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This theatre is absolutist elf beautiful. A fantastic design, great comfortable seats with plenty of leg room. Overlooking the Lagan river it is in a stunning setting. We had lunch there before a matinee performance and the food was delicious. Really fresh and home made and excellent value. Would highly recommend.

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

Thanks for this great feedback! We think that Sunday afternoon is one of the best time of the week to come in and check out what the theatre has to offer. A relaxing brunch in the cafe bar followed by a show really makes a great day out! So glad you enjoyed your experience at the Lyric and we look... More

Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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

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