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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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Fly me to the moon

Great night for me and I'll tell you why.... I went along with the hubby for a rare night out (we have two young uns) to see an obviously funny show. However, due to my hearing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great night for me and I'll tell you why.... I went along with the hubby for a rare night out (we have two young uns) to see an obviously funny show. However, due to my hearing impairment I missed out on a lot of the laughs. I wear two hearing aids and rely on lipreading to 'hear' people talking. During... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My first visit to a play in Belfast was by invite of close friends. It turned out better than I thought. The Lyric Theatre is a great place to watch lice shows. The seating is comfortable and poised to the stage for a good view. The staff was all polite an helpful. It's located within walking distance of fine dining... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We attended Gulliver's Travels by the very talented cast of Youth Music Theatre UK (YMTUK) the show was complemented by its modern surroundings. What a lovely theatre with great views from all seats, The acoustics are excellent only enhancing the vocals of the performers. I booked on line and had a problem with the seat allocated but the extremely friendly,... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This hidden treasure is tucked away in the centre of Belfast s student area 4 friends and I went to see the hilarious fly me the moon polite helpful staff helped make the visit an enjoyable evening have already bought tickets for 2 more show am looking at possibly 2 more

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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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