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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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Death of a Comedian - another great show at the Lyric!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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NI
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Went to see this play in the Lyric and was realy impressed with the new theatre, well done Lyric. My main comments are realy about the play - brilliant. I made a mistake by going tonight as it's the last evening performance and I would love to see it again. Congratulations Marie and Dan, I and my frienda loved it.... More 

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

Thanks so much for the fantastic feedback. We're really glad you enjoyed the performance and your visit to the Lyric. We're really proud of our venue and our staff. We hope to see you again soon with us. More 

Portadown, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
26 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Am a regular at the Lyric. Have to say that in recent years, the Christmas productions have been disappointing. Grimes and McKee set the bar high and this play really didn't reach anywhere near their standard. Bring back Christmas Eve Can Kill you or The Nativity, what the donkey saw. All people want is a good laugh out loud comedy... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback. We are disappointed to hear that the performance did not meet the high standards one would expect of the Lyric. We appreciate your opinion on the performance and, as always, all feedback in passed on to our creative team. We hope to see you again soon at the Lyric. More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is a good spot. I've never been to the theatre, nor did I think I ever would be. But to my pleasant surprise I really enjoyed it. The Lyric is very accessible inside (which is good since I use a wheelchair) but there are only 2 disabled parking bays on the road side at the entrance to the building.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to give this feedback. So glad to hear you enjoyed your trip, and hopefully we've made a theatre convert of you. We have worked very hard to ensure our new facility is accessible to everyone. Unfortunately we have only been granted enough space for two disabled parking bays at our front entrance by... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We enjoyed this play at the Lyric theatre last night. It was very entertaining with all characters playing a good part. It was also quite festive - really loved the Christmas Tree scene! The Lyric is well laid out and we had a great view from our seats. Would thoroughly recommend this play and this theatre.

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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 and the good views available in both our auditioria. We hope to see you again soon with us. More 

Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A group of us went to see Marie Jones' comedy play Mistletoe and Crime currently showing at the Lyric Theatre. The show was hilarious and really appealed to the local audience. I haven't been in this theatre for a number of years but must say it is well appointed and very comfortable. Definitely a great night out.

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

Thanks so much for this feedback. So glad to hear you enjoyed the production - which proved hugely popular. More Marie Jones will be on later in 2015 with Fly Me to the Moon. Don't forget to check it out! We hope to see you again soon at the Lyric. More 

N.Ireland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A very well run theatre. Modern and functional. Staff are very helpful. Nice bar area to use before of after a performance. Very local feel to the place. So much history associated with this theatre you can feel it! A great community, and the heart of Belfast theatre.

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

Wow! Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. All stuff that we just love hearing. We are very proud of the level of service our staff offer, and the wonderful facilities here at the Lyric and the activities that occur here. If you haven't come down and checked us out yet - you must! More 

Antrim, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Friends and I went to see Mistletoe and Crime, which was hilarious and very entertaining. The venue was excellent, this being my first visit. Parking can be a problem, but arriving quite early seems to be the answer to this. We had hoped to use the restaurant but this was fully booked, hopefully we will do this next time.

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

Thanks so much for this feedback about your visit. We're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Unfortunately it is true that we do not have any specifically designated parking. However, we do suggest customers to use the public car park at the Stranmillis roundabout which is just a couple of minutes walk from our front doors. We... More 

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