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Lyric Theatre

Address: 55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast BT9 5FB, Northern Ireland (Stranmillis)
Phone Number: +44 28 9038 1081
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Ranked #3 of 122 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Lyric Theatre is Northern Ireland's full-time producing theatre. The new theatre opened in May...
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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.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Visited the Lyric Theatre for the first time on Sunday, 23rd November 2014, to see Mistletoe & Crime & had an incredible time (sorry didn’t mean to rhyme!). I knew Ridgeway Street was one-way so I made sure my hubby & I left in plenty of time to get a parking space on the street. Everything seemed really easy-going at... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to tell all about your experience. We're so glad you were able to join us and we're even more glad that you enjoyed your time at the Lyric. We're really proud of our track record when it comes to customer service and its brilliant that we were able to make your time in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

An excellent venue - large stage, comfortable seating which leaves you feeling 'close to the action'. Friendly staff show you around (my first visit here in many decades). Staff in the bar/restaurant friendly and professional. This all adds to a wonderful atmosphere in which to enjoy the shows. If you are unfamiliar with the area or parking nearby, do give... More 

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

Thanks so much for your very kind feedback. We really try to keep offering something interesting and entertaining so that our audiences want to come back regularly. Mistletoe & Crime has opened to fantastic plaudits and we're so glad you were able to join us! The show runs until 11 January 2015! More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

At the new Christmas show by Marie Jones super night and great show. Well worth a visit. The new theatre is Super and we have been there lots great place. Just make sure you allow time for parking

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

Thanks so much for your great feedback. So glad you enjoyed Mistletoe & Crime. Thanks as well for highlighting the matter of parking. There are usually spaces available either along Stranmillis embankment itself or at the Stranmillis car park itself. Only a few minutes walk away. Customers can always call on 02890 381081 for further advice. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

What a venue, it's what we need in Belfast. There are meeting facilities, practice areas,great auditorium, well designed and built. Some great patrons. Would like the space used more,don't need another White Elephant. 55 Ridgeway Street Belfast BT9 Northern Ireland http://www.lyrictheatre.co.uk +44 28 9038 5685

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

Thanks so much for this feedback. We are extremely proud of our facilities here at the Lyric and we will continue to do our best to make sure they are used in full, to ensure that we make the place a vibrant hive of activity in this part of the city. Meeting and event bookings are taken by our customer... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

good bar and restaurant on site, comfortable seating and helpful staff. Choose your play carefully, there is a lot of highbrow guff put on as well as some great plays

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

Thanks so much for your comments. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the atmosphere at the theatre. We do try to cater for a range of tastes in our programming, but our remit is to always produce unique drama and performance to a world class level. We hope to see you again with us soon! More 

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