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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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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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Educating Rita

Had a fantastic night with my lovely friends at the Lyric last Friday. As always there was a real buzz about the theatre.What a treat we had in store.Congratulations on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic night with my lovely friends at the Lyric last Friday. As always there was a real buzz about the theatre.What a treat we had in store.Congratulations on a brilliant production.The two actors delivered amazingly believable performances and the set was stunning.If you get the chance make sure you get tickets to see it.Looking forward to listening to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful theatre with a modern interior. It looks very impressive from the outside. However, it still retains the welcoming quality needed for a wonderful theatre experience. Was here a year ago and looking forward to visiting again soon. It also offers a good student discount which is worth inquiring about.

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Thank JenandNeil365
Lurgan, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First visit to the famous lyric, was surprised at how modern the building is, lots of exposed brick, glass and stainless steel, nice bar for pre show drinks, had a seat in the balcony, I would recommend this for great views of the stage, intimate venue and really well worth a visit

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Thank Graham M
Belfast
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Revisited Lyric and experienced once again a lovely homely, relaxed atmosphere. The food is tasty and the bar stays open right up to the 'two bells' before the play. If you wish to take your drink with you into the auditorium , you can avail of clear plastic cups to do so. You can also order your drinks for speedy... More 

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the play last night Belfast comedy at its funniest We eventually found our way to the toilets as this was the first time since the theatre has been renovated lots of stairs !!! Very good seating and good view of the stage We would go again a tip is to go early as parking is limited to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Took all my grandchildren to see Little Red Riding Hood . Was disappointed with this show. Thought it was rather dark. Possibly a bit above their heads and the mix of accents didn't blend. The facilities were woeful. Supposed to be a family show and they hadn't even got enough ice cream in stock for the children and no sweets... More 

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

I am sorry you did not enjoy the performance of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf – although slightly darker than previous Christmas shows, we believe this was an excellent Christmas show suitable for the whole family and have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from our audiences both young and old. I apologise that we had insufficient stock... More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

First of many visits to come! It was great theatre. I think you would be able to see from any seat and enjoy a show. Heading back next week can't believe I have only discovered this wee gem now!

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre when you return More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The new Lyric is a gem set beside the Lagan in South Belfast. It was rebuilt several years ago and is now a very comfortable theatre where a wide range of productions are put on. Although it has been opened for several years it still has a 'new' feel to it and the facilities for an enjoyable evening are excellent.... More 

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

Thanks for your lovely review and your kind words about our facilities. We will be turning 5 this May and as you say, our building does have a 'new feel' to it. We look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre when you return More 

Belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is only the second time that I have visited the Lyric since it has been revamped. The theatre I was in was great, Sears very comfortable with plenty of left room.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback - We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Lyric and we look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre when you return More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I have been to the Lyric many times and I have never been disappointed, whether it's a serious drama or the Christmas comedy I always leave feeling happy. The staff are always helpful and friendly which is a definite bonus! I can't comment on the food as I haven't eaten there...yet.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback - We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre when you return More 

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