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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 #4 of 122 Attractions in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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122 reviews 122 reviews
52 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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

Crumlin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Lyric is always a pleasure to visit. Great atmosphere, friendly helpful staff & very high production values.

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

Thanks so much for this really great feedback. So glad to hear that you're a regular visitor and enjoy our shows! More

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I had not been to the renovated Lyric Theatre. This was a wonderful return! The antipasto and wine ordered and served quickly in the bar were very much to our taste. Our seats at one end of row N were comfortable and the acoustics there were fine. I have booked for next month to see a John B Keane play.

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

Thanks for calling in with us! And glad you enjoyed your experience. We agree, our pre theatre sharing platters are really tasty and a great light snack before soaking in the atmosphere of a live performance! We're really glad you'll be at Sive this week. Set to be a great show from our partners at the Abbey Theatre. See you... More

belfast
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Newly refurbished and fits in well with the local area. Its a modern building with every service you would want yet retains an intimate character. Has a wide range of productions and accessible to all thanks to an efficient booking system. We enjoy going after a stroll along the Lagan on a Sunday as they have special priced tickets. Reasonable... More

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

Wow it is always great to hear feedback like this! Our Sunday standby tickets are a great opportunity to check out world class theatre for just £10. Check with box office for availability though - that's our tip! Thanks for supporting us, we really appreciate your custom! More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Impressed with the new Lyric buidind. Bar area still very similar, spacious with good views over the lagan. Pre-show platter available and, as normal, interval drinks can be pre-paid and ready for you (reccommend to avoid queueing). ,convenient for me in being able to book tickets on-line selecting performance and seats collect prior to performance. Every performance brings it's own... More

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

Thank you for your feedback and kind words about the new theatre. You seem to have taken advantage of many of the services we offer to make booking and seeing a show as simple as possible. Online booking, selecting your own seat, pre-ordering our antipasto or cheese platters and interval drinks are all designed to take the stress out of... More

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Amazing theatre on Stranmillis- I've seen a few plays here and loved them all! It has been modernized around a year ago and looks brilliant. Nice night out and usually prices are reasonable (plus Liam Neeson is said to be a patron of it!)

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

Thanks for your kind review. Your feedback on our prices is particulalry welcome and we are always conscious of the costs of attending theatre. The Lyric is a registered charity and our ticket prices are kept as low as possible while genertaing enough money to cover the costs of producing theatre. As a regular attender, you might be interested in... More

Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The theatre had been rebuilt and is a delight. There is plenty of room for theatre goers to meet in groups.

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

Thank you for your review of the theatre. It was important for us during the redevelopment to provide plenty of circulation space for our audiences, and the foyers and bar area are perfect to meet friends and relax before or after the performance. You may already be aware that we're open every day from 9.30 and our cafe serves coffee,... More

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