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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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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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Belfast Lyric theatre is a long establish venue for performing arts in Belfast. Now housed in its recently rebuilt building this is a first class facility offering a wide range of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Belfast Lyric theatre is a long establish venue for performing arts in Belfast. Now housed in its recently rebuilt building this is a first class facility offering a wide range of performances of an extremely high calibre standard. Look out for its program and you will be sure to find something interesting for a night out at this superb modern... More 

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

Reviews like this really make our day! Can we just say a big ‘thank you’ for coming along to the Lyric, and we’re so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. It is thanks to loyal customers like yourself that we can continue to do what we're doing. Thanks again for taking the time to submit your review; we really appreciate... More 

Co Antrim
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Here fro Frank O'Connor's God Bless the Child which was a very funny show. The Lyric gets its share of must see theatre in Belfast and is a very good lace to showcase them. The bar/cafeteria is great for people spotting as well as great views over the Lagan. Big minus point is the lack of decent parking as it... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments. We’re really glad you enjoyed God Bless the Child, just one of the many ‘must see’ shows which the Lyric Theatre features every year. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful café as part of this iconic building, where you can just relax and take in the surroundings. In regards parking, we... More 

Lisburn
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Love the intimate atmosphere here. The food available in the cafe is much improved and its a lovely place to sit and look out at the river. I LOVE the paintings of actors that decorate the modern foyer. Its especially enjoyable when actors come out to the cafe after the plays. Every performance I've been to has been good- the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was always our objective to create a memorable experience throughout the venue, not just on the stage. We think that our café bar is a wonderful location to socialise, have a bite to eat, or just sit back and enjoy the scenic views; we’re very lucky to have it. And we... More 

Belfast, Northern Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We go here often for a snack with the kids. It is a beautiful building, full of light. The staff are all lovely and very obliging.

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

Thanks so much for your feedback. Very nice to hear that our venue is family friendly. We hope to see you again soon at the Lyric. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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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 - especially the Danske Bank stage. As you say, there's not a bad seat in the house. We hope to see you again soon at the Lyric. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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

Hi there! Thanks for coming to our very special evening with Van Morrison. We couldn't agree more, there was a great atmosphere, and it was a brilliant evening. Glad you enjoyed the view at the cafe bar. Hopefully see you again soon at the Lyric. More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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10 helpful votes 10 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 

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