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“Great Night Out.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre
55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast BT9 5FB, Northern Ireland (Stranmillis)
+44 28 9038 1081
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Ranked #23 of 266 things to do in Belfast
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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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“Great Night Out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

With this referbishment complete this is a beautiful building with great staff there to ensure you have a great night out. leaves you feeling like you've had the VIP treatment.

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“Great theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We've seen two plays here so far (Minsk 2011 and In the Window), both in the Naughton Studio, and we've had great experiences on both occasions. The staff is very gracious and helpful, the seats are relatively comfortable for a studio theater, and the productions were both very good. They have a great little cafe as well, with some decent wines and charcuterie. Great atmosphere, my wife and I love theater, and are excited to have one fairly close to us!

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“Fab”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Just was very good although was there to watch my child preform in the school choir and not see one of their productions.

Visited February 2012
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“Concert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

It was a bit hard to find as we did not know Belfast....but when we got there it was excellent! Well done to all involved

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“Naughton Studio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

A small group of us (9no.) went to the Lyric this afternoon - many of us for the first time, others returning visitors. We were treated to an outstanding afternoon in the Naughton Studio as opposed to the main auditorium; it was an absolutely perfect environment for the performing actors and for the smaller audience. Instead of all viewing from the one side / front of a stage, the play was delivered on the open space / floor and surrounded on 3 sides by 4? rows of tiered seating - we almost felt part of the scene.
Sheelagh OKane, Chris McCurry, Brendan Fleming were excellent - very convincing indeed, with even "real tears" and both Jo Donnelly and Bernadette Brown were also very effective indeed - each playing their parts exquisitely.
Well done to all - an absolutely brilliant performance with a standing ovation to end!
Thank you.

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