Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre, London: Hours, Address, Lyceum Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

Lyceum Theatre
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


How to get there
  • Covent Garden • 5 min walk
  • Temple • 5 min walk
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4.5
1,138 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
253
Average
75
Poor
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Terrible
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Wanda001
Horsham, UK36 contributions
Great show, shocking COVID awareness
Dec 2021 • Family
I’ll start by saying the show was amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed the production. However, so shocked by the lack of enforcing the mask wearing. There was a clear request for masks to be worn when moving around the theatre but I reckon only 5% of the audience took note. After listening to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber make huge claims of how safe the theatres are and how seriously they take their COVID responsibilities we were so disappointed. Won’t be going back to the London Theatres for a long time. The local theatres take our safety much more seriously. Also, I agree with another review, seats so very uncomfortable.
Written December 4, 2021
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Ben Coupland
3 contributions
Great/fantastic show, Zero safety.
Dec 2021 • Couples
The show was outstanding.

Organisation outside and on the way in was awful. Queues, being shouted at and watching people being ushered ahead of us in the queue for no apparent reason, luckily it wasn't raining.

Myself and my partner attended the show on 2nd December 2021.
Despite being asked to wear masks upon entry most people removed them upon taking their seats.

At the start of the show there is a polite announcement that masks should be worn throughout, but no effort was made by those around us to do so and this continued throughout.

We were sat in row D, only 4 rows from the front and within social distance of the orchestra. Those in row A would be well within distance of the performers too and were still unchallenged about mask wearing.

I am an NHS frontline Operating Department Practitioner working in theatres & intensive care and have watched people die of this disease and was very angry at the lack of care people have for each other and the cast.

The fact that the announcement is a suggestion and not an enforcement makes me angry; What's the point in me doing what I do for a living everyday when people are this stupid?
I know kids are in the audience and you don't want to scare anyone, but I have seen children die of this too and like many; think this is the future, ignoring it will not make it go away.

This is an outrage, I remember the news last year stating the stress of closing west end shows due to social distancing.
At this point I'm not surprised and sadly think they should be closed again until more is done and COVID-19 actually taken seriously by this industry.

Needs to be ENFORCED!!

If you fail...Do not expect sympathy WHEN you are shut down.
Written December 4, 2021
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ElaineJG2015
Nottingham, UK28 contributions
Poor organisation
Nov 2021
We visited this theatre on 17 November 2021 to see The Lion King which was excellent. Fortunately, the production did not disappoint which is as well because the organisation at the theatre was very poor.

An email prior to the visit said that we needed Covid passes and to arrive 60 to 90 minutes before the performance at 19.30. That seemed excessive but with all those passes to scan, we thought that they must know what they were doing. Seems not!

The man who looked at our passes did just that - he merely looked! He made a big deal of looking, but it was a look. We could have had anyone's pass. Surely, the passes must be scanned to ensure they are valid? Anyway, that part was quick; we assumed we would be able to access the auditorium and sit down. Incorrect. We had to wait in a cramped corridor for about 30 minutes before being allowed through. We were appalled that so few people were wearing masks and that even after the announcement, asking that masks were worn to protect the cast etc., we estimated that less than ten per cent of the audience wore masks.

On the underground and buses, the majority of passengers wore masks so it was doubly shocking that this was not the case in a crowded theatre. It is so selfish! Wearing a mask is not comfortable; it can be hot and makes your glasses steam up, but it's not about the individual: it is about collective responsibility.

The pre-show announcement also asked that people did not film the show: the man next to us was blatantly filming throughout and was never challenged. I cannot understand why the theatre did not act on its own rules.

I cannot fault the production it was excellent, however, the awful organisation of the theatre; their disregard for public safety and failure to implement their own rules are real put-offs.
Lyceum - you really do need to TRY HARDER!
Written November 21, 2021
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NotJeffery1991
Portsmouth, UK18 contributions
Show great Theatre awful
Oct 2021
Went to see Lion King and the show itself was brilliant can't say one bad thing about the show! The Theatre itself is horrendous! seats uncomfortable as they come really small felt like you was sitting on someone's lap the entire time and it was boiling! honestly hated it in there but the show is great
Written November 14, 2021
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Stitch M
5 contributions
Poorly organised theatre
Oct 2021 • Couples
To begin, the show was incredible and honestly a great production.

The theatre organisation itself needs some work.

1. Nobody actually checks the vaccine passports on the way in.
2. In spite of the voice on the tannoy before the start of the show requesting that all audience members wear a mask, 95% of people were not wearing masks at all.
3. The bar areas are an overcrowded and unsafe nightmare.
Written November 11, 2021
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Loretta H
London, UK3 contributions
Face mask request just ignored
Nov 2021 • Family
Brilliant show …
BUT why do the staff not ask visitors to put their mask on ??!! They announced it as a please but so few did and as an older person I felt very anxious. I would NOT have come with my 9 other family members had I known approx 90% of over 18’s were not going to wear masks . You are far too close for far too long for this . So selfish not to comply. However at other theatres I have seen more signs & staff action !!
NOT as had been led to expect and NOT GOOD
Written November 7, 2021
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Fiona D
1 contribution
Fantastic staff
Oct 2021
We went to see the Lion King and loved the show, but my son was feeling unwell and the staff were brilliant - helped us and moved us downstairs. Really professional, sympathetic and very understanding. Would like to say thanks by name but I forgot to ask. But thank you very much for being so good in this situation.
Written October 26, 2021
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Carl
1 contribution
Amazing overall experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
Amazing Show, I required special requirements and the staff went above and beyond to fulfil my needs and insured they checked on us during the interval
Written October 21, 2021
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Clinton P
Barnstaple, UK41 contributions
Great visit
Jul 2021
Went here for my husband and my birthday treat. The staff were absolutely fantastic from the handling of checking everyone's Covid-19 status to serving merchandise, food and drinks.

Will definately go again.
Written October 19, 2021
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Joshua B
Harrogate, UK20 contributions
Great show, great surroundings, amazing staff
Oct 2021 • Solo
A very well run theatre, great staff abs an amazing performance.

Was particularly impressed by the speed at which Covid checks are taking place. And how well the bar staff on the royal circle bar coped with big crowds arriving last minute. Megan in particular was friendly, funny and efficient. Great service

As for the show itself, it starts with a magical reproduction of Circle of Life which I didn’t think could be topped- but the performances go from strength to strength. Particular praise for both Nallas, Zazu and Rafiki who’s performances stole the show.
An amazing show in amazing surroundings- much enjoyed.
Written October 16, 2021
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