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Lyric Theatre

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Sensational Sweeney Todd - fantastic show, great little theatre. Try to catch it before it ends!

I saw this show on Saturday night with some girlfriends and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Cast... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Great local theatre.

Saw my first show here serveal years ago and get back to see atleast 2 or 3 shows a year. A modern... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Lyric Theatre 55 Ridgeway Street | Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9038 1081
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I saw this show on Saturday night with some girlfriends and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Cast are fantastic - especially Julie Mullins who played Mrs Lovett. She stole the show! The 14 players did a great job and we were engaged with the story, characters...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw my first show here serveal years ago and get back to see atleast 2 or 3 shows a year. A modern and intimate venue, with friendly staff and a good mix of shows Only minor negative would be the lack of designated parking, so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Lyric last night to watch “Sweeney Todd”. Whilst the production was excellent with massive credit due to the performers both on stage and in the orchestra pit, it’s the theatre and its staff on which I want to comment. The show which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

This is the 5th year we have come to the Lyric for their xmas play. This year was Bah Humbug, the latest Grimes and McKee offering. As usual it was absolutely fabulous and we laughed from start to finish. These guys are so talented at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank daftmare
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We attended the performance of Bah Humbug and found it and he theatre to be great! The Lyric is a small theatre with a cosy, warm atmosphere which helps create a great feeling of being part of a large crowd in humorous performances such as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

An easy booking experience. The tickets were quickly available.The queue for the bar was short and fast. The show was terrific. Grimes and McKee and the Lyric delivered again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank handdoc13
Reviewed December 19, 2018

I having been going to see Christmas plays by Grimes and McKee for about 12 years. They are always hilariously funny and the ad libbing is superb. The lyric theatre is quite cozy but a lovely theatre and it has recently been refurbished. I am...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amrfh
Reviewed December 17, 2018

A very good entertaining musical with some very talented actors and singers. The Theatre is well laid out with reasonably comfortable seating. The acoustics are superb complimenting the show. There is a very relaxed restaurant area clean neat and tidy. Parking was on street and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barry2137
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Would highly recommend the play. The actors transported you to the places they're speaking. funny and emotional at the same time.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank brendalenaderg
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Went with my friend to see this play. It was possibly the best play I have ever seen. It was funny and sad and each woman was totally amazing. Their stories transported me to the ocean, the big house and their street. Give yourself a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Zahraa Riyadh A
October 24, 2017|
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Response from jasoncW900CH | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen it in The Lyric but I'm sure if they put it on it would be great
Sam C
November 26, 2015|
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Response from TERENCE W | Reviewed this property |
My wife had her 2 wing mirrors kicked off her car when parked on the embankment for a night at the theatre so that was a costly night out. Suppose it's park @ your own risk.
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restaurants near lyric theatre (3 Replies)
Any suggestions for good pre-theatre meal close to Lyric theatre?
February 03, 2010|
Response fromGreenwichNick|
Which Lyric - Hammersmith, or Shaftesbury Avenue?
Adelaide, Australia
Thriller - Lyric Theatre: Seating Query (4 Replies)
Hi all, I am looking to buy 2x tickets to Thriller at the Lyric theatre for late April / May 2016. Buying the tickets online, the two 'best available' options I am given are seats E17/18 in the stalls and C10/11 in the dress circle. I have not really been to any theatre shows before, so am not sure which is preferred - dress circle or stalls. If anyone has any feedback / advice on which seats are better it would be much appreciated. Both options are priced the same. ...More
December 12, 2015|
Response fromLindaL502|
Row E of the Stalls is best, that's some of the best seats in the house.
Camberley, United Kingdom
Restaurant near lyric theatre (3 Replies)
Can anyone suggest a nice restaurant for an informal lunch on a Sunday before a visit to the Lyric Theatre?
July 12, 2016|
Response frombrittraveller31|
Not sure what you mean by 'informal' but for that area at a reasonable price I would probably go for Brasserie Zedel.