Lyric Theatre
Lyric Theatre
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  • Pat S
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great show!
    If you have a chance to go see Harry Potter and the cursed child , do it! The show was phenomenal. Special affects amazing. The Lyric theater does a fantastic job with ADA. I was so grateful for them accommodating me today.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Andres72423
    Bridgeport, Connecticut4,756 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harry Potter
    We visited the theater to see Harry Potter and from the minute you walk in, you feel like you are transported to Hogwarts. The theater is beautiful with plenty of decorations reminding you of where you are. The theater is plenty comfortable, we had plenty of room to stretch our legs. The concession stands have plenty of themed drinks and snacks. The production was excellent with plenty of special effects, we enjoyed it.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Sarushkaya
    Rochester, New York1,527 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The scar is hurting
    The Lyric Theater is presenting Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. A spectacular show with terrific special effects & magic , very entertaining show.We thoroughly enjoyed it. The seats in the Orchestra section were excellent. The venue had plenty of refreshments to enjoy during the show.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 14, 2024
  • debbiekO2258LA
    Bayonne, New Jersey3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Theatre is Home to Fabulous Show !
    Lovely intimate theatre, completely done over for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" which is totally awesome and fantastic - go see it! The theatre is comfortable and the staff really get their patrons. Go Luxe and add on the Ambassador Lounge. Nice refreshments for free, and specialty cocktails to purchase. Dedicated coat check and restrooms. We didn't try the cocktails, but the other amenities were very cool. If you are at all a Wizarding world fan you are going to absolutely love this show and theatre.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 17, 2024
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Alexandra A
St Helens, UK148 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We visited the Lyric Theatre to watch Harry Potter & the Cursed Child in February. Getting into the venue was very easy and straightforward. However, it became apparently clear that it was definitely a money grabbing enterprise! I had received an email stating we needed to arrive an hour early due to covid checks etc, these took minutes! This then meant that we were inside the theatre foyer for an hour loitering where there are multiple purchasing options such as drinks, snacks in Harry Potter containers and Harry Potter merchandise. Also doesn’t seem very covid safe to try to squish everyone into the foyer, would have much rather been able to go straight to my seat. Inside the theatre is beautifully decorated and sets the scene well but really I just felt like they were trying to squeeze money from me at every opportunity in comparison to the Eugene O’Neill theatre which doesn’t currently have a bar service and you can go straight to your seat! It cost me $20.30 for a water and beer which for a theatre I didn’t think was too bad.

As for the show… It was the worst show I have ever experienced in my life (and I’ve suffered through the green day America idiot musical!) and I felt like it was never going to end! My husband fell asleep during it and I just wanted to leave. The acting, the accents and the story line are all horrendous. I had such high expectations of it as it is the Harry Potter brand and I Love Harry Potter but this was just awful. The only thing that was good about the show was the special effects. Also I’ve never seen a professional (where tickets are quite expensive) show where I can hear the stage creaking as the cast walk! It very much reminded me of seeing a primary school nativity production. The music wasn’t even reminiscent of Harry Potter either. Personally I’d give it a miss. I was that traumatised by the experience I ended up back at The Book of Mormon the following evening!

Oh also the seats were quite roomy.
Written March 12, 2022
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Dana R
Buffalo, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This was a surprise trip for my daughter, who is an avid Harry Potter fan (and I like him too!) An added bonus - we love NYC!! This was the first time that we've been to this theater. I have been to a couple of broadway shows, but not at this theatre. It was a great experience. The theatre was well taken care of, it had fabulous photo opportunities (all relating to Harry), the seats were comfortable and plenty of leg room.

During intermission, it was crowded, however the staff kept the line moving and you didn't have to wait long. We were able to get our snacks/souvenirs and use the rest room all before the show started up again. The staff were polite and made our experience extremely enjoyable and a lifetime memory!

We'd love to go back to this theatre again!
Written February 27, 2020
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debbiekO2258LA
Bayonne, NJ3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Lovely intimate theatre, completely done over for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" which is totally awesome and fantastic - go see it! The theatre is comfortable and the staff really get their patrons. Go Luxe and add on the Ambassador Lounge. Nice refreshments for free, and specialty cocktails to purchase. Dedicated coat check and restrooms. We didn't try the cocktails, but the other amenities were very cool. If you are at all a Wizarding world fan you are going to absolutely love this show and theatre.
Written February 17, 2024
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Sarushkaya
Rochester, NY1,527 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The Lyric Theater is presenting Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. A spectacular show with terrific special effects & magic , very entertaining show.We thoroughly enjoyed it.

The seats in the Orchestra section were excellent.
The venue had plenty of refreshments to enjoy during the show.
Written January 14, 2024
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Inukagirl
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Saw Harry Potter and The Cursed Child on Thursday 30 Nov 2022 with my husband and two teens. Excellent location just around the corner from Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. A beautiful theatre and we love the dark reds in the deco. Seats wise, we sat at Dress Circle Row K 120-123. Satisfactory view and plenty of legroom. But onbthe top half, its a bit cramp and awkward should two male strangers sit shoulder to shoulder. We had to swop around so that my husband is not squished next to another male attendee.
Written December 5, 2022
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Andres72423
Bridgeport, CT4,756 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We visited the theater to see Harry Potter and from the minute you walk in, you feel like you are transported to Hogwarts. The theater is beautiful with plenty of decorations reminding you of where you are. The theater is plenty comfortable, we had plenty of room to stretch our legs. The concession stands have plenty of themed drinks and snacks. The production was excellent with plenty of special effects, we enjoyed it.
Written September 19, 2023
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We love theaters and this one did not disappoint. Acoustics were good in the 2nd tier and we had good line of sight. The egress out of the theater when it ended was very tight. I would suggest waiting to exit if you are upstairs and have the time. Same as everywhere, the prices at the concessions were ridiculous. Staff everywhere was exceptional. Good experience.
Written October 7, 2022
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Neil
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
This is a fabulous show for Potter fans. Superbly orchestrated. My 12 year old enjoyed both parts in one day. We had row E seats but the theatre is not that large you could almost anywhere and get a good view
Written January 7, 2020
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Mark L
Evans, GA642 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Top notch theater with good amenities. We did the ambassador lounge which we liked. They only had two bathrooms which still led to a line but not as bad as the general area. The theater was all decked out for Harry Potter which lent to a great experience
Written March 24, 2023
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cruisintheusa
Churubusco, IN85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
The Lyric is BEAUTIFUL! I sat in the center - third to the last row - and it was a great vantage point. Bathrooms were clean, spacious, and wonderful. Also - there was a QR code on the armrest to have food delivered to your seat. Cool feature!
Written June 6, 2022
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