Lyric Hammersmith


The Lyric Hammersmith aims to produce work that is provoking, entertaining, popular, eclectic, messy, contradictory and diverse.

The Lyric Theatre was built in 1895 by the English theatrical architect Frank Matcham. In 1966, the theatre was closed, dismantled and re-built piece by piece on its current site close to the original location. The new theatre reopened in 1979.

It has two main performance areas: the Main House, a 550-seat 19th-century auditorium maintaining the original design which hosts its main productions; and the 120-seat Studio, which houses smaller productions by up-and-coming companies. The Lyric also presents frequent Lyric Children and Lyric Music performances as well as Sunday Night Comedy.

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Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Hammersmith
King Street
W6 0QL
+44 (0)20 8741 6850
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 17 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Lyric Hammersmith

5.0 out of 5 7 May 2015
by Alex S.

What a theatre, what a space.

Totally redone, beautiful, yes you have to travel to Hammersmith to get there, which can be a little out of the way, but it's worth the journey.

We saw an adorable version of "Bugsy Malone" here, and it was great. You can't miss the Lyric, it's the giant white building with a glowing sign that says Lyric on top of it. And once you get there, it's easy to find...more

4.0 out of 5 15 February 2013
by Michelle P.

Had a Valentine's night out at the Lyric this week and it's an interesting space--a very traditional little theatre nestled into a modern renovated lobby and cafe area.They are in the midst of further redevelopment, it seems from their website.

There's tons of seating in the cafe and a level up on the way into the theatre itself, all comfy and, when I was there, full of people sipping...more

5.0 out of 5 6 March 2012
by ogoejechi

Pretty classy, been going there for years, any production is never a let down.

I would recommend to anyone young or old-more

4.0 out of 5 25 November 2010
by Briget P.

.A comfortable and classic-styled theater with an eye catching, gorgeous ceiling. The environment is cozy yet spacious with an all around fair view of the stage. I went here to see Sarah Kane's Blasted on assignment, which was an out of this world play...not for the kids! ("In-yer-face-theatre) The type of play to make you cringe down into your seats! There'd also a cafe and a bar on the mid...more

4.0 out of 5 5 March 2009
by Vanessa L.

A beautiful yet small theater. Just recently saw Spring Awakening at this theater and felt that the theater itself is a beautiful, intimate space. My biggest gripe is the WC which did not look as renovated and new as the cafe space, plus the toilet wouldn't flush which was both frustrating and embarrassing as the queue was quite long.

There was a mix up with my tickets at will call and...more

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