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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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
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
Saw 'Metamorphosis' here after reading many great reviews... indeed the show was tremendously well-done. Incredible the way the main actor performed the bulk of the show hanging upside down, often snapped around the room like he was on a rubber band - very high production values all-around.
We had *terrible* seats though...the way this theatre works is very high and narrow... so even if it...more
Over the years the Lyric has provided me with many great shows to go- a mix of music and theatre. The venue is really intimate, not small, just a really nice sort of classic theatre, which you don't expect when you enter the modern looking front part.
I have seen plays here, but the best times have been music events. It is sort of wierd because you can't stand up, but once you get used to the...more
Fancy a night at the theatre ? Comedy, music, or something a bit more serious (Othello for instance), Typical Londoner and can't be bothered to go into the centre of town ?
Well have a night out at the Lyric in Hammersmith.
Plenty of places to go for a meal or a drink before hand, after which sit back and relax.
Proper theatre is not my cup of tea but I have been to numerous comedy...more