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
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4.5 out of 5 based on 20 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Lyric Hammersmith

5.0 out of 5 6 September 2016
by Bethany W.

Oh WOW. I mean, wow. What a place. This was the second time I visited Lyric and it really does not disappoint in any way.

Firstly, the theatre. From the outside, you would image a modern maybe not so comfy theatre but you'd be wrong. Within the recently renovated walls hides a wide open and stunning traditional theatre with a beautifully high ceiling and truly stunning detail. I was...more

5.0 out of 5 20 June 2016
by Robert W.

One of my favourite theatres in London.

I came here yesterday with the family to see Bugsy Malone (great show by the way). This theatre is a hdden gem. The building is modern, but the actual theatre itself is Victorian. They managaed to retain the Victorian interior whils building a coincrete structure complete with shopping centre around it, and it really works well.

They always seem to be...more

5.0 out of 5 15 June 2016
by Julian J.

I went to see bugsy malone (just now actually), the play is so good I needed to review it right away. My review will be in two parts, you can skip to the play ahead.

The theatre is very modem in the outside and very classic inside. It makes for a nice mix. You can tell the kids actually train there, everything is in the open. A special mention needs to go out to all of the staff, most...more

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

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