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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King StreetLondonW6 0QL
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Top 5 reviews of Lyric Hammersmith
The Lyric has always been one of my favourite theatres, and has gained further appeal when it was mordernised a few years ago. The entrance is now on the main square rather than next door to the depressing shopping mall it is part of. The bar/cafe on the first floor is a nice place to meet friends. Not so keen on the cafe on ground floor level.
More importantly, the programme can compete with... more
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
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
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
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