Nestled in the heart of West End, the Lyric Theatre is the oldest surviving theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, positioned beside the Apollo Theatre. Established in the late 19th century, today, the Lyric remains a favourite destination for theatre enthusiasts, presenting a diverse lineup of productions that appeal to a broad audience. The Renaissance architecture and elegant interior of the Lyric Theatre provide the perfect ambience to experience live theatre.

1061 Seats

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About Lyric Theatre

Seating Plan
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  • The Lyric Theatre can accommodate up to 1061 guests across its four sections - Stalls, Dress Circle, Grand Circle, and Balcony.
  • The Stalls hold 477 people, while the Dress Circle and Grand Circle accommodate up to 178 each.
  • The Balcony has a capacity of 228 seats.

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Know Before You Go

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  • Train: Charing Cross and Liverpool Street Station are the nearest train stations to the Lyric Theatre, both of which are a short walk away.
  • Tube: The Lyric Theatre is a 5-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus station (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines). Exit the station via Shaftesbury Avenue, walk left, and cross Denman and Great Windmill Streets to reach the theatre on your left.
  • Bus: The following bus numbers pass through the Lyric Theatre - 14, 19, 38, and 176.
  • Boat: The Lyric Theatre is not directly accessible by boat, but the nearby London Eye Pier offers riverboat services along the Thames.
  • Parking: There is no dedicated parking area for the Lyric Theatre, but there are several paid parking garages in the surrounding area. The nearest car park is the Q-Park Chinatown, located a short walk from the theatre.
  • Recommended Mode of Transport: The best-recommended mode of transport is the tube, as it provides a fast and convenient option for getting to the theatre.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lyric Theatre

Where is Lyric Theatre located?

The Lyric Theatre can be found in the West End of London on Shaftesbury Avenue. It is convenient to reach by public transportation, as there are several bus and underground stations located nearby.

How can I reach Lyric Theatre?

You can reach Lyric Theatre by bus, train, tube, taxi, or private car.

What are the different types of shows and productions that are staged at the Lyric Theatre?

The Lyric Theatre London stages a wide variety of productions, including classic plays, musicals, and operas. Some of the most popular ones in the past are Dorothy, Doris, The Mountebanks, His Excellency, among others.

What are the seating options available at Lyric Theatre?

Stalls, Dress Circle, Grand Circle, and Balcony are the four seating options at the Lyric Theatre.

Is Lyric Theatre accessible to people with disabilities?

The Lyric Theatre offers accessible seating for those with disabilities and has many accessibility features, such as ramps, accessible performances, adapted toilets and audio guides available to make the experience enjoyable for all visitors.

How much do the Lyric Theatre tickets cost?

The price of the tickets depends on the show that you choose to watch and the timing of the same at the Lyric Theatre.

Where can I book my Lyric Theatre tickets?

You can book your tickets to shows playing at the Lyric Theatre online at London Theatre Tickets. You will get the best deals and discounts and all the information you need at your fingertips.

Are there any dining options available near Lyric Theatre?

Yes. Several diverse dining options are available near Lyric Theatre. Ivy Soho Brasserie, Franco Manca, Balthazar and others are popular restaurants around the theatre.

What are some of the things to do or attractions to explore near the Lyric Theatre?

Lyric Theatre is located at a very convenient place in London and is close to numerous tourist spots including Piccadilly Circus, Soho, Chinatown, Leicester Square and the shopper's paradise, Regent Street.

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