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Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre 55 Ridgeway Street | Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9038 1081
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Irish plays at the Lyric

I've visited the Lyric twice in recent trips to Belfast and was lucky enough to catch productions... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karamazov19
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Lancashire, England
I am converted.

I live beside the Annandale embankment, within view of the Lyric Theatre. However, only ever been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HappyfamilyBelfast
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Belfast
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The Lyric Theatre is Northern Ireland's full-time producing theatre. The new theatre opened in May 2011 to great critical acclaim. The award winning building is built in traditional Belfast red brick, glass and iroko wood and the cafe bar offer beautiful views over the River Lagan and Stranmillis Embankment.The theatre is open seven days a week with performances usually running in the evenings from Tuesday through to Saturday and matinees on Saturday and Sundays. Contact our box office for more details or check online under "What's On". Our cafe serves coffee/tea and light lunches and is open every day. A brunch menu is available on Sunday mornings.As well theatrical productions, we also offer backstage tours, a programme of theatre school and professional learning and corporate hospitality. Pre-theatre dining is available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Free Wifi is availble
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Lyric Theatre 55 Ridgeway Street | Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FB, Northern Ireland
Stranmillis
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've visited the Lyric twice in recent trips to Belfast and was lucky enough to catch productions of two of my favourite plays, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Weir, and enjoyed them both tremendously. The theatre is very intimate, with raked seats so you have...More

Thank Karamazov19
Lyric_Theatre, General Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We're always very proud when we read how much our audiences enjoy the theatre and leave positive feedback for our staff. We hope to see you again when you are next in Belfast!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live beside the Annandale embankment, within view of the Lyric Theatre. However, only ever been in it twice in 30 years. Once, when Caron Keating hosted a Lottery show at the launch of the UK national lottery (yeah, that long ago) and last Saturday,...More

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Lyric_Theatre, General Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience. We are pleased that our theatre has something for everyone, whether it's a trip to our family Christmas show, a class from our Creative Learning Department or a coffee in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went along to see the production of The Weir last night and enjoyed it thoroughly. It always seems so intimate since the seating is so close to the stage and the acoustics are good. We havd seen a succession of good...More

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Lyric_Theatre, General Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write this review. We are delighted that you enjoy your experiences at the Lyric. We aim to ensure the whole experience for our customers is a good as it can be, from the moment they purchase the ticket to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended the September 22 Friday performance of "the Weir" and it was very enjoyable. The Lyric is a great Theatre as in the front seats you can virtually touch the stage and the seating slopes upwards from the front so there is clear vision of...More

Thank Mo_DaW171
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lyric is a well-designed theatre with fantastic facilities throughout. Every seat in the main auditorium (other than the balcony seats) has an uninterrupted view of the stage. Small, intimate and showing many locally written plays the theatre is a must-visit for all arts fans...More

Thank captainplanet
Reviewed 19 August 2017

It has been years since I was at the Lyric and I am happy to say it has had a face lift since then. The Holy Holy Bus is fantastic, I laughed until my sides were sore. The four ladies in question could not have...More

Thank 30Maddy
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant play a must see as advertised you will laugh you will cry brilliantly written and the acting was also brilliant not to be missed

Thank murielwoodside
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

First time to watch a production by YMT and I thought the venue was really nice. Easy on street parking as well. Resonable prices for drinks and a beautiful stage. My daughter was in the performance and she has performed on alot of stages. Said...More

Thank Bexandco
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I've been to the Lyric many times and will always come back. It's a wonderful, modern venue which offers a variety of different plays and shows, usually for very affordable prices. The cafe is a nice little area, the wine is nice and I actually...More

Thank Maria V
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Brilliant venue. The artwork of local acting heroes is stunning. The adaption of the original work was hilarious. Pity the local Malone lot did not get the irony of the show as there was no response from some of those around us. The Lyric is...More

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Sam C
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Response from TERENCE W | Reviewed this property |
My wife had her 2 wing mirrors kicked off her car when parked on the embankment for a night at the theatre so that was a costly night out. Suppose it's park @ your own risk.
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