Venue InformationLyric Theatre
Address: 213 West 42nd Street, New York, 10036
Nearest Underground or Train Station: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to Times Sq./42nd St.; B, D, F, M to 42nd St./Bryant Park
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Lyric Theatre Facts
What date did the Lyric Theatre open?
Who designed the Lyric Theatre?
Richard Lewis Blinder of Beyer Blinder Belle
What was the first production at the Lyric Theatre?
Other Lyric Theatre facts
Previously known as the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, the Hilton Theatre, and the Foxwoods Theatre. The Lyric Theatre was built using parts of two former theatres on the site: the Apollo Theatre, built in 1920, and the old Lyric Theatre, built in 1903.
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Built over the foundations of the original Lyric (1903; 1,261 seats) and Apollo (1920; 1,194 seats) Theatres, today’s Lyric Theatre combines architectural preservation with state-of-the-art construction and technology. The spirit and character of New York’s grandest historic theatres have been maintained and united with the technical amenities of a modern facility.
The first production at the theatre was in 1998, when the theatre opened with the musical Ragtime.
The Lyric Theatre underwent a complete redesign and transformation for the North American premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened on April 22, 2018 and has since called the Lyric its Broadway home.