Lyric Theatre London

Lyric Theatre London

Venue Information

Lyric Theatre
Address: 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159

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What's on at the Lyric Theatre?

Coming soon to the Lyric Theatre

Frequently Asked Questions

What's on at the Lyric Theatre?
2:22 A Ghost Story is a current production at the Lyric Theatre. The latest booking period for 2:22 A Ghost Story at the Lyric Theatre started 21 January 2023 and runs until 23 April 2023. Tickets for 2:22 A Ghost Story start at £18 and are available to book now
How do I get to the Lyric Theatre?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Lyric Theatre.  The nearest underground or train stations are Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 14, 19, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159.  If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-ParkChinatown and Q-Park Soho (more parking information).  For directions to the Lyric Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the Lyric Theatre?
There is no specific dress code at the Lyric Theatre, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the Lyric Theatre have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the Lyric Theatre has an Air Cooling system.
What is the Accessibility at the Lyric Theatre?
Lyric Theatre accessibility information
Access phone number: 0330 333 4815
Access email address:
Accessible toilets situated: Dress Circle
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Boxes C, D & E
Sound amplification: N/A
Access from street to foyer: Ramp
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 23 to Stalls, 25 to Upper Circle, 60 to Balcony
Level access: To Boxes C-E in Dress Circle
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: Ramp to foyer
How many seats are in the Lyric Theatre?
The Lyric Theatre has 967 seats.
Who owns the Lyric Theatre?
The Lyric Theatre is owned by Nimax Theatres

Lyric Theatre Facts

What date did the Lyric Theatre open?

17 December 1888

Who designed the Lyric Theatre?

C. J. Phipps

What was the first production at the Lyric Theatre?

Dorothy by B.C. Stephenson

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The Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in London was designed by C. J. Phipps, and opened on 17 December 1888.

The first ever production at the Lyric was Dorothy by B.C. Stephenson. Over the years the theatre has seen multiple productions, from high drama to comedy and musicals.

One of the theatre’s longest running productions was Thriller Live featuring the music of Michael Jackson, which ran from 2009 to 2020.

Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows that have played at the Lyric Theatre include:

West End Musical Halloween
Blippi The Musical
La Voix - Eighth Wonder of the World
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
West End Musical Christmas
Six The Musical - Lyric
Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Oi Frog & Friends!
Fastlove - A Tribute To George Michael
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
What The Ladybird Heard
The Gruffalo's Child
Room On The Broom
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Thriller Live
The Gruffalo

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