Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, seen from the street.

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Chairman: Max Weitzenhoffer


Lyric Theatre - seats 915


Box office: 0844 482 9674


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Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 7ES

Council: Westminster

Region: London

Location map for Lyric Theatre


Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

Charing Cross



Trocadero/ Haymarket

Day no:
14, 19, 38

Night no:
N19, N38

About Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre is designed by the architect C. J. Phipps, it was built by the producer Henry Leslie with profits from the Alfred Cellier and B. C. Stephenson hit, Dorothy, which he transferred from the Prince of Wales Theatre to open his new venue in 1888. The theatre was Grade II listed by English Heritage in 1960. The Lyric Theatre is owned and operated by Nimax Theatres.

Access information


Assistance dogs are welcome. Theatre recommends purchasing a seat on the end of a row. Can also provide a dog sitting service for 2 dogs at a time; advance booking is recommended.

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Wheelchair access

There is a fully adapted unisex toilet in the Dress Circle. Wheelchair user access is located in the Dress Circle Boxes, which are at street level. On arrival ask staff to accompany you to the wheelchair access entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue. Wheelchair spaces are in boxes C, D and E. Boxes can accommodate up to 3 persons.

Visual assistance

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.

Hearing assistance

There are currently no hearing assistance facilities in this venue.

Current shows

Thriller Live

Celebrates the career of Michael Jackson. Over 2 hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco in a show that pays homage to Jackson's legendary live performances and innovative dance moves.

Previews from: Friday 2 January 2009

Closes: ... no close date announced

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

A new musical is born at every performance, each created on the spot by multi-award winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. Audience suggestions are transformed into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results.

Previews from: Monday 15 February 2016

Closes: ... no close date announced

Upcoming shows

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Direct from a SELL OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story arrives in London's West End!

Previews from: Monday 7 October 2019

Closes: Monday 16 December 2019

Show of the month ticket offer ...

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