Lyric Theatre



Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre is a West End theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in London Designed by architect C. J. Phipps, The Lyric Theatre was the second theatre to be constructed on this stretch of Shaftesbury Avenue and now the Lyric Theatre is the oldest on the street. The foyer and bars were refurbished in 1932-33, and the facade was restored in 1994. At present it seats 967 on four levels, although it originally was designed with a seating capacity of 1,306. The theatre still uses an electric pump to operate its iron curtain. 


No photography or recording devices inside the theatre. Please note: Latecomers will not be admitted until the interval 1 hour and 15 minutes after curtain up. Please arrive at the theatre in good time.

No babes in arms. Young children are admitted but not encouraged unless the parent is confident that the child is old enough to be attentive to the performance and not a distraction for other members of the audience. Everyone must have a valid ticket and occupy a seat. Accompanying adults will be asked to remove any noisy infants.

Seating Plan