A beacon of culture in Hammersmith, the Lyric's distinctive look is largely down to a fusion of the building's 1970s structure, the theatre's Victorian heritage and a modern interior. Outgoing artistic director David Farr adds further colour through an experimental schedule: he's courted controversy over explicitly violent children's theatre and took a chance when he invited David Rosenberg of Shunt to present a headphone-assisted voyeuristic production that allowed the audience to spy on actors in the tower block across the square. Risqué material isn't all the Lyric Hammersmith is about however: the theatre presents monologues, improv pieces and comedy. It's also a must-stop for families, featuring one of the most comprehensive kids' theatre programmes in London. And the first-floor restaurant with terrace is very pleasant in the summer.
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Red Riding Hood
Norwich Puppet Theatre returns with a witty, song-filled take on the classic fairy tale. Ages 4-plus.Sat March 28th 2015 - Sat March 28th 2015Read moreLyric Square, King St London London W6 0QL
It's time to dust off the trilbys and smooth out the pin stripe suits, Alan Parker's classic musical 'Bugsy Malone' is back in town. It arrives in 2015 in London to open the new Hammersmith Lyric with a bang (or should that be, a custard pie?), marking...Sat April 11th 2015 - Sat August 1st 2015Read moreLyric Square, King St London London W6 0QL
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I was a local of Hammersmith for some years and over the years had cause to visit this Theatre and roof terrace quite a few times. As has been said the childrens activities are varied and numerous. The roof terrace itself, when I lived there in the 80s and 90s was a laid back place where it was nice to go after a hectic shop on the High Street, and just relax for a few moments! I liked it because it was unpretentious and though you were still in central Hammersmith there was a little peace and quiet and its quite large so you can have some privacy!!