Lyric Hammersmith

Theatre , Private theatres Hammersmith
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Lyric Hammersmith

Leftfield theatre remains at the heart of this sprawling building

Emerging in 2015 from a multimillion pound makeover, the Lyric Hammersmith is less a simple theatre, more a multipurpose community hub that includes everything from recording studios to digital development rooms.

But plays remain at the heart of it all, thanks to both the retention of the original Victorian theatre – improbably preserved in the heart of the modern building – and the singular artistic directorship of Sean Holmes, who has turned the Lyric Hammersmith into a venue both avant-garde and accessible, marking it with his own, very European directorial style.

Tickets are cheaply priced, with many major shows staging a free preview for local residents. It's probably also arguably the best spot in Hammersmith to grab a pint and a bite to east, not least on its first floor roof terrace, a green and pleasant oasis in the middle of gritty W6.

Venue name: Lyric Hammersmith
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Address: Lyric Square, King St
London
W6 0QL
Transport: Tube: Hammersmith
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TheMixedMedic
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A little known rooftop bar in Hammersmith that is perfect for summer sunbathing, whilst tucking into a good book and some macaroni cheese. Popular mainly with the local employees who can visualise its existence from their 5th floor office blocks. 

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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!!