Lyric Hammersmith

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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.

Venue name: Lyric Hammersmith
Address: Lyric Square, King St
W6 0QL
Transport: Tube: Hammersmith

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  • Sat March 28th 2015 - Sat March 28th 2015
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    Lyric Square, King St London London W6 0QL
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    Lyric 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!!