Time Out says
Wed Jun 20 2012
The oldest surviving playhouse on the billboard-heavy Shaftesbury Avenue, the Lyric Theatre (not to be confused with Lyric Hammersmith) is an unassuming venue. Its simple architecture is devoid of the elaborate gilt and sculpture that adorns most nineteenth-century theatres, leaving the Lyric looking more like a period property than an entertainment venue. Starting life as a home for comic operas, it’s since gone on to stage a mixed bag of comedy (Eddie Izzard, Frank Skinner), classics (‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’, ‘Death of a Salesman’) and musicals including the critical hit ‘Cabaret’ and people’s production ‘Thriller Live’.
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Lyric Theatre 29 Shaftesbury Avenue
0844 544 3830
Piccadilly Circus tube
- 29 Shaftesbury Avenue
- 0844 544 3830
- 29 Shaftesbury Avenue
- Lyric Theatre
Theatre. West End. Musical comedy. Musicals. Comedy. Theatre revival. Drama. Classical theatre. Comedy. Cabaret
Eating and drinking facilities. Bar
Dinner and a show
What's on at Lyric Theatre
The merry minstrel of mirth performs a special gig at the Lyric for one night only. He'll be trying out new material and riffing with the audience. Either way, it's bound to be a fun night for Brand devotees and comedy connoisseurs. It'll cost you, t...
West End, Musicals
- Rating: 4/5
Current cast includes Trenyce Cobbins, Haydon Eshun, MiG Ayesa, Wayne Anthony Cole, Joanna Jones, Britt Quentin, Oggie Iwo, Maria Akpan, Laurie Kay Hue, Asleigh Wadforth Frost, Cassie MacMillan and Libby Hall Step inside the Lyric foyer and you'll be...
Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent
Now based Stateside, and with a second season of his own US series 'Legit' on the way, this Lyric date will be Jim Jefferies's only UK show of 2013. So if you're a fan of this brash, confrontational and dangerously funny comic, you better book soon. Jefferies's...
West End, theatre & performing arts (kids)
Sally Cookson's hectic 2009 West End adaptation of Michael Rosen and illustrator Helen Oxenbury's classic children's book, which began life as a summer camp song. Puppetry, paints, music, water and mud will all make an appearance… but will the bear? Ages...