Lyric 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.

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Venue name: Lyric Hammersmith
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Address: Lyric Square, King St
London
W6 0QL
Transport: Tube: Hammersmith
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  • Drama Until Sunday August 20 2017
  • Drama Tuesday October 3 2017 - Saturday November 4 2017
  • Panto Saturday November 18 2017 - Saturday January 6 2018

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