Located on the famous Shaftesbury Avenue, right in the heart of the City of Westminster, the Lyric Theatre is one of the oldest venues in the West End of London and the oldest on this street. Designed by the famous architect C. J Phillips, the building was opened in 1888 and underwent two important renovations, in 1932-33 and 1994. The Lyric Theatre has a seating capacity of 967 people. Notable productions staged here include “Dorothy”, “The Royal Family” and “Thriller – Live”.
The Lyric Theatre is located in the centre of London, so you can get there regardless of what means of transportation you prefer.
By train and tube: You’ll be delighted to learn that the Lyric Theatre is located within a two-minute walking distance from the Piccadilly Circus train and underground station, serving the tube lines Bakerloo and Piccadilly.
By bus: The venue is right in front of the Trocadero Haymarket bus stop K, which serves the following bus routes: 14, 19, 38, N19 and N38.
By car: If you are behind the steering wheel, it shouldn’t take you very long to find the Lyric Theatre, as the venue is right on the Shaftesbury Ave/A401 main road.
International: In case your international flight lands at the London City Airport, it will take you more or less 32 minutes to get to the Lyric Theatre by car. Another option would be to take the DLR tube from the station adjacent to the airport.
Patrons of the Lyric Theatre can safely park their cars at the NCP Car Park London Brewer Street (3-minute walking distance), a facility which offers multiple spaces for Blue Badge Holders.
Access for people with special needs
The venue is accessible to all people with special needs. Accessibility features include accessible entrance and toilets, lift, platform, wheelchair spaces and infra-red audio enhancement equipment. Visually impaired people are allowed in accompanied by guide dogs.