Lyric Theatre

Designed by C.J.Phipps, the Lyric Theatre first opened on 17th December 1888 with a comic opera called “Dorothy”. It is now the oldest theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. An unremarkable foyer leads to a handsome theatre auditorium. Here you may come across the ghost of an usherette killed during a Zeppelin bombing raid in World War One.  More Information

Lyric TheatreLyric Theatre Access and Facilities

Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1V 7HA


  • Theatre facilities for disabled access
  • Guide Dogs allowed in Boxes
  • Tube: Piccadilly Circus
  • Taxis: Hail a cab outside the theatre
  • Buses passing nearby – 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176
  • Parking: Westminter City Council car park at China Town & Poland Street. NCP at Newport Place or Wardour Street.


  • Infrared system for the hard of hearing
  • Theatre air-conditioning
  • Theatre bars – 4: Foyer (for Dress Circle), Stalls, Upper Circle and Balcony.
  • Concessions:  Ice Cream, confectionery and programmes
  • Theatre Toilets – Stalls: 2 x Ladies, 2 x Gents Dress Circle: Ladies, Gents and Unisex Disabled. Upper Circle: Ladies and Gents

Future, current and past productions at the Lyric Theatre


Thriller – Live, Eddie Izzard (Stripped), Loot, Hairspray, The Night of the Iguana, Cabaret, Death of a Salesman, Beautiful and Damned, The Constant Wife, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Brief Encounter, An Ideal Husband, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Five Guys Named Moe, Steel Magnolias.


Six The Musical is Back Critically acclaimed where ever it goes, Six