The first Lyceum Theatre was pulled down to make way for Samuel Beazley’s theatre which was opened in 1815 and the first theatre to be lit by gas. The theatre was to be destroyed to make way for a roundabout in 1939 but the demolition was put on hold. It was at one time the Lyceum Ballroom and it regularly hosted Miss World. The theatre finally returned for good in 1994 when it was bought by Apollo Leisure who completely refurbished the building. More information
Lyceum Theatre Access and Facilities
Lyceum Theatre, Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
- Theatre facilities for disabled access
- Guide Dogs allowed, Regular sign language performances There are also two VIP suites for hire
- Tube: Covent Garden
- Taxis: You should be able to hail a taxi on teh Strand or Aldwych but there is a rank down at Charing Cross Station
- Passing Buses: 1, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341
- Parking: NCP at Drury Lane/Parker Street.
- Theatre facilities for the hard of hearing
- Theatre air-conditioning
- Theatre Bars – 4: Stalls, Dress Circle ( two here) and Upper Circle
- Concessions: Ice Cream, confectionery and programmes
- Theatre toilets: Stalls: Ladies and Gents, Dress Circle: Ladies and Gents. Upper Circle: Ladies and Gents
Future, current and past productions at the Lyceum Theatre
The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma!