First opening in 1888, the Lyric Theatre premiered with a transfer production of musical comedy Dorothy. Best-known for hosting Michael Jackson tribute musical Thriller Live, the theatre has housed a variety of plays and musicals, with notable productions including The Winslow Boy (1946), How the Other Half Loves (1972) and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1995).
Situated on the famous Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of London’s West End, the Lyric Theatre is part of the Nimax Theatre group. With a seating capacity of 967 split across four levels, including the Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle and Balcony, the venue contains 4 licensed bars on each level. Due to a narrow auditorium, seats at the ends of rows in the Stalls and Dress Circle can have a side-view of the stage. The rear 3 rows in these sections are also restricted due to support pillars and circle overhangs. The front row of the Balcony is restricted view.
The Lyric Theatre is well-suited to access patrons, with an alternative entrance via the EXIT door on the left of the theatre. This gives level access to Boxed E, D and C, where wheelchair users can be accommodated. A Sennheiser infra-red sound amplification system is in place in the auditorium, with 5 headsets available on first-come, first-served request. An adapted toilet is available inside the Royal entrance.
For those travelling by tube, Piccadilly Circus is a 3 minute walk away and can allow travel via the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines. Leicester Square tube station is a 9 minute walk from the theatre and gives access to the Piccadilly and Northern lines. For drivers, the closed car park is located at Poland Street and China Town. Taxis and buses travel regularly through Shaftesbury Avenue.
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