The stunning Lyric Theatre is
located at 29 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London, W1D 7ES.
The magnificent theatre has huge occupancy of 1000 and spread all across 4
levels. The central block of the stalls offer best view of the stage. The
famous London Westend Theatre is situated on the stretch of famous road called
as Shaftesbury Avenue.
This is one of the hugely popular sites of the theatre lovers in London.
Apollo Theatre is located in the
nearby location of the Lyric Theatre. Huge number of bars and restaurants are
located here. Thus, this place is a famous getaway for the tourists and
visitors. Both Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square
are located a walk away distance. Some of the famous pubs and popular clubs are
Lyric Theatre is located at an
accessible location and can be visited by various modes of commutation such as
buses, taxis, cars or tubes. For the disables guests and their carers,
discounted tickets are available. The box office is equipped with an induction
loop and infra-red system inside the auditorium. On the famous Shaftesbury Avenue,
Lyric Theatre was the second to be constructed.
Currently Lyric Theatre is the
oldest surviving theatre. In the year 1888, theatre was officially constructed.
Theatre has still retained various original features like the façade of an
original 1767 house front, red and gold bars and foyer area. Since 1960, theatre
has been listed as Grade II. During the initial years, theatre was hosting
mainly comic operas.
During the 20th
century, Lyric Theatre showcased works of popular writers such as Eugene O’Neill, Dodie Smith, J. B.
Priestley, Terence Rattigan and Noel Coward. Some of the famous actors have
also performed at the Lyric Theatre likeVivien Leigh, Alec Guinness, Judi Dench
and John Malkovich. Nimax Theatre Group is the current owner of the Lyric
Theatre and hosts some of the famous plays and musicals. Some of the popular
shows at the Lyric Theatre includes Cat
on a Hot Tin Roof and Death of a Salesman.