Lyric Theatre Seating Plan: Seating in the auditorium includes Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle, and Balcony. Seating in the Lyric Theatre may vary from time to time and these seat changes may not always be shown on the seating plan displayed below.
29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES, UK
2:22 A Ghost Story at the Lyric Theatre, Saturday 21 January 2023 – Sunday 23 April 2023
Aspects of Love at the Lyric Theatre, Saturday 13 May 2023 – Saturday 11 November 2023
Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Lyric Theatre, Thursday 23 November 2023 – Sunday 14 January 2024
The Lyric is the oldest of the theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue. In 1888 it opened with the comic opera Dorothy featuring Marie Tempest, the show had transferred from the Prince of Wales Theatre. In 1906 Lewis Waller appeared in a season of revivals and a romantic version of Robin Hood. During 1910 The Chocolate Soldier was the first of Bernard Shaw’s plays to set to music when Oscar Strauss composed songs for an adaptation of Arms and the Man. In 1929 Leslie Howard appeared in the popular Berkeley Square.
The foyer and bar areas were completely renovated in 1932-33 and the exterior was restored in 1994. The venue staged mostly light operettas when it first opened before subsequently staging light comedies and straight drama. In 1950 Andre Roussin’s The Little Hut had a run of 1261 performances with Robert Morley in the original cast. In 1955 Noel Coward’s South Sea Bubble played at the theatre starring Vivien Leigh. In 1972 Alan Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half Loves starring Alec Guinness ran for 869 performances. Other predominant productions include 1989 Rosemary Harris leading the cast of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, Kenneth Branagh in Look Back In Anger and Sheila Hancock in Andrew Davies’ Prin.
The Lyric Theatre in London is located in the West End district of the city, at Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D 7ES. Here are some local restaurants and transport information.
- The Palomar: A popular restaurant that serves Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine. It’s located just a few minutes walk from the theatre.
- Bocca di Lupo: A stylish Italian restaurant that offers homemade pasta and other Italian specialties. It’s located on nearby Archer Street.
- Hoppers: A Sri Lankan restaurant that serves spicy curries, street food, and seafood dishes. It’s located just a few blocks from the theate on Frith Street.
- The closest tube station to the Lyric Theatre is Piccadilly Circus, which is served by the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines.
- Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road stations are also nearby and provide access to the Northern and Central lines.
- There are several bus routes that stop near the theatre, including the 14, 19, 38, and 176.
- Taxis and ride-hailing services are widely available in the area.
Overall, there are many great restaurants and transport options near the Lyric Theatre, making it easy to enjoy a night out in London’s vibrant West End.
Note: Seats in the Lyric Theatre may be different in the auditorium depending on the production. Seats can be confirmed when booking a performance of a show at the Lyric Theatre.