55 Ridgeway Street
The new £18.1m Lyric Theatre on Belfast’s River Lagan opened its doors on 1 May 2011.
The Lyric is a landmark building signaling the continued regeneration of the city and is viewed by many as a catalyst for real progress in arts provision for artists and audiences alike.
Built in a stunning blend of ‘Belfast’ brick, steel, concrete and Iroko timber, the new theatre will be alive and dramatic at all times, including a café open daily and Sunday afternoon performances. Glass-fronted lobbies and bars overlooking the river, beautiful auditoria with an exciting artistic programme will make the Lyric a thriving social hub, creative learning space and a real attraction for visitors to the city.
Spacious dressing rooms, two auditoria - the Northern Bank Stage and Naughton Studio - and a rehearsal room with breathtaking views are just some of the features of the new building that will dramatically enhance the experience of being an actor in Northern Ireland’s only full-time producer of local theatre.
Highlights in the opening season include Martin Lynch’s Dockers, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in The Painkiller, and family musicals The Jungle Book and The Little Prince..
For bookings, contact the Lyric Theatre on (028) 9038 1081 or online www.lyrictheatre.co.uk
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