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“great venue, lovely atmosphere”
Review of Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre
Ranked #37 of 230 things to do in Belfast
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Owner description: The Lyric Theatre is Northern Ireland's full-time producing theatre. The new theatre opened in May 2011 to great critical acclaim. The award winning building is built in traditional Belfast red brick, glass and iroko wood and the cafe bar offer beautiful views over the River Lagan and Stranmillis Embankment.The theatre is open seven days a week with performances usually running in the evenings from Tuesday through to Saturday and matinees on Saturday and Sundays. Contact our box office for more details or check online under "What's On". Our cafe serves coffee/tea and light lunches and is open every day. A brunch menu is available on Sunday mornings.As well theatrical productions, we also offer backstage tours, a programme of theatre school and professional learning and corporate hospitality. Pre-theatre dining is available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Free Wifi is availble
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Went to see eddi reader recently, hadnt been in the lyric since its new revamp. It is beautiful and the views over the embankment are lovely. It would be lovely to come here even if just for a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. The concert hall is super and brilliant for disabled as there are plenty of seats with space around them. The sound in the hall is great and eddi reader was amazing. A great night

Thank eibhlin123
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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Thanks for your feedback.

Great to hear you enjoyed your first trip back the Lyric. We agree Eddi Reader is an outstanding performer and we loved having her and her team with us.

You're absolutely right, we really think the Lyric has even more to offer than theatre performances and concerts too! The cafe bar is a great place to meet friends and family, enjoy the views...and the food!

Great too to hear your feedback in regards to facilities for our customers with disabilities. It was a big focus for us during our re-design process, and we are still constantly regulating how we use the building to make sure we offer a great experience for everyone.

Many thanks, and we hope to see you with us again soon.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Am a regular Lyric patron. Love the new building and the facilities are excellent. Many special deals and Sunday afternoon tickets at £10 are great value. Choice of plays to please all tastes and a good selection for kids. Views over the Lagan as you enjoy a pre theatre drink.

Thank DebsB
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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Am a regular Lyric patron. Love the new building and the facilities are excellent. Many special deals and Sunday afternoon tickets at £10 are great value. Choice of plays to please all tastes and a good selection for kids. Views over the Lagan as you enjoy a pre theatre drink.

Hi there! Thank you for your feedback about the Lyric. It's brilliant to hear you are a regular attender, and we have to agree, our Sunday Standby £10 ticket combined with a delicious brunch in our cafe bar does make for a great value day out!

In response to our programming, we try to ensure that there is something for everyone here at the Lyric whilst still sticking to our remit of producing home-grown drama to an international standard.

We hope to see you again soon at the Lyric.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Really can't so enough about this theatre, have been to several plays now and it just gets better. A real must.

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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Thank you so much for your feedback about the Lyric. Great to hear that you have been enjoying attending with us regularly. We very much appreciate that our repeat customers, who keep coming back and supporting the unique drama we present at the Lyric, are what keep us going, as well as the thousands of new customers and tourists who are discovering the theatre for the first time.

We are currently looking more into benefits and loyalty schemes to make sure we are rewarding customers who very kindly make a habit of coming down to the Lyric and checking out what we have to offer.

We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

Went along to the lyric Sunday 9 February to see Brian Friel's "Philadelphia Here I Come". A terrific production. The set is marvellous showing the downstairs living area and upstairs bedroom. Performances were strong and heartfelt. Should Gar leave behind his splintered family, boring job and fair feathered friends and head off to America and the coca-cola, drive-through movies and refrigerators? We make a habit of going along a little early to enjoy a glass of wine in the atmospheric lounge bar \ cafe. We order interval drinks before the performance and these are waiting and ready every time. The staff are invariably friendly and helpful. If you haven't been to the theatre for a while then give The Lyric a go - you won't regret it!

3  Thank Linda W
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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2014

What a fantastic review, thank you for your comments. We are extremely proud of both productions that make up our Brian Friel Double Bill, and Philadelphia, Here I Come! has received a great critical response. It is a truly brilliant play, without a doubt, and a lot of customers and patrons have commented that the direction, performances and design behind this particular version makes it quite unique.

Our staff will be delighted to hear your comments about the service, and we do always recommend pre-ordering interval drinks!

Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon at the Lyric, perhaps at Molly Sweeney?!

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Took the family to see Cinderella at Christmas. We love the Lyric - we find the productions quite quirky, and this fitted the profile. Excellent performance - very funny - Cinderella told from the perspective of the rats. Seats are great - go for row H if you are bad on stairs. Nice ice cream at the break. Excellent day out.

Thank Jmohara66
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Lyric_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Lyric Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2014

Thanks so much for coming down! We really appreciate the comments!

You've picked up on something that is really important to us at the Lyric, especially with our Christmas productions, we like offer a really high quality production, often of a re-telling of a classic tale but with a twist. We've had a high volume of positive feedback about Cinderella and we're really please you caught it.

Credit must go to Mullan's for the ice - cream. We agree its great!

We hope to see you and the family at the Lyric again soon.

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