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Lyric Theatre
55 Ridgeway Street
Belfast BT9 5FB
Co. Antrim
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Lyric Theatre TEAM

Executive Producer Jimmy Fay
Technical Manager Keith Ginty
Head of Marketing and Communications Simon Goldrick
Operations Executive Ciaran McAuley
Creative Learning Co-ordinator Philip Crawford


Lyric Theatre


The Lyric Theatre began an exciting new chapter in its history on 1 May 2011 when it opened its stunning new building on the leafy banks of the River Lagan in south Belfast.

The £18.1m state-of-the-art theatre is not only a magnificent addition to Northern Ireland’s cultural landscape but a breath-taking symbol of a new city emerging confidently from its troubled past.

Almost three times the size of the old theatre, the new building is 5,026 metres square or 54,164 sq ft and has three distinct areas:

• The 389 seat auditorium, the Danske Bank Stage, is the main performance area, providing an extra 90 seats in a single steep rake. The intimacy of the old theatre remains as the body of the audience is not broken by balconies or barriers ensuring actors and audience share the same space.

• A second performance studio, the Naughton Studio, accommodates between 110 and 150 people, can be adapted to suit any performance style and will explore experimental work as well as reimagining classic plays and developing the skills of local artists.

• The third space is a rehearsal room the same size as the main auditorium stage. • The Café Bar has stunning views over the River Lagan and is open seven days a week for lunch, Sunday brunch and snacks throughout the day.


In house productions

Technical Details

  • Seats


  • Stage Dimensions

    width 18.7m, depth 10.5m

  • Stage Types

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