Northern Ireland's only full time producing theatre.

The Lyric Theatre has two performance spaces (389 seat Danske Bank Stage and 120 seat studio space). With its continually full programme, there's always a production worth seeing no matter when you visit. The theatre has breathtaking views of the River Lagan and its gourmet café makes the venue well worth a visit on its own merits.

Described by the Daily Telegraph's architecture critic Ellis Woodman as one of the 'best British buildings built this century', the stunning £18 million building has won a series of awards for its architecture over the years.

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  • 55 Ridgeway Street
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT9 5FB

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Producing high quality professional home-grown theatre
  • A range of performance work to suit all tastes
  • Stirling Prize shortlisted architectural landmark
  • Popular scenic cafe bar serving food daily
  • Leading arts venue boasting world class facilities

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

17 - 21 Jul 2019

See the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on tour, direct from the West End!

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Lúnasa, Ulaid and Ríoghnach Connolly

Sat, 27 Jul 2019, 8:00pm

Belfast TradFest presents Three of the hottest acoustic acts on the planet will appear for one night only as the opening concert of Belfast Tradfest.

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01 - 04 Aug 2019

After a sell-out run last summer the smash-hit musical Paperboy is back!

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Lyric Summer School 2019

05 - 10 Aug 2019

The group will work towards a showcase at the end of the week which will allow family and friends to see exactly what skills they have…

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Belfast Blues

06 - 11 Aug 2019

Geraldine Hughes’ one woman play is a true story told from Hughes’ perspective as a little girl coming of age in war-torn Belfast of the 1980s.

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Assembly Required

03 - 25 Jul 2019

Assembly Required is a meditation on what it means to be human, and on how humanity is taught or passed on.

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How To Be A Tube

18 - 22 Sep 2019

An entertaining masterclass from NI’s queen of comedy on how to get yourself out of the way and let your natural creativity flow.

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02 - 05 Oct 2019

BlackCatfishMusketeer marks the Belfast debut of Verity Bargate Award-winning writer Dylan Coburn Gray.

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Shirley Valentine

31 Aug - 05 Oct 2019

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy took the world by storm when it premiered in 1986.

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Driving Home For Christmas

19 Nov 2019 - 05 Jan 2020

Grimes and McKee are back with another Lyric Christmas special!

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The Alternative

08 - 13 Oct 2019

The Alternative by Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney is the chosen play from the A Play for Ireland project.

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The Playboy Of Western World

08 Oct - 02 Nov 2019

The Playboy of the Western World, is about life on the margins and the lengths we go to, to create a reality more exciting than the…

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31 Aug - 14 Sep 2019

Ireland, 1847. Two brothers. One potato. No holds barred.

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