Northern Ireland Performing Arts

Lyric Theatre

  • 55 Ridgeway St. Map It
  • University Area
  • Theater
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

One of Northern Ireland's most prized cultural organizations, the Lyric presents a diverse repertory of classical, popular, and contemporary drama, frequently showcasing the work of local playwrights. With its angular brick bulk topped by three distinctive sloping roofs, the theater, renovated in 2011, is an impressive Modernist achievement. To fund it, a total of £18 million was raised with money from local companies as well as the Lyric's famed patron Liam Neeson, who made his 1976 stage debut here in Brian Friel's Philadelphia, Here I Come! Strong emphasis is placed on the use of natural light, with a glass-walled Long Hall running the length of the first floor and looking out over the River Lagan. The main auditorium is lined with iroko wood and has 33 different styles of brick, all specially fired so each one is complete and uncut. In addition to the main 390-seat venue, presided over by the Danske Bank Stage, the Naughton Studios, a theater space, holds up to 125 people.

Performing Art Information

Address:

55 Ridgeway St., Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT9 5FB, Northern Ireland

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Phone:

028-9038–5685

Published 08/11/2015

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