Lyric Theatre Box Office

Address: Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly

Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus

Directions from Piccadilly Circus :

(3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

Nearest rail: Charing Cross

Bus routes: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

Night buses: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136

Car park: Brewer Street (3mins)

In congestion zone?: Yes

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Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.

What's On at the Lyric Theatre

Liza Pulman Sings Streisand

Liza Pulman Sings Streisand

Encore Radio, British Theatre, West End Wilma, London Theatre 1, Jewish News, The Gay UK, Stage Talk, Theatre Weekly, Love London Love Culture, British The... more →


Room On The Broom Live

Room On The Broom Live

IGGETY ZIGGETY ZAGGETY ZOOM! Join the Witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the cla... more →


Showstopper The Improvised Musical

Showstopper The Improvised Musical

Olivier Award 2016 winners The Showstoppers are back in the West End transforming audience suggestions into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictab... more →


The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donald... more →


The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Direct from a SELL OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story arrives in London’s West End!
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Thriller Live

Thriller Live

Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, Thriller - Live is a spectacular, high-octane show celebr... more →


Lyric Theatre Information

Getting There

By Car

If you are driving, there are NCP car parks at the following addresses:

Brewer Street
Brewer Street, London, W1F 0LA

Grosvenor Hill
Grosvenor Hill, London, W1K 3QQ

Selkirk House, Museum Street, London, WC1A 1JP

You can see these, and other NCP car parks on their website

However, you can participate in the Q-Parks Theatreland Parking Scheme and get 50% off your parking costs by validating your parking ticket in the foyer at the theatre.

For more information on Q-Parks Theatreland Parking Scheme either call +44 (0)870 442 0104 or visit Q-Parks website

The closest participating car park for the Lyric Theatre is at 20 Newport Place, London, WC2H 7PR. The rates for this car park are £6.50 per hour, up to 4 hours, and after that it is £38 for up to 24 hours.

Don't forget to pay the £11.50 (£1 less if you register, but that costs you £10 for a car) daily congestion charge for central London which applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, if you are driving into London.

Alternatively, plan your journey using Transport for London journey planner

In The Area

Cash/ATM - HSBC is located a 2 minute walk away at 17 Gerrard Street; Barclays is also located a 2 minute walk away at 48 Regent Street;

Eating - Huge choice of eateries, from MacDonalds, St James Tavern, Rainforest Café, Shoryu Soho to Jamie Oliver's Diner.

Drinking - Visit the St James Tavern for a pub experience or The Blue Posts for a local boozer which also hosts comedy and jazz gigs. Alternatively Costa Coffee is at 62 Shaftesbury Avenue.

About the Theatre

The Lyric Theatre is owned and operated by Nimax Theatres, along with several other London theatres. Over 4 levels the theatre seats 915 guests, with 507 in the Stalls / Dress Circle of the auditorium.

There are two bars; the Stalls Bar also gives direct access to the toilets; the Upper Circle Bar has access from the street and features a lounge bar.

Both the Upper Circle Bar and the VIP Room are available for private hire. The Upper Circle Bar seats 40 or 120 standing and the VIP Room is smaller, with 20 seated and 35 standing.


The theatre was designed by C J Phipps and is the oldest theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, with the original opening being in 1888. Originally the venue hosted operetta, but has since hosted drama, comedy and musicals, including Mice & Men, Robin Hood, Blood Brothers, Death of a Salesman, and of course Thriller Live. The roll call of artists is, of course, star-studded with such as Sarah Bernhardt, Leslie Howard, Alec Guinness, Leonard Rossiter, Dawn French, Alison Moyet and Laurence Olivier.

The theatre has been owned by a range of people/companies including Stoll Moss Theatres, Really Useful Theatre Group, and currently Nimax Theatres

Venue Hire

Nimax Theatres offer spaces at their 6 London theatres for hire. There are spaces suitable for a wide range of events, including parties, rehearsals, meetings, press launches, conferences, workshops, filming, auditions & charity events.

For more information on hiring spaces please contact Nimax Theatres directly.