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Lyric Theatre - Theater Information

Address:
(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue

London,

BUILT: 1888

SEATING CAPACITY: 948


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Lyric Theatre History

The Lyric Theatre is a West End theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster. It was built for the producer Henry Leslie, who financed it from the profits of the light opera hit, Dorothy, which he transferred from its original venue to open the new theatre on 17 December 1888.

What Shows Played the Lyric Theatre

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Showstopper! The Improvised Musical - Lyric (2022)
? - ? SIX (2021)
? - ? Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (2018)
? - ? The Gruffalo's Child (2017)
? - ? The Simon and Garfunkel Story (2017)
? - ? What the Ladybird Heard (2017)
? - ? Terror (2017)
? - ? Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (2017)
? - ? The Gruffalo (2016)
11/21/2012 - 1/13/2013 Room on the Broom (2012)
7/4/2012 - 9/2/2012 The Tiger Who Came to Tea (2012)
1/3/2009 - 12/16/2012 Thriller - Live (2009)
10/7/2006 - 9/2/2007 Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical (2006)
9/22/2006 - 6/21/2008 Cabaret (2006)
5/10/2004 - ? Beautiful and Damned (2004)
3/16/1999 - 5/15/1999 Animal Crackers (1999)
4/7/1998 - ? Show Boat (1998)
9/29/1997 - 11/8/1997 Maddie (1997)
4/8/1997 - 9/13/1997 Marlene (1997)
10/3/1996 - 2/22/1997 By Jeeves (1996)
8/12/1996 - 9/7/1996 Ferry Cross the Mersey (1996)
3/13/1995 - 9/30/1995 Ain't Misbehavin' (1995)
12/14/1990 - ? Five Guys Named Moe (1990)
9/17/1985 - ? Gigi (1985)
4/11/1983 - 10/22/1983 Blood Brothers (1983)
9/20/1975 - ? Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (1975)
8/26/1975 - ? Happy End (1975)
8/15/1974 - ? John, Paul, George, Ringo...and Bert (1974)
5/16/1968 - ? I Do! I Do! (1968)
10/20/1964 - ? Robert and Elizabeth (1964)
4/28/1964 - ? She Loves Me (1964)
2/8/1962 - ? Carnival! (1962)
7/17/1958 - ? Irma La Douce (1958)
12/26/1956 - ? Grab Me a Gondola (1956)
? - ? It's Time to Dance (1943)
3/17/1942 - ? Blossom Time (1942)
7/7/1931 - ? Nina Rosa (1931)
12/17/1930 - ? Toad of Toad Hall (1930)
11/27/1929 - 7/5/1930 Fifty Million Frenchmen (1929)
3/13/1928 - ? The Three Musketeers (1928)
9/20/1926 - ? The Ramblers (1926)
12/8/1925 - ? The Cocoanuts (1925)
12/22/1922 - ? Lilac Time (1922)
5/18/1922 - ? Whirled Into Happiness (1922)
2/20/1922 - 5/20/1922 For Goodness Sake (1922)
12/1/1920 - ? A Little Dutch Girl (1920)
5/12/1919 - ? The Lady in Red (1919)
8/5/1918 - 9/8/1918 Maytime (1917)
11/16/1914 - ? The Only Girl (1914)
4/16/1914 - ? Mam'selle Tra-La-La (1914)
12/18/1913 - ? The Girl Who Didn't (1913)
12/10/1913 - ? High Jinks (1913)
9/3/1913 - ? Love and Laughter (1913)
8/18/1913 - ? When Dreams Come True (1913)
12/2/1912 - ? The Firefly (1912)
9/5/1912 - ? The Girl in the Taxi (1912)
5/6/1912 - 6/1/1912 Patience (1912)
12/30/1911 - ? Nightbirds (1911)
12/30/1911 - ? Night Birds (1911)
9/10/1910 - ? The Chocolate Soldier (1910)
11/22/1909 - ? The Chocolate Soldier (1909)
9/13/1909 - ? The Chocolate Soldier (1909)
2/3/1908 - ? Fifty Miles from Boston (1908)
10/17/1906 - ? Robin Hood (1906)
1/29/1906 - ? Mexicana (1906)
12/25/1905 - ? The Babes and the Baron (1905)
10/2/1905 - 10/2/1905 Happyland (1905)
8/28/1905 - ? The Blue Moon (1905)
1/14/1905 - ? Fantana (1905)
1/5/1905 - ? The Talk of the Town (1905)
9/12/1904 - ? The Earl and the Girl (1903)
9/1/1904 - ? The Royal Chef (1904)
4/18/1904 - ? Wang (1904)
11/9/1903 - ? Red Feather (1903)
10/17/1903 - ? The Duchess of Dantzic (1903)
4/25/1903 - ? The Medal and the Maid (1903)
6/1/1901 - 6/1/1901 The Silver Slipper (1901)
11/11/1899 - ? Florodora (1899)
7/10/1899 - ? El Capitan (1899)
4/5/1899 - ? L'Amour Mouille, or The Cupid and the Princess (1899)
9/14/1898 - ? Little Miss Nobody (1898)
12/4/1897 - ? Dandy Dan, the Life Guardsman (1897)
5/28/1895 - ? An Artist's Model (1895)
10/27/1894 - ? His Excellency (1894)
10/10/1893 - ? Little Christopher Columbus (1893)
3/11/1893 - ? The Golden Web (1893)
1/19/1893 - ? The Magic Opal (1893)
9/7/1892 - ? Cigarette (1892)
1/4/1892 - ? The Mountebanks (1892)
3/4/1891 - 12/12/1891 Love and Law (1891)
4/5/1890 - 5/17/1890 The Sentry (1890)
11/23/1889 - ? The Red Hussar (1889)
4/20/1889 - ? Doris (1889)
? - ? Thriller- Live (unknown)
- ? Love in a Village (1928)
? - ? Lionel and Clarissa (1925)
? - ? Annie (2000)
? - ? The Sweet Bye and Bye (1974)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Lyric Theatre?
Lyric Theatre's current show is Showstopper! The Improvised Musical - Lyric which opened on 3/21/2022.

What when was Lyric Theatre built?
Lyric Theatre was built in 1888.

How many seats does Lyric Theatre have?
Lyric Theatre has 948 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Lyric Theatre?
Thriller - Live which ran from 1/21/2009 to 12/16/2012, Cabaret which ran from 10/10/2006 to 6/21/2008, Maytime which ran from 8/16/1917 to 10/19/1918, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical which ran from 10/7/2006 to 9/2/2007 and Showstopper! The Improvised Musical which ran from 1/17/2017 to 12/11/2017,