UK Travel Guide


Lyric Theatre Hammersmith

The Lyric Hall opened in 1888 and in 1890, following alterations, became the Lyric Opera House. Redesigned in 1895 by Frank Matcham the theatre experienced mixed fortunes until in 1918, with new decoration and now named The Lyric Theatre, it was 'discovered' by theatre-going audiences from London's West End. For the next 15 years it hosted many famed players in well-known productions, until it once again lost its following and the theatre remained dark until after the Second World War. Reopening in 1946 with a diverse programme of plays the theatre remained in business until the decision in 1972 to demolish it to make way for property development. The interior of the present Lyric stands as testimony to the might of public opinion. Only a strong outcry prevented the 1895 plasterwork of the auditorium being lost. The nearest Tube station is Hammersmith.

Located at: King Street, London, W6

Telephone: 020 8741 2311

Opens: Box Office Open 10:00am - 8:00pm

Cost: Tuesday - Thursday 10 - 12, Friday and Saturday

Closest Subway Station: N/A (Click to see more atrraction at this station)