The Lyric Theatre is a West End theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster.
Designed by architect C. J. Phipps, it was built by producer Henry Leslie with profits from the Alfred Cellier and B. C. Stephenson hit, Dorothy, which he transferred from the Prince of Wales Theatre to open his new venue on 17 December 1888. It was the second theatre to be constructed on this stretch of Shaftesbury Avenue and is now the oldest on the street. The foyer and bars were refurbished in 1932-33, and the facade was restored in 1994. At present it seats 967 on four levels, although it originally was designed with a seating capacity of 1,306. The theatre still uses an electric pump to operate its iron curtain.
Early in the theatre's history, it staged mostly comic operas, and later it has been a home to light comedies, musicals and straight dramas.
The theatre retains many of its original features (including being built behind an original 1767 house front, at the rear to Great Windmill Street, the former house and museum of Sir William Hunter) and the theatre was Grade II listed by English Heritage in September 1960.
Love MJ from tlft, 29/07/14
If you like the songs of Michael Jackson this is for you! They sang almost every one of his most popular songs from his beginnings with the Jackson 5 through to the end of his career. The songs I missed that were not included were: Jam, Remember the Time, Scream
Thriller live show from Holly, 27/05/14
This show was amazing.i just wanted to see it again as soon as it was finished.the cast were fantastic.they had so much energy and talent .the show was spectacular from start to finish.the singing and dancing was absolutely brilliant.it made my trip to London.totally wonderful-would thoroughly recommend it -completely loved it and want more tickets to see it again.
Fabulous Evening that went too quic... from Orton, 03/02/14
We went to see Thriller Live with some friends on Saturday 1st February 2014. We have been to see many musicals and productions over the years and I have to say that this is definitely one of the best and would highly recommend it to anyone who recognises the slightest tunes from Michael Jackson. The cast were outstanding and a real credit to themselves. Normally I would not go back a second time to see a production as there are so many to see and like to have variety, however I will be booking to go back with my mum and daughter. Thank you for a fab evening x