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About Us

The award-winning Lyric Theatre makes a unique and vital contribution to the community as the only full-time producing theatre in Northern Ireland.


 

We have premiered the works of playwrights such as Stewart Parker, Martin Lynch, Marie Jones and Christina Reid, and employed some of Northern Ireland’s finest actors, including Adrian Dunbar, Dan Gordon, Conleth Hill, Ciaran Hinds, Stella McCusker, Frances Tomelty and the Theatre’s patron, Liam Neeson.

Our Mission

The Lyric Theatre is a playhouse for all.  We are a shared civic space for artists and audiences alike; a creative hub for theatre-making, nurturing talent and promoting the critical role of the arts in society.  Our mission is to create, entertain, and inspire.

Our mission is supported by values and behaviours that inform everything we do:

We are welcoming. The Lyric Theatre is an inclusive and accessible space for all: a creative place to play, learn, question and explore.

We  are nurturing. Our goal is to galvanise, and empower artists, whilst nurturing new generations of talent through the Lyric Drama Studio and our Creative Learning and New Writing programmes.

We inspire and entertain. We aim to provide theatre experiences that entertain and inspire; challenging audiences to explore their own and other stories.

History of the Lyric

Many exciting and notable things have happened between the birth of the Lyric in 1951 and the present day. Let us tell you about a few of them...

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Our Building

Built in dramatic red Belfast brick, steel, concrete and timber, its angular exterior is a landmark of South Belfast.

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NEW WRITING

We are committed to bringing exciting new work to the stage through our Writer In Residence & New Playwrights Programme

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Costume & Props Hire

Our Hire department offers hundreds of costumes, props and pieces of furniture.

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Our Supporters

Thanks to those who help the Lyric

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STAFF

Who's who? Meet the Lyric team.

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JOBS

Find out if there are any vacancies at the Lyric Theatre.

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