It is with great sadness and regret that we announce that the Lyric Theatre will be closed until further notice.
We do this so we can play our part in combatting the spread of CV19 amongst our audience, our staff, and neighbours.
We take this unprecedented action with heavy hearts. This is the first time in the Lyric’s history that we’ve been forced to close our doors; even during the very darkest days of the Troubles the Lyric remained open. The closure of theatres and other cultural venues will have a very real and devastating impact on the theatre industry and arts community as a whole. Cancelling upcoming performances means that artists will not work, and audiences will not get a chance to see shows that we’ve put our hearts and souls into creating. These are strange and uncertain times for us all but if we can help prevent the spread of this virus then this is the most important action we can take for our industry and our society.
In these precarious times for artists and arts organisations, we’re respectfully asking our ticket holders to consider donating their ticket in order to help support the Lyric, our artists, and our visiting companies who have been forced to cancel shows and have lost vital employment. For anyone who needs or wants a full refund, please contact our box office team who will be happy to accommodate you. Please do bear with us as we expect to deal with a high volume of calls over the next few days.
We send solidarity to all our friends and colleagues across the theatre sector, and to our fantastic audiences. We urge you all to take care of yourselves; to self-isolate if required and to stay healthy. We look forward to welcoming you back to your Lyric Theatre when we open again. In the meantime, take care and see you soon.