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FinTrU announces Theatre Bursary for exceptional talent at Lyric Drama Studio

12 Oct 2020

The Lyric Theatre is delighted to announce that, for the third year running, FinTrU, the Belfast-based Financial Services company, will …

The Gap Year – the Development

05 Oct 2020

Clare McMahon submitted The Gap Year to Fishamble’s A Play For Ireland in late 2017.  Although just an idea at …


22 Sep 2020

We invite audiences to take a seat, tune in and enjoy an exclusive ‘first listen’ of brand-new work from emerging, …

The Development of Denouement

11 Sep 2020

John Morton submitted Denouement for our very first New Playwrights Programme in 2017 and by the end of the first …

The creative team behind Denouement standing outside the Lyric Theatre

New play starring Marie Jones and Ian McElhinney keeps spirit of Lyric alive

21 Aug 2020

We are delighted to announce that we will welcome our first performance in over five months this week – an …

example of work from young people on design course as part of the summer programme 2020

Online Summer Programme a Great Success!

18 Aug 2020

Our first venture into online workshops has been a great success with young people aged 6 – 18 enjoying workshops …

Writer John Morton

‘Denouement’ shortlisted for New Play award

13 Aug 2020

We are thrilled to share the news that ‘Denouement’ by Irish writer John Morton, has been shortlisted for the 2020 …

Lyric Drama Studio alumni receive 15 places to Drama Schools

13 Aug 2020

Mary O’Malley, who founded the Lyric Theatre, thought Drama for young people was vital. With no full-time actor training available …

Philip Caraher, Nuala Trainor of Sentireal, with Erin Hoey, Philip Crawford and Claire Murray, Lyric Theatre

Helping to rewrite the narrative on Digital Theatre experience

12 Aug 2020

Lyric Theatre Belfast is leading the way on a vital exploration of the future role of digital experiences within theatre. …