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Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Hammersmith Logo
King Street
Country  United Kingdom
Architect Frank Matcham
Capacity 550 (Main House)
110 (Studio)
Opened 1895
Rebuilt 1979
Coordinates: 51°29′35″N 0°13′35″W / 51.49306°N 0.22639°W / 51.49306; -0.22639

The Lyric Hammersmith is a theatre on King Street, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, which takes pride in its original, "groundbreaking" productions.[1] It has two main performance areas: the Main House, a 550-seat 19th-century auditorium, rebuilt from the original Frank Matcham-designed theatre,[2] which hosts its main productions; and the 120-seat Studio, which houses smaller productions by up-and-coming companies.[1] The Lyric also presents frequent "Lyric Children" and "Lyric Music" performances as well as "Sunday Night Comedy".[1]

Its current artistic director is Sean Holmes, and its executive director is Jessica Hepburn,[3] and its current show is the acclaimed[4] Spring Awakening musical.


Five strands

"The Lyric’s programme is divided into five strands":

  • Main House
  • Studio
  • Music & Comedy
  • Lyric Children
  • Lyric Young Company[1]

Production History

(Source: "What's On: Past Productions" on the Lyric official website.[5])


  1. ^ a b c d "About the Lyric: What We Do", Lyric official website, accessed 9 May 2008.
  2. ^ John Earl, "Presidential Address: The Crest of a Wave", Frank Matcham Society Magazine, n.d., accessed 9 May 2008.
  3. ^ "About the Lyric: Lyric Company", Lyric official website, accessed 9 May 2008.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "What's On: Past Productions", Lyric official website, accessed 9 May 2008.

External links

  • Lyric – Official website of the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.


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