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Posted on 20 May 2013
Almost 5,000 free tickets for Lyric Theatre shows have been given out through Audience Northern Ireland's Test Drive the Arts project since the theatre was rebuilt in 2011, it has been revealed.
Posted on 07 February 2013
Did you know you can catch a show on a Sunday at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast for as little as £10? The Lyric's new Standby Sunday tickets are already proving a hit with theatre-lovers but its £10 tickets are just one of a fantastic range of deals to ensure everyone is able to see a live stage show.
Posted on 30 August 2012
Critically acclaimed playwright, Abbie Spallen, has just been announced as the Lyric Theatre Belfast's new Writer-in-Residence. The Newry-born writer was described by the New York Times as "part of a new generation of Irish writers and filmmakers who are tackling weighty contemporary issues".
Posted on 04 July 2012
Take a trip down memory lane or spot your favourite Lyric production among a new exhibition of photographs - many of them never previously seen - charting more than five decades of drama at Belfast's best-loved theatre.
Posted on 28 June 2012
In a history stretching back more than five decades, the Lyric Theatre Belfast has staged many dramas.
Posted on 22 May 2012
Tourist chiefs have recognised the vital contribution of the arts to the tourist industry by bestowing the award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism to the Lyric Theatre Belfast.
Posted on 17 May 2012
The Lyric Theatre Belfast has impressed a panel of architects to win a hat-trick of awards at the Royal Society of Ulster Architects' (RSUA) Design Awards.
Posted on 24 April 2012
The Lyric Theatre is exporting two successful Titanic productions across the Irish Sea to ensure they reach a wider audience marking the centenary year of the infamous shipwreck.
Posted on 23 April 2012
Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney will address a sold-out audience at the Lyric Theatre Belfast tonight, Monday 23 April, marking the start of a fortnight's celebration of the new building's first anniversary.
Posted on 07 March 2012
Oscar-winning father and daughter team, Terry and Oorlagh George were reunited last night with actor Conleth Hill, star of The Shore, who is on stage at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. The film director and producer were keen to see Conleth who is in the final few days of his run in Uncle Vanya at the Lyric.
Posted on 05 March 2012
The Lyric Theatre in Belfast has received a prestigious Civic Trust Award for its newly-built theatre on the banks of the Lagan. The judges described the new Lyric Theatre as "a dazzling building of international quality, constructional design and execution".
Posted on 16 December 2011
In the six months since opening upwards of 40,000 theatre-goers have attended a show at the newly named Northern Bank Stage of Belfast's Lyric Theatre, it was revealed today. A string of hard-hitting plays and star performances have contributed to the success of the Northern Bank Stage, the main auditorium and focal point of the new £18.1million Lyric Theatre.
Posted on 31 October 2011
The Lyric Theatre in Belfast is today celebrating after winning an award in London last night for its promotion of cultural diversity. The annual Theatre Awards UK are given by the Theatrical Management Association (TMA) to honour creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on stages throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the Lyric Theatre won the Cultural Diversity award for its Pat and Plain project in partnership with the Ulster-Scots Agency.
Posted on 22 August 2011
Local and national talent will share centre stage in the Lyric Theatre's Autumn/Spring season launched today, including Kenneth Branagh, Rob Brydon, double Olivier award-winning and Tony award nominee Conleth Hill and Niamh Perry from TV talent show I'd Do Anything.
Posted on 16 August 2011
The Lyric Theatre is launching a new year-round training programme called Theatre School in September and will offer a suite of drama programmes designed to suit all ages and abilities for children and adults.
Posted on 27 June 2011
First Minister Rt. Hon Peter D. Robinson recently visited the new Lyric Theatre to find out more about the role that Northern Ireland's only full-time producing theatre plays in promoting local culture, employment, economic and community development.
Posted on 22 April 2011
The new Lyric Theatre opens on Sunday 1 May with a gala performance of its first production The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Miller's compelling dramatisation of the hellish Salem witchcraft trials, an allegory to McCarthyism, quickly became a central and revolutionary work in the canon of American drama. With its cast of 19 actors, The Crucible will be one of the largest shows the Lyric has ever produced and is an ideal opportunity to showcase the new auditorium - the Northern Bank Stage - and break in the theatre's rehearsal room.
Posted on 24 March 2011
The Lyric Theatre expressed delight that its Chairman, Mark Carruthers received an OBE from HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for his services to drama in Northern Ireland on Thursday 24 March.
Posted on 14 March 2011
The stunning new £18.1million Lyric Theatre opens with The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Hailed as one of the greatest plays ever written, the play marks the return to the Lyric of what it does best: producing professional drama and working with and nurturing the best of local indigenous talent.
Posted on 01 March 2011
The Lyric Theatre has revealed that a Playwright-in-Residence will take up a year's post at the theatre when it opens in May 2011. The newly appointed writer, David Ireland, will be a key associate artist for the Lyric as new writing talent is central to the theatre's artistic policy. David's residency is an integral part of a wider plan to nurture and support the development of plays and playwrights and he will have a unique opportunity to work in a busy theatre environment at a formative stage in his career development, as well as working on a commission for the theatre.
Posted on 23 February 2011
The Lyric Theatre today expressed sadness at the death of one of its earliest stalwarts, the distinguished painter TP Flanagan. Terry was a supporter of the early Lyric Theatre and was amongst the first Trustees when the Lyric was established as a charitable trust from 1960. Terry designed and painted many sets for the early Lyric in its base in Derryvolgie Avenue.
Posted on 10 February 2011
Why not support the Lyric and help raise funds to purchase equipment for the new theatre by naming a seat in the main auditorium. This is a unique opportunity to mark a special date, like Valentine's Day, pay a lasting tribute to a friend or loved one whilst demonstrating your commitment to the arts.
Posted on 08 December 2010
Northern Ireland's flagship Lyric Theatre today announced a major funding boost as details of a five year partnership with Northern Bank were revealed at an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to the new theatre. Building work is nearing completion and the Lyric will reopen its doors on Sunday 1 May 2011 with a gala performance on the newly named Northern Bank Stage.
Posted on 01 December 2010
Mark Carruthers was delighted to receive an award at the Imagination and Excellence in Business Awards on Saturday 27 November, for his leadership and commitment in raising over £18m for the Lyric Theatre's capital campaign
Posted on 26 November 2010
Belfast's Lyric Theatre is delighted to announce the establishment of an annual Playwright in Residence award and is now seeking applications for the inaugural residency which will commence in Spring 2011. This is a unique opportunity for a writer to work in a busy theatre environment at a formative stage in his or her career.
Posted on 20 May 2010
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales met members of the Lyric's team during a recent visit to Belfast. Prince Charles was shown a model of the new theatre by the Lyric's Chief Executive, Ciaran McAuley, and he discussed the Lyric's fundraising campaign with Development Director, Angela McCloskey.
Posted on 01 March 2010
Lurgan born, Stella McCusker triumphs at the 13th annual Irish Theatre Awards in Vicar Street, Dublin, by winning Best Actress in the Lyric Theatre's production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
Posted on 02 March 2009
The Lyric Theatre has scooped two nominations in the prestigious Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards highlighting the cream of productions, writing, acting, lighting, costume and set design in 2008.