Venue Hire Options

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Whether you’re entertaining valued or prospective clients or rewarding hard working colleagues, look no further than the Lyric. We can accommodate intimate gatherings, large groups and everything in between.

Our range of affordable venue hire options incorporates versatile and luxurious rooms, state of the art facilities. Our experienced team will work with you to tailor your event, ensuring your guests enjoy the warmest of welcomes and the most memorable of evenings.

Whether you’re planning conferencing, meetings, formal or informal entertaining, create an event that is distinctive and full of character, and finish on a high with a Lyric Theatre production.


There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building. A range of other business services is available at an additional charge including: / Fax / Photocopying / Printing / Telephone.


A comprehensive range of Production, Event Management Services, Exhibition and Audio Visual Equipment is available. Please ask for full details.

The main auditorium is a modern 389 seat theatre in a single steep rake and is ideal for large-scale conferences, performances and seminars. Every seat boasts optimum sightlines / No seat more than 15m from the stage / Space for eight wheelchair users in three areas of the seating / Infra-red sound amplification and local hearing loop provision / Accoustically designed wooden lining to auditorium / Full technical specifications available upon request.

The studio has flexibility to facilitate end stage, traverse, thrust, in the round, cabaret and promenade performances, as well as readings, concerts and possibilities for large-scale hospitality, exhibition and conferencing events.

A bustling hub of activity by day and by night, the Café/Bar is a very public and vibrant space. The integrated terrace is a glass-fronted, cantilevered lobby extending out over the Lyric gardens with relaxing riverfront views of the River Lagan. A dramatic new space for a dramatic experience, the Café/Bar is an ideal space for corporate entertaining, product launches and promotional events.

Each of these rooms is stylish, bright and spacious with an abundance of natural light. These versatile rooms are perfect for meetings and private dining. They carefully balance privacy and aesthetic, boasting floor to ceiling windows and inviting terraces, which afford uninhibited views over Belfast and Stranmillis Embankment.

A bright, medium-sized, flexible space with windows opening onto the theatre gardens and encompassing views of the Stranmillis Embankment, the McGrath Suite is perfect for conferences, seminars, exhibitions, workshops, performances and corporate entertaining.

The Rehearsal Room is a large, airy, multi-purpose space, ideal for conferences, seminars, exhibitions, workshops, performances and corporate entertaining. Special features include double height space, hanging grid and a timber engineered sprung floor.

A medium sized versatile room, the under studio space offers privacy for meetings, small conferences, seminars and screenings.

For more information contact our Duty Supervision team on 028 9038 5681 or

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    Peter Quigley (1950 - 2015)
    We were saddened to hear of the death of Peter Quigley yesterday.  Peter was well-known and well-loved throughout the world of Northern Irish theatre, and he will be remembered in particular for his many performances on the Lyric stage alongside other leading actors of his generation.

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