Tipping the Velvet  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 24TH OCTOBER 2015

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, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 0QA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
From Sep 18, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Oct 3, 10, 14, 17, 24, 2.30pm, ends Oct 24
 
PRICES
£15-£35
 
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Tipping the VelvetAcclaimed playwright Laura Wade, responsible for writing Posh, brings Sarah Waters's audacious bestselling novel, the subject of a memorable three-part mini-series produced and broadcast by the BBC in 2002, to the Lyric stage in an electrifying new adaptation, directed by Lyndsey Turner who worked with Wade on Posh. Framing the whole piece "within the language of the music hall and performance", Lyric director Sean Holmes told The Guardian, this stage adaptation of Tipping the Velvet is "a really big theatrical, populist but surprising show".

 

About Lyric Hammersmith

Frank Matcham's velvet and gilt theatre was saved from demolition - following a public outcry - by being carefully dismantled, moved from its location further down King Street and then rehoused on its current site. As a consequence, the Lyric Hammersmith's gorgeous Victorian auditorium is housed in a severely utlitarian concrete cube, above Kings Mall shopping centre. More about Lyric Hammersmith

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Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  38% off
124 King Street, W6 | 5 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
The old Fuller's brewery forms the home of this stylish budget hotel, conveniently located halfway between Heathrow Airport and Central London. It's an easy stroll to ... More
 
 
 
Chiswick Rooms
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
407 Goldhawk Road, W6 | 15 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Chiswick Rooms is a contemporary-designed boutique hotel in west London, offering high quality four star accommodation and convenient access to the city. The hotel has a ... More
 
 
 
K West Hotel & Spa London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £48  30% off
Richmond Way, W14 | 15 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
The K West Hotel and Spa oozes luxury - its sleek design runs from the striking exterior through to the rooms, restaurant and the spa. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Feb 2019 at 11am and 1pm
Tipping the Velvet, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 | Same location as Tipping the Velvet
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Tipping the Velvet, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 | Same location as Tipping the Velvet
Avant-garde theatre quartet 1927 bring their show, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, to the Lyric Hammersmith this winter following sell-out runs at the ...More
 
 
 
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Blue Oyster Cult
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 22nd February 2019 - 7pm
Tipping the Velvet, 45 Queen Caroline Street, W6 | 3 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
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Riverside Studios - Theatre
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Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 | 6 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Excellent small studio theatre staging innovative comedy and more serious productions. The Riverside's location on the Thames in Hammersmith makes it the local theatre of West ... More
 
 
 
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Riverside Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Crisp Road, W6 | 6 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Riverside Studios has a little bit of everything under its roof, including a cinema, cafe and studio theatre. The cinema is one of the few in ... More
 
 
 
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William Morris Society
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Upper Mall, W6 | 9 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
The William Morris Society is a great place to find out more about English textile designer, poet and and socialist activist, William Morris, best known for ... More
 
 
 
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Maggie's Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
Fulham Palace Road, W6 | 10 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Maggie's Centre next to Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith is the first cancer care hospice in England (there are several more in Scotland) for this charitable ... More
 
 
 
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Emery Walker's House at 7 Hammersmith Terrace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Hammersmith Terrace, W6 | 14 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
One of 17 gorgeously preserved Georgian houses overlooking the Thames at the west end of Hammersmith's Upper Mall, 7 Hammersmith Terrace the former home of Emery ... More
 
 
 
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Hammersmith
London > Shopping > Specialists
St Paul's Church, Queen Caroline Street, W6 | 2 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
 
 
 
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Warren Evans Furniture
London > Shopping > House and Garden
240 Trussley Road, Hammersmith, W6 | 8 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Handmade wooden beds, matresses and furniture that are a class above your average flat packed homeware. All the timber is ethically sourced and fairly traded, with ... More
 
 
 
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West Six Garden Centre
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Ravenscourt Avenue, W6 | 9 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
The delightful West Six Garden Centre at the south end of Ravenscourt Park has a great selection of plants, seeds, garden ornaments and outdoor furniture, all ... More
 
 
 
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Lyric Hammersmith Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Lyric Square, W6 | 1 minute from Tipping the Velvet
If you're coming to the Lyric for a night at the theatre - or even if you're just passing Lyric Square - the Lyric Cafe is ... More
 
 
 
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Lyric Hammersmith Roof Garden
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Lyric Square, W6 | 1 minute from Tipping the Velvet
On the first floor of the excellent Lyric theatre in Hammersmith is an elevated oasis overlooking Lyric Square. The terrace has blossomed into a roof garden; ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
8 King Street, W6 | 1 minute from Tipping the Velvet
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 11 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
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King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 14 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults. Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ... More
 
 
 
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Leiths School of Food and Wine
London > Education > Cookery Courses
16-20 Wendell Road, W12 | 19 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Courses in practical cookery for enthusiastic amateurs at London's best cookery school. Evening courses at Leiths run from 6.45pm to 9.15pm on a variety ... More
 
 
 
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Frame Hammersmith
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Kings Mall, King Street, W6 | 1 minute from Tipping the Velvet
Putting the fun into fitness, Frame puts you through your paces with mini-trampolines and dance classes under a disco ball but they also offer ... More
 
 
 
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Ravenscourt Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ravenscourt Avenue, W6 | 9 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Ravenscourt Park is a scenic green space with a selection of tennis courts - spread out in three areas of the park - basketball court, bowling ... More
 
 
 
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Brackenbury Natural Health Clinic
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
30 Brackenbury Road, W6 | 11 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Well respected natural health clinic where colonic irrigation is offered along with alternative treatments like cranio-sacral therapy, psychotherapy and homeopathy.... More
 
 
 
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Hole in the Wall
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12 Sutton Lane, W4 | 3 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
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Dartmouth Castle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26 Glenthorne Road, W6 | 3 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
A world away from the chain shops and identikit booming bars that centre around Hammersmith's busy high street and transport hub, the Dartmouth Castle is worth ... More
 
 
 
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The Stonemasons Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, W6 | 3 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Hammersmith's original gastropub was highly rated for its bare brick walls, wooden furniture and no frills interior; what mattered was the food. Things have changed in ... More
 
 
 
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Riverside Studios Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crisp Road, W6 | 6 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
West London's excellent riverside cultural centre offers a cinema, West End standard theatre, cafe, and a comfortable bar with outdoor river terrace under one roof. Situated ... More
 
 
 
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Green Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
45A Goldhawk Road, W12 | 13 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Where the Bush Bar and Grill used to be - down a dingy alley off Goldhawk Road - we now have the Green Room. Gone is ... More
 
 
 
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BrewDog Shepherd's Bush
London > Nightlife > Bars
15-19 Goldhawk Road, W12 | 13 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
With 40 draught taps BrewDog bar in Shepherd's Bush by BrewDog, Scotland's largest independent brewery, is a veritable cathedral to craft beer. It has the biggest ... More
 
 
 
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 14 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ... More
 
 
 
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High Road House
London > Business > Venue Hire
162 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 | 23 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
Chiswick felt like it had truly arrived when Soho House owner Nick Jones decided 2006 was a good time to open up here - 'first Soho, ... More
 
 
 
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Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute
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Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute, 3 Olaf Street, W11 | 25 minutes from Tipping the Velvet
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The Big Enormous Present: Pied Piper Theatre Company (Ages 3-8)The Big Enormous Present: Pied Piper Theatre Company (Ages 3-8)An exploration of fitting in.2019-02-21T11:00:00+00002019-02-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square  2 King Street    W6 0QA
Category: event
Now On
The Big Enormous Present: Pied Piper Theatre Company (Ages 3-8)
The Animals and Children took to the StreetsThe Animals and Children took to the StreetsAvant-garde theatre quartet 1927 bring their show, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, to the Lyric Hammersmith this winter following sell-out runs at the National Theatre back in 2011 and 2014. Created by the company's co-founders, poet Suzanne Andrade and film-maker Paul Barritt, the show is set in a stinking tenement block and uses liv2019-02-21T19:30:00+00002019-03-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square  2 King Street    W6 0QA
Category: event
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £10-£42
DATES  19th February to 16th March 2019
VENUE  Lyric Hammersmith 
Avant-garde theatre quartet 1927 bring their show, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, to the Lyric Hammersmith this winter following sell-out runs at the National Theatre back in 2011 and 2014. Created by the company's co-founders, poet Suzanne Andrade and film-maker Paul Barritt, the show is set in a stinking tenement block and uses liv... More about this event
Ian McKellen On StageIan McKellen On StageIan McKellen On StageMost people think about putting their feet up at the age of 80 but Ian McKellen, star of stage and legend on screen celebrates his 80th birthday with an 80-date, 8-month country wide tour. In London, alone, he's appearing on 20 dates at theatres and arts centres across the city and, what's more, all the profits will be donated to each theatre's cha2019-03-03T14:30:00+00002019-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square  2 King Street    W6 0QA
Category: event
On Soon

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Sunday 3rd March 2019
VENUE  Lyric Hammersmith 
Most people think about putting their feet up at the age of 80 but Ian McKellen, star of stage and legend on screen celebrates his 80th birthday with an 80-date, 8-month country wide tour. In London, alone, he's appearing on 20 dates at theatres and arts centres across the city and, what's more, all the profits will be donated to each theatre's cha... More about this event
 
Ghost StoriesGhost StoriesGhost StoriesHaving premiered at Lyric Hammersmith back in 2010, Ghost Stories has since become a global phenomenon and in 2019 it will return to the west London theatre as part of Sean Holmes' last season as artistic director. Not recommended for those with a nervous disposition, the show is a series of short stories strung together by academic presenter, Prof2019-03-29T00:00:00+00002019-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square  2 King Street    W6 0QA
Category: event
 

event > Kids Events > Storytelling
PRICING  £10-£42
DATES  29th March to 11th May 2019
VENUE  Lyric Hammersmith 
Having premiered at Lyric Hammersmith back in 2010, Ghost Stories has since become a global phenomenon and in 2019 it will return to the west London theatre as part of Sean Holmes' last season as artistic director. Not recommended for those with a nervous disposition, the show is a series of short stories strung together by academic presenter, Prof... More about this event
 
Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)Following a successful run in 2015, Kneehigh theatre return to Lyric Hammersmith in 2019 with Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), a reimagining of John Gay's infamous musical satire, The Beggar's Opera. 'Bursting with wit, wonder and weirdness', the show features a cast of actor musicians who shimmy their way through a story about an ass2019-05-21T00:00:00+01002019-06-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square  2 King Street    W6 0QA
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event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING  £10-£42
DATES  21st May to 15th June 2019
VENUE  Lyric Hammersmith 
Following a successful run in 2015, Kneehigh theatre return to Lyric Hammersmith in 2019 with Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), a reimagining of John Gay's infamous musical satire, The Beggar's Opera. 'Bursting with wit, wonder and weirdness', the show features a cast of actor musicians who shimmy their way through a story about an ass... More about this event
Kneehigh: Dead Dog In A Suitcase (And Other Love Songs)Kneehigh: Dead Dog In A Suitcase (And Other Love Songs)Kneehigh's contemporary re-imagining of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, written by Carl Grose and directed by Mike Shepherd.2019-05-21T19:30:00+01002019-06-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Lyric Hammersmith,   Lyric Square  2 King Street    W6 0QA
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Kneehigh: Dead Dog In A Suitcase (And Other Love Songs)

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