Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

 
 
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Lyric Shaftesbury AvenueThe Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue's oldest theatre was opened in 1888, just two years after the street itself was completed. An indistinct red brick building, it lacks the grandeur of the neighbouring Gielgud and Apollo, but has a charm and unassuming beauty that are all its own. The auditorium is also unconventional, with u-shaped balconies offering fine unrestricted views and bringing the audience closer to the action than in many large theatres. Though designed as a home for comic opera, the Lyric's major successes have been with serious drama. The Kenneth Branagh/Emma Thompson partnership had one of its first major successes in 1989 with Osborne's Look Back in Anger. Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus premiered here, starring Alec Guinness and with Bennett in drag as Mrs Swabb, the cleaning lady. Other successes include the premier of Alan Ayckbourn's How the Other Half Loves (1973) and high-energy musical Five Guys Named Moe.

 

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Thriller LiveThriller LiveThriller LiveMichael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show must go on "to the memory of the man and his incredible music". The lights of the Lyric were dimmed and a minute's silence was held in the auditorium on the night of the first performan5th March 2015Sunday 6th September 2015 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue,   Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7ES
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event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  1st October 2009 to 6th September 2015
Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show must go on "to the memory of the man and his incredible music". The lights of the Lyric were dimmed and a minute's silence was held in the auditorium on the night of the first performan... More about this event
 
Compania De Flamenco: Jay Markwick: ExplosionCompania De Flamenco: Jay Markwick: ExplosionMarwick, female lead Victoria Guijarro Hernandez and the company perform traditional flamenco, Bulerias, Farrucas and Tangos in this vibrant fusion of dance and music.27th April 2015Monday 27th April 2015 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue,   Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7ES
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Compania De Flamenco: Jay Markwick: Explosion
The Gruffalo: Tall Stories Theatre CompanyThe Gruffalo: Tall Stories Theatre CompanyThe Gruffalo: Tall Stories Theatre CompanyThe Gruffalo is a classic that kiddies just love and this Tall Stories adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is "A fine piece of children's theatre," says The Sunday Times; "Monstrous fun," says The Daily Mail. The plot which begins with the loveable little mouse taking a 'stroll through the deep, dark wood' is enchan1st July 2015Sunday 6th September 2015 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue,   Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7ES
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event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  1st July to 6th September 2015
The Gruffalo is a classic that kiddies just love and this Tall Stories adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is "A fine piece of children's theatre," says The Sunday Times; "Monstrous fun," says The Daily Mail. The plot which begins with the loveable little mouse taking a 'stroll through the deep, dark wood' is enchan... More about this event
 
 

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Euston Railway Station
 
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    Every Hotel Piccadilly
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £103  30% off
    Coventry Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
     
     
     
    Cafe Royal Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £229  37% off
    68 Regent Street, W1B | 3 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
     
     
     
    Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £109  39% off
    Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Gielgud Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
     
     
     
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    Criterion Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
     
     
     
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    Prince of Wales Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The ... More
     
     
     
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    Comedy Store
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
     
     
     
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    Prince Charles Cinema
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once was. ... More
     
     
     
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    Curzon Soho
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
     
     
     
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    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 7 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
     
     
     
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    The Ruling Class
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th January to 11th April 2015
    Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 8 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Atonement actor James McAvoy who played a highly acclaimed Macbeth in an all-Scottish production here two years ago, returns to Jamie Lloyd's Traf Transformed season at ...More
     
     
     
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    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
    Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 10 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
     
     
     
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    Lights Of Soho
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Brewer Street, W1F | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
     
     
     
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    Piccadilly Circus
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
     
     
     
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    Horse and Dolphin Yard
    London > Attractions >
    W1D | 3 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
     
     
     
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    Gelupo
    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    7 Archer Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    From the team that bought you Bocca Di Lupo comes Gelupo, a traditional Italian gelateria, delicatessen and espresso bar in the heart of Soho. Gelupo is ... More
     
     
     
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    Anabela Chan
    London > Shopping > Jewellery
    6 Denman Place, W1D | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Hand-crafted magical, fun and fabulous jewels that tell stories is designer Anabela Chan's vision for her brand of jewellery. Her pieces, available at her London store ... More
     
     
     
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    My Cup of Tea
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    5 Denman Place, W1D | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    With specially sourced and blended teas and tisanes, working with multigenerational tea makers around the world, from Lithuania, Guatemala and France to India, Egypt and Japan, ... More
     
     
     
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    Bocca di Lupo
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    12 Archer Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    There was much excitement among the critics when this Italian restaurant opened at the beginning of 2009. Giles Coren writing in the Times gave it his ... More
     
     
     
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    Shoryu Soho
    London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
    3 Denman Street, W1D | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Shoryu Ramen opens a second restaurant, Shoryu Soho, replicating the Japanese restaurant on Soho's Denman Street with a similar menu to the Regent Street original. Specialising ... More
     
     
     
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    Ed's Easy Diner
    London > Restaurants > American restaurants
    Trocadero Centre, Unit 34B, 19 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    American Cuisine. ... More
     
     
     
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    Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 10 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
     
     
     
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
     
     
     
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    L'Atelier des Chefs
    London > Education > Adult Education
    19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 13 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
     
     
     
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    AWAY Spa W London
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    10 Wardour Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
     
     
     
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    Urban Golf Soho
    London > Leisure > Golf
    33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Beauty Lounge
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    1 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 4 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    All therapists at The Beauty Lounge in Kingly Court work in the media, fashion and beauty industry so when you go for a make-up leseson you'll ... More
     
     
     
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    Waxy O'Connor's
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
     
     
     
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    Waxy's Little Sister
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
     
     
     
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    Endurance
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
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    Comedy Camp
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    3 Archer Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Excellent, intimate bar with a mainly gay crowd in the middle of Soho, boasting the usual combination of expensive but superior cocktails and finger food, ... More
     
     
     
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    Bar Rumba
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    Located nearby to Leicester Square, Bar Rumba is a lively bar that's ideal for late-night partying in the West End. Having moved away from its urban ... More
     
     
     
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    Madame Jojo's
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    8-10 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    This was once a sleazy Soho strip club, as the name suggests, and it really shows. Deep reds are the dominant colour, with mirrors, booths and velvet curtains creating ... More
     
     
     
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    68 Dean Street
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
     
     
     
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    Haymarket Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
     
     
     
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    Odeon, Leicester Square
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
    One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
     
     
     
     

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    Freedom Bar 2 minutes walk from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

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    Piccadilly Comedy Club
    Comedy | On 5th March 2015 

    The Comedy Pub 2 minutes walk from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

    Stories and anecdotes from 2007 Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Award-winner Luke Toulson. Also featuring Stephen Bailey, Joey ...More

    The Best In Stand-Up
    Comedy | On 5th March 2015 

    Comedy Store 2 minutes walk from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

    Dry and cynical humour from stand-up and self-confessed pessimist Mike Gunn. Also featuring Marlon Davis, John Warburton and MC Imran ...More

    Downtown March Showcase
    Concerts | On 5th March 2015 

    Freedom Bar 2 minutes walk from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

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    Russell Howard
    Comedy | On 5th March 2015 

    Leicester Square Theatre 3 minutes walk from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

    Observational stand-up from the Mock The Week panellist, as he prepares for his new Comedy Central series....More

    Rewind: Featuring Raff & The Remedies (Full Band)
    Concerts | On 5th March 2015 

    Floridita 3 minutes walk from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

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    Queerlyout
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th April 2015 

    Ku Bar 3 minutes walk from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

    Resident DJs spin house and dance....More

    Marcus Bonfanti Band
    Concerts | On 5th March 2015 

    The Hippodrome 4 minutes walk from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

    Classic and contemporary blues by the guitarist and his accompanying musicians....More

    Go Music Mad: Music Making Tutorials
    Exhibitions | On 5th March 2015 

    Westminster Reference Library 4 minutes walk from Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

    Tired of the sky-high cost for getting your music produced?...More

     
     
     
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