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Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D 7ES 0330 333 4812

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Box office information

Telephone: 0330 333 4812
Operated by Quay Tickets Agency 9am to 9pm daily, on behalf of the venue.

Booking fees per ticket for telephone bookings:
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For personal callers or by post:
Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1V 7HD
No booking fee for personal callers.

Special Access Needs Customers: 
Wheelchair users and other registered disabled theatregoers can book their seats and enquire about concessionary prices that may be available to them on 0330 333 4815.

Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.

The official website allows you to check the view from any seat selected.


  • Stalls
  • Stalls Boxes
  • Dress Circle
  • Dress Circle Boxes
  • Upper Circle
  • Balcony



The Dress Circle overhangs the stalls at row M. The top of the stage is visible in all rows back to S, and isn't really an issue behind that.

A single block of seats face the stage.

Pillars intersperse the seats in rows R and U.

There are no aisles at the outer ends of rows from U back, but there is an exit by row V.

Rows U to W are entered by going up the side aisles, through a doorway beside row T, around into a corridor and then in from the area behind row W down aisles beside the sound desk or the side of row V.

Seats are off-set to see between the row in front reasonably well in all rows.

The rake (slope to assist seeing over rows in front) is shallow from row F to H, actually dips slightly lower for rows L and M, and becomes helpfully pronounced from row N.


Good in all seats for those up to 5ft 11 at least.

Seats F 3, 4, 22 and 23 and G 1 and 24 have nothing in front. Seat F21 is 75% clear in front.

Choosing seats in general

Rows A to C normally offer acceptable views of the stage from all seats. The central seats offer a slightly better view - thus they are the best value.

The first and last three seats in rows F to Q are outside the proscenium and the view directly ahead is of the wall, though seats do look towards the stage. If asked to pay top price for these seats, choose those situated more centrally in the row.

From row S back, some seats are behind a pillar. Choose these over similarly priced seats in any of the three circles for greater legroom. The price is fair for the view - BUT accept the view is not as great as it could be.

General hazard notes

Row S 5, 6, 19 and 20, T 6, 7, 18 and 19, U 5, 6, 18 and 19, V 6, 7, 16 and 17 and W 5 to 19 (except W7 and 17) have commanding views of pillars supporting the circle.

The rake (slope of the floor allowing folk to see over those in front) isn't as steep as it could be in rows K and L.

Changes for the current production

Row B is the front row, top non-premium price. Seats B11 and 12 are out, meaning C 12, 13 and 14 are central with unlimited legroom.

The stage is eye-level to a 5ft 7 monkey. You will miss the revolve but nothing important, so, at top non-premium price, the monkey would chance B or C, or go around the premium stuff in D to F. M during the week is getting a little far back, Q Friday to Sunday far too far. Maybe take the side view, but there isn't a lot of choice.

Premium prices run central D to M (P Friday to Sunday), with "super premium" in H to L (M at weekends). If you feel like paying it, the monkey would skip D in case the stage is high.

Top non-premium runs right back to central row T. If the stage is high the view should be fair.

Row U drops to a reasonable second price, central 10 to 15 worth a look.

The rest of U to W in their own little world have some fun moments. Every seat outside central U has a pillar in view somewhere. Also note that you cannot see brief moments on the balcony on-stage from these rows.

U 5, 6, 18 and 19 and V 6, 7, 16 and 17 at third price are a decent deal - expect pillars but not in a particularly distracting way but third price is a little harsh. Still, the monkey would go a row back to take V 8, 9, 14 and 15 as about fair for fourth price once cheaper stuff has gone.

Row W is bottom price. It has the sound desk in the middle which does not bother most. W7 and 17 have the least pillar intrusion and most central view. 9 and 15 are next to the They do have their view framed on one side by the pillar, on the other by the sound desk, and above by the circle overhang. A bit like watching through a picture frame. Still, not terrible if other bottom price stuff has gone.

Amusingly, those in W15 to 17 can see the balcony on-stage action on the monitor attached to the sound desk.

W8 and 16 are the ones to avoid with most of the pillar in view. Those here will need to move their heads in towards 9 and 15 to see around the pillar.

Other seats behind pillars are third price - row S6 and 18 are pretty foul. S5 and 19 on the other hand have a good value view and are fine for those not minding moving a head a bit.

Readers comments

"Row A: "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" (November 2023). View from row A was excellent view for 5'7 me. The only time I had to look up was at the start of Act II when Robert does his speech in front of the curtain so he's right at the front edge of the stage. The stage was slightly below my shoulder height when I was sitting down. So I'd say fine for all adults at any rate."

"A13: "Cake" (September 2023), (Bob Pickett). Great seat.  Absolutely dead centre, loads of legroom, seat firm but comfortable (fidgeted a bit toward the end but Cake is a straight-through show with no interval).  Perhaps a little narrow.  Sold with 'High Stage' warning, but the only time I had to tip head back (I'm 5'10") was when the cast came to the very front of the stage.  At this range the music is LOUD (and Cake is a loud show!), if you're not comfortable with this sit further back. Being so close it is necessary to move one's head to see everything (again, sit further back to take it all in at once) but there is a payoff in being able to peek off-set (depending upon the production)."

"A14: "Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical" (November 2021). Seat was comfortable and had great leg room. Had to look up some, but not neck hurting. No one beside you on the right as the stage extends into the audience on a little runway. Missed most of what happened on it, but it didn't matter most of the time.
I was the person in the audience closest to the actor playing Bob Marley. At times he was literally less than arm's length from me. Was great being so up close to the performers for this show.
At the day seat price this seat is a fantastic value. For full price, I would have preferred to be a few rows back. The music was very loud here, so if that would bother you don't book this seat. At times it was vibrating from the bass. Could see into the wings sometimes.”

"R17: "Aspects of Love" (April 2023): decent sight lines, may need to lean to see around heads but this is next to a pillar so you can do it without impunity (I’m 5’ and thought it was fine). Just pray you don’t have a tall and broad person in front of you. Good legroom, and there is even space for bags - yay for next-to-pillar seats!"

"S19: "Aspects of Love" (April 2023), (Taljaard). Sat in S19 in the stalls which came with a big warning about being a restricted view but it was a great seat and the pillar didn't cut out any of the stage."

Stalls Boxes


Either side of the stage.

Boxes seat 3 people.



Acceptable as they have movable chairs.

Choosing seats in general

A moderate view, hovering at average value. Choose Dress Circle boxes L and E first – the height and distance from the stage improves the viewing angle.


General hazard notes

Nearest corner of the stage isn’t visible.

Changes for the current production

Not on sale.

Readers comments

"Box M: Thriller Live. Possibly the worst theatre experience ever. This box has awful view (hindered even more by sound equipment). Dirty and badly maintained. Had to move. Avoid."

Dress Circle


The Upper Circle overhangs the Dress Circle at row C.

A single block of seats curve tightly towards the stage.

Pillars intersperse seats in row F.


Slightly cramped in many seats, better in the front rows. Readers rate row A and one rated legroom in row D as "great" - the monkey felt D "average," though. It felt those up to around 5ft 8 would be fairly comfortable.

Seats H8 and H22 have space for one leg as there is a stair access in front.

Seats G8 and G20 have a little "dangle space" for one leg as the foot space is half present and half a low step for the row behind.


Choosing seats in general

A clear view of the stage is offered from most seats in rows A to E if taller than 5ft 7 or so. Shorter folk suffer from the shallow rake here.

Worth avoiding are the first and last three seats in rows B and C, first and last four in row D and first and last five in row E because they are angled toward the stage, with a lesser view of the edges for the same price!

Row G seats 3 and 10 and row H seats 4 and 11 are directly behind pillars. Other seats in these two rows are ambitiously marked as top price. These rows should be ignored unless a real discount is offered.

If considering a seat behind a pillar, choose the stalls first for greater legroom, although the value is not too bad here.

General hazard notes

The two seats on the ends of row A often have lighting clamps in front.

The monkey received one comment from a reader complaining about people leaning forward in row A and obstructing the view for those in row B.

The curve of the circle cuts off the front of the stage for outermost seats in all rows.

The seating tiers are shallow, not much elevation over the row in front.

The view from row F back is compromised by pillars supporting the circle above.

Seats G8 and G20 have foot space half present and half a low step for the row behind.

Changes for the current production

Top non-premium price goes back to G. Central A to C at premium ("Super Premium in the middle of A and B) price may suit some, but behind them, non-premium price central seats in D have the same view, cheaper. Otherwise the monkey would go for stalls.

Row H seems fair at second price, as do the fifth price restricted view seats between the second price ones. They beat upper circle ones for comfort a little way (stalls will be more comfortable still), but for those bananas nobody could possibly quibble.

Readers comments

"A3 and A4: The seats were excellent, perfect views."

“A10 and A11: I have absolutely no complaints at all. All I would say was that when we returned to our seats after the interval not one person got up to let us pass!! No manners at all!"

“A15 and 16: “Thriller Live,” (Chris B). The view from these seats is amazing, you can see the whole stage clearly with no restrictions (being the front row) and feel very close to the action. The sound is top notch and great for all the MJ classics. There is plenty of legroom too, I can’t recommend these seats highly enough. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!”

"B6: (Chris May). Seat was fine, view was fine, until fat man in front leans forward." 

"B18 and 19: The Dress Circle has no rake and it was quite difficult to see the stage. The theatre was very hot and I was sweating more than the performers on stage. No Air-con obviously. I really am getting to the stage of not seeing many more shows as this experience has proven to me that a lot of theatre owners/producers are not interested in the patrons comfort.

High ticket prices with cramped seats where you can't see the stage, and unbearable temperatures inside the venue."

"C5 and C6: The seats have to be the worse we have ever sat in. Thanks heavens we only paid half price. It was impossible to see over the person in front." 

"C13 and 14: (Cathy). Yes, we had a perfect view, but these have to be the most uncomfortable West End seats ever (other than the Upper Circle at the Palladium !). The upholstery was shot - so effectively sat on a wooden board the whole time"

"C22: Poor view due to the curving front of the balcony cutting off the left hand edge of the stage. I also couldn't see the centre of the stage due to the head of the person in front of me and had to keep moving from side to side."

"D7 and D8: I can't believe they charge £55 for these seats. The circle is so poorly tiered that, unless you're on the front row, you have no clear view of the stage and have to keep ducking and diving to see around the person in front of you. However, for £25 (discount offer), I suppose I can't complain."

"D 16 to 20: Not the best seats in the world but not bad for £17.50 (discounted) I suppose. It is quite a restricted view past about seat 19 onwards and the Royal Circle is rather an odd shape – like an inverted horseshoe almost, so it gives the impression that you are quite a way back from the stage, however the leg room is great."

"D22: Good view and leg room fine. 

"Row E (centre): I had a badly obstructed view of the stage because of the heads of two normal-size people in front of me, thanks to the absence of a reasonable rake in the seating”

"G18: "Peter Pan Goes Wrong" (November 2023), (KC). Marked as restricted view by the pillar, I found that there was no block to my view whatsoever. The pole is completely to the right of you and does block part of G17. I would be more wary about the rake, it's not very steep and tall heads will easily block your view."

Dress Circle Boxes


Four on each side of the theatre at Dress Circle level between the stage and Dress Circle against the side walls of the auditorium.

Six boxes seat three people each, two boxes (D and K) have either two, three or four seats each, depending on production - being narrower, two seats is the preferred configuration though.



Acceptable, as movable chairs are used.

Choosing seats in general

All boxes offer good value at third price, average at second, considering the restricted views.

These are worth choosing for comfort over the rear stalls and Upper Circle at the same price. Pick boxes L and E first, then D and K, I and C and B and H in that order. price, the monkey would skip B and H, perhaps, unless legroom is required.

Boxes E, D and C can take a wheelchair each. Wheelchair users should take box E first, then D then C.


General hazard notes

The edges and back corners are missed.

Changes for the current production

C, D, E, I, J and K are on sale at top non-premium price. A side view but a way of getting a comfy seat and a little privacy. With little action at the sides of the stage too, fair value, feels the monkey.

Readers comments


Upper Circle


The Balcony overhangs the Upper Circle at row C. Views are not particularly affected by it, though E back can feel claustrophobic with a low ceiling.

The Upper Circle is split into a central and two side blocks by aisles.

Row A extends a long way down the sides of the theatre towards the stage.

Pillars intersperse centre block row D.


Confined in all seats, worst in row A. Only A 3, 4, 44 and 45 have slightly more.

A little more space is offered in row B seat 11 and row C seat 10 which have the seat in front slightly offset, leaving a small gap.

Choosing seats in general

Centre Block:
Clear views of the stage from all seats in rows A to C. Take B or C, and avoid A unless a housemate of Snow White’s.

The view from row E back is compromised by pillars supporting the circle above. Those seats directly behind it are very cheap... but there are better views from the Balcony above for the same money, the monkey feels.

Normally the rest of the seats in these three rows are usually cheaper. Only row E 13 to 16 should be considered, skip rows F and G and try for further forward for the same money.

Side Blocks:
An odd viewing angle is noticeable in all seats.

Row A is worth missing for legroom.

Row A seats 3 to 12 and 36 to 45 extend along the side of the theatre, above the boxes. The viewing angle is poor, but the seats have a private door entrance behind them, which is nice.

Seats A 3, 4, 44 and 45 face the front towards the stage. They are set one behind the other. Those here will have to lean out as if through a car window to see the stage.

All these side view seats should be ignored unless you really MUST get into a sold out performance, in which case they will be the last to go and are worth asking for. Cramped (A 3, 4, 44 and 45 are the exception, with legroom - 4 and 45 in particular), side view, have to lean forward to see much...

Further back, choose the seats closest to the centre aisles in rows D and E only if you must, and they are cheaper than central block.

If seats here are cheap they just hover into "fair value" range, feels the monkey... but really only just. It opts for a good box then a seat in the rear stalls first, or saves money by paying less for central Balcony seats in the level above.


General hazard notes

Legroom, particularly most of row A. So poor it is repeated again here...

Seats at the outermost ends of the row may also have rails or equipment in view.

Row E seats 10, 11, 18 and 19, and rows F and G seats 5, 6, 12 and 13 are directly behind pillars.

There are no aisles at the extreme ends of any row in the side blocks. Claustrophobics may like to avoid these!

Changes for the current production

Centre block - row G and single pillar seats aside - are third price. The monkey would take stalls and boxes before these unless short enough for legroom to be no issue. Steps help the shorter see over those in front (if they don't lean forward anyway).

This majority are pretty fairly priced. It likes cheaper row G in particular as it will be more comfortable than the same fourth price seats row A 5 to 43 - the seats to be avoided up here.

Seats behind pillars are fifth price. Once stalls and dress circle ones have gone and if legroom is no issue, fair value, feels the monkey.

Off in the side blocks, take third price tickets only if you must. The centre aisle B to E tickets do provide legroom for one leg - the only benefit of being there for the bananas.

Outermost end pairs of those rows drop to fifth price. The balcony above's front three row ends provide an aisle seat at the same cash, your call feels the monkey.

The row A extension down the sides is to be missed, though A5 and 43 may be acceptable if you want to put one leg into the aisle and look sideways for fifth price.

A 3, 4, 44 and 45 are not on sale.

Readers comments

“A32: (Sam). I know this site is strongly recommending against them, but I just wanted to add a first-hand experience. I am 174cm tall (around 5' 10''). If you are around that height DO NOT sit in those seats AT ANY COST. The view is not awful, but the legroom is CATASTROPHIC!!. I survived the show only because the seats near me were empty, so I sat the whole show sideways".

"A43: "Hadestown" (February 2024). I think Grand Circle A43 at the Lyric underplays them”restricted view”!  Even leaning over the ledge, 50% of the stage was missed as the ledge in front is so high!!!!"

"A43: "Aspects of Love" (May 2023). Sold as restricted view at only £20 (no complaints on price). At the very far the level, next to the stage and boxes. Very short on leg room (and I am only 5 foot!). Almost impossible to see the far left of the stage, even leaning forward. Beware that you may be told off by staff for standing and leaning in your seat, despite there being no rows behind you and, that night, no seats taken anywhere near me (theatre maybe 60% full). Recommend asking to move to a free seat elsewhere; wish I had when I saw others do it."

“D10: “Smaller” (April 2006). Just thought I'd let you know about my recent experience. It was hell! I purchased seat number D10 in the Upper Circle for a performance of "Smaller" (April 2006). Oh the irony at even mentioning the name of the play! Unfortunately, the seat I sat in was not the one I had paid for. I found that I had to sit sideways, not only due to the non-existent leg room, but also due to the seats being extremely narrow.

As a slightly broader theatre-goer (size 18 and 5ft 8), I never expect to be sitting in a seat that is vastly wider than myself, but i do expect to be able to fit into the seat. Imagine my mortification to find that I couldn't! I initially tried by sitting sideways, but found this unbearable as there was no leg room and both seats either side of me was occupied. in the end I spent the first half of the play standing at the back, and managed to find an unoccupied aisle seat to sit in for the second half, which I still had to sit in sideways but was able to stretch one leg out into the aisle. However, I now find that I have bruises on my left leg which was unfortunately wedged against the seat in front.

As the two leads of the play I saw were both role models for the larger lady, I would be amazed to discover I am the only person with this complaint. It is debatable whether Alison Moyet would be able to squeeze into the seat, while Dawn French wouldn't have a hope! I have been told that if I had purchased a seat in the stalls or Dress Circle I wouldn't have had this problem. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford these, so am in effect being punished for being overweight! Isn't it about time theatres realised they need to update their seating arrangements for the 21st Century audience?!"

“Row E: Perhaps not the best seat to comfortably enjoy a show from especially when knees are jammed hard against the seat in front."

"G11 and 12: "Aspects of Love" (May 2023). Perfect central view of the stage, but the overhang means the very top of the stage is not visible (I looked and all you missed was the top half of the orchestra - so not an issue as you only need to hear them).

Seating negatives: there is a walkway directly behind Grand Circle row G, I could hear occasional clanging / chatting from the door behind me (not sure if it was the bar), a light was left on on the left hand side behind me so could see the ushers fidgeting / walking about in the corner of my eye the whole time which was distracting; and they kept going in and out of the doors (maybe they need to put soft close on the doors). Jangling keys (or maybe bangles?), also the walkie talkie I could hear towards the end of the show. Usually I only see the ushers at the beginning of the show or if they are telling someone off for taking photos.

I asked my Mum and the man next to me if they had noticed the above and they also said it was irritating so it wasn't just me who noticed." 



The balcony is split from row E back into three blocks, centre and two sides.

There are metal looping safety rails at the ends of each ow from E back. These should not affect views signficantly.


Row A is the worst, B and C not much better - up to around 5ft 4.

D perhaps to 5ft 6.

Side block E has space for feet under the rail in front. Centre block is meaner, issues for those over 5ft 5 again. 

Central F to 5ft 6. Side block F has a little more, and seats 6 and 21 have nothing in front.

Central G is more generous up to 5ft 8 or so, and H adds another inch. J less so - 5ft 6 again.

Side block G is a little tight, but H is OK to 5ft 8, seats 6 and 21 have nothing in front.

Side block J is raised further and has legroom to 5ft 9 or so.

Choosing seats in general

Seats here are high above the ground, but not vertigo inducing.

Views from almost all seats are clear, except for the first and last two seats in rows B and C. C2 and 26 are officially "restricted view," the others are just to be safe. The monkey doesn't condemn particularly, just notes that other options might be better...

Row F back feels a very long way from the stage - skip G back if possible unless cheaper than rows in front. 

When all seats are the same price, choose centre block A to G over sides for the best view and value. Then take the seats just off the centre aisle in E to G before central seats in row H, then aisle side block H, then centre block J or side block aisle J depending on personal preference.

With two or more price bands, take front central seats first, then those side block seats just off the centre aisle in rows E to G, before accepting centre block seats further back than row E.

General hazard notes

In the rear side blocks there are no aisles at the extreme ends of the row. Claustrophobics may like to avoid these!

A rail tucked behind the end seats in row C upsets some in row D7 and 20.

C2 and 24 are “restricted view.”

Changes for the current production

Fourth price centre rows A to C are an option, but the monkey would go side block E or the same fifth price outer ends of rows A to C as a way of getting an aisle seat as well as being cheaper.

The centre of the main block at third price in rows D and E is very average. The monkey would look over the aisle, cheaper for a not dissimilar view really.

If sticking with the centre block it would take centre block F over centre block E anyway, for the same view, cheaper. This time, much of the side blocks and also central rows F and G seats drop to fifth price.  

The monkey would probably also take the fifth price side block aisle seat in row E rather than more expensive rows D and E centre block; and then go central F or the two in the side block F6, 5, 21 and 22.

The interesting thing is that the outermost three (two on H and J on one side) seats in the side blocks, plus central H and J, are lowest price. The monkey rates them for the bananas if you can't grab rear stalls. For £20 you cannot really go that wrong.

Readers comments

"D7: Has a safety rail in front (running around the back of row C and turning into a handrail to go down to the steps to row C) making it a quite restricted view splitting the stage in half, I imagine its the same for D20 the other side."

Notes best seat advice

Total 959 seats.

Air-conditioned auditorium.

Infrared headsets available, Guide dog sitter available, or dog can remain with owner if the owner is seated in a box - boxes E, D and C can take a wheelchair each. Accessed via level ground through a fire exit, the 'Royal Entrance' apparently. The adapted toilet is next to the Royal Entrance. A fair stab is made at the Lyric. Fuller details from Nimax Theatres on 0330 333 4815 (10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) or email access(insert the @ symbol here) 

Four bars; Foyer (for Dress Circle), Stalls, Upper Circle and Balcony.

No food except Ice-cream and confectionery.

9 Toilets; Stalls 2 gents 3 and 1 cubicle respectively, 2 ladies 2 cubicles in each; Dress Circle 1 gents 1 cubicle, 1 ladies 6 cubicles, 1 Unisex Disabled; Upper Circle 1 gents 2 cubicles, 1 ladies 2 cubicles

General price band information

Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

Based on paying FULL PRICE (no discount!) for tickets, site writers and contributing guests have ALSO created the colour-coded plans for "value for money," considering factors like views, comfort and value-for-money compared with other same-priced seats available.

For a full discussion, opinions, reviews, notes, tips, hints and advice on all the seats in this theatre, click on "BEST SEAT ADVICE" (on the left of your screen).

On the plans below:
Seats in GREEN many feel may offer either noticeable value, or something to compensate for a problem; for example, being a well-priced restricted view ticket. Any seats coloured LIGHT GREEN are sold at "premium" prices because the show producer thinks they are the best. The monkey says "you are only getting what you pay for" but uses this colour to highlight the ones it feels best at the price, and help everybody else find equally good seats nearby at lower prices.

Seats in WHITE, many feel, provided about what they pay for. Generally unremarkable.

Seats in RED are coloured to draw attention. Not necessarily to be avoided - maybe nothing specific is wrong with them, other than opinions that there are better seats at the same price. Other times there may be something to consider before buying – perhaps overpricing, obstructed views, less comfort etc.

Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.


By value for money:


Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue value seating plan


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Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue prices seating plan
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Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue prices seating plan
Friday to Sunday

DAILY LOTTERY: Via app Todaytix at Entries open at 0.01am on the day of the show, with the draw closing 4 hours before performance time. Winners are contacted by email and have 30 minutes to accept their tickets. Maximum 2 tickets per winner. Price £30. 


A reader reminds everyone that legroom in the front Upper Circle is very limited.

Please note: The seating plans are not accurate representations of the auditorium. While we try to ensure they are as close to the actual theatre plan as possible we cannot guarantee they are a true representation. Customers with specific requirements are advised to discuss these with the theatre prior to booking to avoid any confusion.

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Nearest underground station

Piccadilly Circus - Piccadilly (Dark Blue) and Bakerloo (Brown) lines.

The escalator from the platforms ends in a large circular underground area. 

After leaving the barriers, turn to your left, and follow the curve of the barriers around until you see an exit to your right with the sign "Subway 4" over it. Walk under this sign.

Walk through this tunnel and take the first staircase to your right, marked "Shaftesbury Avenue", take the stairs up to the street.

At the top of the stairs, take a very sharp "U Turn" through 180 degrees to your left. Look forwards and upwards for the huge advertising screen. Walk forwards towards it.

The busy road to your left is Shaftesbury Avenue. If you see the Prince of Wales Theatre, and Trocadero centre, wrong way.

For the Lyric Theatre cross the road and turn to your right, walk under the covered area where the cash ATM's and street artists are. Walk straight on, crossing Denman Street, Great Windmill Street, Archer Street and Wardour Street. The Lyric is the first theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.


14,19,22B, 38,53,88,94,159 To Shaftesbury Avenue.


A rank for Black taxis is at Charing Cross Station - a long distance from the theatre. Best chance of hailing one is in the street outside.

Car park

Newport Place, China Town.
The "Theatreland Parking Scheme" may be available. See for details and to book. At this car park, parking under the "Theatreland Parking Scheme" allows a 50% discount in cost for entry after 12 noon and for a maximum of 4 hours (after that parking is at the normal rate).

If you choose the "Theatreland Parking Scheme", you must book in advance at and have a theatre ticket stub dated for a theatre performance on the day you are parking there.

For a full list of car parks and theatres that participate in the 50% off theatreland scheme see

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