The award winning Lyric Theatre was the result of an RIBA International Design Competition held in May 2003 from which O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects (Dublin) were selected.
The design responded to the irregular shape and elevation of the site, the river setting and the surrounding brick streetscapes and green park areas.
The new building, completed in April 2011, is very different from the back rooms of Mary and Pearse O’Malley’s Derryvolgie Avenue house from which the theatre began back in 1951.
The Lyric is now firmly established as Northern Ireland’s leading producing theatre.Swing by for a walk around the public areas or book onto one of two special backstage tours were you will learn of the theatre’s fascinating history, the redevelopment from 2009 2011 and of the many established writers and performers who have treaded it’s boards.
You’ll also get a glimpse backstage at the state of the art performing spaces, dressing rooms and technical facilities!