"For over fifty years the Lyric has been an indispensable part of Northern Ireland’s cultural heritage, empowering, inspiring, engaging and entertaining." Liam Neeson, OBE
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
As Northern Ireland’s only full-time producing theatre, Belfast’s Lyric Theatre plays a unique and central role within the cultural life of city, region and beyond.
The new Lyric Theatre opened in April 2011 and includes a 375-seat main theatre, a studio, and a rehearsal room. The auditorium and production facilities form the heart of a facility that provides a holistic experience for theatre-goers. Acoustically, the two auditoria are optimised for speech clarity, vocal projection, and a wide dynamic range allowing and encouraging a new level of intensity of experience and artistic growth.
Working in collaboration with Irish award-winning architects O’Donnell+Tuomey, Sound Space Design provided services covering auditorium acoustics design, noise and vibration control, and sound isolation of spaces from the outside city environs.
Lyric Theatre – 01
The revamped Lyric Theatre is a lesson in how buildings should be built, with plenty of creases.
Lyric Theatre – 02
A real work of art.