The Lyric Theatre is the oldest surviving theatre along Shaftesbury Avenue, London’s most famous stretch of theatres. The Lyric is a neighbour to the Apollo Theatre and the Gielgud Theatre, all three of which are practically on top of one another! Being so central in London, the Lyric Theatre is close to a number of transportation links. For London travel updates visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk before you travel.
The nearest national rail station to the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue is Charing Cross (10-15 minute walk). Cross over the road at the traffic lights outside Charing Cross station and then turn left down Ducannon Street. By Trafalgar Square, head straight up St Martin’s Place to Charing Cross Road for about 5 minutes. As Charing Cross Road meets Shaftesbury Avenue, turn left. Head straight down Shaftesbury Avenue and the Lyric Theatre will be on your right hand side.
The nearest tube station to the Lyric Theatre is Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines), with Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) also near by.
Piccadilly Circus (2 mins)
From Piccadilly Circus head straight out of the station and turn left up Great Windmill Street. Take the immediate right onto Shaftesbury Avenue and the Lyric Theatre will be on your left hand side.
Leicester Square (5 mins)
Out of Leicester Square station head towards Leicester Square itself. As you pass the square, turn right up Rupert Street then left onto Shaftesbury Avenue. The theatre will be on the right hand side.
For buses to Shaftesbury Avenue: 12, 14, 19, 38
For buses to Regent Street: 6, 15, 23, 88, 93, 139, 159, 453
The Lyric Theatre is situated within the London Congestion Charging Zone which applies weekdays (not bank holidays) from 7am until 6pm and costs £11.50 per day. If you are driving to the theatre after 6pm then you will not be charged.
The Lyric Theatre is part of the Q-Park Scheme. The nearest participating car park is the 24hr Q Park Chinatown Car Park (20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR). Parking costs £18 for up to 3hrs, and £24 for 4hrs but theatregoers can save 50% if they have their ticket validated at the theatre.
Plenty of black cabs can be found along Shaftesbury Avenue and can be hailed down with ease. There is also a designated taxi rank outside Charing Cross rail station.