As the oldest surviving Theatre along Shaftesbury Avenue, the Lyric Theatre is full of late Renaissance charm. This means that, with some help from restoration work, the theatre has many of its original features and, sadly for the modern-day audience member, this also means that many architectural pillars remain in the auditorium.
There are a lot of visual restrictions affecting the Lyric Theatre, not just the odd pillar. The U shape of the auditorium means that there are many instances of side angle views, and as the theatre is on four levels, the Circle overhangs can be a bit of an issue. Luckily these seats tend to be significantly cheaper than others, however when visiting the Lyric it is always best to plan your seating in advance to avoid any sight-line heartbreak.
Below is a list of the various seating levels and what price seats they offer, along with a list of restrictions for the cheaper seats. Please note that prices are subject to vary depending on the show.
|£27.50- £35(Restricted View)
||The odd few seats at the back of the Stalls are within this price category as they are considered to have a restricted view of the stage and in many cases this means a pillar obstruction.
||G 3-4 and 10-11 along with H2-4 and 11-12 are within this price category as they are placed around a pillar.
||Side seats in the Upper Circle are within this category as they considered to have a restricted view due to the side angle view they provide – audience members will have to lean forward to get a good vantage point.Seats located behind pillars are also in this price category.
||All Balcony seats are within this price range as the section is considered to have a limited view. Lowest price seats of £27.50 are at the sides of each row and the back of the section in rows H&J. All seats in the middle of this section are around £30
|£47.50 - £57.50
||Seats in the higher end of this price category can be found along the very back row of the Stalls (row R.)
||Box B, accessed via the Dress Circle, is within this price category.
||Other than the restricted view seats mentioned above, the majority of the Upper Circle seating is within the lower half of this price category.
||Other than the restricted view seats mentioned above and the premium seats listed below, all seats in the Stalls are within this price category.
||Other than the restricted view seats mentioned above, all Dress Circle seats are within this price category.All Dress Circle Boxes (excluding E) are within this price category.
||F-J seats 9-16 in the Stalls are considered to be ‘premium’ seats as they offer the best view of the stage.