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Lyric Theatre Hammersmith

The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith develops, produces and presents contemporary theatre, often working in partnership with producing companies and regional venues. The Lyric delivers a strong community and outreach creative learning programme, and has a studio theatre that is dedicated to younger audiences and culturally diverse work. Our funding supports core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,000,000
  • 2013-2014: £1,023,000
  • 2014-2015: £1,049,598

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Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

14 November - 31 December 2014 The chimneys of Hammersmith will have a familiar visitor this festive season as Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas flies back to the Lyric to charm and delight children under 6 and their families. After two successful years on stage, audiences and critics have declared this show one of the must-see events for every Christmas calendar. ‘Enchanting.’ **** Sunday Times ‘A masterpiece.’ The Stage www.lyric.co.uk

Panto 2014 Bootcamp

Dick Whittington and his Cat Lyric Hammersmith 22 Nov - 03 Jan The streets of Hammersmith will be paved with gold this Christmas as the Lyric’s traditional panto returns for a 6th spectacular year. We are delighted to welcome Dick Whittington and his Cat to W6 for some festive fun in true Lyric style. 'Pantos of the nation, this is the one to beat this season.' Times on Jack and the Beanstalk 2013 Fresh for 2014, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and the very evil Queen Rat. www.lyric.co.uk

West London Mix Tape

As part of Future Fest this summer the Lyric commissioned Rosie Whitney-Fish to create this dance film celebrating Young West Londoners and West London's music history.

A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts: Lemon Challenge

We hit the streets of Edinburgh to see if anyone would eat a whole lemon for the chance to see the Secret Theatre Company's A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts. This is what happened…

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A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts

The Secret Theatre Company hit the Edinburgh Fringe this summer with A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts. Can you lick your elbow? Can you wrap your legs around your head? Can you walk through walls? In this riotous and uplifting show the Secret Theare Company try to complete a series of increasingly impossible acts. With the audience in charge of who performs each night you’ll never see the same show twice. Devised by the Secret Theatre Company What is Secret Theatre? The Secret Theatre Company is a 20 strong ensemble of actors, writers, directors and designers created to challenge the way theatre is produced and presented in Britain. The company has taken London by storm since their first provocative show in September 2013, courting controversy and sparking debate and discussion. Now they bring their innovative and inventive style to the Edinburgh Fringe. http://www.northernstage.co.uk/edinburgh/whats-on/a-series-of-increasingly-impossible-acts

Show 6 by Mark Ravenhill

The Secret Theatre Company hit the Edinburgh Fringe this summer with Show 6 by Mark Ravenhill. Are you who you think you are? A fatal car crash. A memory uncovered. A secret that leads to revolution. A provocative new thriller from award-winning playwright Mark Ravenhill. Discover the secret. What is Secret Theatre? The Secret Theatre Company is a 20 strong ensemble of actors, writers, directors and designers created to challenge the way theatre is produced and presented in Britain. The company has taken London by storm since their first provocative show in September 2013, courting controversy and sparking debate and discussion. Now they bring their innovative and inventive style to the Edinburgh Fringe. http://www.northernstage.co.uk/edinburgh/whats-on/show-6

Secret Theatre Show 5: Backstage interview

Secret Theatre Show 5: A Series Of Increasingly Impossible Acts Until 04 July The Secret Theatre Company's latest show is a blistering celebration of human endeavour featuring mighty failures and great triumphs. 'Gurned, beamed, wept & squirmed my way through Show 5 last night. A film of my face would have made a properly eloquent review.' @matttrueman 'For many reasons, Secret Theatre Show 5 is the kind of thing you want to see over and over again. Pure joy from start to finish.' @dan_hutton www.lyric.co.uk

Secret Theatre Show 5: Back By Popular Demand

Secret Theatre Show 5: A Series Of Increasingly Impossible Acts Until 04 July The Secret Theatre Company's latest show is a blistering celebration of human endeavour featuring mighty failures and great triumphs. 'Gurned, beamed, wept & squirmed my way through Show 5 last night. A film of my face would have made a properly eloquent review.' @matttrueman 'For many reasons, Secret Theatre Show 5 is the kind of thing you want to see over and over again. Pure joy from start to finish.' @dan_hutton www.lyric.co.uk

Show 5: A Series Of Increasingly Impossible Acts

Secret Theatre Show 5: A Series Of Increasingly Impossible Acts Until 04 July The Secret Theatre Company's latest show is a blistering celebration of human endeavour featuring mighty failures and great triumphs. 'Gurned, beamed, wept & squirmed my way through Show 5 last night. A film of my face would have made a properly eloquent review.' @matttrueman 'For many reasons, Secret Theatre Show 5 is the kind of thing you want to see over and over again. Pure joy from start to finish.' @dan_hutton 'Madcap, joyful, irreverent, alive, unpredictable, funny, silly, sad #secrettheatre.' @StephensSimon www.lyric.co.uk

Secret Theatre Show 5 Rehearsals

Secret Theatre Show 5 Until 04 July Expect mighty failures and great triumphs. The latest show in the Secret Theatre season is here and for a limited time only. Prior to a two-week stint at this year's Edinburgh Festival see a sneak preview of Show 5 before anyone else. And with just 13 performances before the show prepares to cross the border, you'll need to book early. www.lyric.co.uk

Future Fest

A new Lyric Theatre is coming soon and as we prepare for the opening celebrations we want you to be a part of it. We are looking for West London's most creative, talented and enthusiastic 11--19 year olds, including actors, dancers, film-makers, artists, singers, beatboxers and a whole lot more. Whatever your skills or abilities, Future Fest is your chance to shine. This summer we will be running ten two-week projects led by top industry professionals. You will learn new skills, develop your creativity and get the chance to perform. It is FREE to take part. Places are limited and demand is high so you will need to audition to earn your place. Auditions will take place on 07 June, 29 June and 13 July. The projects will run in two blocks, 28 July -- 08 August and 11 August -- 22 August. To take part you must be free for at least one block between 10am -- 6pm Monday -- Friday. Want to audition? Visit the website now for more information: www.lyric.co.uk

Secret Theatre Show 4 - Production Trailer

The Secret Theatre Company return with Show 4 a thrilling story of power, corruption and revenge. 'Captivating.' Metro 'Fiercely imaginative.' Telegraph 'When it roars this is a brilliant piece of theatre.' Evening Standard '...restless invention and linguistic virtuosity...' Guardian '...an enthralling rollercoaster ride that sees Secret Theatre going from strength to strength.' British Theatre Guide Book now - www.lyric.co.uk

Secret Theatre - Show 4 in rehearsal (SPOILER ALERT)

SPOILER ALERT The Secret Theatre Company return with Show 4, a story of power, corruption and revenge. Get behind the scenes in the rehearsal room and pick up some clues about the show. www.lyric.co.uk

Secret Theatre - Show 4 Trailer

The Secret Theatre Company return with a story of power, corruption and revenge. www.lyric.co.uk

Father Christmas - Trailer

www.lyric.co.uk Following last year's sell-out success, Raymond Briggs' famous Christmas story returns to the Lyric for 2013. 'Enchanting.' **** Sunday Times 'Delightful.' The Stage Based on the book by Raymond Briggs Adapted by Pins and Needles Published by Puffin Books Copyright © Raymond Briggs

Jack and the Beanstalk - Trailer

www.lyric.co.uk Magic beans, a journey to an enchanted kingdom in the clouds, an evil giant, and some zumba, Jack and the Beanstalk has all the ingredients of a classic panto. The Lyric panto is back with regular favourite Steven Webb who played Buttons in last year's record-breaking hit Cinderella. **** 'Pantos of the nation, this is the one to beat this season.' Times **** 'quite possibly better than ever.' Time Out 'This is a beanstalk definitely worth climbing.' The Stage 'Wonderful [Steven] Webb steals the show.' WhatsOnStage 'Steven Webb is outstanding.' Londonist 'Bursting with puns and high-octane performances.' A Younger Theatre Family fun for everyone aged 6+

Panto Photoshoot

Magic beans, a journey to an enchanted kingdom in the clouds, an evil giant, and some zumba, Jack and the Beanstalk has all the ingredients of a classic panto. The Lyric panto is back with regular favourite Steven Webb who played Buttons in last year's record-breaking hit Cinderella. 'Outrageous and enjoyable.' **** Evening Standard on last year's Cinderella 'A cracking pantomime.' **** Financial Times on last year's Cinderella Family fun for everyone aged 6+ Family Tickets are strictly limited per performance - book early to avoid disappointment. Family Tickets cannot be booked online. Call 020 8741 6850 to book today. www.lyric.co.uk

Panto Bootcamp

Magic beans, a journey to an enchanted kingdom in the clouds, an evil giant, and some zumba, Jack and the Beanstalk has all the ingredients of a classic panto. The Lyric panto is back with regular favourite Steven Webb who played Buttons in last year's record-breaking hit Cinderella. 'Outrageous and enjoyable.' **** Evening Standard on last year's Cinderella 'A cracking pantomime.' **** Financial Times on last year's Cinderella Family fun for everyone aged 6+ Family Tickets are strictly limited per performance - book early to avoid disappointment. Family Tickets cannot be booked online. Call 020 8741 6850 to book today. http://www.lyric.co.uk/whats-on/production/jack-and-the-beanstalk/?pes=Main%20House

Secret Theatre - Show 3 Trailer

www.lyric.co.uk 'Delightfully dark.' Independent 'A riveting 95 minutes.' WhatsOnStage '...smart, effortless and shocking...' Times Visit the website to find out more www.lyric.co.uk

Secret Theatre - Show 3 Trailer

A company of actors, writers, dramaturgs, directors and designers has been working with the Lyric to create something special. An exciting new season of secret shows. We're not going to tell you what the shows are, who wrote them, or who is playing whom, it will be a genuine surprise. You could see a classic, an adaptation or a brand new play. 'Holmes's initiative could possibly become the most exciting thing to have happened for some time.' Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com So for an unexpected and unpredictable evening, get your tickets now. Booking is open for Shows 1, 2 and 3. To find out performance dates and times visit www.lyric.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 020 8741 6850. All tickets are £15 and seating is unreserved so book early to make sure you're a part of the secret. #secrettheatre http://www.lyric.co.uk

Secret Theatre - Show 2 Trailer

www.lyric.co.uk 'Unsettling, absorbing, thrilling... Stunning.' Times 'Pure, crystalline and heartbreaking' Time Out '...raw and intense...' Financial Times A company of actors, writers, dramaturgs, directors and designers has been working with the Lyric to create something special. An exciting new season of secret shows. So for an unexpected and unpredictable evening, get your tickets now. To find out performance dates and times visit www.lyric.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 020 8741 6850. All tickets are £15 and seating is unreserved so book early to make sure you're a part of the secret.

Secret Theatre - Show 1 Trailer

A company of actors, writers, dramaturgs, directors and designers has been working with the Lyric to create something special. An exciting new season of secret shows. We're not going to tell you what the shows are, who wrote them, or who is playing whom, it will be a genuine surprise. You could see a classic, an adaptation or a brand new play. 'Holmes's initiative could possibly become the most exciting thing to have happened for some time.' Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com So for an unexpected and unpredictable evening, get your tickets now. Booking is open for Shows 1 and 2. To find out performance dates and times visit www.lyric.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 020 8741 6850. All tickets are £15 and seating is unreserved so book early to make sure you're a part of the secret. #secrettheatre http://www.lyric.co.uk

Secret Theatre Rehearsals

A company of actors, writers, dramaturgs, directors and designers has been working with the Lyric to create something special. An exciting new season of secret shows. We're not going to tell you what the shows are, who wrote them, or who is playing whom, it will be a genuine surprise. You could see a classic, an adaptation or a brand new play. 'Holmes's initiative could possibly become the most exciting thing to have happened for some time.' Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com So for an unexpected and unpredictable evening, get your tickets now. Booking is open for Shows 1 and 2. To find out performance dates and times visit www.lyric.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 020 8741 6850. All tickets are £15 and seating is unreserved so book early to make sure you're a part of the secret. #secrettheatre http://www.lyric.co.uk

Secret Theatre - Nick Manning

A company of actors, writers, dramaturgs, directors and designers has been working with the Lyric to create something special. An exciting new season of secret shows. We're not going to tell you what the shows are, who wrote them, or who is playing whom, it will be a genuine surprise. You could see a classic, an adaptation or a brand new play. 'Holmes's initiative could possibly become the most exciting thing to have happened for some time.' Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com So for an unexpected and unpredictable evening, get your tickets now. Booking is open for Shows 1 and 2. To find out performance dates and times visit www.lyric.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 020 8741 6850. All tickets are £15 and seating is unreserved so book early to make sure you're a part of the secret. #secrettheatre http://www.lyric.co.uk

Secret Theatre - Joel Horwood

A company of actors, writers, dramaturgs, directors and designers has been working with the Lyric to create something special. An exciting new season of secret shows. We're not going to tell you what the shows are, who wrote them, or who is playing whom, it will be a genuine surprise. You could see a classic, an adaptation or a brand new play. 'Holmes's initiative could possibly become the most exciting thing to have happened for some time.' Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com So for an unexpected and unpredictable evening, get your tickets now. Booking is open for Shows 1 and 2. To find out performance dates and times visit www.lyric.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 020 8741 6850. All tickets are £15 and seating is unreserved so book early to make sure you're a part of the secret. #secrettheatre http://www.lyric.co.uk

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