The Lyric Theater is the oldest surviving theater along Shaftesbury Avenue, London's most famous stretch of theaters. The Lyric is a neighbour to the Apollo Theater and the Gielgud Theater, all three of which are practically on top of one another! Being so central in London, the Lyric Theater is close to a number of transportation links. For London travel updates visit before you travel.


The nearest national rail station to the Lyric Theater 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 Theater will be on your right hand side.


The nearest tube station to the Lyric Theater 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 Theater 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 theater will be on the right hand side.


Buses to Shaftesbury Avenue: 12, 14, 19, 38
Buses to Regent Street: 6, 15, 23, 88, 93, 139, 159, 453


The Lyric Theater is situated within the London Congestion Charging Zone which applies weekdays (not bank holidays) from 7am until 6pm and costs £10 per day. If you are driving to the theater after 6pm then you will not be charged. The Lyric Theater 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 theatergoers can save 50% if they have their ticket validated at the theater.


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.