Lyric Hammersmith Theatre: COVID-19 Statement
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre will close to the public until Friday 17 April.
Following the announcement made by the Prime Minister at 5pm on Monday 16 March, the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has cancelled all activity and closed the theatre to the public until Friday 17 April. We will continue to actively monitor and follow government advice. We are contacting everyone who is affected by this change to our planned scheduling.
Although we are incredibly grateful for the public funding we receive, it covers less than 20% of the income we require for our work – both on and off stage. As a charity, the loss of all income from ticket sales, classes, our bar, restaurant, hires and other activities represents a significant financial shock for us.
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has been at the heart of the theatre industry and our community for 125 years. Now is the time for us all to support each other and we look forward to welcoming our community back to our theatre as soon as we can.
If you are able to support the Lyric at this time we are asking for donations to our Lyric Recovery Fund, you can donate here.