Hiring Us

Behind every theatre is its customers and performances and at the Lyric we love to see people using our venue. This is why our hiring charges are very competitive and flexible. The main house and the studio are available for hire and we are confident that when you see what the Lyric has to offer hiring companies you will choose the Lyric to put on your event.

Hirers are advised that “availability” is only one criterion when considering requests for hire from organisations & companies. Other key criteria include:

Anti-clash & Programme Balance: To avoid similar events appearing too close together;

Business Case: Based on realistic projected attendance figures & income generation;

Audience Development: Appeal to existing audiences and new target groups;

Technical & Physical Factors: Assurance that facilities & staff can comfortably meet the requirements of the event;

Commitment to supporting the sustainable theatres practices: A demonstrable commitment to sustainable green theatre practice & work/life balance of all.

Taken together, the hiring charges & criteria are designed to provide a cost effective, tailored solution to the specific needs of your production. To check availability and an informal discussion, please contact the Programming Unit on 0345 226 3510 between 10am - 4.30pm.