29 Shaftesbury Avenue
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Access/ How to Get There
The Lyric Theatre is the oldest theatre to stand on Shaftesbury Avenue and its location on the street brings it close to a number of other venues, including the Apollo Theatre, with which it forms a block. Also nearby are the Gielgud, Queen’, Piccadilly and Prince of Wales Theatres. As it is in central London, there are also an array of amenities one would expect to find in a city centre.
For those arriving by London Underground, the nearest tube station takes the form of Piccadilly Circus, though Leicester Square is also in close proximity. For those arriving by train, the nearest train station is Charing Cross.
Meanwhile, for those arriving by the road there is a number of bus services operating in the area, whilst the Theatreland Parking Scheme can provide discounts for theatregoers arriving by car, provided they check the Transport for London site in advance.
In terms of disabled access, the Lyric Theatre features an adapted toilet, which can be found inside the Royal Entrance and to the left, within the Royal Retiring Room. In the auditorium, those on scooters or in wheelchairs can find spaces in Boxes C and D, with room for a guest as well. This also applies to Box E, which can fit either two wheelchairs, or one wheelchair user and a guest. The Dress Circle features transfer seating. Access for disabled visitors is through the Royal Entrance – which is the EXIT door found to the left of the venue as you face it.
For those hard-of-hearing, there is an infra-red system in place with a total of five headsets available for visitors. Meanwhile, there are a maximum of two guide dogs allowed inside the auditorium (or staff can dog-sit).
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