Map and Nearby

The Lyric Theatre is situated in Central London, on the famous Shaftesbury Avenue which also hosts the prolific Apollo Theatre, Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Theatre and Queen’s Theatre. Extremely close to Piccadilly Circus, the Lyric Theatre has many easily accessible public transport links across London, from the Underground to buses and taxis. Due to the location, there are several restaurants and hotels surrounding the Lyric, making it great for a day out in London.

Lyric Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES


Rail and Tube

Charing Cross is the nearest National Rail service to the Lyric Theatre and is a 10-15 minute walk away from the venue. Once outside Charing Cross station, cross over the road at the traffic lights and turn left down Ducannon Street. At Trafalgar Square, go up St Martin’s Place towards Charing Cross Road until it meets Shaftesbury Avenue. Turn left and the Lyric Theatre should be on the right.

Alternatively, the Lyric Theatre is 2 minute walk away from Piccadilly Circus underground, which is on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines. This connects to King’s Cross St. Pancras for easy National Rail connections. You are also able to walk to Leicester Square underground, which connects to the Piccadilly and Northern lines, providing connections to King’s Cross St. Pancras, Charing Cross and Euston. Leicester Square underground is a mere 7 minute walk from the Lyric Theatre.

The closest underground station to the Lyric Theatre is Piccadilly Circus, which connects across London.


Buses arrive and depart from around Piccadilly Circus, which is 2 minutes away from the Lyric Theatre.

Available bus routes are: 14, 19, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94 and 159.

Car and Taxi

If travelling to the Lyric by car, it is best to take advantage of the Q-Park Theatreland Parking Scheme, which saves 50% off off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify for the scheme, hand your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at the Lyric Theatre box office, and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. The closest participating cark park is Masterpark – Chinatown, Newport Place.

Black cabs can be hailed from outside the Lyric Theatre.