Led by the new £15M Reuben Foundation wing, the Lyric Hammersmith has reopened as London's first teaching theatre for the performing arts. The extension houses studio spaces (film, dance, and theatre), a cinema, workshops, recording studio, music practice rooms, offices and teaching spaces in a new two storey building atop the existing King's Mall shopping centre. Tying into the existing building at key points, the new building complements the Lyric's existing suite of spaces, all given a facelift and thermal upgrade. A renovated cafe, bar, and foyers have also transformed the Lyric's public face.
Developing the site to the West and directly adjacent to the existing building the vision is to transform the Lyric into a new kind of cultural and educational building which marries the Lyric's reputation as one of the UK's most exciting and acclaimed producing theatres with its track-record for supporting and training young people.
New facilities will include three flexible rehearsal studios primarily for Theatre, Film and Dance, a State-of-the-Art Recording Suite with separate studios for Music, Radio and TV & Film Editing, Music Practice Rooms, a fully-functioning 50 seat cinema, an ICT Learning Suite, workshops, meeting and seminar rooms, staff offices and student social spaces throughout the building.
London Borough of Hammersmith
Hammersmith, London UK
The Arts Council
Department for Education
London Development Agency
North Fulham New deal for communities
London Borough of Hammersmith/Fulham