The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre needs your help.
In 2020 we celebrated our 125th birthday at the same time as having to close our doors. We are facing our biggest challenge in history.
We WILL reopen our beautiful theatre and play our part in supporting our community but only with your help.
Why are we crowdfunding?
We are a charity.
We rely on ticket, classes, bar and events sales for 75% of our income. None of these are possible while the building is closed.
We have been closed for 6 months.
The emergency support from the government, whilst gratefully received, is not enough to ensure long term financial viability, or to fulfil our social mission within our community. We have sadly had to start a redundancy consultation in September in order to streamline the organisation to weather the ongoing uncertainty and ensure a long-term future for the Lyric. We are devastated that our closure has lead to some of our talented team being made redundant.
We need your support now more than ever. Any donation, no matter how small, will help us survive this critical time.
About the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
The Lyric’s story is one of survival and determination.
For 125 years we have been producing world-class work from the heart of Hammersmith in our incredible Victorian 600-seat theatre.
We bring the very best theatrical talent to Hammersmith. Our community has protected us from threats of demolition and closure. Our proscenium arch theatre has survived both world wars to remain a constant home for the highest quality contemporary theatre that attracts local, regional and national audiences.
If you saw our 2019 production of 'A Doll's House' (image below), a family show or one of our famous christmas pantos you are one of the 2 million people who have been through our doors over the last 10 years. We are asking for your help so that we can return to bring you more world class theatre.
For 125 years we have been passionate about serving our community, performing our vital civic duty to ensure that every young person has access to arts education and equal opportunities to thrive. We have had the honour to support so many young lives across West London through our programmes and work; we are committed more than ever to continuing this essential work to ensure no young person misses out because of this pandemic. This is our reason for being here.
About Save Our Theatres
In villages, towns and cities across the country, theatres are at the heart of their community. Places to come together, to be inspired and be entertained. Theatres are where our best-loved actors learn their craft and thousands of others learn valuable skills.
But we risk losing this forever.
Theatres saw their main source of income disappear in an instant when they closed in March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ongoing uncertainty puts all theatres in a perilous situation. The government’s bailout is spread across all cultural organisations and certainly won’t be enough to save all of the UK’s theatres.
Without urgent support, we could lose our nation’s amazing theatres. Please help us to make sure our theatres survive this crisis and will be there to be enjoyed by future generations.