Box Office: 01308 424204
The Building

The Lyric Theatre is a very special old building. Built as an Independent Chapel in 1746, it has been a Temperance Hall, the Liberal Hall and was the original Electric Palace Cinema. It was listed in 1950 and was used as the Bernard Gale School of Dancing for many years. From ballet to salsa and pantomimes galore, Bernard taught hundreds of pupils in his time here until 2002 when he passed away leaving a great legacy of dance in the town.

The building was left empty for 4 years until we bought it in September 2010; saving the building from property developers whose intention was to turn it into flats.

Upstairs is now an artist's studio and a space for creating puppets and costumes for productions.

Downstairs is our kitchen, welcoming cafe, toilets and beautiful, flock wall-papered auditorium complete with proscenium-arch stage, a very old grand piano and removeable dance floor for classes.

We are running the theatre as a spontaneous venue for artists  to create and showcase their work in. If youre interested in bringing your work to the Lyric or in hiring it, please contact us.


In this section Forthcoming Events
27 Feb - 27 Mar 2017 Puppet Club Feb/March 2017
31 Mar - 31 Mar 2017 Celebration, Florida
12 Apr - 13 Apr 2017 A Heart at Sea
The Lyric Theatre
9 Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX
Box Office: 01308 424204