Box Office: 01308 424901

 Hiring the Lyric

The Lyric is a beautiful, unique, quirky venue in the centre of Bridport, packed full of atmosphere and history, making it an ideal venue for artists to come and make and showcase their work. We are an artist-led team so we want to support artists as much as possible. 

We can offer artists access to our auditorium hall with stage, blackout curtains, stage lighting and sound facilities. With access to the kitchen, heating and a list of nearby digs, The Lyric has been the venue of choice for several brilliant artists and companies in which to rehearse, R&D, set build and try out their work to a discerning audience. These have ranged from a few days to 8 weeks over the summer. Surrounded by the coast and countryside, Bridport provides a breath of fresh air for city artists! 

Our auditorium

  • Max capacity 150 seated or standing
  • Parquet floor
  • Small stage area with curtains and a proscenium arch

Refreshments & Catering Facilities

  • There is a small kitchen with tea/coffee making facilities. It is not suitable for big scale food preparation but there is an option to hire The Lyric with a prep kitchen in a nearby building.
  • We have a small bar, cafe and are licensed to sell alcohol.
For the full venue spec please contact us by emailing admin [@]

Other hires

We have limited availability where it is possible to hire The Lyric to fit around our programme. We focus on activities that are arts-based or have creativity at the core, and that are a good fit for The Lyric. On occasion we allow hire for other events such as birthdays, weddings, conferences, film or photo shoots, but availability is limited. 

Please drop us a line with your hire requirements: admin [@]


Photo: Mechanical Animal in residence at The Lyric, summer 2015

In this section Forthcoming Events
25 Feb - 25 Feb 2019 Scratch and Spit: Spillage
26 Feb - 26 Feb 2019 Laughs at the Lyric
8 Mar - 9 Mar 2019 Outer Circle
The Lyric Theatre
9 Barrack Street, Bridport DT6 3LX
Box Office: 01308 424901