Lyric Theatre, Sydney
|Address||Pirrama Road, Pyrmont|
|Owned by||Foundation Entertainment Group|
|Current use||Musicals, theatre, concerts, opera, ballet|
Sydney Lyric plays host to large scale musicals, theatre productions, concerts, opera and ballet. In 2012, the Sydney Lyric will host the Australian premiere of Legally Blonde. The venue changed to its new name, Sydney Lyric, in late 2011.
The theatre first opened in September 1997 with its first act being Michael Crawford and has since then played most to many well known musicals and entertainers.
Performances include: 2014 - Strictly Ballroom (world premiere)
2013 - War Horse, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Blue Man Group, Grease
2012 - Legally Blonde the Musical (Australian premiere). An Officer and a Gentleman (world premiere), Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
2011 - Annie (2011-12), Richard III starring Kevin Spacey, Elton John Live, An Evening with Al Pacino, Stevie Wonder Live, Hairspray, Doctor Zhivago (world premiere)
2010 - Phantom of the Opera, Cats, West Side Story
2009 - Mamma Mia, Chicago, Buddy
2008 - Priscilla Queen of the Desert (return), Shout
2007 - Miss Saigon
2006 - Priscilla Queen of the Desert - the Musical (world premiere 2006-07), Dusty
2005 - The Producers
2004 - We Will Rock You (2004-05), Lisa Marie Presley, Cirque Dreams, Shanghai Circus, Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Saturday Night Fever
2003 - The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
2002 - Mamma Mia, Oliver, Pirates of Penzance
2001 - The Wizard of Oz, Hale and Pace, Singing in the Rain, Michael Ball, Petula Clark
2000 - Annie, Tony Bennett, Jerry Lewis, Al Jarreau, Peter Ustinov
1999 - The Merry Widow, Geraldine Turner, Kamahl, Adam Brand, Popcorn, Tony Bennett, The Sound of Music
1998 - Julio Iglesias, An Ideal Husband
1997 - Michael Crawford, Natalie Cole, Peter Paul and Mary, Elisa Chan, Kenny Gee, K.D.Lang, Air Supply
Pyrmont is an inner-city suburb of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Pyrmont is located 2 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Sydney. It is also part of the Darling Harbour region.
Pyrmont was once a vital component of Sydney's industrial waterfront, with wharves, shipbuilding yards, factories and woolstores. As industry moved out, the population and the area declined. In recent years it has experienced redevelopment with an influx of residents and office workers.