Lyric Theatre Belfast

Lyric Theatre Belfast

Postby shadow » Sun Oct 26, 2003 2:28 pm

Competition complete:

6 finalists
1 winner
1 very close 2nd

project subject to funding due to be announced in Belfast at exhibtion of 6 shortlisted (date to be agreed)

56 entries for original competition
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Postby Starch » Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:26 pm

... there were 2 schemes announced joint winners...they then had to submit a cost analysis........o'donnell and tuomey won it
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Postby alan d » Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:50 pm

What's their scheme like?
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Re: Lyric Theatre Belfast

Postby Starch » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:56 am

good news at last!


Belfast's Lyric theatre designed by O'Donnell + Tuomey is in line for a grant of more than £1m from Belfast City Council, the BBC has learned.
The £1,250,000 - from a £3m fund for cultural development - has been voted through by a committee, but has to be agreed by the full council.

The old building is due to close early next month for the £17m redevelopment, but before construction begins 95% of the cost had to have been raised.

If this grant is approved next month, the project can go ahead.

It is understood theatre management was worried that if the scheme is delayed, costs could spiral, holding up the whole process.

The new Lyric is to be built on the site of the current theatre on the banks of the River Lagan.

Last month the theatre was given £250,000 by the Foundation for Sport and the Arts.

In June, a private donor pledged £1m on top of the funding already promised by government departments.

development site http://www.supportthelyric.com/whyrebuild/index.html

images from the architects http://www.odonnell-tuomey.ie/webpage/lyric/lyric.htm
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Re: Lyric Theatre Belfast

Postby Papworth » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:54 pm

Was in the 'Pavilion Theatre' ?? last night with the family and really enjoyed the Spirit of Christmas show, great broadway type show I thought , which surpassed our expextations considering its location in a prefabricated shed with hot air blowers in the midlde of nowhere City West, Made me think of the dire lack of modern type venues such as the Lyric that are so lacking and not even planned for Dublin.:mad:
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Re: Lyric Theatre Belfast

Postby Starch » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:34 pm

.....................yeah i have high hopes for belfast, this is only one example of good investment in the arts.......though i have say that the renovated and extended Grand Old Opera house which was unveiled this year is particularly shite, it is extremely heavy handed and the colours on the main facade are yuck

front of house
http://flickr.com/photos/willbakker/1484155970/in/photostream/

stage / equipment entrance
http://flickr.com/photos/willbakker/1483309055/

...hope remains with the new OMAC theatre spaces in the cathederal quarter
www.abc-d.co.uk/Editors_Choice/Hackett_Hall
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Re: Lyric Theatre Belfast

Postby Starch » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:35 am

....Liam Neeson closed the Lyric last weekend> now for the demolition : )
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Re: Lyric Theatre Belfast

Postby Fearg » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:04 am

Starch wrote:....Liam Neeson closed the Lyric last weekend> now for the demolition : )


Its demolished now, apart from a section of the gents which the builders seem to be using as a store!
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Re: Lyric Theatre Belfast

Postby Starch » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:39 am

some new sneaky little shots of the new Lyric
http://www.supportthelyric.com/newtheatre/index.html
...it looks as it has changed quite alot from the initial images on O'Donnell and Tuomey's site
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