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Lyric Theatre Hammersmith Box Office Returns

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This material is held at V&A Department of Theatre and Performance
Reference Number(s) GB 71 THM/423
Dates of Creation 1964-1966
Name of Creator New Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
Language of Material English
Physical Description 1 box

Scope and Content

This small collection contains box office returns for shows which ran at the New Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. They are dating from 1964 until 1966 covering the immediate two years before the theatre's closure at its original site on King's Street in Hammersmith, London.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1895 as an opera house. In 1966, after more than 70 years the theatre was forced to close its doors and was scheduled for demolition.

After a public outcry, the interior of the theatre was dismantled and rebuilt during the 1970s on its current site on King's Street in Hammersmith, where it reopened in 1979. The original theatre was located nearby.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for consultation in the V&A Department of Theatre and Performance's Reading Room, which is located at Blythe House, 23 Blythe Rd, Olympia, London, W14 0QX. The Reading Room is open Tuesday to Friday between 10.15 am and 4.30 pm. Access to it is by appointment only. To request an appointment please email tmenquiries@vam.ac.uk or telephone 020 7942 2698.

Access to some of these files may be restricted. These are identified at file level.

Conditions Governing Use

Archival material may not be photocopied. Arrangements can be made to photograph material in the reading room using non-flash photography.

Appraisal Information

This collection was appraised in line with the collection management policy.

Custodial History

The source of acquisition for this collection is unknown. These items used to be housed within the Lyric Buildings file, which forms part of the core collections, held by the V&A Department of Theatre and Performance.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

See also the core collections of the V&A Theatre and Performance Department. Material relating to the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith may be found in several collections, including the biographical, productions, company and photographs files.

Please ask for details.


Theaters -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century

Corporate Names

Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith, London, England)

Geographical Names

Lyric Hammersmith

Cataloguing Info

Title Lyric Theatre Hammersmith Box Office Returns
Creation Created by Paul Shackleton using the cheshire for archives ead creation tool 2012-03-28