#SaveOurTheatres - Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

by Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 3rd November 2020 we successfully raised £79,846 ( + est. £7304.75 Gift Aid ) with 621 supporters in 56 days

Thank you! We have reached our target but you can still support the Lyric by donating to our Recovery Fund via our website.

by Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London, England, United Kingdom

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre needs your help.

In 2020 we celebrated our 125th birthday at the same time as having to close our doors. We are facing our biggest challenge in history. 

We WILL reopen our beautiful theatre and play our part in supporting our community but only with your help.

Why are we crowdfunding?

We are a charity. 

We rely on ticket, classes, bar and events sales for 75% of our income. None of these are possible while the building is closed.

We have been closed for 6 months. 

The emergency support from the government, whilst gratefully received, is not enough to ensure long term financial viability, or to fulfil our social mission within our community. We have sadly had to start a redundancy consultation in September in order to streamline the organisation to weather the ongoing uncertainty and ensure a long-term future for the Lyric. We are devastated that our closure has lead to some of our talented team being made redundant. 

We need your support now more than ever. Any donation, no matter how small, will help us survive this critical time.

About the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

The Lyric’s story is one of survival and determination. 

For 125 years we have been producing world-class work from the heart of Hammersmith in our incredible Victorian 600-seat theatre. 


We bring the very best theatrical talent to Hammersmith. Our community has protected us from threats of demolition and closure. Our proscenium arch theatre has survived both world wars to remain a constant home for the highest quality contemporary theatre that attracts local, regional and national audiences. 

If you saw our 2019 production of 'A Doll's House' (image below), a family show or one of our famous christmas pantos you are one of the 2 million people who have been through our doors over the last 10 years. We are asking for your help so that we can return to bring you more world class theatre.


For 125 years we have been passionate about serving our community, performing our vital civic duty to ensure that every young person has access to arts education and equal opportunities to thrive. We have had the honour to support so many young lives across West London through our programmes and work; we are committed more than ever to continuing this essential work to ensure no young person misses out because of this pandemic. This is our reason for being here.

About Save Our Theatres

In villages, towns and cities across the country, theatres are at the heart of their community. Places to come together, to be inspired and be entertained. Theatres are where our best-loved actors learn their craft and thousands of others learn valuable skills. 

But we risk losing this forever.

Theatres saw their main source of income disappear in an instant when they closed in March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The ongoing uncertainty puts all theatres in a perilous situation. The government’s bailout is spread across all cultural organisations and certainly won’t be enough to save all of the UK’s theatres.

Without urgent support, we could lose our nation’s amazing theatres. Please help us to make sure our theatres survive this crisis and will be there to be enjoyed by future generations.


Please donate, share this page widely and do what you can to help us to make sure our theatre survive this crisis. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£25 or more

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Save the Lyric Pin

THANK YOU! We are so grateful for your donation that we want to put a pin on it. We will send you one of our special golden pins which you can wear to show your love and support of the Lyric in our birthday year. You will also receive a personal thank you postcard & thanks on our website.

£10 or more

Save the Lyric Donation

A big thank you from us! You'll receive a personal postcard from us and your name on our website. Every donation makes a difference to keep the Lyric at the heart of Hammersmith's community.

£50 or more

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Save the Lyric Iconic Posters

Such a wonderful gift deserves a special thank you. You can choose from one of our iconic posters to adorn your walls so you can celebrate 125 years of the Lyric and know that you have helped us move into the next 125. You will also receive a thank you postcard & have your name on the website

£125 or more

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Love the Lyric Membership

Members help Save The Lyric by making a donation to get us through the closure and then being there as we reopen. You will receive priority booking, exclusive supporters’ newsletters and we will invite you for a special backstage tour. All Love the Lyric members will also receive a golden pin to wear and show their support and a personal thank you postcard to let you know how much we appreciate your generosity at this crucial time.

£500 or more

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Save the Lyric Champion

Right now we need champions like never before. People who are going to get us through this crisis. THANK YOU for championing the Lyric and the arts in Hammersmith. As one of our champions you will be invited to our reopening event (2 tickets) & become a Save the Lyric member (priority booking, back stage tour & supporter perks) we will send you a golden pin, iconic poster, post card and put your name on our website and THANK YOU pillar.

£750 or more

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VIP Theatre Experience in 2021

The best night out at the Lyric we can offer for two people to any production in 2021. Reward winners will have seats in a box, with mini-bar, a signed programme and a host to ensure that their night is perfect. After the show they will have a backstage tour to meet the cast and creatives of the show they have chosen. The first 2 shows to choose to from in 2021 are 'Iphigenia in Splott' and 'Sancho' with more to follow (excluding the Panto).

£1,250 or more

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Save the Lyric Hero

Heroes will give us a fighting chance to remain at the heart of Hammersmith & help the community rebuild when we reopen. Heroes will receive Save the Lyric membership (priority booking, back stage tours, supporter perks) & will be VIPs (4 tickets) at our reopening events including a personal tour with our AD. Also a hamper with our honey, a golden pin, poster, & your name on our THANK YOU pillar.

£2,500 or more

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Save the Lyric Legend

We want to meet you & make you a bespoke reward package as an extra special THANK YOU. We can offer special events in the building with special people for you & your friends as well as a hamper of Lyric goodies such a posters, pins, programmes & treats. Legends will be invited to all reopening events & enjoy membership (priority booking, supporter perks) for a year.

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