Lyric Carmarthen

Film Hub Wales Non-Member

Lyric Carmarthen is part of Carmarthenshire County Council’s Leisure department, Theatrau Sir Gar who manage three performing arts venues within the county. Their aim is to bring to the people of Carmarthenshire and beyond a varied programme of arts events across all their theatres

The Lyric Theatre was originally the town house of the Scurlock family, and this is where Sir Richard Steele founder of The Spectator died in 1729. In 1935 the building was refurbished to a 1,000 seat cinema, in the ‘moderne’ style with Art Deco detailing. The Lyric Cinema was empty and desolate during the period 1980-86 when it was suggested that it should be redeveloped into a theatre. A refurbishment then took place which made the building the (then) fourth largest theatre in Wales.

In 2007 another refurbishment took place that included new seating in the auditorium and improvements to the technical facilities and back stage areas. After this project the Lyric is able to accommodate breath-taking ballet and full-scale stage productions, it can also be converted into an intimate cabaret venue with candle-lit tables to bring you exciting events such as Comedy Clubs, Burlesque nights and small scale theatre..

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