Lyric Theatre Hammersmith Box Office Returns

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.

Access Information

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here:

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here:

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.

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