In the heart of London’s West End lies the historic Lyric Theatre, home to a wealth of iconic musicals, plays and operas since its opening way back in 1888. It takes the crown as being the oldest surviving theatre on the famous Shaftesbury Avenue with its exquisite 18th century building. Some of the most popular and well received productions over its 130-year history have included Blood Brothers, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Cabaret. However, despite the diversity of shows and its prime location, this medium-sized theatre seats only 915 people, which is relatively modest for a West End venue. But it’s fair to say that a visit here will see you transported through the ages in an unforgettable theatrical experience. Whilst here you will also find yourself well-laced to take in some of London’s top sights such as Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park. The theatre is also just a short stroll from Piccadilly Circus tube station.