Exceptional acoustics, large main and rear stages, an orch…
The Lyric Theatre is QPAC’s largest venue. It is ideally suited to opera, ballet and large-scale theatre events including musical theatre.
The stunning 2,000 seat Lyric Theatre faces Melbourne Street and boasts city views from the riverside foyer. The theatre is constructed in a traditional horseshoe shape. The auditorium has continental seating (i.e. row entry from side aisles) with stalls and two levels of balconies. The cross aisle is at level LM. This allows excellent access and seating for wheelchairs and patrons with mobility difficulties.
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The Lyric Theatre has exceptional acoustics, large main and rear stages, an orchestra pit and a magical atmosphere. These features make the Lyric Theatre the preferred venue for local, interstate and international performers.
Foyers open 90 minutes before your performance.
The closest parking is at the Performing Arts Car Park, although the Art Gallery/Museum car park is also close by.
We’ve updated our cloaking policy to ensure everyone can safely enjoy their visit to QPAC.
Items larger than A4 must be left at the Cloak Room
Items such as backpacks and oversize items including large handbags and umbrellas present a trip hazard and are not permitted within QPAC theatres.
To avoid delaying your entry to the theatre, we strongly encourage patrons to avoid bringing to QPAC any items larger than an A4 sheet of paper. Backpacks, umbrellas and items – including handbags – larger than A4, must be left at one of our Cloak Rooms.
A large bag is defined as measuring 30cm long and 21cm wide or larger, or a bag that QPAC staff consider to be of an irregular size and which may create an unacceptable risk to the health and safety of patrons if permitted within QPAC theatres.
To ensure the safety and security of all patrons, QPAC reserves the right to inspect all bags and personal belongings that patrons wish to take into the theatres. Searches will be carried out courteously and discreetly.
Cloak Rooms are located at each theatre and are available to patrons with a valid ticket to a performance on that day.
If you are unsure whether a bag or other item needs to be cloaked, please seek guidance from QPAC Cloak Room staff.