Another accolade for Belfast's new Lyric theatre
The Lyric in Belfast has received another accolade for its newly-built theatre on the banks of the Lagan.
The £18.1m theatre designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects won a Civic Trust Award at an event in Edinburgh for making “an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment”.
The prestigious Civic Trust Award adds to a list of accolades for the Lyric Theatre which recently won a best public building award and was the supreme winner of The Brick Awards.
The theatre celebrated a double success at The Irish Times Theatre Awards in Dublin just last week for its first production in the new theatre — Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Conall Morrison won best director and Aoife Duffin won best supporting actress.
The Civic Trust awards citation describes the Lyric as “a dazzling building of international quality, constructional design and execution”.
The Civic Trust Awards recognised 26 projects that demonstrate excellence in architecture or design, and which make a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community.