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The Lyric activities are run by a Community Interest Company, Friends of The Lyric Theatre, who are the tenants of the building. The aims of the C.I.C. are to support the local community to engage and participate in high-quality arts activity and to provide a space for creatives who work in the arts to create and present their work.

The Lyric is quite unique in being a vibrant, rare and essential hub for creatives, managed by working artists/creatives and supported by a team of local volunteers. It is a special place that has an ethos of contribution and connection and has nurtured many people of all ages so far in its ten year existence.

The Lyric does not receive any regular funding and has existed on a shoestring, with people donating time and money to keep it going. We pride ourselves on our spirit of doing a lot with a little, proved during the pandemic where we made four wonderful outreach projects possible.

You can give in several ways:

  • Donate directly into our bank account with your name and ‘donation’ in the payee box
    Lloyds Bank sort code: 30-91-08
    Account number: 41855560
    Account name: Friends of the Lyric
  • Contact us by email:
  • Mail or post a cheque made out to Friends of the Lyric Theatre to us at The Lyric Theatre, 9 Barrack Street, Bridport DT63LX.

Every little helps, but if you would like to discuss a large donation or becoming a patron of The Lyric, please email with ‘I would like to give’ in the subject.

Past fundraising campaigns have included our Hersong event, presenting local performers, writers and singers of all ages (£900); our Crowdfunder Let There be Light to reinstate the auditorium windows (£13,850); our Curtain up on Communities Crowdfunder (£1,550) to take projects out into the community during the pandemic, and our Crowdfunder to buy Edwina Bridgeman’s Nativity for the Lyric and the community (£1300).

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