Lyric Given Reuben Grant

The Stage

The Lyric Hammersmith’s plans to refurbish and extend its West London home have been given a boost with the announcement of a “major grant from health care and education charity the Reuben Foundation. The funding will see the twin-auditorium venue’s extension which will include drama, dance and recording studios, an editing suite, a film and TV studio, costume, storage and workshop and oice spaces named the Reuben Foundation Wing.

The project, which seeks to build on the Lyric’s position as the first cultural organisation to be awarded a three-star Industry Green sustainability rating, has already raised more than £16 million.