Formerly known as Foxwoods Theatre and the Ford Center for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre has a long and interesting history. Built by the producer of the highly-acclaimed The Phantom of the Opera, Garth Drabinsky, the Lyric Theatre has struggled a good deal for its survival. It stands where the Apollo Theatre and old Lyric Theatre once stood. A guided tour of this place reveals the majestic beauty and artistic wonder that is absolutely awesome. Nearly 2000 people can enjoy the performances at this award-winning theater.