Empire Theatre

Go Back

Lime St, Liverpool, L1 T: 0870 606 3536

Empire Theatre in Liverpool

Empire Theatre, Liverpool

The Empire Theatre is considered the second largest theatre in the country and one of the widest in Europe, playing host to touring productions, musicals and concerts. It is operated by Live Nation, the biggest entertainment in the world.

Named as The Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House, it was opened on Lime Street in October, 1866. Today stands with three quarters of size, it was lit by gas light and all the stage machinery was controlled by steam power. Since then, the theatre has been through many changes like in name, ownerships and architectural. The most recent was in 1998, when it increases the stage size and the auditorium was also modernised and increase to seat 2381 people.

In this way, the Empire has gone from strength to strength; showcasing the best in local, national and international talent and now it can truly call itself the North West’s premier live entertainment venue.