Liverpool Empire Theatre is located on the corner of Lime Street and London Road. It has the largest two-tier auditorium in Britain and can seat 2,348 people. Over the years it has hosted many types of entertainment including variety shows, musicals, operas, pop concerts, and plays. This fantastic venue has hosted the beatles in their early years .Many royal command and variety shows have been enjoyed here
The Echo Arena stands at the heart of the development of Kings Waterfront, an iconic cultural legacy of Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture in 2008. The award-winning facilities sit alongside the Grade I listed Albert Dock complex and World Heritage Site on the eastern bank of the river Mersey, in the heart of Liverpool city centre. The 11,000 seat Echo Arena is joined to the BT Convention Centre by a central Galleria, making it unique as the only arena and convention centre under one roof in Europe. The echo Arena stages live music gigs, major comedy shows and sports
At the Playhouse, the focus is on bold, theatrical productions which bring great plays to vivid life. Recent examples include a co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse of a new Mike Poulton version of Hedda Gabler; the complete reconfiguration of the Playhouse auditorium by Ed Dick and Robert Innes-Hopkins for Our Country’s Good, and emotionally powerful productions of American classics directed by Gemma Bodinetz.
The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool was opened in 1961 showing a range of classical films including Walt Disney’s Fantasia and Pollyanna, whilst a programme of stage plays etc. were organised. It was then substantially rebuilt in 1977 through the efforts of Alan Durband and General Manager John Gardner, who acted as fund-raisers. During the 1970s the Theatre enjoyed a celebrated period with Willy Russell writing a number of plays for the Everyman including the Beatles-inspired musical John, Paul, George and...Bert and Shirley Valentine. Actors who started their careers with the Everyman included Jonathan Pryce, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite and Julie Walters.
The O2 Academy Liverpool (formerly the Carling Academy Liverpool) is a music venue run by the Academy Music Group. The main building consists of 2 performance areas. The main room can hold 1,200 people while a smaller room can hold 500. There are also 5 bars in the building. When concerts and gigs are not running, the Academy plays host to regular club nights to suit all musical tastes.
The Royal Court Theatre we know now was opened on 17 October 1938. It had been totally rebuilt with a new Art Deco style, making it Liverpool's number one theatre with all its splendour and grandeur. The interior of the building holds a nautical theme, which is in line with Liverpool's seafaring traditions. The basement lounge has its design based on the Queen Mary Liner. There are three viewing levels within the main auditorium: the Stalls, the Grand Circle and the Balcony. The Theatre hosts comedy shows, plays, musicals, and live music events.
The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool opened on 27th August 1849 and has long been an acclaimed and integral part of the cultural life of Liverpool before being dramatically destroyed by fire in 1933. In 1939 the present hall, designed by architect Herbert Rowse, opened and continues its established reputation as one of the UK’s premier arts and entertainment venues, as both a concert hall and cinema.
Liverpool Olympia is a multi purpose ballroom which hosts concerts, comedy, boxing and fashion shows. The ballroom was originally known as Locarno, and has been a key venue in the city for over 70 years The Olympia is located on West Derby Road, just to the North of the city centre.
Through seven eventful decades, before, during and after The Beatles this legendary cellar has seen its share of setbacks yet has played a role in each epoch of music, from 1950s jazz to 21st century indie rock and has become the most famous music club in the world. At The Cavern Club There is live music every day from mid-afternoon until late evening, with free admission most of the time – there’s a small entry fee Thursday to Sunday. General admission can be booked online for any of our weekend evening shows. Live music on the front stage takes place simultaneously with shows in the Cavern Live Lounge
Since 1913 the Epstein Theatre in Hanover Street, (formally known as Cranes Music Hall, Cranes Theatre and The Neptune Theatre), has provided a wide range of live entertainment. It was re-named in memory of Liverpool's most successful music entrepreneur and Beatles manager Brian Epstein, whose portrait hangs in Brian's Bar. This 380 capacity, grade II listed Theatre was infamous for its amateur dramatic groups and has now progressed to being renowned for its rich variety and diverse family programming. After a well needed refurbishment in 2011 the theatre reopened its doors and is now a well loved venue in the heart of the City Centre. The Epstein Theatre has welcomed many successful plays featuring actors such as Andrew Lancel, Andrew Schofield and Crissy Rock. With its grand interior...
St Georges Hall was reopened on April 23rd 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales, after the completion of a £23m restoration. The Hall has been carefully restored to its original glory and a new Heritage Centre has been created to provide visitors with a dynamic and exciting introduction to St Georges Hall and its place in Liverpool’s history.