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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

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Address: Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
Phone Number: 0151 709 3789
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Description: The original Liverpool Philharmonic Hall opened on 27 August 1849, and was...
The original Liverpool Philharmonic Hall opened on 27 August 1849, and was an acclaimed and integral part of the cultural life of Liverpool before being dramatically destroyed by fire in 1933.The present day art-deco Philharmonic Hall, designed by architect Herbert Rowse and built on the same site, was officially opened on Monday 19 June 1939. Today it presents on average 250 events each year, of which approximately 70 are concerts by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and sells over 250,000 tickets annually.The venue has an illustrious tradition of bringing the top names from rock, jazz, classical, folk and roots, classical and contemporary music to Liverpool. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Holly all appeared at the Hall during their careers. The Hall also hosts classic and blockbuster films and premieres, shown on the unique Walturdaw rising cinema screen with Merseyside's only resident theatre organist, Dave Nicholas, and houses the delightfully intimate and informal Rodewald Suite, with its own entrance on Sugnall Street, which, with its cabaret seating, in-house bar and rooftop terrace, is home to the popular After 8 series of jazz, roots and unplugged gigs. Liverpool Philharmonic has been working with schools and the community since the 1940s, and the Learning programme now offers a range of exciting and inspirational opportunities to get involved in live music-making of the highest quality for thousands of people every year in the Hall and throughout the region.
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Paul Lewis, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Vasily Petrncko,a beauttifully refurbished Philharmonic Hall, what could be better. All preceded by a delicious meal in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Paul Lewis, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Vasily Petrncko,a beauttifully refurbished Philharmonic Hall, what could be better. All preceded by a delicious meal in the Grand Foyer. A perfect Evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went during a long weekend to watch Don Mclean. We were lucky enough to get front row centre seats so that was great, and he was very good, old but still got the voice. The venue itself is well laid out, bar service is good and you can pre-order interval drinks. All in all a really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The granduer of this Art Deco building is very impressive. The recent revamp has kept the spirit of the era. The acoustics of this venue are world famous and whether it is classical or modern music the sound will certainly make you smile. Bright and airy in the foyer and bar area with the bar prices reasonable for venues of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Having last been in the Phil some 50 years ago when at school I was really looking forward to going back there to see Seasick Steve, especially having so enjoyed seeing Steve at the Royal Albert Hall which although grander is a similar type of hall. Unfortunately in the end the Phil fell far short both in comparison with the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Refurbishment great but will be even better when new box office is finished.Whatever event you choose -always first class.The orchestra and conductor Vasily Petrenko continue to excel with some new and exciting programmes planned for the next year.A leading contender for the best entertainment venue certainly in the North west if not the country.Very helpful and informative staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As usual my youngest daughter and I cried during the finale! Wonderful music from a world class orchestra.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stunning programme. One of the best I have attended. The newly refurbished Phil is worth visiting. Lift access now to all floors.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Acoustics superb, as usual in the Phil. Went to see Calexico, a Mariachi driven rock band who were excellent. had a couple of seats in a box on the left, giving us a very good view. Have been to see both classical and rock concerts over the years and the sound has always been excellent. For people not from Liverpool,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fantastic emotional evening. Centre seats in the circle, couldn't have been better. The refurbishments are wonderful. Never heard a live orchestra playing before, what a place to begin. Acoustics amazing. Hope to return again from Yorkshire. We didn't use any of the other facilities so can't comment.

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I'm a patron at the Phil & I love it but it's been a struggle whilst all the changes are being made. Now it's almost finished & it's looking splendid. The hall was full for Mahler's Second symphony & it was superb. The orchestra, soloists & choir were all on top form. If you enjoy live music & there are... More 

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