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Address: Hope St, 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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Fascinating Aida

Fascinating Aida were amazing what a fantastic night haven't laughed this much for a long time and in such a lovely theatre.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Fascinating Aida were amazing what a fantastic night haven't laughed this much for a long time and in such a lovely theatre.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

OMG they cant have thought of a better name an absolutely amazing evening and the three ladies on stage were stunning they were amazing!!! And totally Fascinating xxx

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

One of my Christmas present off one of my daughter were tickets to see Joan Armatrading . I hesitated as I'm disabled and don't go out much . I thought I would really struggle getting to the seating area ....not the case at all . The staff were lovely and although I said no , I was offered a wheel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Had an ab fab evening at the Joan Armatrading concert she was superb - hadn't realised she's very witty a truly lovely person. The philharmonic is a great venue, didn't feel cramped in our seats, plenty of taxis outside so getting home shouldn't be a problem. Lots of places to eat pre concert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Last night was brilliant, especially the Tchaikovsky 6 which wrung every bit of emotional possible, building up and up and, by the end, leaving Petrenko looking as if he was wrung out. I couldn't clap, it was too good. But what a pity some people hadn't learnt not to cough. I had bronchitis and only got to the concert as... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The 175th concert was superb, the orchestra and the choir are just amazing......but ...... how on earth can a major venue like the Phil continue to operate without a lift since it re-opened in NOVEMBER LAST YEAR. There's no disabled parking at the venue either. I've seen people struggling dreadfully and extremely upset. It's unacceptable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

first time back since refurb,the auditorium is bland,they've got rid of the beautiful art sculpture on the back wall and replaced it with VENITIAN BLINDS! The bar is better(the wine is still grim) but where else did the money go? At least Petrenko and the orchestra retained their usual virtuosity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Another fabulous night at the superb Philharmonic hall in Liverpool. Katherine Jenkins was brilliant; we had a wonderful evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

The philharmonic is a great asset to Liverpool. It offer so much yo such a wide audience. Katherine Jenkins was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Yet another great concert at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Katherine Jenkins was brilliant and the acoustics were excellent. The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall must be one of the best concert hall venues in the country.

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