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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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Well, what a change the refurb has made. The foyer/entrance has been made to look bigger. Staff are always very welcoming. Keep up the good work.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Well, what a change the refurb has made. The foyer/entrance has been made to look bigger. Staff are always very welcoming. Keep up the good work.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went to this venue to see John Barrowman. This is one my favourite venues and the staff are wonderful the music sound is amazing. And the seating great. My only issue is not being allowed to take anything but water in to the venue itself. I feel like is bad as you sell it but want it drunk before... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Went to see Rufus Wainwright fabulous sound system really nice return foodvery very good eat there before the show and make a note of it

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Neston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Our first visit since the refurbishment. Really impressed with the changes. The whole experience seemed more intimate & less crowded. It was easier to get a drink & find somewhere to sit in the interval. As usual the concert was excellent, a short synopsis of American Music from Sousa to the theme from ET. A really enjoyable evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I treated my parents to the Stars and Stripes concert. It was excellent and we all had a thoroughly good time. The acoustics in the hall are amazing and seats in our box so comfortable too. Liverpool is so lucky to have this first class orchestra. Prior to the concert we had our evening meal in the lobby bar/cafe and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We've visited the Phil twice in the last few weeks. First visit was to see the movie, Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren. I was intrigued to see how the auditorium would present a celluloid offering - the great surprise was the screen coming up out of the stage !! Beforehand we were treated to music from the organist in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very good facility between the 2 cathedrals where you can see a variety of shows and acts ranging from classical music to modern pop plus films & workshops. The foyer has been tastefully refurbished since we lasted went and is larger and more able to cope with the audience size. Liked the decor but tables/chairs don't really fit the setting.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Phil is best known for concerts and gigs and I have been to many. This time on a Saturday afternoon we went for a lunchtime light bite and very nice it was too. I had a rare beef sandwich and the ladies had egg mayonnaise and honey roast ham. If you want a bit of peace in a classic... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went to watch the league of well doers charity concert - really brilliant and the venue has been revamped and is brilliant. Seating and access are brilliant - staff are very helpful . A must experience to be done now and in the future.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place is perfect for any kind of concert - we've seen classical, film and contemporary there and loved it every time.

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