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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Address: Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP, England (Central Liverpool)
Phone Number: 0151 709 3789
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Ranked #21 of 126 Activities in Liverpool
Type: Concerts, Performances
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Owner description: 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Visited June '13, Aug '13 and November '14 and each time the venue was excruciatingly warm. The first two occasions made me wonder if it was just a summer problem but this evening I learnt that it wasn't. This is a great shame as the rest of the venue is stunning and with a little more ventilation or some air... More

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liverpool
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The stylistics was fantastic.but they appeared at 8.30.when doors opened 7.30.they had fantastic bloke on.on the claranette oftf XFactor.but you couldn't hear because people were aloud to enter the theatre late and use mobile phones and talk all the way thru his act...not one or two.crowds .then they had the interval at 8clock.we finally got to see The Stylistic at... More

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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

There's a cafe atmosphere, it's usually hectic before a concert, but you can usually get seating. The soup is excellent, and there's a fair choice of food, and the wine is fine. It's rather relaxing after a hectic day, and it's good to be able to wind down before the concert starts.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I have been to the Philly many times for concerts, shops and picture screenings, I love that it has been kept as original as possible, the atmosphere is wonderful.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Love the phil, have watched films there seen several artists amazing. If you are in the city check out the films they have on, really great venue.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Have been to see both Comedy and Music at this event. Lovely location for a great night out with local parking and good facilities.

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blackpool
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

great food great beer ,great price staff brill thanks Naomi would call again , the time we went it was busy so I would advise booking a table if you are eating there, there beer (real ale) is spot on , the place itself is clean and cosy , once in Liverpool again it's a place I would go back... More

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Northumberland, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We visited twice in a two night stay in Liverpool. We had been told it was a must visit so made it one of our first stops. We were so amazed so returned to following day for lunch.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great ambience, beautiful surroundings, good food and friendly staff definitely be back when in Liverpool again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I go as often as I can. The acoustics are superb. If the big band are playing (The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra) you could not be disappointed, you are enveloped in the sound. I've also seen/listened to various other acts on there and always enjoyed the quality of the sound. If you are new to this, don't put off by... More

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