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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP, England (Central Liverpool)
0151 709 3789
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Ranked #12 of 136 Attractions in Liverpool
Type: Concerts
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... more » 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. « less
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Decor was amazing, beer wasnt very nice, mens toilets very nice but stank, all seating was lovely and very comfortable too

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I recently went to a concert there ( non classical) nice place and not too big so nice atmosphere and you feel you can interact with the artist! Bar are can get pretty packed though! Easy to get to by public transport and within walking distance of lime st station( 15 mins ?)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Varied types of music and films. Always find something to see/listen to. Comfortable seating. Good bar and able to order drinks for interval.

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Chester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Hall in need of a refurbish which I believe is happening at the moment. I look forward to seeing it again as it was looking a bit tired.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Arrived here by open top bus, stop 9. Lovely old pub, lots of nooks and cranny's. Decided to eat in the dining rooms. Lots of choice of drinks and food. Burgers were very large portions, food was served quickly and was nice and hot. Would recommend both for just drinks or/and food. Definitely worthy of a visit whilst in Liverpool

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Liverpool's orchestra. Fabulous - and our conductor Vasily Petrenko. I have a season ticket! Heaven on earth -

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

One if the best acoustic halls anywhere. We used the restaurant, but it was very busy and the staff were unable to cope with amount of customers. Tables were not cleared and food took too long from ordering to delivery at table.

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Greasby , United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I went to the Tchaikovsky 1st piano concerto at the hall in June. it was a great concert and I really enjoyed the Prokoviev 6th Symphony. I can't wait to see the hall when it reopens in November after refurbishment. I hope they have retained the brilliant acoustic. If you are coming to Liverpool and like classical music make a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wonderful experience watching and listening to world class orchestra in the magnificent setting of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral. We were fortunate to be close up front, yet comfortable for this summer event and it was interesting watching the orchestra/conductor relating to each other at such a close proximity. Fabulous music and singing from choir, and wonderful organ playing from the legendary... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went with national holidays,from Hull and enjoyed it very much the Venue was very nice.The concert hall is not what I expected,it was more,not to big or small was able to have a great view of the stage and the sound was great

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