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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP, England (Central Liverpool)
0151 709 3789
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Ranked #13 of 135 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This must be one of the best concert halls in the country. The acoustic is amazing, and there is not a bad seat in the house. There is ample leg room, the seats are comfortable and the view of the platform is excellent. And, of course, the Liverpool Phil is a great orchestra. I look forward to seeing the refurbished... More

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Omagh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A beautiful historic building, friendly staff. I ordered a chicken dish, the chicken was very dry because it had been very over cooked, my two dining companions ordered a fish dish and were very happy with their choice.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Phil is undergoing major refurbishment works and it is set to look fantastic later this year. It has a great concert hall and bistro however rooms were starting to look a bit dated. I am curious to see what it will look like. I'm hoping for the best!

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stoke on trent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great place, good atomosphereand architecture, enjoyable walk to get to it, the staff wee very obliging and foo was good.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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