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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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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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Sold Out Concert

Despite the rain, a sell out audience got to enjoy a fine concert in a hall with excellent acoustics, and this complemented the fine singing voice of John Grant.With him were a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Despite the rain, a sell out audience got to enjoy a fine concert in a hall with excellent acoustics, and this complemented the fine singing voice of John Grant.With him were a group of musicians, which included the drummer named Budgie.The Hall foyer and upstairs refreshments area have been updated without drastically changing the look of the building.I joined a... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our New Year listening to Happy Birthday Mr Dinatra as he would have been 100. The orchestra was magical, we were entranced! Supper after was a bit disappointing as it was posh sausage & mash with scouse! Felt let down by this as we were told that it was the same as pre theatre dinner which looked delicious.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the first visit to this theatre, taking my wife on a birthday treat. The theatre was a pleasant surprise , clean with seats in the circle we found that there was good leg room and had a very good view of the stage. The person we went to see did not live up to our expectation but overall... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to book, good map of seats, options to collect your tickets. All seats are good seats. Bar with attentious staff, good location. Just run, as in general tickets sell out very quickly !

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here many times over the years. Films are a treat as the atmosphere it totally different to going the any other cinemas. If you like organs then this is the place to come to as when showing films the old organ rises up from the stage just before the film starts. They also have a large variety... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended Ludovico Enaudi concert with my friends and it has been a very special event! The decor is rather up to date, the setting and acoustics in the main hall are almost perfect. Staff are easy going and attentive. The concert itself was a bliss. Fantastic music at a fantastic venue.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife are late comers to live music and in particular classical music. We discovered this venue several years ago and are always looking for suitable events to attend here. Any chance you get , go along and see for yourself what a fantastic experience it is.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alexander Armstrong's first night of his tour was at the Liverpool Philharmonic and he received a great Liverpool welcome. The Hall was at it's very best and everyone enjoyed the brilliant surroundings which was ideal for the nine piece backing group's wonderful music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am an occasional visitor but wanted to see this show early hence me making the trip to Liverpool from Stockport. There is plenty of free street parking in the vicinity of the hall and a good choice of bars/cafes and restaurants nearby if arriving early and have time to kill before entering the theatre. I left my tickets at... More 

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Greasby , United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised to see the conductor mount the podium and pick up a microphone to introduce us to the works for that night. Bump by Christopher Rouse was described as "West side story performed in hell." The other 2 pieces it was said were in keeping with music describing the supernatural. Bump was highly syncopated and very entertaining, the... More 

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