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Address: Hope St, 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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Echo and The Bunnymen at the Philharmonic.

We recently visited the newly refurbished Philharmonic Hall for an Echo and The Bunnymen Concert. Needless to say, the band were fantastic, but we were also impressed by the new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We recently visited the newly refurbished Philharmonic Hall for an Echo and The Bunnymen Concert. Needless to say, the band were fantastic, but we were also impressed by the new look venue. We have been regular visitors to the Phil over many years for films and concerts and it is a wonderful venue, providing brilliant acoustics wherever you are in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Royal Liverpool Philharmonic on many occasions and has never disappointed. The classical concerts & Orchestra have been brilliant, and has had many of top performers. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is comfortable & spacious, with a great ambiance. I have had many of lovely evening at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Two days ago we went to the RLPO Children's Concert. This is a great concert for school children to hear 10 world famous pieces and to improve children's music education. Our first piece of music we listened to was 'Dance of the Knights'. This was very grand and powerful and you may recognise it from the ballet 'Romeo and Juliet'.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Attend anton and Erin concert and not disappointed this was our 3rd concert in 2 months and we are never disappointed at the Phil yes parking can be a problem but just arrive early ! Hall has been tastefully refurbished according to its listing and in Liverpool we are proud of our Phil !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went to see the Classic Rock Show last night, a superb show which we'll definitely see again, but not at the Liverpool Phil! Firstly, parking is a nightmare which might improve slightly when the venue's own car park re-opens. But the main problem is the management's obsession with so-called "health & safety". We've never been to a gig before... More 

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LpoolPhilharmonic, Public Relations Manager at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this review

Hi mdsmum Thanks for getting in touch with your feedback regarding the Classic Rock Show, glad you enjoyed the performance. Please accept our apologies for the miscommunication regarding the reason for these lighting levels. We've checked with the technical team regarding the set up for this performance and can confirm that they were at this level at the request of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visited the Phil for a concert yesterday and was amazed that nothing had changed from my last visit a few months back with regard to disability access! So much for the refurb! Due to arthritis in both knees I was on crutches and the building is just not geared up for this type of visitor. You can be assisted with... More 

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LpoolPhilharmonic, Public Relations Manager at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this review

Hi WiganCasinoGal Thanks for getting in touch with your feedback regarding your recent visit to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. We’re sorry you had difficulty with venue accessibility. The refurbishment of the Hall is ongoing, scheduled to be completed later in the year. When creating the plans for the refurbishment, ensuring that the venue was fully accessible was one of the key... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Unfortunately for concert goers in Liverpool, it is a case of a wonderful symphony orchestra (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic) housed in an acoustically disappointing, architecturally mundane and insufficiently furnished concert hall. From the outside, the 1930s building does have a certain monolithic appeal, an impression that disappears completely once one enters. The entry area feels cramped and more like that of... More 

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LpoolPhilharmonic, Public Relations Manager at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this review

Hi Thomas Thanks for getting in touch with your feedback on your visit to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall last November. The refurbishment works at the Hall are very much still ongoing. When you visited in November 2014, phase one of the works had just been completed and we had just re-opened. Since then work has continued in the auditorium and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We attended the Valentine's concert performed by the Royal philharmonic orchestra. It was such a treat, beautiful music fantastic conductor and orchestra. This venue is simply gorgeous, well staffed and comfortable.Can't wait to go again......

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Saw Richard & Adam in their At The Movies Tour here. Beautiful venue with very comfortable seating. Spacious bar area & dining facilities pre-show.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I love 'the Phil'. I have been many times to listen to the world class RLPO, attend concerts, watch films, comedy and theme evenings. It has the only screen in the world that rises from the floor of the stage. The acoustics are spot on even in the back row you can hear everything very clearly. It has recently been... More 

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