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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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Seasick Steve

A wonderful venue with great acoustics. I felt as though I was in a much smaller space. Very intimate and heartwarming. Steve was truly amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A wonderful venue with great acoustics. I felt as though I was in a much smaller space. Very intimate and heartwarming. Steve was truly amazing.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We have attended the phil on many occasions, its a thoroughly good night out and the referb it has recently undergone adds to the enjoyment, however, when we attended Seasick Steves performance, there was a loud drunk in the stalls who seemed to think he was more amusing than Steve, some members off the audience tried to remonstrate with him... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Came here for a benefit show for a local establishment. Hadn't been before. Purchasing tickets was done over the Internet, but collected them from the ticket office prior to the event. Event was completely sold out, but all staff were polite and efficient, and seemed to manage the throng (1700 people) very well. Acoustics in the Hall are first rate,... More 

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I ate at the newly refurbished Grand Foyer of the Philharmonic Hall: I booked on-line which was easy and quick. Only a small dining area at the moment but food was delicious, service very good and prices reasonable. We stayed seated at our table once we had finished eating and it was a good idea - the bar was very... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

agreat night out watch a show all the seats are all good you can see it all the bar get very busy , the bra prices are high so have drinks out side

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Wirral, England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Firstly, I need to make it clear that my rating is not for the quality of the concert, which was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed by myself and friends. I have rated the venue as 'terrible'' because of the total lack of action from management/security etc towards what can only be described as a 'drunk, loud-mouth' in the audience. This man... More 

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L9 1jb
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

went with family to see solid silver sixties show .theatre undergoing major refurb .there seems a nice friendly warm feeling in this theatre staff all pleasant and friendly .the show was very good also .will most definetly be returning

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Egremont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Last night I saw Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club - the Adios Tour and they were brilliant. I was lucky enough to see them in Havana last year at a club near the hotel. I had no idea who they were at the time but I had a fabulous night there and the atmosphere was electric. It was probably the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Go to the "Phil" regularly and never disappointed. What ever event is on, the staff are most polite and helpful. Thank you

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Congratulations to the Philharmonic Hall ,an excellent evening of entertainment . Polite and helpful staff and thank goodness no drinking in the auditorium , which saves spillages, toilet visits etc which can distract other customers.

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