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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 130 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

For a start its the home of the Liverpool philharmonic, no more needs to be said on that score. Its an amazing venue for an incredibly wide range of arts events ranging from films to 80's bands and members thereof. But even empty it is a beautiful place worth seeing plus lots of places to eat and drink locally from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to either listen to a concert, see a show, or even a film, yes they have a film screen that rises from the stage I think maybe once a month, it is cosy and there is a bar if you wish to have a drink, also plenty of eateries around here

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We went to Song of the Earth. Good seats and excellent well rounded sound which added to the evenings experience for my first visit to the Phil.

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Manchester
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We went to Song of the Earth by Gustav Mahler. The Philharmonic Hall is a wonderful venue if a little worn in places but the concert was breathtakingly good as always from the best orchestra in the UK. Toby Spence was the only let down as his voice was overwhelmed by the Orchestra and a poor performance not worthy of... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Wonderful acoustics and atmosphere. Superb Art Deco Concert Hall. I sat in the stalls and the stage was very visible as no pillars and the floor slopes downwards so there are good views throughout from the seats.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is great and the carol concert is the best there is - you won't be disappointed in the run up to Christmas. Book early though cos it always sells out.

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Ellesmere Port, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Went to see Sarah Millican here on Sunday evening. Parking was a bit of a pain and ended up down a side street. Walked in asked for seat and wasn't asked for tickets just pointed to the lift. Box was great, no one in front of us, no pillars blocking anyone's view. Nice and open. Wanted a drink, bottle of... More

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is the best place to see and hear the world famous phil orchestra. The acoustics of this hall are fantastic. They also have other world famous artists performing there and occasionally show films on the big screen.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you ever have a chance to go here then its a must, all marble and granit its fabulous, great concerts and atmosphere you can sit out side in summer i just love this place, very old and well known in liverpool but kept amazing, just pop in for a drink and see whats going on you might stay all... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Recently went to a concert here and the accoustics are great, bar area lovely, you can order a drink for the interval, staff pleasant and helpful

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