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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP, England (Central Liverpool)
0151 709 3789
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Ranked #10 of 134 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

One if the best acoustic halls anywhere. We used the restaurant, but it was very busy and the staff were unable to cope with amount of customers. Tables were not cleared and food took too long from ordering to delivery at table.

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Greasby , United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I went to the Tchaikovsky 1st piano concerto at the hall in June. it was a great concert and I really enjoyed the Prokoviev 6th Symphony. I can't wait to see the hall when it reopens in November after refurbishment. I hope they have retained the brilliant acoustic. If you are coming to Liverpool and like classical music make a... More

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liverpool
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28 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wonderful experience watching and listening to world class orchestra in the magnificent setting of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral. We were fortunate to be close up front, yet comfortable for this summer event and it was interesting watching the orchestra/conductor relating to each other at such a close proximity. Fabulous music and singing from choir, and wonderful organ playing from the legendary... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went with national holidays,from Hull and enjoyed it very much the Venue was very nice.The concert hall is not what I expected,it was more,not to big or small was able to have a great view of the stage and the sound was great

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

On a fine summer evening, the magnificent cathedral was the setting for our superb orchestra, with Vasily pacing different parts of the orchestra around the building to give surround sound and Ian Tracy at the organ giving such wonderful depth of sound. The Pimms in the well of the Cathedral afterwards was a charming finale.Superb event.

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Northumberland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fabulous concert in a beautiful setting. Ian Tracey on the magnificent organ and of course the marvellous conductor and orchestra. A wonderful experience!

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Acassuso, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

the food was incredible and affordable. A beautiful young lady haelepd us with th menu and gave us very good advise. the building is so beautiful. Don't miss the detalis in wood of the bar and floor of the pub and the men's restroom... all in marble. Thank you Stevie T with Beatles day tours for the advise!!!! This is... More

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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 June 13, 2014

Have experienced various shows from kids Christmas concerts to pop collaborations with the Orchestra it's a lovely intimate venue though the bar during intervals is a nightmare also if up stairs it will take you a while to leave venue after a show it is closed for a refurbishment this summer so hope these little problems will be resolved

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It was our first time at St. George's Hall Concert Room, so not only was it a wonderful concert - which is what my wife I have come to expect - but the surroundings were divine too.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We always enjoy concerts here as the acoustics and decor are excellent. A very intimate ambiance and wherever you sit there are good views of the stage.

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