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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

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Address: Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
Phone Number: 0151 709 3789

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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Helpful Staff And Fantastic Venue

Attended a concert last night. The hall is beautiful, the acoustics amazing and the staff very friendly. Jools Holland was rather good too !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended a concert last night. The hall is beautiful, the acoustics amazing and the staff very friendly. Jools Holland was rather good too !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic night Elvis Costello with his band gave us 30 songs of pure class a thoroughly enjoyable Monday night , with restaurants close but and fab pubs you can't fail but to enjoy ,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice evening exceptional staff and made feel very welcome comfy seats on the stalls front row with lots of leg room. Lovely coffee and cake during interval. Wonderful concert lovely setting full marks super venue all round

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

Had tickets in the Grand Circle to watch George Benson in concert. The main hall is impressive; bright decor, superb acoustics. Staff super friendly. One downside: the bar area on the first floor needed blinds installed - we felt we were being cooked alive under the evening glare from the sun through the very tall windows whilst waiting a while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always love going to concerts in this beautiful Art Deco building. Exteriors are lovely but the interiors are just gorgeous - beautiful period panels, doors, windows, etc. Also, the acoustics are perfect. Renovations, decorations and upgrading of facilities make this a joy to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit this wonderful venue regularly and we in Liverpool are so lucky to have this hall. The staff are always helpful and courteous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The concert we attended was fab, the only criticism is that you are not allowed to take drinks to your seats. It would have been nice to enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a gig last night in the room at the back of the Philharmonic. Was brilliant, great space and superb sound. Will return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Several months ago sight unseen I purchase premium seats to attend the Brian Wilson concert at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. The Art Deco building is gorgeous and The acoustics are second to none. If I had any complaints it would be the priciness of the tickets but the building is one of the nicest intimate venues one can visit. One... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Firstly it is a superb venue acoustically and is modern with great facilities. Staff excellent and very helpful. We went to see Adam Ant and he was great, however I don't feel it's the right sort of venue for a rock gig. Lacking in any sort of atmosphere but I suppose you could blame his management for booking it not... More 

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