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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

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Address: Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
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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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We went to a New Year's Day 'Last Night of the Proms' performance. Very good orchestra, entertaining and proficient conductor. Good delivery of the standard range of Last... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Royal Philharmonic Hall to see/listen to The Glenn Miller orchestra given the era of this music consequently the audience was somewhat elderly to say the least. The number in wheelchairs, on sticks and crutches and using zimmer frames was extensive. I do not have an issue with this in the slightest as I was there with both... More 

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LiverpoolPhil1, Customer Services at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback and expressing your concerns about our venue. Please be assured that we are fully compliant with all health and safety and evacuation signage and procedures. All our staff are fully trained and we carry out regular timed exercises to ensure we can evacuate the building safely. In normal circumstances we... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expecting big things but first off there were some women pretending to be Vegas show girls. Then a so called magician who came in the top 100 of b g t Then Kenn Dodd just waffling on about items and doing old jokes. But 6 hrs show. I left at interval. My sister and friend stopped until 11:30 but left... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to a New Year's Day 'Last Night of the Proms' performance. Very good orchestra, entertaining and proficient conductor. Good delivery of the standard range of Last Night music. Very good acoustics and reasonably comfortable seats. Ticket prices reasonable in comparison with similar quality elsewhere. A very enjoyable concert. A mostly older, middle class and white audience as was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

“Sing a long with Santa" at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic has become a yearly family tradition. It is a great show and gets everyone singing. However, few more songs can engage most of the children. The art deco venue is superb and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is world class.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The orchestra were amazing. ET was on a big screen but the voice sound through the speakers wasn't brilliant. The music made up for this. In the interval, we spent our time in a long queue for ice cream to be told when we got to the front that they had run out and we would have to go downstairs.... More 

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LiverpoolPhil1, Customer Services at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your experience and the disappointment of your granddaughter. Your feedback it useful. Thank you for taking the time to let us know, we will look into it. More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just superb! First visit so we weren't sure what to expect. We had 2 children with us, ages 14 & 9 (only saw 1 other child). However, the concert was amazing & the children were in awe of the live orchestra. Beautiful venue with flag waving aplenty. There was something for everyone to enjoy. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was home for Christmas with my family. I left Liverpool 37 years ago and I try to spend Christmas here as often as I can. My wife (also a Liverpudlian) and our two (twenty something) children spent Christmas Eve morning here at a presentation of 'It's a Wonderful Life.' From the moment we entered this beautiful building the atmosphere... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I left the phyl at 8.30 the show was more like a kids show and the sound quality of Ken's voice was abysmal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with our son to a lovely concert yesterday, Sounds of the musicals, featuring Kerry Ellis (of Wicked fame). This is such a great venue and the sound quality, seating etc is wonderful. As a child I used to come here from school, and probably didn't appreciate it as a venue as I do today. Compared to London prices, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an Amazing Day the places was packed out with Xmas spirit and the the music 🎶 was magnificent and magical when the film 🎥 it's a wonderful life started you could hear 👂 a pin drop by the end of the film I don't think there was many dry eyes in the room what an amazing way to start... More 

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