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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

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Address: Philharmonic Hall 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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Never eaten here before as there is a great choice in the area. Glad we did, booked the 2 course theatre meal (£1 discount if booked on line) which had a very good choice with... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never eaten here before as there is a great choice in the area. Glad we did, booked the 2 course theatre meal (£1 discount if booked on line) which had a very good choice with imaginative ideas. Good plate presentation and attentive staff. Nice to know that you don't have to rush the meal as you are within yards from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Back again and still it amazes me how good the building is for both architecture and sound. Pink Martini this time and they were fantastic. However health and safety issues appeared to get in the way of a band encouraged conga on stage was restricted to a certain number. This brought the night to a truncated end with the musical... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nice 1930s concert hall, they do tribute acts, The venue we went to was a fantastic Freddie Mercury tribute,

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely concert venue with great acoustics. I like this venue because it has a nice cosy friendly atmosphere, unlike the larger venues.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to the Music Room at the Liverpool Philharmonic.A small venue ;holds less than 300 seated at tables or seating in rows.There is a bar in the room.Very good venue,and if you want to sit at the tables you would be advised to arrive as the doors open.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WE have been here many times now and always have an amazing experience with a diversity of music and arts. With coffee bar and bar always a great night out

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been here for years but a family member's favourite band from the 80's - Level 42 - were playing and I decided to go along. Clearly this place is made for better things as it just couldn't cope with screaming electric guitars and massive drum kits. The music ended up a bit of a blur, echoing and reverberating around... More 

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

Having been present at a great many concerts over the last 30 or more years at The Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool Royal Court, Liverpool Empire and the Echo Arena, I find the sound quality at the Phil is too sometimes below par and on a few occasions truly awful. Spent good money on excellent seats for last night but after the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visit to an orchestral performance and I was bowled over. 80 musicians, 7 choiristors, 4 lead singers. Great atmosphere at the Kind of Magic Queen performance. It was a privilege to be there. We took advantage of the meal offer in the restaurant (3 courses for 19.99). Exceptional quality and very good service. One of the best meals... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prices just keep going up and up. Chamber music concerts are £25 minimum so don't go anymore. Prices at bar are ridiculous.

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