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Address: Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
Phone Number: +44 151 709 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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great show in a great venue

went to see the styalistics last week at the philly,what a great show they put on and what a great venue to see it at.Accoustics were excellent in the auditorium and the views are... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

went to see the styalistics last week at the philly,what a great show they put on and what a great venue to see it at.Accoustics were excellent in the auditorium and the views are great,atmosphere top notch,great night had by all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see Ross Noble and as usual he was great and the venue is brilliant . There was a inconsiderate idiot in the 2nd row that somewhat spoilt it during the 2nd half 😒 The last time I reviewed I mentioned about the barn being expensive, packed and the barman being a bit mardy we didn't both with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I HATE massive concert venues with a passion. They're soulless, and you can hardly see the person you've come to see. Not so with the excellent Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. I liked everything about this place; entrance, seating, stage size, architecture, staff ... all perfect. I will definitely be making a point of keeping an eye out on more concerts to... More 

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

We often visit the Philharmonic just love this theatre and cannot praise it enough,we had a wonderful evening however there seemed to be more people moving about during the show than usual which can be disruptive (although it didn't affect us we were front row), but then it was brought to my attention that you can now have take your... More 

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

Even you can observe a new coffee machine they would not like to offer any espresso or cappuccino! Coffee from flask or half of cup a warm water for tea that is all. We understand an intention of the catering service to earn more money from the quick and poor service but let they realise the difference between Philharmonic audience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Sean Lock (comedian) here. Sat in the stalls, Row D. Seats comfortable with decent leg room. As others have said it's quite a small venue so feels intimate. The decor is beautiful and there are "boxes" all around the edges if you want to feel like royalty. Easily accessible. Was quite warm but not too hot - it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the first time I'd visited and I was very impressed with the building. The acoustics were fantastic. It's a smaller venue than I'm used to so it felt I was closer to the stage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked our dining table for two for 5pm at The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall to enable a leisurely meal before being seated to listen to Nicola Benedetti play Brahms. We both chose Butternut Squash Soup to start: delicious. For main, OH chose the beef and I selected the haddock risotto. Beef: perfection. Risotto: a bit stiff. Desserts: OH chose bread... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here to a concert this week and found it to be a lovely intimate venue (I'm not a fan of those massive 'arenas') the seats we had were up in the grand circle row V seats 1 & 2 we had a great view of stage and the seats are just in front of the box for disabled customers... More 

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

I went to see The Real Thing on saturday night they was brilliant and there are other singers and groups that play there.the only complaint i have is that i had front row seats and people were coming down to the stage and the bouncers was not sending them back to there seats which is very unfair for paople who... More 

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