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“Poor sound quality” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
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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.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Poor sound quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Attended the 'Night in Vienna' concert. The orchestra were excellent and there was no problem with the sound, it was unfortunately when the Soprano, Sara Cox (I think) started to perform that the sound quality was very poor. I did mention to one of the stewards during the interval that we couldn't hear the Soprano when she wasn't facing our way and would mention it to the sound technician. Unfortunately there was no change in the volume during the second half performance. The people behind me were also complaining that they couldn't hear very well. It was a shame as she had such a beautiful voice. I would not rush to go back.

Visited December 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“fabulous venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The acoustics here are quite outstanding. Whether it is to listen to the wonderful orchestra or to see an artist, you will be delighted. I am looking forward to the Christmas Carol concert 22/12/12

Visited February 2012
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“High-end musical performances”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

-- every time we go it's been good. Just the bar could offer some snacks - they don't, so you better do not come hungry.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Marije M
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50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

The building is well worth a visit. When in the audience the tiered seats ensure a good view and the acoustics are excellent. a great atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
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3 reviews
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“Great place to go and see your favourite people, films”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

went to see fascinating aida. They were brilliant. We had excellent seats right at the front as all the boxes had gone. Nice pre drink at the bar, you can pay for a drink so in the interval you go to the bar area and your drinks are waiting in the pigeon holes. Gives you time to enjoy a drink half time! Lovely Theatre

Visited November 2012
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