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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.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Good memories. The resident conductor is excellent. So gracious. I love the fact that they are not pompous and you feel at home. I will miss this place

Visited March 2012
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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“Great Concert”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had a box which was fab! Loved the fantastic Heritage Blues Orchestra! Would most definately go again, shame we live so far away!

Visited February 2013
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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“A great venue for classical and modern music.”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Wonderful interior and acoustics, have listened to classical concerts and artists like Joe Brown etc. A must visit. Nearby are the two Liverpool Cathedrals and the (in)famous Philharmonic pub (pure art nouveau).

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Colin B
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Majestic venue for world class orchestra”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

A frequent visitor to the Philharmonic Hall I have been to see both Squeeze and the Liverpool Phil here recently. A great venue for all types of music, both concerts were terrific. The acoustics are marvellous and seats comfortable. However packed the bar is the service is always efficient, courteous and done with a smile. It adds to the enjoyment of the occasion.

Visited January 2013
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Ellesmere Port, England
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“My birthday treat”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Went to see Rod Gilbert for my birthday.
Great venue was seated near the front of the stage and felt very involved in the performance. Not too big a venue so did not have to reply on watching a screen to see the act. Well worth the money

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