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“Excellent Venue”

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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. Our new space in the building, the delightfully intimate and informal Music Room, has its own entrance on Sugnall Street, and houses jazz, roots, folk 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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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is an excellent venue and I have never seen a bad show here. Mezzanine bar is a god size and the staff friendly, however take care if you visit the basement cafe as the staff appear to charge as much as they can get away with rather than what's on the board.

Thank Alan J
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LpoolPhilharmonic, Marketing Officer at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Hello Alan,

Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and I'm sorry about your experience in Rubato Cafe Bar. If you email marketing@liverpoolphil.com with more details about the incident you mentioned regarding the prices you were charged we can look into it for you.

David Lawson
Marketing Officer

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We saw a film screening on their extraordinary screen that emerges from the stage to the tunes of the organist. A real step back in time. The organist, a charming older man, was wearing a kilt to boot! The hall is a gem, and the screen was delightfully retro and decorative. We sat in the front row of the circle and watched the Life of Pi with delight.

Don't miss this querky venue. A must, whatever you see - music or film alike.

1  Thank Harriet V
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Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Was treated to the Valentines day concert for both Valentines and 25th birthday by my husband, and it was superb! Nothing like seeing your favourites come to life.

Wish more young people would give it a go.

1  Thank Dutchette
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

The Philharmonic seems to be aimed more at OAPs but I still appreciate the shows put on here. The short kilt-wearing organist they have on before shows sometimes, is, fantastic yet hilariously bizarre.

1  Thank featherysunshine
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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

Thank ImanTraveller
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