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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

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Address: Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
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+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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Fantastic Venue!

The place is very historical and The Beatles played there back in their early days as well as lots of other British Invasion groups. Neat old building! The acoustics were... read more

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is very historical and The Beatles played there back in their early days as well as lots of other British Invasion groups. Neat old building! The acoustics were fantastic and there is truly not a bad seat in the house!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about the Philamonic is fabulous! From the moment I stepped inside I loved every minute. We were greeted in the entrance by a lovely gentleman who kindly told us where to go to find our seats. We had a coffee then made our way to the grand circle. Everything is well organised the whole place is emaculate and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited last night for a concert this place is lovely the sound is fabulous pity I could not say same about the concert I went to haha but that is not the Phils' fault, toilets are spotlessly clean, bar staff are very efficient and drinks are reasonable. Staff are very friendly and honest also my friend left her handbag in... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked jimmy Carr tickets but unfortunately previous week ended up in hospital and coming out in crutches. Was still determined to attend Arrived to find seats and was shown lifts. Unfortunately lift was broken but security guard did his best to help Luckily seats were on end of aisle but was up and fine letting people in and out before... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building which is easy to access in Liverpool. Staff highly efficient and friendly. Beautiful room with excellent acoustics but the chairs are awful - so small and uncomfortable, back breaking!!!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a superb venue for a concert. Such a beautiful building with a great sense of history. Wherever you are seated you will have a perfect view of the stage and the acoustics are fantastic. There is lovely bar for pre-concert drinks and also a small coffee outlet and seating area in the foyer. There is a lift to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place the acoustics are astounding and the proximity to the stage to the artists and there is nothing but air between you adds to the atmosphere. Good well laid out and comfy seats, its great value for money and makes a lovely change from the large stadium tours. Well presented at all junctures, again with friendly staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The Music Room an intimate concert venue. Great stage set up and acoustics. We enjoyed the music good vibes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went to see Anton & Erin song & dance show last Saturday excellent evening.we sat three rows up on the grand circle with a perfect view of the stage.delightful auditorium,comfortable seats and easy access with all forms of transportation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Booked tickets to see the concert ' Russian Superstars ' with the concert pianist Daniil Trifonov and conductor, Vasily Petrenko. We weren't disappointed, the hall was packed and we enjoyed listening to the superb orchestra and pianist. First visit but not the last. A very good afternoon.

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