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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
+44 151 709 3789
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Art Deco hall exceeds in fame

In 1840 a group of musical people wanted a grand building to perform to public within. The work... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin P
kraftwerk amazing. venue was just chaotic.

arrived at 6 for entrance to 1840 room. paid extra. turned away as technical problems meant could... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel M
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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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  • Average4%
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“great concert” (19 reviews)
“music room” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
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+44 151 709 3789
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1840 a group of musical people wanted a grand building to perform to public within. The work being started by plan only cam to fruition in 1930. The lovely art deco front tells you that. Inside some 1790 seats with a stage made to...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

arrived at 6 for entrance to 1840 room. paid extra. turned away as technical problems meant could not open venue. returned later 1840 room closed sent to a corner of main bar with little space. silly bar q and paper signs to make it seem...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mind, body and then our soul. The notices on the front directed us around to the music room at the back of the Phili. The sun suddenly decided to beam down. A dedicated man is sat on a stool close to the stage door, caressing...More

Thank Scaps812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited to watch Karen and Kevin Clifton's Dance Tour. We are Strictly fans and it was nice to see some of the dancers 'live'. The theatre itself was clean and comfortable with a good view of the stage from our seats in the circle....More

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Music Room to see 'My Darling Clementine' a couple singing country style duets - with a twist. They had a 5 piece backing band too. The Music Room is to the rear of the Main Hall and is an ideal venue for acts...More

Thank h1doj
LiverpoolPhil1, Operations Officer at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your evening at My Darling Clementine. We love getting feedback, and find it very useful to improve on our services, especially as the Music Room is still quite a new venue. I will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see 'The magic of Motown' and what great show it was. The theatre is a joy. It is well decorated and clean. The seats are spacious and well set out. If you get the chance, go see a show there, you will...More

Thank roywilson7
LiverpoolPhil1, Operations Officer at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Roy, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your evening at the Magic of Motown show, and hope to see you back with us soon. Siubhán

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

World class performance in a magnificent venue, the tiered seating gives a great view, Helpful efficient staff and easy access to the venue made for a great night out. Will certainly visit again in the future.

Thank Hymer494
LiverpoolPhil1, Operations Officer at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great to hear you enjoyed Turandot, and thank you for your review. We love getting feedback, especially when it is positive. Hope to see you again soon! Siubhán

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well organised theatre at the top of Hope St surrounded by plenty of bars and restaurants locally for the pre concert crowds. Very friendly staff all added to the experience. Once seated the sound is amazing and great views from all seats.

Thank graham e
LiverpoolPhil1, Operations Officer at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and for recommending us! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back very soon. All the best, Siubhán

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

What a great venue to watch your favourite artists. Sound is amazing and the seating is comfortable with plenty of room. Overall, brilliant. Not a single fault tonight. Thank you 👍

Thank gbrownrigg
LiverpoolPhil1, Operations Officer at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate that you took the time to recommend us! Hope to see you back soon! Siubhán

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Brilliant acoustics and a great view apparently from every seat, no blind spots or pillars to spoil it for you. Have never had a bad night there but the main downside for me is that there is no "proper" food on offer at the venue....More

Thank Normski49
LiverpoolPhil1, Operations Officer at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments, we hope to see you back with us again soon! Siubhán

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Kath356563
Hi everyone, I am looking to book tickets to see Ezio in the Music room at the Philharmonic but I'm worried it will be standing only. Can anyone enlighten me ?is it always seated or always standing or does it vary?
28 February 2017|
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Response from LiverpoolPhil1 | Property representative |
Hi Kath, This show is seated. The set up of the show changes depending on the artist so it's always advisable to check. We will always try to accommodate customers who would like to sit down. Thanks, Sophie
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Normsu
Are there any restricts views?
28 October 2016|
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Response from Stuart170649 | Reviewed this property |
Not really!
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Gemma W
I'm looking to book tickets at this venue for a non-music event. The inlet tickets left are rear circle, can anyone advise me if these would be any good? I have no idea of the size of the venue & i'd be spending a lot of money on a trip away based on these tickets, don't want to do it if the seats are rubbish. All advice welcome. Thank you.
21 October 2016|
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Response from Lavarcham | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the venue website they facilitate a view from the seat to stage so you can assess which will be best for you.
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