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Liverpool Philharmonic

Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
+44 151 709 3789
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Visited 'The Music Room' - Bolted on to the side

We went here 7th December 2017 to see Thomas Lang perform 'live' - brilliant intimate venue which... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amdale
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Durham, United Kingdom
Terrible Disabled Access

Attending my son’s graduation at Liverpool Philharmonic, I was shocked at the poor facilities and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tomhutchinson2017
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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“great acoustics” (29 reviews)
“great concert” (19 reviews)
“great venue” (51 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here 7th December 2017 to see Thomas Lang perform 'live' - brilliant intimate venue which allowed the audience to participate and interact with the musicicians on a warm and friendly level which is so rare these days - fantastic atmosphere with another first...More

Thank Amdale
Reviewed 5 days ago

Attending my son’s graduation at Liverpool Philharmonic, I was shocked at the poor facilities and wholly inadequate provision for disabled people. I suffer from arthritis and use a mobility scooter so therefore requested a box which I could easily access. But to get there I...More

Thank tomhutchinson2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the Stylistics and generally good venue. Great to be up close and personal with the artists, being a small venue for a concert. Acoustics ok but speakers being high up didn’t help with the sound. Seating very comfortable. Only poor things was...More

Thank Castlewolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue easy to find and the inside is clean and nice the arena had good lighting and sound great atmosphere

Thank prescottvamp1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building looks a bit tired from the outside, but is lovely and traditional inside, with a modern twist. Good staff and a nice bar.

Thank minkyminky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic acoustics in this lovely building. We took advantage of an offer that allowed us entrance to the 1840 bar which meant we avoided the long queues before the concert and at the interval, it could have felt a little more exclusive as lots of...More

Thank teacherBlackburn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the Jake Bugg acoustic tour here and it was fantastic, it’s a great venue. There’s a lovely bar and the plenty of staff so although there are queues for drinks you don’t have to wait too long.

Thank MrsKBatley_WestYorks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful building and how lovely to be able to see a film in such surroundings. The organist who played before the showing was an additional delight.

Thank TeacherEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We treated our parents to a 'date night' to see the amazing Alison Moyet. They had a lovely evening and said it's always special to go to such a lovely venue where you actually come out feeling like you had got to know the artist...More

Thank 27LaD09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alison Moyet concert. Wow. An outstanding night. An amazing venue. Great music, a mix of new and older stuff too. Unbelievable light show. Fab support act. All made for a fabulous atmosphere. Thanks.

Thank Kevski2
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Kath356563
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
28 October 2016|
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Response from Stuart170649 | Reviewed this property |
Not really!
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Gemma W
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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