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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
+44 151 709 3789
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Fantastic venue, Great acoustics.

Went to see the Bootleg Beatles here. Beautiful theatre with fantastic acoustics. Liverpool... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
paul m
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
All or Nothing - Mod Musical

Lovely theatre - our first visit but would definitely go to watch other productions in the future... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
redwitch62
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bolton
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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%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“music room” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
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1 - 10 of 679 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to see the Bootleg Beatles here. Beautiful theatre with fantastic acoustics. Liverpool philharmonic orchestra sounded amazing. Excellent views. The bar was extremely busy in the intervals, was the only downside. 10/10.

Thank paul m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely theatre - our first visit but would definitely go to watch other productions in the future - the stalls are not too high so no struggling to see the stage

Thank redwitch62
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Phil last Saturday. It was our first visit. Great venue. Not sure why it's taken us so long to visit will be back very soon. Very impressive venue.

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Liverpool 'Phil' many times to see bands and comedians. It's a great venue and can be easily reached by train with Liverpool Central only a short walk away. Good bar area with reasonable prices. Very helpful staff.

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is the place to go to see your favourite band, musician, artist whatever your genre , loveley environment, facilities good, decor a nice mix of modernised art deco, a quality venue .

Thank mummyuk2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful venue for the graduation.Everyone had a great view of the stage wherever they sat.Clean warm and comfortable.Surrounded by resturants to celebrate afterwards.

Thank uniparent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great intimate building Went Sunday for a concert - great surrounding and sound could see from the upper floor no problem great staff and atmosphere

Thank Jackie G
LiverpoolPhil1, Development Assistant at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jackie, Thanks for your response, it is great to hear you had a great time at the concert on sunday. I hope we will see you back with us soon! All the best, Siubhán

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic evening at a wonderful venue , the music room is an intimate , comfortable space , the staff were very friendly and helpful . The evening was amazing so much talent on the stage and an innovative idea which we hope will continue...More

Thank Cecily S
LiverpoolPhil1, Development Assistant at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cecily, Thank you for a lovely review of the venue and show, I will be sure to pass your comments on to the Front of House team and to the people that were involved in Memphis to the Mersey. I hope that we will...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is such a beautiful concert hall. The recently refurbished Art Deco building is fabulous. The acoustics are in my opinion the very best in the North of England.

Thank Chestertripper
LiverpoolPhil1, Development Assistant at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Chestertripper for your 5* review of the Phil. We hope we will see you back with us soon! All the best, Siubhán

Reviewed 7 August 2017

been a few to times and im never disappointed no matter where you sit in the balconey or downstairs the music will still make the hais on your arms raise i have also been to see the films accommpanied by the orchastra and it is...More

Thank mtk_10
LiverpoolPhil1, Development Assistant at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hi Thank you for your lovely review, I hope we will see you back with us soon! All the best Siubhán

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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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