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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
+44 151 709 3789
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Great sound

Went to see The Pretenders, amazing sound the hall is a great size. It is not a big arena, so you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Great venue and concert but the audience....

Here for our latest visit to see the Pretenders. Great show and here voice is still strong and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ormskirk, 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” (26 reviews)
“great concert” (18 reviews)
“music room” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, England
+44 151 709 3789
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to see The Pretenders, amazing sound the hall is a great size. It is not a big arena, so you can actually see the act.

Thank Wendyalice
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Here for our latest visit to see the Pretenders. Great show and here voice is still strong and distinctive although a bit muffled initially. However, this review is mainly to give praise to the management and the staff in the rear circle. Despite the Midge...More

Thank stanretired
Reviewed 5 days ago

first visit since refurbishment-shame the mobile's disappeared . great sound but not yet a world class orchestra

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nashville was a knockout show Great music, fab ambience in this lovely building with brilliant acoustics

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to many concerts here and have enjoyed them all always a great view and sound staff always helpful just drinks a bit on the high side but that's the norm at venues like this looking forward to coming back soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOVELY building in centre of Liverpool great sounds .pleasant staff .compare seats .has been just been renovated very pleasant evening .would recommend to any people of any age range .

Thank rolandbirch817
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see Hannah Peel on 23rd September 2017 who was playing with Tubular Brass and it was a 5 star performance from Hannah Peel and Tubular brass. Its a beautiful theater with fantastic acoustics. we bought Hannah Peel's latest compact disc and her...More

Thank alanweech1234
Reviewed 13 September 2017 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 11 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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
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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
28 October 2016|
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Response from Stuart170649 | Reviewed this property |
Not really!
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.