Liverpool theatre has a fantastically strong reputation, and Liverpool city region has plenty of top theatre performance spaces.
The legendary Everyman and Playhouse theatres are responsible for launching the career of several celebrated actors including Bill Nighy, Julie Walters and the late, great Pete Postlethwaite. They offer an eclectic programme of theatre and frequently stage world premieres by local and international writers.
The Empire is the largest theatre in Liverpool and stages the big musicals and spectacular shows, often straight from the West End.
The Royal Court offers a range of long-running plays and one-off nights from the likes of Joan Rivers, Russell Howard, Dylan Moran, and Ben Elton.
Epstein Theatre, named after the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, is Grade II listed with a striking interior and offers entertainment of all kinds.
The Lantern Theatre, situated in a converted warehouse near Liverpool ONE, is family-friendly and offers a variety of performances and activities for families and children including birthday parties, summer schools and family fun days.
The intimate Unity Theatre, described as 'the most ambitious theatre in Liverpool' by The Guardian, is a hotbed of new and local talent and provides a valuable platform for small theatre companies.
In Wirral, the Floral Pavilion offers theatre, family shows, ballet, ice shows and music in their historical venue on New Brighton waterfront dating from 1913. Go to visitwirral.com for more information.
Southport also has a number of theatre and performance spaces – visitsouthport.com for more information.
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The Floral Pavilion Theatre and Conference Centre is situated in a spectacular position on New Brighton’s famous waterfront, offering stunning panoramic views over the Mersey Estuary and the Liverpool Waterfront
Showcasing the best in local, national and international productions, musicals and concerts.
A cosy and intimate ‘Fringe Theatre’ that hosts regular performances from touring theatre companies and local artists.
The Atkinson is an £18 million multi art-form venue set in a grade II listed building in the heart of Southport.
Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus supports creative enterprises, hosts conferences and performances, runs an annual programme of arts events, and is home to the Cornerstone Festival and Cornerstone (Art) Gallery.
Home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, whose Chief Conductor is the charismatic Russian, Vasily Petrenko.
The Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on the promenade is Southport's main live entertainment centre.
The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool’s International Arts Venue, offers a rich mix of cultural experiences with a multi-arts and international approach to its programme.
St George's Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world and is a Grade I listed building.
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