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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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.
Laugh around Liverpool on a side-splitting sightseeing trip, the only tour of its kind.
The Atkinson is an £18 million multi art-form venue set in a grade II listed building in the heart of Southport.
A landmark building in Liverpool and has seen truly legendary names perform over the last one hundred years.
Halton’s multi-award winning theatre and arts centre based in Runcorn.
The famous Liverpool Everyman is back after a two year redevelopment, bringing radical ground-breaking theatre to the city, as well as offering a host of food and drink.
Since 1913 this Hanover Street venue formally known as Cranes Music Hall, Cranes Theatre and The Neptune Theatre has provided live entertainment to the city for 101 years.
Showcasing the best in local, national and international productions, musicals and concerts.
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.