Epstein Theatre

Hanover House
85 Hanover Street
L1 3DZ

Tel: +44 (0)344 736 0151

Upper seating area with the light shining


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. After a rebrand The Epstein Theatre named after The Beatles manager ‘Brian Epstein’ is now a well loved venue in the heart of the City Centre. This 380 capacity, grade II listed theatre started out infamous for its amateur dramatic groups and has now progressed to being renowned for its rich variety and diverse family programming.

Brian was renowned for his contributions to the city’s cultural and music scene, since reopening we have hosted shows ranging from Christmas Panto - The Martini Lounge Burlesque show, Jake Bugg - Epstein:The Play (now a West End production.)

The Epstein Theatre has played host to many successful plays featuring actors such as Andrew Lancel, Andrew Schofield and Crissy Rock. With its grand interior the venue has become popular with touring comics, artists and bands including Jimeoin, Simon Amstell, Michael Kiwanuka, Patrick Wolf and Parlour Flames.

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  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • Demonstrations Given
  • Disabled Access
  • Gift Shop


  • Licensed Bar

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Epstein Theatre is located at 85 Hanover Street. Five Minutes from shops and restaurants at Liverpool One and the Albert Dock. Two minute walk from Liverpool One Bus Station and Liverpool Central Train Station. It is recommended that you park at Q-Park Car Park based on Hanover Street/Seel Street (Around the corner from Tesco), Open 24 hours 7 Days a week.

Public Transport Directions

Both Liverpool Central and Liverpool Lime Street train stations and Liverpool ONE bus station are within 5 minute walking distance. There is also a taxi rank directly outside the theatre.


Opening Times

2023 (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)

* These are set box office times – opening times vary depending on shows or events in the theatre. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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