Liverpool Empire Theatre

Lime Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 1JE

Tel: +44 (0)844 871 3017

Front of the Liverpool Empire Theatre lit up with lights.

About

The Liverpool Empire Theatre is situated on Lime Street, the busy gateway road to Liverpool. It's ideally located within metres of Lime Street Station.  

The Empire has the largest two-tier auditorium in Britain, seating 2348. It's the second theatre to be built on the site, with the previous smaller theatre demolished in 1924, today's building opened a year later in 1925. The orginal theatre was named 'The Prince of Wales Theatre and Opea House' and opened in 1866. 

The theatre plays host to a number of big-name touring productions, musicals and concerts.Throughout the years the Empire has gone from strength to strength; showcasing the best in local, national and international talent.

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      701
    • Very Good
      380
    • Average
      174
    • Poor
      76
    • Terrible
      83

    Recent Reviews:

    • Trish C
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Hardwork!!!
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 1st January 2023
      The main issue with this theatre is not being disabled/motorblity friendly. The seats are way too close together and not easily accessed. It was extremely uncomfortable watching the show. At the... Read full review
    • Kaboozie
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      CHER-TASTIC
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 19th January 2023
      Went to see the Cher Musical yesterday afternoon, totally brilliant, a must see for any Cher fan as well as anyone else. Well done everyone 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Read full review
    • Z1527YRdavidh
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Very Uncomfortable
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 22nd January 2023
      This is a beautiful theatre but really in need of updating. My main complaint is the seating, which is very tight but above all extremely uncomfortable. I last around 20 minutes and then the pain... Read full review

    Opening Times

    2023 (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)

    * Check the website for What's On at the Liverpool Empire

    Awards

    • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards Winner 2017 Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards Winner 2017 2017

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