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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4 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • EmmieLouH
      Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      SIX!
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th April 2022
      Have to disagree with the last review. We were in row E in the circle and my husband is 6’ 3” … no problem at all with legroom and really graduated seating so you had a great view. Lots of other... Read full review
    • caravanner640
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      One of the best!
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th May 2022
      Absolutely fabulous performance of Madam Butterfly. Staff were all so friendly and helpful. We had an excellent talk about the opera and composer beforehand. Drinks are very expensive but no doubt... Read full review
    • MrsPorterloo
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      So disappointed, with the show
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 7th May 2022
      The staff where fantastic and the Manager understanding that's as far as the positives go!! .Madama Butterfly is my all time favourite Opera, the costumes, the delicate movements , the colours, make... Read full review

    Opening Times

    2022 (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

    * 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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