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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    • Very Good
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    Recent Reviews:

    • pinkflip73
      Blackpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Good to be back
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 17th October 2021
      The only reason I have not given 5 stars is that the carpet area of my seat was so sticky my shoes were sticking to it and when we came out my soles were thick with stick goo! Read full review
    • deanorep
      Beautiful Theatre/Amazing Show. Organisation outside and bar area WOOPS!
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 17th October 2021
      Putting the show to one side which was incredible. Organisation was sort of Ok outside, I think more barriers were needed as staff were wandering around outside to check covid cards but they would... Read full review
    • LaurXholmes
      Trip type:
      Family
      Terrible.
      1 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 20th October 2021
      Came to watch Beauty and The Beast and Wow what an amazing show!! Talented cast and amazing performance. Struggled to enjoy it due to the heat in the theatre, this was ridiculously hot to the point I... Read full review

    Opening Times

    2021 (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)

    * 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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