Liverpool Empire Theatre

Lime Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 1JE

Tel: 0844 871 3017

Liverpool Empire Theatre

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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Recent Reviews:

  • J3KTN
    Southport, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Rhod Gilbert
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 4th February 2019
    Now Rhod gets a five star review as he was fantastic and the venue gets a 4 star review. Lovely interior ceiling, absolutely stunning. Points lost for the long bar queues. Employ more staff and you... Read full review
  • Littleh56
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Rhod Gilbert - The Book of John
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 4th February 2019
    The comedy supremo Mr Rhod Gilbert never disappoints. He was hilarious as always, and we would never miss him when he is in Liverpool. We regularly visit the Empire and are very proud to have such a... Read full review
  • VinceNoir
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    The Nutcracker
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th February 2019
    Fantastic performance! Great theatre, plenty of helpful staff and nice and clean. Only minor is lack of parking but there’s an NCP available not too far. Read full review

Opening Times

2019 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

* 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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