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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    558
  • Very Good
    318
  • Average
    118
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    39

Recent Reviews:

  • Jack0121
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Beautiful historic venue
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 20th July 2018
    We travelled up north to see a comedian here. The theatre is beautiful and very ornate. For such an old building it’s very well maintained. The acoustics weren’t fantastic at the show but was fine... Read full review
  • izebella
    Liverpool
    Another enjoyable night
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th July 2018
    Nice place to visit with helpful staff. Always a good night out. Seats were great but I feel that they need to bring prices down to allow everyone to enjoy as they can be expensive. Read full review
  • gg18212017
    Wirral, United Kingdom
    Unbelievably hot and no ventilation in the upper circle.
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th July 2018
    Built in 1925 which means they have had nearly 100 years to install extractor fans in the upper circle. There have been plenty of Tripadvisor complaints about the unbearable heat but nothing gets... Read full review

Opening Times

2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

* 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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