Liverpool Playhouse

Williamson Square
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 1EL

Tel: +44 (0)151 709 4776

Liverpool Playhouse

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission Ticketfrom £9.00 to £20.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About

Built in 1866 as the Star Music Hall, in 1911 the Liverpool Playhouse housed one the first and later one of the longest running repertory companies in the country when it ended in 1999.  The Playhouse’s acting roster was among the finest in the country – including Robert Donat, Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, John Thaw, Anthony Hopkins and many, many more – and the rich variety of the repertory programme formed many generations of committed theatregoers.

It was here that Noel Coward first worked with Gertrude Lawrence, as child actors, was the wartime home of the Old Vic company, and in the latter part of the twentieth century featured the tenure of ‘The Gang of Four’ – Alan Bleasdale, Chris Bond, Bill Morrison and Willy Russell – a brief but dazzlingly creative period which spawned, among many others, Russell’s international smash hit, Blood Brothers.

In 1999, Liverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse theatres were joined together in a new management created to take the city’s producing theatre forward into the 21st century. Since 2004, the theatres have been on a remarkable journey, described as “a theatrical renaissance on Merseyside” (The Observer) with over 20 world premières, the majority by Liverpool writers.

Facilities

Other

  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Catering

  • Licensed Bar

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Map & Directions

Road Directions


Travelling by Car
If you're travelling from outside the city, follow signage for Queen Square or St John's Car Parks to reach the Playhouse

Car Parking
Playhouse patrons are entitled to a reduction at St Johns Car Parks: £2 after 5pm when you show your theatre ticket.

Public Transport Directions


Travelling by Bus
The Playhouse is a few minutes walk from the bus stops at Queen Square and Sir Thomas Street. The new interchange for Paradise Street is now open and serves buses from across Merseyside.

Travelling by Train
Central Station which serves the Merseyrail network is a 5 minute walk to the Playhouse. Lime Street Station (Liverpool's main rail station) is also a 5 minute walk to the Playhouse.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    98
  • Very Good
    60
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • 293neilk
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    1866 and still going strong.
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 3rd May 2019
    Located on Wiliamson Square is in my opinion the only reason to visit this rather dreadful square namely Playhouse Theatre . Constructed in 1866 originally as a music hall, its stood the test of time... Read full review
  • U281BLlees
    Trip type:
    Family
    The Worst Witch
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 5th June 2019
    My five stars represent my opinion of the venue not the show itself which was fine for the age that it was aimed at. I love this theatre and always find the staff to be really friendly and helpful. Read full review
  • NoelW798
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Cooped - Hilarious but Rude......
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 6th June 2019
    The Spymonkey Troupe perform this comedy and like their other presentations, it is absolutely hilarious and at times “off the wall” ! There are only 4 actors who perform a range of different... Read full review

Opening Times

2019 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

* Box Office opening times for in person bookings at the Playhouse are Monday to Saturday 10am- 6pm (until 7.45pm on performance nights).

Booking by telephone is Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm.

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2015 - WINNER Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2015 - WINNER 2015

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