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

Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and after careful consideration and in line with official Government advice, stipulating that people should avoid public buildings including theatres to help slow the spread of coronavirus, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse theatres will be postponing its shows at both venues until this advice changes. 

Please see more information on the Everyman and Playhouse website. 

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
    110
  • Very Good
    63
  • Average
    11
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • PFM1964
    Birthday Treat
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th March 2020
    Our first visit to this Theatre and it is a very nice place to visit, we attended American Idiot the Musical and saw it three nights on the bounce, its one of my favourites, as you might tell, great... Read full review
  • scottierocket
    Trip type:
    Family
    Nice compact little theatre
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 7th March 2020
    Lovely place, I like how it is spread over three floors, different areas for refreshments and getting in and out was quick and easy. normal scenario once in, packed like sardines, but added to the... Read full review
  • 293neilk
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Beautiful building.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th March 2020
    The Playhouse Theatre is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most beautiful buildings in Liverpool, its the only reason to visit the very bland Williamson Square. I love the look of this... Read full review

Opening Times

2020 (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

* 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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