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Liverpool Playhouse

Williamson Square
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 1EL

Tel: 0151 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

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Catering

  • Licensed Bar

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
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    76
  • Very Good
    48
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

  • Tunisfan
    Liverpool
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Gabriel
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 11th April 2017
    Had a great night at playhouse theatre. Wonderful production which was dramatic with a touch of humour. Packed house.Keep up the good work. Read full review
  • Mikelski
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Seat with a cramp.
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 11th April 2017
    Lovely looking theatre, unfortunately my seat in the dress circle left me with cramped legs as I was butted up against the seat in front and I'm not tall. Also the heat on the night was almost... Read full review
  • SAM.46
    ENGLAND
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Cosy little theatre.
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 8th April 2017
    First time visit. Hubby and me went to see Gabriel with Paul McGann and Belinda Lang. The play was fantastic ! The theatre is lovely, we sat up in the gallery but still had a great view. I'm sure all... Read full review

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* 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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