Philharmonic Hall

Wander just outside of the Liverpool city centre and just opposite the city’s second cathedral is where you’ll find the home of the oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra, the ‘Liverpool Phil.’

This is of course the art deco, Grade II listed Philharmonic Hall founded in 1840. When the venue first opened it was without a permanent concert hall. In 1846 the foundation stone was laid and the £30,000 (£2.78m in 2016) permanent concert hall opened in 1849. In 1933 the concert hall was tragically destroyed by a fire, but 6 years later the current hall opened and still stands strong.

Positioned on Hope Street, it’s complimented by its Georgian surroundings especially the ‘Philharmonic Pub’ another Grade II listed building, deemed the most richly decorated of Liverpool’s Victorian public houses. The quality of the gentlemen’s toilets is of particular interest too, we believe.

The superb Philharmonic Hall has a year-round programme of classical music, contemporary and chamber music, folk, roots, jazz, blues, rock, comedy and more. The hall even houses a cinema screen where guests can enjoy classic films.

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  1. Add Youth Company Festival: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Session Orchestra to your Itinerary

    Youth Company Festival: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Session Orchestra

    Liverpool

    Continuing Youth Company’s weekend-long celebration, Youth Session Orchestra presents an eclectic concert of jazz, funk and Afrobeat.

  2. Add Youth Company Festival: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Brass Band to your Itinerary

    Youth Company Festival: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Brass Band

    Liverpool

    SIMON COWEN _conductor_

    Programme to include:
    GEORGE HESPE _The Three Musketeers_
    JUDITH BINGHAM _Four Minute Mile_

    All for one...! Starting your summer with a bang, Youth Brass Band return to the main stage at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall to…

  3. Add Youth Company Festival: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choirs with Kantos Chamber Choir to your Itinerary

    Youth Company Festival: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choirs with Kantos Chamber Choir

    Liverpool

    SIMON EMERY _conductor_
    ALISON WHITE _conductor_
    ELLIE SLORACH_ conductor_

    Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choirs come together for a folk-song inspired performance, side-by-side with Kantos Chamber Choir, a professional choir shaking up the choral…

  4. Add Fiesta! to your Itinerary

    Fiesta!

    Liverpool

    EVENCIO CASTELLANOS_ __Santa cruz de pacairigua, Suite Sinfónica_
    ANTONIO ESTÉVEZ _Mediodía en el Llano (Midday in the Plains)_
    GABRIELA ORTIZ _Trumpet Concerto (UK premiere)_
    REVUELTAS _Sensemayá_
    INOCENTE CARREÑO _Variations for orchestra,…

  5. Add Youth Company Festival: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestras to your Itinerary

    Youth Company Festival: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestras

    Liverpool

    LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA SIDE BY SIDE WITH MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
    SIMON EMERY_ __conductor_

    LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ACADEMY ORCHESTRA
    ALEX DUNN _conductor_

    Programme to include:
    TCHAIKOVSKY…

  6. Add Summer of Love: Bee Gees to your Itinerary

    Summer of Love: Bee Gees

    Liverpool

    RICHARD BALCOMBE _conductor_
    with vocalists:
    Graham Bickley
    Patrick Smyth
    Stuart Matthew Price
    Abbie Osmon

    “Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’”. It’s time to dust off your disco gear, dig out those sunglasses and boogie, as the Royal…

  7. Add Gabrielle to your Itinerary

    Gabrielle

    Liverpool

    Through the first chapter of her career from her emergence in 1993 through to 2007, Gabrielle was a constant presence in the UK charts. She landed two number 1 singles, a further eight Top 10 hits and five Top 10 albums, including the number 1 hit…

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