Liverpool Empire Theatre

Lime Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 1JE

Tel: 0844 871 3017

Liverpool Empire Theatre

About

The Empire Theatre is considered the second largest theatre in the country and one of the widest in Europe, playing host to big-name touring productions, musicals and concerts.

Named as The Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House, it was opened on Lime Street in October 1866. Since then, the theatre has been through many changes like in name, ownerships and architectural. The most recent was in 1998, when it increases the stage size and the auditorium was also modernised and increase to seat 2381 people.

Throughout the years the Empire has gone from strength to strength; showcasing the best in local, national and international talent.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Liverpool Empire Theatre is located on Lime Street and is easily accessible by road. For SATNAV use L1 1JE.

Car-parking:

The theatre does not have its own parking facilities but Liverpool boasts many city centre car parks with reasonable rates and many are within 5 minutes walk of the theatre. The closest car parks are located at Mount Pleasant, Lord Nelson Street, Queen Square and at St John’s Shopping Centre on Lime Street. St. John’s Car Park offers discounted parking of £2.50 for patrons visiting local theatres after 6.00pm and leaving before midnight. Queen Square car park offers discounted parking of £2.00 for Liverpool Empire Theatre customers on production of a ticket stub. The rate would allow customers to park from 5.00pm to 9.00am the next day.

Public Transport Directions

By Train:

The Liverpool Empire Theatre is next door to Lime Street Station. Local (Wirral Line) and National rail services stop at this station. Please use the Lord Nelson Street exit for the theatre.

By Bus:

Key services stop on Lime Street including the 101, C2, C3 , C5, 10, 10A and 10B

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    562
  • Very Good
    321
  • Average
    118
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    40

Recent Reviews:

  • Wendy C
    Preston, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Titanic musical
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th August 2018
    I absolutely loved the show,it was amazing,front row seats!! My husband suggested we treat ourselves to a drink before the show in the piano bar upstairs.A word of advice,dont bother.The gentleman... Read full review
  • BerniePaul
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Historic but needs some TLC
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th August 2018
    Lovely, lovely theatre and so lucky to have this in Liverpool. My wife and I went to see Wicked there recently and have watched many shows at the Empire over the years. The Empire Theatre has that... Read full review
  • suemaffin
    Wallasey, United Kingdom
    shows
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th August 2018
    Absolutely brilliant venue/ been here many times for number of shows. love the theatre itself and all the productions have been wonderful. sometimes seems pricey but have to remember costs when... Read full review

Awards

  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards Winner 2017 Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards Winner 2017 2017

Opening Times

2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

* Check the website for What's On at the Liverpool Empire

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