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

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
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    90
  • Very Good
    55
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • wirraliantraveller
    Eastham, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Nice and intimate
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 1st May 2018
    Went to Playhouse to see an Agatha Christie play on 28th April. Probably over the last two years, we have attended four productions. We find the whole experience cosy and intimate. From the front... Read full review
  • Mike_from_Staffs
    Staffordshire Moorlands
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Old style theatre with friendly and helpful staff. We had a great front row, circle seat.
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th April 2018
    Not a great deal of legroom, but classic theatre that's very well attended. Put on great plays, etc. Really enjoyed the evening. Read full review
  • David T
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Excellent play in a charming theatre
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th April 2018
    The theatre has excellent modern facilities and a traditional and charming theatre space. The Agatha Christie play we watched was very good. The bars and front areas are contemporary and excellent... Read full review

Awards

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

Opening Times

2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

* 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.

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