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Liverpool Philharmonic
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The original Liverpool Philharmonic Hall opened on 27 August 1849, and was an acclaimed and integral part of the cultural life of Liverpool before being dramatically destroyed by fire in 1933.The present day art-deco Philharmonic Hall, designed by architect Herbert Rowse and built on the same site, was officially opened on Monday 19 June 1939. Today it presents on average 250 events each year, of which approximately 70 are concerts by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and sells over 250,000 tickets annually.The venue has an illustrious tradition of bringing the top names from rock, jazz, classical, folk and roots, classical and contemporary music to Liverpool. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Holly all appeared at the Hall during their careers. The Hall also hosts classic and blockbuster films and premieres, shown on the unique Walturdaw rising cinema screen with Merseyside's only resident theatre organist, Dave Nicholas. Our new space in the building, the delightfully intimate and informal Music Room, has its own entrance on Sugnall Street, and houses jazz, roots, folk and unplugged gigs. Liverpool Philharmonic has been working with schools and the community since the 1940s, and the Learning programme now offers a range of exciting and inspirational opportunities to get involved in live music-making of the highest quality for thousands of people every year in the Hall and throughout the region.
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

I joined a tour that took us backstage to the rehearsal rooms. We also took seats in the Hall to listen to a rehearsal of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The Bistro under the hall has excellent food too and reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We attended our daughter's Graduation here, the Art Deco building is well maintained with good views of the stage even from the circle, our visit made us resolve to attend a concert here as soon as we can.

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LpoolPhilharmonic, Marketing Officer at Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2013

Hello,

Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation! We're very glad you enjoyed your visit and you love the art deco hall as much as we do - if you want to know what's on for a future visit everything is online at www.liverpoolphil.com, or you can sign up to email updates at http://www.liverpoolphil.com/signup

David Lawson

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Summer Pops concerts are very good. Café is very small and you need to be early to get a seat, but the food is good and reasonabley priced. nice pint of organic bitter at the bar.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The Jools Holland gig this weekend was excellent, no problem with the musical side of things. However, the place was like an oven and it wasn't just me sweating like a pig on a spit. Even animals would not be allowed to kept that heat, unless you wanted one ready cooked. As much as we enjoyed the concert, it would have so much better in a proper environment.

I see there is a refit later this year and hope they have the good sense to install air-con so that the paying customers can properly enjoy events there. Please don't reply telling me that it was exceptional weather and couldn't be accounted for, or that it's an old building and difficult to install. There should be air-con in that building.

Thank Chalky31
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LpoolPhilharmonic, Marketing Officer at Liverpool Philharmonic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Hello,

Thanks for your feedback - we're glad you enjoyed Jools Holland. As you mentioned the Hall is undergoing a major refurbishment in 2014 and a new air-circulation system is included as part of a range of environmental upgrades that will make the visitor experience more comfortable.

Regards,

David Lawson
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The sound within the Phil is brilliant. From orchestras to concerts - everything sounds good. I have been visiting the Phil since I was a child and it has changed very little in that time. A good venue showing good eclectic performances.

Thank Elaine L
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