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“Marvellous Acoustic Space”

Royal 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I have been to some wonderful concerts by the RLPO. but had the privilege of singing here recently. It should certainly not be missed and is one of Liverpool's many varied cultural experiences

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

I have been to several concerts at this venue and have always found the seating comfortable and the hall itself has remarkable acoustics which enhance the artistes performance. The Seekers needed no help from the acoustics on their recent farewell tour as they are in a league of their own. I have seen Judith Durham in solo performances here too. To attend a concert here is a remarkable experience

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

I didn't know what to expect following Judith Durham's illness, and considering the ages of the group members but, come the day of the concert, the group sang favourite after favourite, with every word and note loud and clear. It was lovely to see film footage from the 60s, to give the context for this performance. You couldn't help but smile when Judith sang - and what a miracle that she still can. Soon the Phil was full of smiling, happy people, listening, remembering, marvelling and singing along. The one tinge of sadness was that this would be their last goodbye as a group performing live. I'd love an encore - someday, one day - who knows?

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We came her to see Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson. The show lasted over two hours, and the seats were still reasonably comfortable to sit in even at the end of the performance when most concert venue seats will have become quite uncomfortable. However, my main gripes are, that the seats we sat in were the most expensive available, but they were located at the side of the theatre, and the view was very restricted. If they are selling seats in the position we occupied they should be cheaper and there should be a warning that the view is restricted, when booking. The other gripe is that the food is overpriced, and the house wine was awful. Otherwise, the staff were pleasant, the building was impressive and the acoustics were excellent. We didn't go by car, but I understand that parking is difficult. There's no problem getting there by public transport, as it's on main bus routes and is within walking distance of Lime Street Station. If you go, don't eat there.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

The concert helped with a packed house. It is difficult to park. We ended up at the Adelphi. But don;t go there if, even if you have paid for extra time and displayed they still fine you. Be careful where you park go extra early. The concert was great.

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