Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP
The Grade II listed Liverpool Philharmonic Hall promotes a wide range of contemporary rock, pop, folk, roots, jazz and blues concerts and music projects, in addition to festivals and comedy.
Built in the 1930s, the 1,790 seat Art Deco concert hall also regularly transforms into a cinema. A smaller space upstairs, the Rodewald Suite, provides a cabaret style venue.
Opened on 27th August 1849, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall has long been an acclaimed and integral part of the cultural life of Liverpool, and was described as "the best in Europe" by Sir Thomas Beecham before being dramatically destroyed by fire in 1933.
The new Philharmonic Hall, designed by architect Herbert Rowse and built on the same site, was officially opened on Monday, 19 June 1939. The following day, Sir Thomas Beecham conducted the Hall’s inaugural concert with the then Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, in a programme of music by Elgar, Weber, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Grieg, designed to show off the acoustic of the new Hall.
The art deco splendour of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall was restored in 1995 following a £10.3 million refurbishment; parts of the foyer are said to be based on decoration in the tomb of Tutankhamen.
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