Liverpool Empire

Seating plan

Liverpool Empire seating plan

Liverpool Empire Seating Plan

The Liverpool Empire has a capacity of 2381 seats, including 1172 seats in the Stalls and 1209 seats in the Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 250 seat reviews and 199 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

Located in the centre of city, a stone’s throw away from Liverpool Lime Street rail station, Liverpool Empire opened its doors in 1866. With a seating capacity of 2,350, the venue is Britain's largest two-tier auditorium and features four bars, customer lifts and accessible facilities. Renovation work includes a new building, joined to the theatre by a glass atrium, which contains the Box Office, bar and three floors of multi-functional space used for events, parties, conferences and performances.

Liverpool Empire hosts various types of entertainment, including variety shows, musicals, operas, concerts and plays. Notable past productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Royal Variety Performances, and Frank Sinatra and The Beatles, who played the venue several times during their early careers. The venue’s vast auditorium is split into the Stalls and Circle, each containing over 1,000 seats. Unlike other theatres, Liverpool Empire’s seating faces the stage head-on rather than on a curve, providing great sight-lines throughout the venue.

Good value seats

Seats throughout Liverpool Empire Theatre offer good views, but bargains can be found toward the ends of rows and at the rear of each seating section. These seats are usually cheaper but still offer a good view. Sitting in the rear of the Circle offers excellent views for a discounted price.

Premium seats

Seats in the front sections of the Circle offer the best overall views in the theatre, especially for large-scale productions. For those who want to be up-close to the action, the front centre of the Stalls offers a great close-up view without any restrictions, due to the raised stage.

Recent seat reviews

Circle I59
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MrMHurst 5"9', 26 reviews, 14 helpful votes
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Liverpool Empire Circle I59 view from seat photo

This seat is rather cramped and in the middle of a short row of 5. Directly in front of this seat (and the two to one's right) is a railing and no other seats (perhaps this is a wheelchair space). So, legroom is not so much of an issue as one may dangle... More

Saw Les Misérables Les Misérables on 16 October 2019

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Circle A70
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rgowan 5"6, 191 reviews, 13 helpful votes
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Liverpool Empire Circle A70 view from seat photo

The seats in the circle have all been replaced so are a lot more comfortable. The side of the circle does offer a slightly more side view of the stage and due the the curve of the circle the majority of stage right isn't visible, but this will depend... More

Saw Les Misérables Les Misérables on 14 October 2019

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Circle H89
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jolleyalice12 5"6, 7 reviews
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Liverpool Empire Circle H89 view from seat photo

Honestly not the best seat to watch a show from for the first time; it's alright if you have seen it before, though. A good portion of the stage is cut off. For Les Mis, this meant being unable to see Fantine a lot, and could be difficult to know what's... More

Saw Les Misérables Les Misérables on 12 October 2019

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