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Wicked

Wicked

This West End hit is a must see for musical theatre fans!

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

From the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, comes a new and even more hilarious show!

Come From Away

Come From Away

This true story of a small Canadian village taking in thousands of stranded passengers will warm your heart.

Madagascar The Musical

Madagascar The Musical

Join your favourite furry friends in this madcap musical adaptation of the hit film!

2:22 A Ghost Story

2:22 A Ghost Story

This thrilling ghost story will leave you guessing up until the final moments!

I Should Be So Lucky

I Should Be So Lucky

Featuring hits like Never Gonna Give You Up, Especially for You and Love In The First Degree - this original musical is packed with hits!

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

See why everyone is talking about this incredible true story.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi

A young boy is left stranded on a boat with wild animals, which of them will make it out alive?

Rhod Gilbert & The Giant Grapefruit

Rhod Gilbert & The Giant Grapefruit

Darkly comic and passionately odd - this is classic Gilbert!

Six the Musical

Six the Musical

History and pop collide in this high energy hit!

Grease

Grease

Experience the feel good musical of the year and get yourself down to Rydell High!

Awful Auntie

Awful Auntie

A fantastic new production of David Walliams’ new story - with a big owl, a tiny ghost and an extremely awful Auntie!

Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovations

Lord of the Dance - A Lifetime of Standing Ovations

Join Michael Flatley in a brand new show celebrating his incredible career.

An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical

An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical

Based on the hit classic movie, this uplifting story of love and bravery will leave you longing for more.

Hairspray the Musical

Hairspray the Musical

This feel good show is bursting with showstoppers and dazzling costumes!

Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out

Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out

Join Peppa and all her friends on a fun day out filled with muddy puddles!

Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby

Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby

An incredible dance show from the legendary Rambert.

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

The legendary canine caper is back with a bite!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

A family favourite featuring a flying car!

English National Ballet - Mary Skeaping's Giselle

English National Ballet - Mary Skeaping's Giselle

The romantic Giselle is lovingly brought to life by Mary Skeaping.

& Juliet

& Juliet

With pop tracks galore, this is Shakespeare like you've never seen it before.

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

You Will Be Found in this brand new production of the smash hit contemporary musical.

Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical

Here You Come Again - The New Dolly Parton Musical

Featuring all your favourite hits from the Queen of Country!

Aladdin

Aladdin

This all-singing, all-dancing stage adaptation is a must see for young and young at heart audiences!

NOW That's What I Call A Musical

NOW That's What I Call A Musical

Choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing legend Craig Revel Horwood and written by award-winning comedian Pippa Evans.

Hamilton

Hamilton

Experience the worldwide smash hit sensation that is Hamilton!

Only Fools and Horses the Musical

Only Fools and Horses the Musical

Direct from a record-breaking four-year sold-out run-in London’s West End!

What’s On at Liverpool Empire

Enjoy the glamour of the West End right on your doorstep! Events at Liverpool Empire in 2024 feature some huge shows on tour including Olivier Award winner Come From Away in March and fantasy spectacular Wicked in June. For something more vivacious and lighthearted, try Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in April; this bold, cheerful show is perfect for teens and tweens who want to watch a glittering pop musical.

Family-friendly Liverpool Empire events to book tickets for this year include the hilarious, riotous adventures of some of your favourite zoo animals in Madagascar the Musical this March. And, the stage adaptation of David Walliams’ book, Awful Auntie, will be taking audiences on a thrilling journey this June.

About the Liverpool Empire

Located in the centre of the city, close to Liverpool Lime Street rail station, Liverpool Empire opened its doors in 1925, on the site of the former New Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House (later The Empire). With a seating capacity of 2,350, the venue is Britain's largest two-tier auditorium. Originally designed by W. and T. R. Milburn with a Neoclassical façade, the venue is a Grade II listed building and part of Liverpool’s William Brown Street Conservation Area. 

Liverpool Empire hosts a varied schedule of events each year, 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.

Renovation work in 1999 included a new building, joined to the theatre by a glass atrium, which contains the Box Office, bar and three floors of multi-functional spaces. Since 2011, Liverpool Empire has been owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group.

Map and Address

Lime Street, Merseyside, Liverpool, L1 1JE

The Liverpool Empire is conveniently located in the centre of Liverpool, next to Liverpool Lime Street Station. It is across the street from the neoclassical-designed St Georges Hall, which sits in front of a public park, St John’s Gardens. The World Museum, Central Library and Walker Art Gallery are located next to each other and St John’s Gardens. In the opposite direction from the station you can find the Royal Court and Playhouse Theatres. There is also plenty of shopping in this area and places to eat and drink. Transport links are excellent across the city.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Liverpool Empire box office open?

The box office is open for in-person ticket collection 90 minutes before performances start.

What time does Liverpool Empire open for a show?

The venue is open 90 minutes before the start of a performance, and patrons are invited to relax in the bar or on-site pizzeria for up to an hour before they need to take their seats.

What food and drink are available at Liverpool Empire?

There are four bars at the theatre which serve a range of refreshments, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Patrons can also enjoy bespoke service in the Ambassador Lounge, which can be booked alongside tickets online.

The venue also features its own restaurant, Pizza Al Teatro, offering a range of sourdough pizzas and Italian bistro style dishes. This is a perfect option for taking the stress out of finding somewhere else nearby for dinner before the show. Bookings can be made for an hour before the performance.

Does the Liverpool Empire have a cloakroom?

There is no cloakroom at the venue. Visitors are encouraged to only bring small bags that can be taken with them into the auditorium where possible.

Where should I eat near Liverpool Empire?

The theatre is a short walk away from Bold Street, which is home to many independent shops and restaurants. Fans of pasta and calzone can enjoy authentic Italian dishes at The Italian Club, whilst The Greek Taverna has a variety of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes on their tapas and à la carte menus.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the Liverpool Empire?

The Liner Hotel is a well-reviewed option for those on a budget, with nautical themed rooms and an on-site brasserie. If you have a little more to spend, the 4-star Liverpool Marriott is five minutes’ walk from the theatre.

How do I contact the box office?

The box office team can be contacted for booking queries by phone on 0333 009 6690.

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