Liverpool Empire Theatre

Liverpool Empire Theatre
Lime Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JE
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Liverpool Empire Theatre

The first theatre on the Lime Street site was opened in 1866 however the building was demolished in 1924 making room for the larger Empire Theatre we know today, opening it's doors in 1925. Hosting music, theatre, comedy and touring musicals, this being Liverpool it should come as no surprise that The Beatles have graced the stage in years gone by. After extensive refurbishment in 1999 it is now the largest two-tier auditorium in Britain with seating for 2348.

The theatre is situated next to Lime Street railway station. Bus services stopping on Lime Street include the 101, C2, C3 , C5, 10, 10A and 10B.

Events at this venue

There are 50 events at this location

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The Band

  • Written by: Tim Firth

Brand new British musical featuring the songs of Take That, created in association with Britain’s most successful band. Written by Tim Firth The Band tells the story of five 16-year-old girls who are fans of a male pop group. Playing the boy band are Five to Five, the winners of the BBC show Let It Shine.

Tue 23 Jan 2018

£23.40–£53.40 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 24 Jan 2018

£23.40–£53.40 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£23.40–£53.40 / 0870 606 3536

…and 8 more dates until 3 Feb 2018

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Thu 1 Mar 2018

£27.50 / 0870 606 3536

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Sun 30 Jul

Phone for prices / 0870 606 3536

  • 19:30

Cilla the Musical

A new musical celebrating the life and career of Cilla Black.

Thu 7 Sep

£13–£63.90 / 0870 606 3536

Fri 8 Sep

£13–£63.90 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 9 Sep

£13–£63.90 / 0870 606 3536

…and 6 more dates until 16 Sep

Cinderella

Panto fun with Cinders, her ugly sisters, et al.

Sat 16 Dec

£11–£38.50 / 0870 606 3536

Sun 17 Dec

£11–£38.50 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 19 Dec

£11–£38.50 / 0870 606 3536

…and 17 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

The Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare

The troupe celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest spectacular featuring an amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape.

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£17–£30.50 / 0870 606 3536

Crazy For You

George Gershwin's multi-award winning musical set in the 1930s about the budding romance between Bobby, the son of a wealthy New York banker, and Polly, daughter of the proprietor of a failing theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Starring Caroline Flack and Tom Chambers.

Tue 5 Dec

£13–£56.40 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 6 Dec

£13–£56.40 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 7 Dec

£13–£56.40 / 0870 606 3536

…and 2 more dates until 9 Dec

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Directed by: Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett, Marianne Elliott
  • Written by: Mark Haddon (book), Simon Stephens (adapt)

Simon Stephens's adaptation of the darkly humorous book by Mark Haddon presented by National Theatre.

Tue 25 Jul

£13–£41.90 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 26 Jul

£13–£41.90 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 27 Jul

£13–£41.90 / 0870 606 3536

…and 2 more dates until 29 Jul

Dirty Dancing

  • Directed by: Sarah Tipple
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein

See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film. Following two West End runs and two UK Tours, the classic story of Baby and Johnny is back, featuring the hit songs ‘Do You Love Me?', ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’ and more.

Mon 18 Sep

£13–£64.90 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 19 Sep

£13–£64.90 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 20 Sep

£13–£64.90 / 0870 606 3536

…and 3 more dates until 23 Sep

Dreamboats and Petticoats

  • Directed by: Bob Tomson
  • Written by: Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran

Jukebox musical based on the songs of Roy Orbison, the Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and others.

Mon 31 Jul

£13–£40.90 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 1 Aug

£13–£40.90 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 2 Aug

£13–£40.90 / 0870 606 3536

…and 3 more dates until 5 Aug

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards - Puccini Madama Buuterfly Starring the Korean soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* and the international soprano…

Sat 3 Mar 2018

£15.40–£44.40 / 0870 606 3536

Ellen Kent's Rigoletto

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra The masterpiece they tried to ban Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven-foot wingspan and two royal greyhounds. Please note some scenes contain nudity. A stunning…

Fri 2 Mar 2018

£15.40–£44.40 / 0870 606 3536

English National Ballet: Akram Khan's Giselle

  • Written by: Mary Skeaping, Adolphe Adam

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan creates a new version of romantic ballet Giselle for English National Ballet. Composer Ben Frost adapts the original score, which is performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Wed 25 Oct

£13–£44.40 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 26 Oct

£13–£44.40 / 0870 606 3536

Fri 27 Oct

£13–£44.40 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 28 Oct

£13–£44.40 / 0870 606 3536

Fame: Liverpool Empire Youth Theatre

Members of the young company portray the high-flying attendees of New York City's High School of Performing Arts in the high-kicking stage musical based on the 1980 film.

Fri 18 Aug

£13–£22.15 ( £12–£19.25) / 0870 606 3536

  • 19:30

Sat 19 Aug

£13–£22.15 ( £12–£19.25) / 0870 606 3536

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Flashdance

  • Directed by: Nikolai Foster, Phil Edwards (musical supervision), Arlene Phillips (choreography)
  • Written by: Tom Hedley (book), Robert Cary (book & lyrics), Robbie Roth (music)

A story of a young girl named Alex who is a welder by day and a 'flashdancer' by night. She dreams of becoming a professional dancer at the Shipley Dance Academy, but when a romance surfaces will it threaten her ambitions?

Mon 16 Oct

£16.15–£53.90 (£13.25–£50) / 0870 606 3536

  • 19:30

Tue 17 Oct

£16.15–£53.90 (£13.25–£50) / 0870 606 3536

  • 19:30

Wed 18 Oct

£16.15–£53.90 (£13.25–£50) / 0870 606 3536

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 21 Oct

Flashdance

Musical about Alex: welder by day, dancer by night.

Mon 16 Oct

£16.15–£55.90 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 17 Oct

£16.15–£55.90 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 18 Oct

£16.15–£55.90 / 0870 606 3536

…and 3 more dates until 21 Oct

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

The enormously tall and slightly manic-eyed comedian you'll know from many a telly panel show and from his terrifying turn as the head of sixth form in The Inbetweeners, Davies returns with a new show of stand-up to follow the likes of Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and The Back of my Mum's Head.

Mon 25 Sep

£32.20 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 26 Sep

£32.20 / 0870 606 3536

Hairspray

The feel-good musical comedy telling the story of Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair and big dreams.

Mon 16 Apr 2018

£12–£55.50 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 17 Apr 2018

£12–£55.50 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 18 Apr 2018

£12–£55.50 / 0870 606 3536

…and 3 more dates until 21 Apr 2018

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Sun 15 Jul 2018

£31.65 / 0870 606 3536

Jersey Boys

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is working its way back to round the UK! This smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs…

Wed 10 Jan 2018

£12–£71 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 11 Jan 2018

£12–£71 / 0870 606 3536

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£12–£71 / 0870 606 3536

…and 7 more dates until 20 Jan 2018

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.

Sat 30 Sep

£23.25–£25.50 / 0870 606 3536

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about the the boy with the troublesome coat.

Tue 3 Oct

£13–£50.40 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 4 Oct

£13–£50.40 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 5 Oct

£13–£50.40 / 0870 606 3536

…and 2 more dates until 7 Oct

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Directed by: Bill Kenwright
  • Written by: Andrew Lloyd Webber (music), Tim Rice (lyrics)

Bill Kenwright's production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical returns, with X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring as the boy with the troublesome coat.

Tue 3 Oct

£13–£53.40 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 4 Oct

£13–£53.40 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 5 Oct

£13–£53.40 / 0870 606 3536

…and 2 more dates until 7 Oct

Katie Price

Katie Price discusses her life story and performs her brand new single, 'I Got U'.

Wed 27 Sep

£21.25–£32.25 / 0870 606 3536

Legally Blonde

An award-winning musical about a woman who signs up for law school to win back her boyfriend but discovers, top everyone's surprise, that she has a talent for legal practise.

Mon 4 Jun 2018

£12–£47.50 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 5 Jun 2018

£12–£47.50 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 6 Jun 2018

£12–£47.50 / 0870 606 3536

…and 3 more dates until 9 Jun 2018

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Sun 5 Nov

£32.25 / 0870 606 3536

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne brings to live the story of Cinderella.

Tue 10 Apr 2018

£13–£52.40 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 11 Apr 2018

£13–£52.40 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 12 Apr 2018

£13–£52.40 / 0870 606 3536

…and 2 more dates until 14 Apr 2018

OMD

Veteran synth pop act performing favourites from their back catalogue and tracks from new album The Punishment of Luxury.

Sun 29 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0870 606 3536

One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King

An evening in the company of top Elvis impersonator Lee 'Memphis' King, performing a selection of Presley's hip-shaking greatest hits.

Sun 15 Oct

£29.25 / 0870 606 3536

The Rat Pack - Live From Las Vegas

The boys are back in town to take you back to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas in the late 50s and early 60s. The fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band join Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin performing at the famous Sands Hotel. It was at the Sands Hotel in 1960 that Frank Sinatra, Dean…

Mon 12 Feb 2018

£13–£43.90 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 13 Feb 2018

£13–£43.90 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£13–£43.90 / 0870 606 3536

…and 3 more dates until 17 Feb 2018

Regina Spektor

Over-14s show. This expressive singer/pianist from New York is just about the only songwriter to do anything of note with a Kate Bush influence.

Mon 7 Aug

£31.65–£39.90 / 0870 606 3536

Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up …

Him of Marion & Geoff, Gavin & Stacey and The Trip fame, the one with the Welsh accent and the funnies, is bringing a brand new stand-up show out on tour.

Fri 29 Sep

£35.85–£38.70 / 0870 606 3536

The Russian State Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by the Russian State Ballet.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£11–£41.40 / 0870 606 3536

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Russian State Ballet

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£11–£41.40 / 0870 606 3536

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story Of The Dubliners

The spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan comes to life on stage through timeless Irish classics including The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan's Wake, McAlpines Fusileer and Raglan Road.

Sun 22 Apr 2018

£23.40–£29.40 / 0870 606 3536

Shrek The Musical

Join Shrek and his noble steed Donkey as they set out on a magical quest to rescue Princess Fiona from a tower, guarded by a love-sick dragon - a task set by the vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad, in this hilarious musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation.

Tue 12 Jun 2018

£12–£56 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 13 Jun 2018

£12–£56 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 14 Jun 2018

£12–£56 / 0870 606 3536

…and 9 more dates until 24 Jun 2018

Sing-a-Long-a Frozen

A full screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics on screen to help you sing along during the film. Introduced by a live host who will guide you through this interactive screening by showing you how to use your free prop bag, warm up your singing voices and teach you some dance moves with the help of the Singalonga…

Sun 22 Oct

£12–£15 / 0870 606 3536

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Mon 6 Nov

£20–£25.90 / 0870 606 3536

  • 19:30

Son of a Preacher Man

A witty musical set to the hits of Dusty Springfield.

Tue 3 Jul 2018

£15–£39.50 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 4 Jul 2018

£15–£39.50 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 5 Jul 2018

£15–£39.50 / 0870 606 3536

…and 2 more dates until 7 Jul 2018

Soul Legends

A night of soul classics.

Sun 1 Oct

£30 / 0870 606 3536

  • 19:30

Soul Legends

You're going to love this. Whether you're a Soul Man. A Natural Woman. Or just a plain old Sex Machine… The smash-hit spectacular… Soul Legends! Bringing to life hits by Earth Wind & Fire, Barry White, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Wilson Pickett, Sam &…

Sun 1 Oct

£30 / 0870 606 3536

Sunset Boulevard

  • Directed by: Lonny Price
  • Written by: Don Black (lyrics)

Glenn Close stars as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film.

Mon 19 Feb 2018

£12–£59.50 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 20 Feb 2018

£12–£59.50 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£12–£59.50 / 0870 606 3536

…and 3 more dates until 24 Feb 2018

Sunset Boulevard

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical based on Billy Wilder's Academy Award-winning 1950 film of the same name.

Mon 19 Feb 2018

£12–£59.50 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 20 Feb 2018

£12–£59.50 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£12–£59.50 / 0870 606 3536

…and 3 more dates until 24 Feb 2018

Tango Moderno

Tango performance.

Mon 26 Feb 2018

£12–£52 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£12–£52 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£12–£52 / 0870 606 3536

Tap Factory

A mixed programme of contemporary dance styles including urban, tap dance, hip hop, comedy and acrobatics, accompanied by a live band.

Thu 28 Sep

£19.15–£31.65 / 0870 606 3536

This Is Elvis

Musical about Elvis Presley featuring his music.

Mon 23 Apr 2018

£14.90–£48.40 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 24 Apr 2018

£14.90–£48.40 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 25 Apr 2018

£14.90–£48.40 / 0870 606 3536

…and 3 more dates until 28 Apr 2018

War Horse

  • Directed by: Toby Sedgwick
  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo (book)

The National Theatre's staging of Michael Morpurgo's novel about a farm horse called Joey caught up in the horrors of WWI.

Wed 15 Nov

£13–£61.40 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 16 Nov

£13–£61.40 / 0870 606 3536

Fri 17 Nov

£13–£61.40 / 0870 606 3536

…and 13 more dates until 2 Dec

Welsh National Opera: Die Fledermaus

Johan Strauss's frothy, ever-popular opera with Mary Elizabeth Williams as Rosalinde and Mark Stone as Eisenstein. With staging and costumes as opulent as a chocolate cake, the show is funny and life-affirming. Sung in English with surtitles in English and Welsh.

Fri 10 Nov

£11–£39.90 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 11 Nov

£11–£39.90 / 0870 606 3536

Welsh National Opera: Eugene Onegin

James Macdonald directs this revival of Tchaikovsky's most-loved opera, based on the Alexander Pushkin novel, about the young country girl Tatyana, who believes that the dashing Onegin is the man of her dreams, however is humiliated when he rejects her and flirts with her older, engaged sister. Sung in Russian with…

Thu 9 Nov

£11–£39.90 / 0870 606 3536

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Stephen Schwartz (music & lyrics), Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Wed 7 Mar 2018

£12–£85.80 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 8 Mar 2018

£12–£85.80 / 0870 606 3536

Fri 9 Mar 2018

£12–£85.80 / 0870 606 3536

…and 19 more dates until 31 Mar 2018

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