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Thursday 8th of October 2015
1. The Royal Court Theatre
The Royal Court Theatre is located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre and is reachable in just 20 minutes from our Easirent depot at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. With ample parking available nearby, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be in safe hands while you enjoy one of the many hit shows that grace the stage of the Royal Court Theatre. Built in 1938 to an Art Deco style, the theatre’s interior has a nautical theme which was designed as a nod to the city’s seafaring past. Famous people to tread the boards include Richard Burton, Margot Fonteyn and Ivor Novello – the Royal Court Theatre really is steeped in history. Book tickets to see the West End smash hit show ‘Let it Be’ or the hilarious comedy ‘Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels.’
2. Liverpool Playhouse
Situated in Williamson Square, the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre was born in 1866 and was originally designed as a music hall. Famous for launching a plethora of famous faces; the theatre was a launch pad for the likes of Anthony Hopkins, Patricia Routledge and Richard Briers to name a few. Today, the three storey theatre, which has two balconies and a recently renovated entrance hall, is home to many successful travelling theatre companies as well as an abundance of local talent.
3. The Everyman Theatre
Nestled in the heart of Liverpool’s iconic Georgian Quarter, the Liverpool Everyman Theatre was the 2014 winner of the prestigious RIBA Sterling Prize for Architecture, and it’s easy to see why. Step inside the beautiful auditorium and you’ll instantly feel at ease, with the exposed brickwork and the casual layout of this 400 seat theatre. Part of the registered charity, The Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust Limited, the Everyman Theatre makes sure that the work it does in the theatre, is reflected in the work it does in the community. You won’t want to miss the Rock and Roll Panto, which is the Everyman’s resident pantomime – and a real hit with locals and tourists alike.
4. The Liverpool Empire Theatre
Opened in 1925, the Liverpool Empire Theatre is one of the city’s grandest theatres, with the largest two-tier auditorium in the United Kingdom and the capability of holding 2348 people. Many of the big-name West End and Broadway hits end up in the Liverpool Empire Theatre and it also hosts a variety of other shows, including musicals, operas, ballets, pop concerts and plays; The Beatles even trod the boards in the early days of their career.
5. The Unity Theatre
A radical and experimental small theatre located in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter, the Unity Theatre is an intimate fringe theatre – and one of the best loved theatres in Liverpool. Steeped in history, the Unity Theatre is a permanent reminder of the national theatre movement, having specialised in staging contemporary left wing theatre productions alongside well-loved classics.
6. Epstein Theatre
Taking its name from the esteemed music manager Brian Epstein, famous for managing The Beatles and Cilla Black in the 1960’s, the Epstein Theatre is a nod to Epstein’s fundamental involvement in the city’s successful cultural and musical scene. Having recently undergone a vast renovation, the theatre is now home to many successful travelling productions from across the country.