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Liverpool Empire Theatre
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Liverpool Empire Theatre

Lime Street, LIVERPOOL, Merseyside, L1 1JE
0844 871 7615
Call cost: 7p per minute* (*plus your telephone company’s network charge)

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Transport

Lime Street Station

Bar

Four bars are open before performances

Access Info

For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire/access/

In October 1866 a new theatre, named The Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House opened in Liverpool, on Lime Street. About three quarters the size of the theatre that stands today, it was lit by gas light and all the stage machinery was controlled by steam power. The very first production was the opera Faust, performed by an Italian company. Within a year the theatre had been renamed and became the Alexandra Theatre and Opera House, probably because the Prince of Wales married Princess Alexandra and it was named after her. The theatre staged a variety of shows, mainly focussing on opera but also featuring plays, ballet and musical shows.

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