Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra
Starring Olga Perrier the international French Soprano as Aida and Liza Kadelnik the celebrated mezzo from the Romanian National Opera as Amneris... Read more >>
Running time: Approx 3 hours 13 mins
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra
FEATURING A MAGNIFICENT BLACK STALLION!
With a new spectacular interpretation of the classic opera ‘Aida’
Starring Olga Perrier*, the international French Soprano, as Aida and Liza Kadelnik*, the celebrated mezzo from the Romanian National Opera, as Amneris
Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent’s operas, returns in Autumn 2016 to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.
In Aida, the splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Coliseum of Rome with Ellen Kent’s direction influenced by the ancient Greek dramas of Euripides and symbolising the powerful religious hold of the priests of Egypt. This is a tragic story of war, jealousy and revenge at whose heart is the doomed love of the beautiful Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian hero, Radames. Featuring a magnificent black stallion, Aida is brought to life in a production set against one of the greatest pieces of music Verdi ever wrote with the well-known arias “Celeste Aida”, “Ritorna Vincitor” and the classic “Triumphal March” including a temple dance, cascades of glittering gold and amazing fire performers
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
*Cast subject to change
“Visually and vocally gripping from start to finish”
“Bursting with colour, grandeur and wealth”
Edinburgh Evening News
“Aida has one of the most imposing sets you will see on an operatic stage”
Manchester Evening News
Running time: Approximately 3 hours 13 minutes including 2 intervals.
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
Liverpool Empire Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect.
Liverpool Empire Audio Story: an audio resource to help prepare visitors who are blind and visually impaired for their visit to the theatre.
For a copy of the venue’s visual or audio story, please contact the Liverpool Empire Access Champion on 0800 912 6971.
There are sixteen wheelchair spaces available in the auditorium. 12 in the stalls and 4 in the circle. There is lift access to all levels of the theatre except the Rear Circle where access is obtained by lift and steps. All areas of the Theatres are accessible to customers with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. There is level access from Lime Street, through into the foyer, with level access into the auditorium at both sides of the stalls. The building features wide doors, and additional toilet facilities for disabled people. One front of house lift provides access to the circle and one lift provides access to the stalls bar toilets, with appropriate seating positions available on all levels.
Liverpool Empire Theatre is equipped with an infrared sound amplification system. To access the infrared system please request receiving equipment from a member of the Front of House team who will provide you with an induction loop necklace.
Induction Loop Necklace
Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace, switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control.
There are a number of British Sign Language Interpreted performances, Audio Described performances and Captioned performances every season. For advice and to book these performances please call 0800 912 6971.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There are public toilets on all levels of the theatre. There are separate accessible toilets on the ground floor and second floor of theatre. There is an emergency pull cord in all accessible toilets should you need assistance from a member of staff.
Baby changing facilities are located in the accessible toilet on the second floor and ladies toilets on the lower ground floor stalls bar.
Book in person by calling into our Box Office on the corner of London Road and Lime Street, Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm (8pm on performance nights and open 2 hours prior to performances on Sundays).
The Liverpool Empire Theatre is located on Lime Street and is easily accessible by road. For SATNAV use L1 1JE.
The theatre does not have its own parking facilities but Liverpool boasts many city centre car parks with reasonable rates and many are within 5 minutes’ walk of the theatre. The closest car parks are located at Lord Nelson Street, Queen Square and at St John’s Shopping Centre on Lime Street.
The Liverpool Empire Theatre is next door to Lime Street Station. Local (Wirral Line) and National rail services stop at this station. Please use the Lord Nelson Street exit for the theatre.
Key services stop on Lime Street including the 101, C2, C3 , C5, 10, 10A and 10B
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3017 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Groups Bookings: 0333 009 5384 (9am – 5.30pm) Calls charged at local rate.
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
Stage Door / Admin:* 0151 702 7320
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.”
Don't forget to pre-order your interval drinks when you arrive as all bars get busy! During most performances alcoholic drinks are allowed into the auditorium. We now accept all major credit and debit cards for bar bill payments.