With a cast of original members and even the original crew, Del Amitri return from a ten year sabbatical to wheel out every hit from every era of their lengthy recording career. Justin Currie and Iain Harvie will once again be joined on stage by Andy Alston, Kris Dollimore and Ashley Soan, with support from The O's.... Read more >>
With a cast of original members and even the original crew, Del Amitri return from a ten year sabbatical to wheel out every hit from every era of their lengthy recording career. Justin Currie and Iain Harvie will once again be joined on stage by Andy Alston, Kris Dollimore and Ashley Soan, with support from The O's.
It's been thirty years since Del Amitri’s debut single, Sense Sickness - their contribution to all things early 80s and jangly. 'The A to Z of Us will take a retrospective sweep of our entire output, from indie art-pop through folk-tinged balladry to hairy Brit-rock chuggery', says front man Justin Currie.
Formed in Glasgow in 1983, during their distinguished career Del Amitri had four Top 10 albums and a string of memorable hit singles. Their million selling breakthrough album Waking Hours (1989) included the hits Nothing Ever Happens and Kiss This Thing Goodbye. The follow-up, 1992’s Change Everything, featured the massive radio single Always The Last To Know and reached No.2 in the albums chart, only being held off the top slot by the might of The Bodyguard soundtrack. 1995’s Twisted charted at No.3 and included their biggest ever single Roll To Me, which reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Del Amitri’s most recent album was 2002’s Can You Do Me Good?, and the band have been on hiatus since finishing the subsequent tour.
'Whenever anyone asked if Del Amitri would ever re-form,' says guitarist Iain Harvie, 'our standard response was ‘We never broke up - the phone just stopped ringing.''
It has started ringing now and Del Amitri are picking it up from where they left off.
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.
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. 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 every season. A signer will be sited at the side of the stage. Advice on the position of the signer can be provided by the Access Officer for individual performances. Please call the Access for All line for more information 0151 702 7328.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There are public toilet facilities on all levels of the theatre. There are separate, fully accessible, male and female facilities on the ground and first floors. Backstage there are accessible facilities. There is an emergency call-point in all accessible facilities, should you need to call for a member of staff.
Baby changing facilities are located in fully accessible toilets. Please ask a member of the Front of House team if you require assistance.
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). Opening time of 10am applicable from Monday 12 May for a trial period of 2 months.
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 Mount Pleasant, Lord Nelson Street, Queen Square and at St John’s Shopping Centre on Lime Street. St. John’s Car Park offers discounted parking of £2.50 for patrons visiting local theatres after 6.00pm and leaving before midnight. Queen Square car park offers discounted parking of £2.00 for Liverpool Empire Theatre customers on production of a ticket stub. The rate would allow customers to park from 5.00pm to 9.00am the next day.
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
Important information for coach parties
Any coach, bus or mini bus dropping off and picking up from the Liverpool Empire are permitted to do so directly outside the Empire Foyer. However, under no circumstances will any mode of transport be allowed to stop or use the bus lane directly in front of the Student Halls (opposite St George’s Hall) doing so may occur penalties for obstructing public transport. Coaches will be allowed to queue for the front of the building using the inside lane (closest to the Building) on London Road until an appropriate space becomes available outside the front of the Liverpool Empire to collect or drop off their parties. We hope this will improve the safety of school children and large groups as there will be no need to cross the Lime Street carriageway at busy periods. If you would like anymore information or advice on the above please contact the venue on 0844 871 3037.
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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.
Whether you want to meet friends over a coffee, enjoy a delicious lunch in our pleasant and relaxing surroundings or simply enjoy a pre-theatre meal, Autograph is the perfect place to begin your enchanting theatre experience. Enjoy superb coffees, teas, soft drinks and selected wines and beers, in a casual yet sophisticated setting. Opens 11am.
See the restaurant tab for details of pre-theatre meals.