Matthew Bourne’s dazzling production of Sleeping Beauty has won the hearts of thousands and smashed box office records across the UK and the USA since its premiere.... Read more >>
Running time: 2h 20m
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
A Gothic Romance
Music by Tchaikovsky
Matthew Bourne’s dazzling production of Sleeping Beauty has won the hearts of thousands and smashed box office records across the UK and the USA since its premiere.
New Adventures have revived this new classic in the repertoire to give audiences one more chance to see the final piece in the trio of Tchaikovsky masterpieces. If you loved Nutcracker! and the famous Swan Lake with a menacing all-male ensemble, this production will become another firm favourite.
With sumptuous sets and costumes, evocative lighting and masterly storytelling you will be transported in time from the halcyon days of the late Edwardian era through to the modern day. In a world full of magic, fairies, vampires, love and romance, all bought to life by our uniquely talented dancers - will Princess Aurora ever find her true love again?
‘Thrills from start to finish. Utterly brilliant’
**** ‘Hugely entertaining, the show has energy, menace and heart’
**** ‘The audience are under Bourne’s spell’
**** ‘Exhilarating. A classic of the genre Bourne has made his own’
‘Breathes new life into the well-known fairy tale with delightful twists’
British Theatre Guide
‘For a ballet the family will love, you’ll be onto a winner with Sleeping Beauty’
‘A rich display of Bourne’s choreographic and theatrical invention’
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 0844 871 3037, or by emailing email@example.com.
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 the Access Officer on 0844 871 3037 (10am – 6pm Mon – Fri).
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. St. John’s Car Park offers discounted parking of £2.00 for patrons visiting the Liverpool Empire after 6.00pm and leaving before midnight (car park ticket must be validated in the theatre foyer)..
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.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 3038 (10am – 6pm) (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.) firstname.lastname@example.org
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge) email@example.com
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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.