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Liverpool Empire Theatre

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... Read more >>

Liverpool Empire Theatre Blog

An Interview with Peter McKintosh

Posted: 16th February 2016

With countless West End credits to his name, Peter McKintosh is the design mastermind behind some of the country's most successful stage productions, We caught up with Peter about his work on Guys and Dolls now on in the West End and heading out on tour soon.

The Best Pantomimes to go and see this Christmas

Posted: 27th October 2015

Here are our top tips about the best Christmas shows to go and see this 2014. There's something in here for everyone, whether you're from Torquay, Glasgow or anywhere in between.

Unmissable Theatre around the UK in 2015

Posted: 26th January 2015

Check out which of our biggest and best musicals are UK bound this 2014, and which plays are taking punters by storm.

Liverpool Empire's Programmes of Panto Past

Posted: 8th August 2014

Take at look at the programme covers of our pantomimes and Christmas shows over the last 10 years. How many have you attended?

Meet the cast of Aladdin

Posted: 8th August 2014

This year we’ll take a magical carpet ride to Old Peking in the Liverpool Empire’s fun-packed and hilarious family pantomime Aladdin! Check out the all star Liverpool line-up we’ve secured just for you.

History of Liverpool Empire

Posted: 8th January 2014

Liverpool Empire has quite a few royal connections. Not only built on the site of The Prince of Wales Theatre & Opera House (royalty’s all in the name, right?), it’s played host to Queenie, her prince, and is one of only seven locations to proudly present the Royal Variety show.

Which panto should you go and see this Christmas?

Posted: 17th December 2013

Take our pantomime quiz to decide which show is the one for you. Are you young at heart like Peter Pan, a bit of a clean freak like Cinderella, a fan of exotic climates like Aladdin, not a morning person like Sleeping Beauty, one of the lads like Snow White, keen on heights like Jack and the Beanstalk or all about the gold like Dick Whittington?
 

ATG's Christmas Video: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Posted: 13th December 2013

This Christmas, we thought we'd try and get some of ATG's staff centre stage with our own version of the '12 Days of Christmas' classic. Contributors are - in true ATG style - from all round the country, and involved in theatre in many different capacities.

Ghost Stories from our Haunted Theatres

Posted: 31st October 2013

Halloween is here again, and we thought we'd mark the occasion by telling you ghost stories from some of our most haunted theatres. Light a candle, grab a cuppa and be prepared for the fright of your life!

Liverpool panto - A day in the life of Smee

Posted: 16th October 2013

Captain Hook's left-hand man Smee gives us an insight into life aboard the Jolly Roger.

Liverpool panto stars raise over £2000 for charity

Posted: 8th October 2013

The stars of Liverpool’s panto, Peter Pan, raise over £2,000 in memory of actress Bernie Nolan.

List of all ATG's Theatres

Posted: 12th September 2013

Did you know that ATG owns 40 theatres? Each unique in their own special way... here are some nice photos that show them off at their best.

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