History of Liverpool Empire
By Shiona Walker
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. Going along with
this plummy theme, you can't actually see the stage from the Royal Boxes -
a bizarre twist that makes you really wonder at its architects, who also managed
to design the whole thing back in 1925 without factoring in every audience's
need for a drinks bar. But for all this, Liverpool Empire is still closely
rooted in its community and surroundings, welcoming thousands of locals year on
year. And if you don't believe us, believe Merseyside's own Les Dennis, who's quoted at the
bottom of this very lovely fun-fact-filled infographic.
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