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Running time: 2 hours (including interval)Age guidance: 16+
‘I loved it'
‘Fantastic, that’s what I call entertainment’
Scott Mills, Radio 1.
‘You have to go & see this if, one day something will go wrong & you will be able to say I was there’
Annually the Circus of Horrors plays over 100 UK theatres and this tour has expanded to take in festivals throughout the world including The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan (twice), the Wacken Festival in Germany plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow where it became the 1st UK Circus ever to perform in Russia. The show also played an astounding 10 nights at London's O2.
This is not the first time that The Circus of Horrors has created history as it became the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the first circus to perform in London's West End for over 100 years.
The Circus Of Horrors’ appearances on various subsequent TV shows have turned what started as a cult show into a household name – taking the extreme to the mainstream. Its’ TV credits now also boast The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show and A Royal Command Performance.
The Circus of Horrors started it’s gruesome beginnings at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and became an instant hit, touring all over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen, Japan to Jersey including festival appearances with Alice Cooper, Eminem, Motley Crue, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic St Preachers, Foo Fighters and many more.
Age advisory 16+. The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity and language of an adult nature and is not suitable for children.
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.