Liverpool Empire

In 1866, Liverpool Empire began its life as The Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House and was run by gas light and steam power. The name changed to what it is today in 1895, so has had its name for over 100 years. It went through many refurbishments, before being bought by ATG and the theatre now stands about a quarter size bigger than it originally stood.

Contact Details

1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
Contact Numbers
Telephone Booking*
0844 871 7615
Group Bookings*
0207 206 1174
Access Bookings**
0800 912 6971
Stage Door/Admin
0151 702 7320
*Calls charged at standard geographic rates and count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as calls to 01 and 02 numbers.**(Calls charged at local rate)
Opening Hours
The Box Office will open 90 minutes prior to performances, and close 15 minutes after curtain up on performance days.

Security

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.

Getting Here

By car
The closest car parks are located at Lord Nelson Street on Queen Square and at St. John’s Shopping Centre on Lime Street.
By car
The closest car parks are located at Lord Nelson Street on Queen Square and at St. John’s Shopping Centre on Lime Street.
By train
The Liverpool Empire Theatre is next door to Lime Street Station.
By train
The Liverpool Empire Theatre is next door to Lime Street Station.
By bus
Bus Nos. 101, C2, C3 , C5, 10, 10A and 10B
By bus
Bus Nos. 101, C2, C3 , C5, 10, 10A and 10B

Access

Access Booking Line: 0800 912 6971
Typetalk Number: 18001 0800 912 6971

Access Booking online request form

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.

Venue Access Information

There are sixteen wheelchair spaces available in the auditorium. 12 of these can be found in Row U of the stalls and the remaining four, in Row G in the Circle. There is lift access to Row G in the Circle and street level access to Row U in the stalls.

Street level access is via Lime Street, through into the foyer, with level access into the auditorium at both sides of the stalls. The rest of the auditorium has step access. 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.

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.