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.

Your Visit

Plan your visit to the Liverpool Empire! Explore the options below and find a way to make your night at our venue even more special.

The Lime St. Bistro

Serving tasty light bites and delicious three-course meals, the Lime St Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy relaxed pre-theatre dining, safe in the knowledge you won't miss a moment of the show. Book our 2-course for £13.95 set menu online or by calling 0151 702 7320.

Events and Celebrations

The Ambassador Lounge Exclusive is available for private hire. Whatever the occasion, we will make it a visit to remember. Our service is tailored to your requirements and our team will ensure everything runs smoothly. For more information please get in touch on [email protected]

Seating Plan

Download a copy of the Liverpool Empire Seating Plan.


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Be a part of our beautiful theatre.

We are pleased to offer you the chance to dedicate a seat within our historic auditorium. Package includes an engraved plaque installed onto theatre seat of your choice and a personalised certificate. With 1, 2 or 5 years available, a seat dedication is the perfect gift for any theatre lover.

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Liverpool Empire Theatre Creative Learning

The Liverpool Empire Creative Learning Department delivers a varied programme of workshops and classes as well as regular events exploring the options available to young people interested in a career in theatre. To find out more please email the Creative Learning Manager.