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.
In 2001 Apollo Leisure became part of a large American company called Clear Channel Entertainment before the theatrical division of CCE became known as Live Nation. Recently the Ambassador Theatre Group completed the acquisition of all of Live Nation’s UK theatres, including the Liverpool Empire Theatre. ATG is also one of the country’s foremost theatre producers and has been behind some of the most successful and innovative productions in Britain and internationally.
On show nights, the Box Office will remain open until 15 minutes after the show stars. On Sundays and Bank Holidays, if there is a performance, the Box Office will open 2 hours before the show stars, and close 15 minutes after the show starts.
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.
Telephone Booking* 0844 871 3017
Group Bookings** 0333 009 5384
Access Bookings 0800 912 6971
Stage Door/Admin 0151 702 7320
*Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.**Calls charged at local rate.
Mon to Sat – 12:00 – 16:00
Sun – Closed
Liverpool Empire, Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE