Liverpool Empire, Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE
Liverpool Empire Theatre, on the corner of Lime Street and London Road, was opened in 1925 and is the largest two-tier auditorium in Britain, with seating for up to 2,348 people. It has hosted many types of variety shows, operas, plays and pop concerts. The Beatles played here in their early days.
Today, the theatre continues to host a great range of entertainment, with upcoming highlights including: Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast (25-26 Sep), An Audience with Katie Price (27 Sep), Rob Brydon (29 Sep), Sing-a-long-a-Frozen (Sun 22 Oct) and War Horse (15 Nov - 2nd Dec).
After a record-breaking 8 years in London's West End, and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre's acclaimed play,
War Horse, is coming to Liverpool's Empire Theatre for a limited run from 15th Nov - 2nd Dec.
At the outbreak of the First World War, young boy Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and sent to France. Joey is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, though not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Based on the hugely successful novel by Michael Morpurgo, the stage production is a powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.