The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in Liverpool is a concert venue. It is still the UK's only orchestra that has its own dedicated concert hall. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society is the second oldest of its type in the United Kingdom and its orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, is the country's longest-surviving professional orchestra. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society and its members have won a number of honours and awards and played an important role when Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture in 2008.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is based in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, an Art Deco concert hall built in the late 1930s.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic venue has an illustrious tradition of bringing the top names from rock, jazz, classical and contemporary music to Liverpool.
The present day art-deco Philharmonic Hall, designed by architect Herbert Rowse and built on the same site, was officially opened on Monday 19 June 1939. Today it presents on average 250 events each year, of which approximately 70 are concerts by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and sells over 250,000 tickets annually. The Hall also hosts classic and blockbuster films and premieres, shown on the unique Walturdaw rising cinema screen with Merseyside's only resident theatre organist, Dave Nicholas. There is also a new space in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic building, the delightfully intimate and informal Music Room, which has its own entrance on Sugnall Street, and houses jazz, roots, folk and unplugged gigs.
Liverpool Philharmonic has been working with schools and the community since the 1940s, and the Learning programme now offers a range of exciting and inspirational opportunities to get involved in live music-making of the highest quality for thousands of people every year in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and throughout the region.