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Theatre in Liverpool Liverpool is the birthplace of an array of leading playwrights, popular entertainers and famous actors, so it’s only fair that it should also possess a wealth of great theatres.

The city’s biggest and most well known theatre is the Empire [map], which sits opposite the impressive St George’s Hall near Lime Street Station. It plays host to a mix of leading shows including West End musicals such as Grease, Blood Brothers and Cats, touring ballets and world-renowned operas. It is also a venue for top pop and rock acts such as Tom Jones, a variety of tribute bands and children's shows.

Incidentally it was also the scene of the Beatles’ last concert in Liverpool in December 1965, but has since gone under a million pound refurbishment to help establish its place in the 21st century.

For a more diverse choice of entertainment why not head to the Everyman Theatre [map], which is situated opposite the Metropolitan Cathedral. Founded in the mid-60s, this theatre has nurtured the talents of famous names including Willy Russell and Alan Bleasdale, and has a distinguished history of putting on its own productions.

Appealing to all ages, the Everyman has a contemporary image and previous shows have included Juggling With Gerbils and the more familiar Much Ado About Nothing.

Working in association with the Everyman is the hugely popular Playhouse Theatre [map], which provides a completely different stage setting than its partner. Here you catch a glimpse of classic plays such as Twelfth Night and Mill on the Floss, along with contemporary drama, comedy and musicals.

For a more intimate night out why not visit the small but lively Unity Theatre [map] situated close to the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Established for more than 21 years, this is the city’s most innovative theatre, which combines classic drama with new talent, and plays host to local, national and international productions. It also offers music, dance, comedy and children's shows.

If you fancy getting out of the city centre for the evening then head to either the Floral Pavillion Theatre [map] on the Wirral or the Theatre Royal [map] in Warrington.

Established in the 1930s, the delightful Floral Pavillion Theatre hosts a number of regular performances of light entertainment, including music from various tribute bands and children’s shows such as Postman Pat.

The independent Theatre Royal is just 20 minutes from Liverpool city centre and plays host to many local acts, and national and international stars, including comedian Ken Dodd. Children's favourites such as The Jungle Book and light entertainment including the Antiques Road Show and The Real Monty have also been staged here.

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