Lime Street, Liverpool, has been the home of the Liverpool Empire since 1925 and over the 20th century and early 21st century it has been the home to some of the biggest shows and the best known names of entertainment.
Though another venue existed on the same site from the 19th century, the Liverpool Empire has stood at its location on Lime Street for a longer period, opening in 1925. As it has since been refurbished and improved, whilst also being bought up by some big name brands, it is likely to continue to attract big shows for some time to come.
It survived the Second World War and provided the home to some well-deserved entertainment for those that were suffering through the conflict. Then, as the decades went by, it continued to attract big names, some of which have gone on to enjoy iconic status. It means that today, when standing on the stage of the Liverpool Empire, you are following in the footsteps of giants in the world of theatre.
Today it continues to attract top shows and big names, whilst also welcoming large crowds. A part of the Ambassadors Theatre Group it hosts shows that have also entertained fans in London’s West End.
Big names like Judy Garland and Laurel & Hardy are amongst those to have graced the stage of the Liverpool Empire. It was also the place to see early performances of The Beatles, who first appeared in the late 1950s and made a last performance at the venue in 1965.
Today it is still the home of some of the most talked-about shows of recent times. These include some of the best known musicals like Cats, Annie, Hairspray The Musical and West Side Story and well known comedians as well. As it continues to be a big draw we can expect many more big names to head to its stage in the future.
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