The Liverpool Empire Theatre is situated on Lime Street, the busy gateway road to Liverpool.
During its time the Liverpool Empire has hosted many types of entertainment, including variety shows, musicals, operas, pop concerts, and plays. The Beatles appeared in the theatre in their early days. The theatre has hosted two Royal Command Performances and in 2007, a Royal Variety Performance to mark Liverpool's being designated a European City of Culture the following year.
The Empire has the largest two-tier auditorium in Britain, seating 2348. It's the second theatre to be built on the site, with the previous smaller theatre demolished in 1924, today's building opened a year later in 1925. The original theatre was named 'The Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House' and opened in 1866.
The Empire plays host to a number of big-name touring productions, musicals and concerts. Throughout the years the Empire has gone from strength to strength; showcasing the best in local, national and international talent.