At the Shankly Hotel, we’re lucky enough to be right in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre. And that means we have some of the best theatres in the UK right on our doorstep. For those who have booked theatre tickets in Liverpool and are looking for accommodation, the Shankly Hotel offers luxurious rooms and facilities in a thriving location of the city.
If you’re still planning a stay with us, why not take a look at our guide to the fabulous theatres of Liverpool? We’re located only a short walk or taxi ride away, so we recommend spending a cosy afternoon at the theatre or making your theatre visit a glamorous night to remember.
The Everyman Theatre
Situated on one of Liverpool’s best loved streets, you’ll find the Everyman on Hope Street, between the city’s two breathtaking cathedrals and surrounded by flourishing independent businesses. After reopening in 2014, the theatre won the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture, and with its trademark wrap-around auditorium and environmentally sustainable features, it’s easy to see why.
Renowned for its unique and creative productions, expect to see classic tales turned into plays, jazz nights in their basement Bistro and of course, their famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas panto.
The Playhouse Theatre
Escape from the hustle and bustle of life with a trip to Liverpool’s traditional Playhouse Theatre. You’ll find this iconic theatre right beneath the Radio City Tower in Williamson Square.
The Grade II* listed building showcases a 19th century auditorium and 20th century front of house extension. Radiating character from its striking proscenium arch design, you’ll find yourself transported into the show from start to finish.
This Liverpool gem certainly cultivates an atmosphere. Known to show plays such as The Woman in Black and Haunting of Hill House, this is the go-to theatre for horror lovers hoping to find themselves on the edge of their seat. And for those looking for a more laid back experience.
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Seating an impressive 2348 people with the largest two-tier auditorium in Britain, Liverpool Empire Theatre is arguably the most dynamic in the city. In recent years, the theatre has played host to impressive West End favourites such as Dirty Dancing and Wicked.
With big productions ranging from musicals to ballet, the Empire is one of the city’s best venues for family entertainment all year long.
Liverpool Unity Theatre
At the unitytheatre Liverpool, expect to be swept away into the world of theatre with productions frequently showcasing the local talent of Liverpool.
The Unity describe themselves as a “small-scale theatre with big ambitions”, and we’re inclined to agree. Located off the cobbled streets of Hope Street surrounded by picturesque houses and bars, the theatre never offers anything short of creative, innovative productions that can’t be found elsewhere.
Liverpool Epstein Theatre
Formerly the Neptune Theatre, the Epstein Theatre is known for its sparkling pantomime productions, this family favourite is one that shouldn’t be missed during a visit with the kids to Liverpool.
Described by visitors as an “oldy worldy theatre”, the Epstein has managed to maintain the character of a traditional theatre while weaving in modern twists. Surrounded by Hanover Street’s bar and dining scene, expect upbeat shows and events that are perfect for a night out in the city centre.
Royal Court Theatre
If you ask a Liverpool local about the Royal court, they’re likely to tell you about a good night out. This unique theatre experience allows you to drink and dine in your seat before the show begins and enjoy drinks at your table throughout the production.
You can be certain of a fantastic auditorium, vibrant bar area and high-quality facilities at the Royal Court, which has seen significant investment over the past few years. Plans to continue the upkeep of this stunning venue are already underway.
The Lantern Theatre
The Lantern Theatre is without a doubt one of Liverpool’s most charming and quaint hidden gems. A cosy, family-run company, this venue was grown from a love for the performing arts.
You’d be unlikely to stumble across the Latern unless you were looking, but located in the Baltic Triangle, just outside of the thriving Liverpool One shopping and dining area. And though the venue is low-key, we guarantee that it’s well worth a visit.
With a cosy bar and a blend of creative productions, visitors can indulge in a range of productions, varying from local writing, acting, live music and laugh-out-loud comedy from talented performers who are ready to shine.
To start your Liverpool theatre experience with an unforgettable stay at the Shankly Hotel, our team will be happy to find the best available price for you. You can give them a call on 0151 601 8998.