Theatre in Liverpool

Theatre show previews and reviews

  • 10 Huge Theatre And Arena Shows Coming To Liverpool This Year 1

    10 Huge Theatre And Arena Shows Coming To Liverpool This Year

    Are you a theatre fanatic? Do you find joy in visiting your local theatre or arena to indulge in the wonder of the arts and lose yourself with the crowd? Well if so, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you prefer comedy to romance, coming alone or enjoying the day out with your family. There is a show for everyone. We have compiled below a list of some of the most popular shows that…

  • A Night To Remember - Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Ballet and Orchestra

    A Night To Remember – Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Ballet and Orchestra

    Allow yourself to disconnect from reality for a while with this beautiful rendition of Swan Lake. It’s sure to be a night filled with the delicate beauty of Ballet and wonderfully composed music. Fever has brought to you this summer, an enchanting night of music accompanied by hypnotising Ballet performances, topped off with the ambient glow of candlelight. Have you ever heard anything quite like it? Fever is an events and experience technology company, whose…

  • Liverpool Theatre Festival Announces Fantastic Programme Of New Works At Little LTF 1

    Liverpool Theatre Festival Announces Fantastic Programme Of New Works At Little LTF

    Twelve new shows will entertain festival audiences over six days at Liverpool Theatre Festival’s Little LTF at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church. Liverpool Theatre Festival has today revealed the exciting line-up of shows set to be premiered at Little LTF, its festival of new works when it returns to Liverpool City Centre next month. The second annual Little LTF will be staged at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church from Tuesday 3 May to Sunday 8…

  • Shakespeare North Playhouse Unveils Opening Programme For Iconic New Venue 1

    Shakespeare North Playhouse Unveils Opening Programme For Iconic New Venue

    Shakespeare North Playhouse has unveiled its spectacular opening programme, with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol, Johnny Vegas, and Jimmy McGovern among the season highlights at the iconic new £30m theatre in Prescot, Liverpool. The stunning new venue, home to the only 17th-century style timber theatre outside London and anticipated to attract 140,000 visitors a year, will open its doors to the public with a joyful weekend of free festivities, from July 15-17. Kicking…

  • Liverpool Theatre Festival Returns For Third Year Alongside Little LTF Fringe Event

    Liverpool Theatre Festival Returns For Third Year Alongside Little LTF Fringe Event

    Organisers of the award-winning Liverpool Theatre Festival are delighted to announce its return in Autumn 2022 to take place for a third consecutive year. Little LTF, the festival’s sister event to showcase new works, will also return for a second year in Spring 2022.   Liverpool Theatre Festival was first staged in September 2020 to boost the city’s live performance and creative arts sectors following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the industry. After…

  • Theatre Review: 'Who Cares' At Unity Theatre 2

    Theatre Review: ‘Who Cares’ At Unity Theatre

    Lung Theatre’s Who Cares is a thought provoking and touching play focusing on the lives of three youngsters from Salford who at first seem like any other ordinary teenager, but behind closed doors they are young carers carrying responsibilities beyond anyone’s imaginations. Matt Woodhead’s award-winning play based on real life testimonies is heavy on providing facts to get the message across that young carers in the UK do not get anywhere near enough support or…

  • Liverpool Theatre Troupe Join Forces With 'Play That Goes Wrong' Director For Surreal Clown Odyssey

    Liverpool Theatre Troupe Join Forces With ‘Play That Goes Wrong’ Director For Surreal Clown Odyssey

    Liverpool theatre troupe, Teatro Pomodoro, return from their lockdown slumber with a wonderfully surreal show at the Unity this autumn. From October 7 – 9, the Unity Theatre stage will see Ancient Greece turned upside down in a surreal clown odyssey in a show that welcomes audiences to a world where the mythical Sirens are the unsung heroines, Ulysses will never be the hero he wants to be, and Giant Crabs are taking over. Teatro Pomodoro’s unique and…

  • Final Programme Revealed For Liverpool Theatre Festival 1

    Final Programme Revealed For Liverpool Theatre Festival

    Liverpool Theatre Festival returns in September – and organisers are counting down to opening night by revealing the final programme which includes a further three shows and exciting cast announcements.  Created by Liverpool theatre producer Bill Elms, the outdoor live entertainment festival was first staged in September 2020 to help support the city’s creative arts industry during the Covid-19 pandemic. After huge success during its inaugural year, the event has been expanded for 2021. A new…

  • Participants Wanted for Theatre In The Rough New Eco-Arts Festival

    Participants Wanted for Theatre In The Rough New Eco-Arts Festival

    Liverpool’s Theatre in the Rough has been awarded funding for a new digital arts festival exploring young women’s responses to the Climate Emergency. They are now seeking participants to create original work for the event. 400 Parts Per Million is an online festival of creative responses to the Climate Emergency.  Participants will work with leading activists and environmental scientists from around the world over a four-month period, in order to learn more about the ecological damage…

  • Shakespeare takes over local parks for a summer of outdoor theatre with Imaginarium Theatre 1

    Shakespeare takes over local parks for a summer of outdoor theatre with Imaginarium Theatre

    Imaginarium Theatre are set to return to the parks, gardens and green spaces of the Liverpool City Region this summer with a joyful reprise of one of Shakespeare’s best loved pastoral comedies – As You Like It. The summer tour is taking on locations such as Prescot Woodland Theatre, Crosby Hall, Royden Park, Sudley House and many more across the region in July and August. Imaginarium’s 2016 tour was listed in the Liverpool Echo’s ‘must see’…

  • Physical Fest 2021: UK's only international physical theatre festival returns to Liverpool this June 2

    Physical Fest 2021: UK’s only international physical theatre festival returns to Liverpool this June

    The UK’s only international physical theatre festival, Physical Fest, returns to Liverpool this June for an 8-day extravaganza of live & online performance, conversation & workshops, brought to you by the city’s own Tmesis Theatre. Highlights include award winning clown, Lucy Hopkins with her hilarious, Ceremony of Golden Truth, along with incredible circus/dance artists Joli Vyann who will perform a beautiful – and free – outdoor piece. The recently restored Albert Walker Hall – a beautiful hidden gem at the Linacre Methodist Mission in Bootle – is…

  • By the Waters of Liverpool Play Set To Return In Autumn

    By the Waters of Liverpool Play Set To Return In Autumn

    By the Waters of Liverpool has announced the continuation of its UK Tour this September.  The Helen Forrester play, based on the best-selling book will run from September 2021, visiting  seventeen venues across the UK.  The original seventeen date tour was cut short in March 2020, but re-opens again at the Lowther  Pavilion in Lytham on Thursday 9 September and concludes at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton on Sunday 14 November.  The critically acclaimed show…

  • Liverpool’s Royal Court: Music, laughter and memories 1

    Liverpool’s Royal Court: Music, laughter and memories

    Liverpool’s Royal Court is one of the region’s much loved theatres, staging musicals,  comedies and more in both its main auditorium and Studio Theatre.   Throughout the years, it has played a major role in the lives of people in both Liverpool and  beyond. Looking back on my own memories of the theatre, I explore the venue’s history,  some of its memorable productions and its work with communities in the city.   I was 17 years old…

  • Liverpool Theatre Festival Announce 9 Day Open Air Event

    Liverpool Theatre Festival Announce 9 Day Open Air Event

    Liverpool theatre producer Bill Elms has created the 9 day outdoor live event, Liverpool Theatre Festival, to support the city’s devastated theatre scene in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Liverpool Theatre Festival will take place between Friday 11 September and Saturday 19 September and is being staged in association with the team behind St Luke’s Bombed Out Church. The event will take place within the church walls, in the grounds of St Luke’sin the heart of Liverpool city centre and will…

  • Ancient Greece Comes To Liverpool In Surreal Clown Odyssey This April

    Ancient Greece Comes To Liverpool In Surreal Clown Odyssey This April

    Liverpool’s international theatre troupe, Teatro Pomodoro, are returning to the city with a new show this April, entitled ‘Sirens, Men and Crabs: A Shipwrecked Odyssey.’ Debuting at the Unity Theatre from April 23rd to 25th, this brand new show will turn Ancient Greece upside down in a surreal clown odyssey. The show welcomes audiences to a world where the Sirens are the unsung heroines, Ulysses will never be the hero he wants to be, and Giant Crabs are taking over. Having been developed with the…

  • All You Need Is LSD Live At Unity Theatre: Review

    All You Need Is LSD Live At Unity Theatre: Review

    Told By An Idiot are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year with a little bit of LSD, maybe not literally, but creatively, in the form of their stage production, All You Need Is LSD – and what a celebration it is. Written by acclaimed British playwright Leo Butler and performed by Told By An Idiot, the show takes a break from reality and delves into the mind bending history of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide on the…

  • Preview: Lizzie Nunnery New Play - “To Have To Shoot Irishman”

    Preview: Lizzie Nunnery New Play – “To Have To Shoot Irishman”

    As part of Liverpool’s Irish Festival, Almanac Arts presents the world premiere of Liverpool’s Lizzie Nunnery’s new play with songs, “To Have To Shoot Irishman”. She is an acclaimed playwright and singer-songwriter, having initially burst to prominence with 2007’s “Intemperance”and last years “Narvik” (Best New Play, UK Theatre Awards) plus a whole heap of TV and theatre commissions. “To Have To Shoot Irishman” is inspired by the murder of Irish pacifist Francis Sheehy Skeffington by…

  • Beauty & The Beast At The BLACK-E Liverpool This Christmas

    Beauty & The Beast At The BLACK-E Liverpool This Christmas

    This Christmas, The Black-E Liverpool will transform in to an enchanted castle as Liverpool based theatre company Drops of Light CIC present their festive offering for 2017, Beauty & the Beast. Book your tickets for the show throughout October and pay no booking fee. Beauty and the Beast is written by Jessica Lea and directed by Sam Donovan. Jessica currently writes for Hollyoaks and Eastenders and enjoys writing for children’s television with credits including The…

  • Physical Fest Brings Williamson Square To Life With Colourful Street Theatre This Bank Holiday 1

    Physical Fest Brings Williamson Square To Life With Colourful Street Theatre This Bank Holiday

    Now in its 13th year. Liverpool’s international physical theatre festival is the only festival in Europespecialising solely in physical theatre and the Street Theatre Day line-up has now been announced. Catch Highly Sprung’s acclaimed performance Urban Astronaut between 12 noon to 2pm. It is a walkabout and physical theatre performance that provides glimpse of a future that might be… Where problems surrounding air pollution have grown to a crisis point, is there any way back? The answer is found in a simple encounter with a young girl…

  • Homegrown Festival @ The Lantern Theatre; 18th -22nd January

    Homegrown Festival @ The Lantern Theatre; 18th -22nd January

    Homegrown @ The Lantern is selection of local companies and theatre groups based in the Merseyside area. The Lantern Theatre first ran this festival in August 2015 with the intention to give local companies the chance to perform developing work with no financial risk. There is no hire fee or cost to the companies who perform at the festival and all ticket monies are given to the companies involved. This festival is currently funded solely by the Lantern Theatre…