About Us

Our Manifesto

We are two distinct theatres, almost a mile apart, which together make up a single artistic force. 

For over ten years we have been driven by our passion for theatre, our love of our city and our unswerving belief that theatre at its best can transform lives. While our two buildings could hardly be more different, they are united by our commitment to brilliant, humane, forward-thinking theatre that responds to its time and place.

Our mission is to reflect the aspirations and concerns of our audiences, to dazzle and inspire them, welcome and connect with them, nurture the artists within them and fuel their civic pride. Wherever these connections happen – whether in our theatres, in the community, in schools, or outside Liverpool – we hope to ignite the imagination, explore what it is to be human and always to exceed expectation.

Our Artistic & Executive Directors
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The Stirling Prize Winning Everyman

Situated on Hope Street, between the two cathedrals, the new Everyman opened in March 2014 to great acclaim from audiences and critics, winning the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture. Delve into the project archive and see how we built an Everyman for everyone.

The Ev4Ev Fundraising Campaign
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The Build: Groundbreaking, Topping Out, Webcam
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The Portrait Wall
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The Opening Weekend 1-2 March 2014
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The Everyman and Playhouse have been at the forefront of British theatre from their inception and are both inextricably linked to the history of the city they serve. Since 2000 they have been run together under one management: Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust, a registered charity supported through Public Funding from Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council. Since 2003, under the leadership of Gemma Bodinetz (Artistic Director) and Deborah Aydon (Executive Director), the company has been transformed artistically and physically to become the celebrated e&P theatrical force it is today.

Everyman History
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Playhouse History
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e&P in the Community

We believe that theatre is a shared experience that can give voice to a deeper shared understanding of our common humanity; whether it is the work on our stages, with YEP or in our communities. In order to be a healthy and truly creative organisation and indeed an engine for positive change, we need to be owned by the widest range of the community. We therefore strive to create conversations and opportunities with the communities we serve, from forums and cross sector partnerships, to tours, talks and charitable ticket donations.

Community projects
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Work With Us

We’re able to offer a wide range of career opportunities for those with a passion for theatre. Our team encompasses full and part time roles in production, programming, technical, artist development, outreach, education, communications, sales, customer care, fundraising, administration and finance.

Job opportunities
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Everyman Rooftop Webcam

Thanks to our friends at NW Systems, you can watch Hope Street from the Everyman rooftop webcam.

NW Security Group Webcam
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Cultural alliances

We’re part of a number of partnerships and consortia working within the city and nationally that work to strengthen and grow the cultural economy. These include Liverpool Arts Regeneration ConsortiumHope St CICSt George’s Quarter, What Next?, It's Liverpool and UK Theatre.