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Liverpool Playhouse Theatre - Directions


Playhouse Theatre
Williamson Square
L1 1EL

Found beneath the Radio City tower in Williamson Square, the Playhouse has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building for both its old 19th century auditorium and 20th century front of house extension. Seating 677 across three levels in a traditional proscenium arch setting, it is a surprisingly intimate theatre. As well as the main stage, the upstairs Studio serves as a performance space and rehearsal room. The Playhouse is easily accessible by bus, train, car and citybike. Since we’re striving at e&P to be a greener business, we hope you’ll consider the impact of your travel when you visit.

Travelling by citybike

With bike stations across the city and at Lime Street Station, the nearest station to the Playhouse is at St John’s Precinct. Tariff packages are available from £3 per day, £9 for a week or £60 for a year. Find out more about citybike.

Citybike is an initiative by Liverpool City Council, part-funded by the Department for Transport and operated by Hourbike Ltd.

Travelling by car

Postcode navigation: use L1 1EL to find the Playhouse theatre.

If you are driving to the Playhouse theatre, please bear in mind that as Williamson Square is a pedestrian zone and is not directly accessible by car.

We recommend the following car parks:

Queen Square Car Park, L1 1RH, £2.90 between 5pm and 9am.

St Johns Car Park, L1 1LQ, £2.50 after 6pm. Please note this car park closes at midnight.

Travelling by bus

Frequent services operate from the city’s Queen Square bus terminal, which is only a minute or two from the Playhouse theatre.

For more information and timetables, please visit the Merseytravel website. You can also contact the Traveline team on 0151 236 7676 (7am – 8pm Mon to Fri and 8am – 8pm Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays).

Travelling by train

Catch a City Line, Northern Line or mainline train to Liverpool Lime Street station. From there, it’s a five minute walk to the Playhouse theatre.

Travelling by train from Wirral

From January to June 2017 Merseyrail train services between Liverpool and Wirral will be significantly disrupted, visit for more info. 

Use the Merseyrail planner to quickly see how your specific journey will be affected during each phase of Wirral loop line track renewal.