Getting here // Playhouse theatre
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 to be a greener business, we hope you’ll consider the impact of your travel when you visit.
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.
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Citybike is an initiative by Liverpool City Council, part-funded by the Department for Transport and operated by Hourbike Ltd.
Postcode navigation: use L1 1EL to find the Playhouse. 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.
Frequent services operate from the city’s Queen Square bus terminal, which is only a minute or two from the Playhouse. For more information and timetables, please visit the Merseytravel website.
Catch a City Line, Northern Line, Wirral Line or mainline train to Liverpool Lime Street station. From there, it’s a five minute walk.