Williamson Square, Liverpool, 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.
- Getting to the Playhouse
- 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
- What’s on at the Playhouse
- National and international theatre companies of the highest quality bring work to the Playhouse. A number of companies work with us in a residency style, where engagement stretches beyond the work on stage, into our schools and communities
- History of the Playhouse
- The building began life as the Star Music Hall in 1866, and became a theatre in 1911 on the formation of the Liverpool Repertory Company – one of the first and soon one of the most prestigious ‘reps’ in the country