St. George's Hall Concert Room
'Just played here and were totally blown away by the experience. Surely one of the great chamber music halls in the world! A delight to behold and a joy in which to play. A priceless gem!' Brodsky Quartet
St George’s Hall was officially reopened on St. George's Day, 23 April 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales, after a magnificent facelift that has restored the opulence of this neo-classical jewel.
Designed by Charles Cockerell, who became the main architect of St George's Hall in 1851 and is largely responsible for its interiors, the Concert Room was also known as the Golden Concert Room and is considered by many to be the best room in the building. It played regular host to Charles Dickens who held many of his readings there, describing it as ‘the most perfect room in the world’.
The 480-seat venue features elegant decoration in white, honey, and cream and a cast iron ‘wickerwork’ balcony supported by female figures known as caryatids. A superb crystal chandelier hangs in the middle of the room while Ravenhead glass mirrors situated at the back of the stage create stunning reflections.
Liverpool Philharmonic has an extensive line-up of concerts in St George's Hall Concert Room. Its excellent acoustics and intimate atmosphere make it a perfect venue for chamber music, various acclaimed quartets such as Brodsky and Belcea Quartets have performed here, as has Liverpool-born pianist Paul Lewis. This magical room has also seen performances by renowned blues singer Mary Coughlan as part of Liverpool Irish Festival 2012, folk artists including Spiers & Boden and Maddy Prior, and Amira Medunjanin, described by some critics as ‘the Balkan Billie Holiday’.
'In a word, Fabulous. (And the St George's Hall Concert Room was ideally suited for this event!)'
Concert-goer, Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band, December 2012
‘We thought this performance was magic… The venue was perfect and allowed a performance-audience interaction to take place.’
Concert-goer, Joglaresa, December 2012
'Concert was excellent. Loved the venue and would love to go to more there what a fabulous place.’
Concert-goer, Toumani Diabaté, November 2011
Seating at St George’s Hall is reserved, except for the balcony area which is unreserved. Please be aware that some of the seating has limited leg room. If you are tall, please let the box office know when booking your tickets and they will advise accordingly.