What's on

May 2018

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto

Artist-in-Residence Stephen Hough performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, in a programme including Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5, and Li Huanzhi's Spring Festival...

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle...

The Legendary Dennis Bovell presents

The Story of Reggae in Britain

Dennis Bovell tells the story - in words, film and music - of the first three decades of reggae in Britain and its origins in ska and rocksteady.

Echo & the Bunnymen

Echo & the Bunnymen have announced a brand new studio album The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon and a headline UK tour in 2018.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vertigo: Film with Live Orchestra

Alfred Hitchcock's classic tale of 1950s San Francisco and James Stewart's obsession with a mysterious woman, performed live with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic...

Robyn Hitchcock

A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Robyn Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan.

Liverpool Acoustic

The Spinners Legends

The Spinners band members Hughie and Mick reunite, plus musical director, double bass player, friend and honorary Spinner ‘Count’ John McCormick, for a rare show that is not to be missed.

Liverpool Acoustic

The Spinners Legends

The Spinners band members Hughie and Mick reunite, plus musical director, double bass player, friend and honorary Spinner ‘Count’ John McCormick, for a rare show that is not to be missed.

Marti Pellow

Marti Pellow celebrates 30 years in the industry in his The Private Collection Tour, featuring number ones and hit singles from his many albums as both a solo artist and with Wet Wet Wet.

LightNight 2018

LightNight sees venues large and small, old and new stay open late to celebrate the incredible arts and culture on offer in Merseyside.

Nils Lofgren

An intimate acoustic evening of songs and stories with the legendary Nils Lofgren, member of E Street Band and solo artist.

Jack Carty and Maz O'Connor

Jack Carty and Maz O’Connor are two of the most engaging songwriters on the UK acoustic scene and this very special UK tour celebrates their independent voices and...

The League of Welldoers

The League of Welldoers presents a variety benefit concert featuring your compere Tony Ravel plus eight other well-known Liverpool entertainers.

House of Waters

Following huge success supporting Snarky Puppy, House of Waters bring their innovative sound that incorporates elements of West-African, jazz, psychedelic, progressive, indie rock, classical and world music.

Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

Tim Vine is back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence.

Darkest Hour

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials.

Grace Petrie

Grace Petrie’s unique take on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.

Don McLean

America’s legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean returns to the UK in support of his new album Botanical Gardens out in 2018.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir

Carmina Burana

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Ian Tracey and Alison White, stars in Orff's Carmina Burana, Pärt's Songs from Childhood and Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes for choir and piano duet.

Opera North's Salome

Continuing Opera North’s successful series of dramatic concert stagings, Strauss’s most intense and shocking opera.

Daoiri Farrell

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrellis described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.

The Waterboys

The Waterboys return with their extended 9 piece band, for the 2nd leg of their current UK tour in support of their new critically acclaimed double album Out Of All This Blue.

Album Launch

Paul Dunbar & The Black Winter Band

Liverpool-born, Paul Dunbar is a soul, rock and blues singer-songwriter described as having a powerful, soulful, signature vocal with comparisons to the likes of Joe...


Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the multi-million selling album Friends, USA soul legends Shalamar are coming back to perform at their favourite Liverpool venue.

Anna & Elizabeth

Through their immersive creative process and bold interpretations, Anna & Elizabeth’s visionary partnership pioneers new ways of presenting old songs and stories to modern audiences.

Christy Moore

One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon.

Scott Matthews

Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter, Scott Matthews, brings his brand new album The Great Untold to Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room.

An evening with

Gary Lucas

One of the most innovation, idiosyncratic and daring guitarists, Gary Lucas presents a unique, insightful and personal show.

Celebrating 50 Years

Gilbert O'Sullivan

One of the industry's true legends, Gilbert O'Sullivan dominated the charts in the seventies and continues to enjoy success and acclaim to the present day.

Post-concert Question Time

Q&A: Rhapsody in Blue

If you’ve ever left a concert wanting to learn more about the performers or repertoire performed, this is your chance to ask!

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Rhapsody in Blue

Pianist, composer and living jazz legend Julian Joseph performs Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Duke Ellington's Night Creature and Symphonic Stories Suite for Piano and Orchestra with his Trio. Iain Bellamy plays Set for Saxophone and Orchestra by Liverpool composer Gary Carpenter. Clark Rundell conducts.

Aniversário Tour

Wayne Hussey

Wayne Hussey is taking a break from his day job as leader of the British rock band, The Mission, to go out and play a double fistful of solo shows.

Everton's Prestigious End of Season Awards

The Dixies

Everton’s prestigious annual End of Season Awards The Dixies returns to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall this May for a second year.