The Liverpool Empire theatre is the largest two-tier auditorium in the United Kingdom showcasing musicals, opera, concerts and plays to Merseyside theatre lovers.

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Opened in 1925, the current Liverpool Empire Theatre is the second theatre to occupy this site on Lime Street in Liverpool.

Seating 2348 patrons, the Empire hosts many types of entertainment, including variety shows, musicals, operas, pop concerts and plays. The building has hosted two royal command performances and even played host to The Beatles.

In 2002, an extension was built on the north side of the building. The theatre is a Grade II listed building.

Past performances by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby, Mae West, Henry Irving, The Carpenters, Neil Sedaka, Ken Dodd, Victoria Wood, Elton John, Shirley Bassey and Queen ensured the Empire a legendary venue status.

In recent times it has played host to productions including Summer Holiday, Fame, West Side Story, Annie, Grease, Cats and Rent.

The Empire is reputed to be haunted by at least two ghosts, one a former painter at the theatre called Len, and the second a young girl in Victorian dress.

The theatre is currently managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group.

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