- Liverpool Empire Theatre
Infobox Historic building
caption=Liverpool Empire Theatre
name=Liverpool Empire Theatre
Liverpool Empire Theatre is located on Lime Street in
Liverpool, England. It is the largest theatrein Liverpool, and the largest two tier theatre in the country. It is part of the William Brown Streetconservation area.
It was designed by W. and T. R. Milburn and opened on
March 9, 1925and was built by Moss Empireson the site of the Royal Alexandra Theatre and Opera House, the former New Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House.
In April 1979 Merseyside County Council bought the theatre from
Moss Empires, who spent £680,000 on works in the next 2 years. It is now owned by Clear Channel Entertainment(now Live Nation) and in recent years has undergone a £10.5 million regeneration.
In 2007, the theatre hosted the annual
Royal Variety Performance, with Paul Potts, the winning contestant of Britain's Got Talentperforming Nessun Dorma.
The theatre seats a total of 2381 audience members and puts on approximatley 400 shows a year
* [http://www.liverpoolempire.org.uk Liverpool Empire]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/localhistory/journey/lime_street/empire_theatre/theatre.shtml BBC local history page]
* [http://www.liverpooltheatreguide.com/empire.htm What's On At The Liverpool Empire Theatre]
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