Hope Street, Liverpool

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One of Liverpool’s most graceful quarters can be found along Hope Street. Named after the merchant who built its first house, Hope Street is aptly titled; at one end sits Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican) and at the other Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (Catholic), two of England’s finest religious buildings. Clustered around them are numerous arts institutions, including the Philharmonic Hall, home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

As well as religious heritage, Hope Street has a theatrical pedigree. It’s here you’ll find the tiny Unity Theatre and the Everyman Theatre, which reopened in March 2014 after extensive – and now award-winning – renovation to its stage, restaurant and backstage areas (including a metal façade with 105 Liverpool residents cut into it).

If you get peckish, try 60 Hope Street, whose simple menu belies the top-notch food on offer, the Asian fusion menu at HOST, Chinese at Yeut Ben or The Pen Factory, which is run the team behind the much-loved Everyman Bistro.

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at Liverpool Playhouse
Theatre 11–16 November 2019, from £10.00

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at Liverpool Playhouse

Adapted by award-winning writer, Rona Munro, this is the 1818 seminal gothic horror novel as you’ve never seen it before.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto: Sleeping Beauty at Liverpool Everyman
Families 23 November 2019–18 January 2020, from £15.00

Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto: Sleeping Beauty at Liverpool Everyman

Well, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to see Liverpool’s jukebox-sensational Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto, would it?

Everyman & Playhouse Autumn Season
Theatre 24 September 2019–18 January 2020,

Everyman & Playhouse Autumn Season

A busy and brilliant season, expect award-winning musicals, stage adaptations of revered literary classics and celebrated cult films, alongside high-quality family shows. There is plenty to enjoy in Liverpool’s theatres this autumn.

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