What's On Guide - St George's Hall

From behind the scenes tours to concerts, festivals and fetes and much more, there is something for everyone this season at St George's Hall. The Concert Room with it's gold leaf, mirrors and huge chandelier: Charles Dickens described as 'the most perfect room in the world'. We also have a range of activities provided by our Heritage Centre including tours, talks and exhibitions in our recently opened Basement Galleries.

Forthcoming events & exhibitions

Forthcoming Events

February 2016

From the producers of the Narnia Experience - The Alice Experience

5th - 19th February 2016

The Alice Experience is the latest large-scale production from In Another Place. In February 2016, experience the adventures of Alice in Wonderland and meet characters such as The Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit, and of course, The Queen of Hearts!

Family friendly

Chamber Music in Liverpool Pavel Haas Quartet

Monday 8th February 2016

With three Gramophone Awards behind them, and a global reputation, it seems wrong to speak of the Pavel Haas Quartet as a new group – yet their intense musical curiosity makes everything they perform feel newly minted

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Stephen Hough in Concert

Sunday 21st February 2016

Top international piano soloist Stephen Hough appears with the Orchestra to perform Liszt’s ground-breaking Piano Concerto No 1. This concerto was written by Franz Liszt over a 26-year period, the final version having its premiere in 1855 with Liszt himself as the soloist and with Hector Berlioz conducting.

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Chris Barber and The Big Chris Barber Band

22nd February 2016

British Jazz legend and icon Chris Barber together with his 10 piece Big Band stand out as one of the finest, if not the finest, of their kind in the world.

The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History

Saturday 27th February - Thursday 3rd March 2016

“Experience ‘The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History‘’ and peel back the layers of yesteryear to reveal what lies within the heart of St George’s Hall, Liverpool’s most celebrated building.”

Tours and talks

March 2016

Chamber Music in Liverpool Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto Inger Södergren, piano

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

A solitary traveller, a frozen landscape, a wounded heart. Schubert’s Winterreise is more than just a series of songs; it’s a piercing study of the human soul. Artist in Residence Nathalie Stutzmann is a singer as well as a conductor; along with pianist Inger Södergren she’s spent decades exploring this greatest of all songcycles. This rare chance to hear their “winter journey” here in Liverpool should be profoundly rewarding.

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Fascinating Aïda's Dillie Keane

Thursday 3rd March 2016

Dillie Keane takes a short break from her Fascinating Aïda gal pals to present her first solo show in 557 years.

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The Simon And Garfunkel Revival Band

7th March 2016

Very few music artists enjoy a reputation as good as The Simon and Garfunkel Revival Band. Playing to enthusiastic sell out audiences all over Europe, they recreate the cult duo’s most beautiful songs in their Feelin’ Groovy concert including wonderful and passionate ballads like Scarborough Fair, Bright Eyes and classics like Mrs. Robinson, The Boxer, The Sound of Silence, Cecilia and many more.

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YolanDa Brown

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown is widely regarded as the Premier Female Saxophonist in the UK and one of the most exciting and in-demand live performers.

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Jay Rayner - My Dining Hell

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Jay Rayner is an award winning journalist, writer and broadcaster. He has been the Observer newspaper’s restaurant critic for over 12 years, is the resident food expert on The One Show, a regular judge on Masterchef and chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet. He has a lot of hair and a fine collection of flowery shirts.

Suitable for all visitors, Tours and talks

Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational (SOLD OUT)

Thursday 10 March 2016

Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his world view. ‘Irrational’ will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them.

Tours and talks

Organ Recital

Tuesday 15th March 2016

Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ.

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The Liverpool String Quartet

Wednesday 16th March 2016

Does the summer sun seem a long way off? Is life feeling a little hectic? Or do you just want to escape and drift off listening to beautiful, soothing melody? Then this is the concert for you.

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Mysteries On The Other Side: Wirral the Enchanted Pensinsula

Thursday 17th March 2016

It has always been ‘over the water’ or ‘the other side’. But which side are you on? David Charters, popularly dubbed the Bard of Birkenhead, knows where he stands. But he wants to introduce more people to the charms of his town and the lovely hills, heaths and shores beyond it. That is why his latest talk is called Mysteries of the Other Side - Wirral the Enchanted Peninsula.

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Barb Jungr: Shelter From The Storm

Friday 18 March 2016

Scheduled for release in February 2016, 'Shelter From The Storm' sees Barb Jungr, one of the finest interpreters of popular song, join hands across the Atlantic in a major collaboration with Laurence Hobgood, the American progressive and contemporary jazz piano virtuoso, in his first major collaboration since his work with Kurt Elling (with whom he won a Grammy for the album 'Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman').

An evening with Katy Manning

Saturday 19th March 2016

Legendary actress Katy Manning’s career has spanned over 40 years and three continents so far. Daughter of writer JL Manning OBE, Katy’s innumerable stage and screen roles started with John Braine’s Man at the Top, Armchair Theatre, Target and Casualty followed. She also hosted her own Arts and Crafts programme Serendipity and her own chat show. Join Katy for an evening of conversation about her extraordinary life and varied career featuring inside stories and anecdotes.

Tours and talks

Toyah Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

24th March 2016

Household name, pop icon, TV presenter, and stage/screen actress (Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Jubilee, Quadrophenia) Toyah comes to The Concert Room with her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal show.

Ian Shaw The Theory Of Joy

Saturday 26th March 2016

Distinctive, creative and original, Ian Shaw is widely regarded to be one of the greatest male jazz vocalists in the world, with his exquisite interpretations of popular classics and accomplished original material. Twice winner of the BBC Jazz Award his talent and technical ability is undeniable, and new album The Theory of Joy sees him at his best as both a singer and musician. His 14th studio LP, produced by BBC Radio 3’s Claire Martin, includes innovative takes on songs by the likes of David Bowie, Lionel Bart and his musical heroine Joni Mitchell, along with three newly written tracks.

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April 2016

BBC Radio Merseyside ~ Big History Show

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 2016

This combined show and exhibition will take place over the weekend of the 9th and 10th April 2016, and is always popular: However, this year it will be bigger than ever because we will now be welcoming exhibitors and guest speakers from right across Merseyside!

Suitable for all visitors

THE BIG BAND FIVE STAR SWING

Sunday 10th April 2016

Direct fromLondon’s Leicester Square Theatre, the unique Five Star Swing Big Band Show is a swing-along featuring the timeless music of Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, and Ella Fitzgerald.

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The Three Degrees

Monday 11th April 2016

Music legends don’t come much bigger than The Three Degrees. Formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania they are the longest running female group of all time. The group has remained a trio to this day with two original members.

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An Evening With Wingates Band

Saturday 16th April 2016

Wingates Band is one of the oldest and most famous brass bands in the band movement and is based in the village of Westhoughton near Bolton, Lancashire. The Band was formed in 1873 by the members of the Bible Class of Wingates Independent Methodist Church. Wingates are delighted to be putting on a concert at one of the most prestigious venues in the UK. They are even more delighted to be helping out such a fantastic charity like The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

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Chamber Music in Liverpool Vanbrugh Quartet

Tuesday 19th April 2016

Winner of the 1988 London International String Quartet Competition and now in its twenty-fourth concert season, the Vanbrugh Quartet brings some of the world’s most beautiful chamber music for strings to Liverpool

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Organ Recital

Tuesday 19th April 2016

Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ

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THE BLOW MONKEYS

Thursday 21st April 2016

The Blow Monkeys will be forever synonymous with those international hit songs from the 80s such as Digging Your Scene and It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way, with Dr Robert, the iconic frontman. But the man himself prefers to live in the present: “We’ve made four albums in the last six years we’re on a roll! It’s not about nostalgia and never will be. Of course we play the old songs live and love doing them, but the buzz also comes from doing something new. Our audience is hip enough to know that.”

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Gala Concert

Saturday 30th April

Gala Concert presented by the United Rotary Club. This fantastic evening of entertainment includes a host of fantastic artists and features the Cheshire Chord Company, Dylan Cernyw, Merseyside Police Band and Andy Eastwood.

Suitable for all visitors, Music, Event, Chargeable

May 2016

Liverpool Organ Day Recital

Monday 2nd May 2016

Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool performs on the magnificent Willis organ on Liverpool Organ Day which is part of World Organ Day

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Rich Hall – 3:10 To Humour

4th May 2016

Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries ‘Rich Hall’s Continental Drifters’, ‘Rich Hall’s The Dirty South’’ and ‘How The West Was Lost’.

Tours and talks

Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders

6th May 2016

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as Bend Me Shape Me, Hello Suzy, and (If Paradise is) Half As Nice are internationally remembered to this day. Since the early days Andy has worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John and hundreds more.

Dinosaur Park

8th May 2016

This award-winning, laugh-out-loud spin on Spielberg’s classic is a theatrical celebration of cinematic nostalgia and a powerful reminder of the ones we love. The perfect parody for those waiting anxiously for the next film! Welcome to the unlikely setting of Lyme Regis Community Centre, where the Park Family embark on a journey to a misty past. When things go wrong, family feuds are faced with the rapturous roar of DIY dinosaurs.

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Sunday 15th May 2016

Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age - it's is the beauty and the curse of being a real person.

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Organ Recital

Tuesday 17th May 2016

Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ.

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English Eccentrics with Robert Powell and Liza Goddard

Wednesday 18th May 2016

Join Robert Powell and Liza Goddard for a celebration of English Eccentrics as they introduce colourful and remarkable characters who have enlivened and entertained us through the ages, and whose originality and strength of character stands out now more than ever in an age of mass-market conformity.

Manchester Camerata ‘Storyteller’ featuring Tine Thing Helseth

23rd May 2016

Extraordinary young Norwegian trumpet virtuoso, Tine Thing Helseth, tells stories of love and loss on her solo debut release, Storyteller, for EMI Classics. For this intimate concert with Manchester Camerata’s principal musicians, Tine presents her personal choice of transcribed songs and original works to reveal the trumpet’s lyric voice, taking you on a varied journey through the musical landscapes of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

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Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams

25th May 2016

This classic one-man show unlocks the character of one of Britain's best-loved and most-missed entertainers. In this thrilling and hilarious tour de force we see Kenneth Williams at his funniest - and at his most badly behaved. David Benson’s uncanny impersonation was also heard in the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series, ‘The Private World of Kenneth Williams’.

Tours and talks, Chargeable

THE TROGGS

Saturday 28th May 2016

Who can forget Wild Thing? The Troggs have always been remembered for this 60s anthem, but it is just one of their many UK hits. With A Girl Like You, I Can't Control Myself, Anyway That You Want Me, Give It To Me and Love Is All Around all followed in rapid succession to give The Troggs world-wide acclaim. Dubbed by many as the "first British punk band" they have continued playing in their own uncompromising style of good basic rock music.

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June 2016

RGC Concert Promotions present FASTINATING RHYTHM

Sunday 5th June 2016

A fabulous Gala Concert celebrating the golden era of the big bands in the magnificent Concert Room of St. George’s Hall, with Star Soloist Matty Robert (vocalist at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool)

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Organ Recital

Tuesday 21st June 2016

Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ.

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July 2016

Organ Recital

Tuesday 19th July 2016

Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ.

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September 2016

Organ Recital

Tuesday 6th September 2016

Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ.

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October 2016

Organ Recital

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ.

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December 2016

Organ Recital

Tuesday 13th December 2016

Professor Ian Tracey organist to the city of Liverpool continues his hugely popular lunchtime recital series on the magnificent Willis organ

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