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

December 2014

A Christmas Carol

18th & 19th December 2014

Dickens returns to St Georges Hall in a unique performance of the classic tale “A Christmas Carol” Charles Dickens great great grandson Gerald Dickens will have you gripped from the moment he walks on stage and utters the words “Marley is dead” you are taken through every twist and turn of this classic story, Dickens clearly has the charisma and talent of his grandfather as you are left feeling you have been part of “A Christmas Carol”. This performance received a ‘Hats Off 9/10 from the Liverpool Echo theatre critic, every performance received a standing ovation. Gerald uses no notes and dressed in period costume has a powerful hold on the audience right from the start On stage first will be the fabulous Capriccio Choir (Thursday evening) and the equally fabulous SING ME MERSEYSIDE CHOIR’ conducted by Billy Hui of BBC Radio Merseyside( Friday matinee & evening) who will perform traditional Christmas Carols to get you in the festive mood. This show is very traditional and will embrace the true meaning of Christmas, you are guaranteed to leave the theatre uplifted and full of Christmas cheer.

Suitable for all visitors

Lord Mayor of Liverpool’s CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERTS

Monday 22nd December 2014

Come along to a festive gathering to support the Lord Mayor’s charities with special guests Danny pye and Danielle LouiseThomas, Liverpool Community and Signing choirs, the Merseyside Police Band and maghull handbell ringers with seasonal food and wine!

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Come along and enjoy the wonderful film in the beautiful surroundings of the Concert Hall where the great Charles Dickens did perform himself.

Family friendly

January 2015

LONDON CONCERTANTE perform VIVALDI's - FOUR SEASONS

Saturday 10th January 2015

The UKs leading chamber ensemble, London Concertante, return to the magnificent setting of St. George's Hall following their sensational début concert at the hall last year. This concert focuses on the baroque masters, culminating in a performance of Vivaldi's peerless Four Seasons.

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Ji Liu piano

18th janaury 2015

China is quickly becoming the powerhouse of 21st century piano playing, and signs are that the Shanghai-born Ji Liu may soon acquire a following comparable to Yundi’s or Lang Lang’s. His debut disc PianoReflections – recorded here in Liverpool – has already attracted glowing reviews, and this recital demonstrates the full range of his artistry, from Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata to one of the supreme challenges of the romantic repertoire, Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy. Miniatures by Chopin, Liszt, Saint- Säens and Gershwin offer a charming portrait of this engaging and intelligent young artist.

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Celebration for Burns Ceilidh

Saturday 31st Janaury 2015

Friday St George’s Hall presents – Ceilidh for Burns! - Saturday 31st January 2015 in the magnificent surroundings of the Great Hall Join us for one of our popular Ceilidh Dances, and dance those Tartan socks off in celebration of Burns!

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February 2015

Carducci String Quartet

4th February 2015

The Carducci Quartet have a powerful reputation in new music, but that sense of creativity, discovery and shared imagination colours everything they play – and it’s pushed them quickly into the top flight of international string quartet playing. This concert finds them tackling three cornerstones of the repertoire, from the timeless wit of Haydn to the monumental strength of Beethoven’s second ‘Razumovsky’ quartet by way of Shostakovich’s lyrical, impassioned Fourth, a heartfelt protest against anti-Semitism, rich in Jewish melody.

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March 2015

Sunday Matinee - Mainly Mozart

Sunday 1st March 2015

The Genius of the classical era is firmly established. John Gough will play the gorgeous Piano Concerto No. 23 and we will include Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in this very popular programme

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Irish Ceilidh

Friday 20th March 2015

Join us for one of our popular Ceilidh Dances to Celebrate St Patricks Day in the magnificent surroundings of the Great Hall

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IT'S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING

Saturday 21st March 2015

A magnificent concert featuring some of the greatest songs ever written brought to you by international opera star and principal tenor with the Welsh National Opera Geraint Dodd and soprano Hellen Pickett accompanied on the Steinway Grand Piano by international concert pianist Michael Pollock and the glorious sound of the award winning Haydock Male Voice Choir

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Gould Piano Trio

24th March 2015

The Gould Piano Trio have been building an international name for themselves for well over a decade. That’s one reason why they’re the dedicatees of James MacMillan’s keenly-awaited Second Piano Trio, and why their recording of Tchaikovsky’s huge A minor Trio has won such widespread critical acclaim. Tonight they prove how this vast, tragic masterpiece can give even Tchaikovsky’s symphonies a run for their money!

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April 2015

Giovanni Sollima cello & Monika Leskovar cello

18th April 2015

Composer, improviser, performanceartist, and cellist of jaw-dropping virtuosity and flair…there’s simply no one way of describing the many-sided musical phenomenon that is Giovanni Sollima. He refuses to be categorized: the best way of describing this concert with fellow-cellist (and regular collaborator) Monika Leskovar is to say that it begins with the sublimely inventive music of baroque France, and ends deep inside Sollima’s own extraordinary musical imagination. And that the journey will be unforgettable.

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Friends of St Georges Hall Tea Dance

Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Join us as the Great Hall comes to life with live music and dance. Dancers of all abilities are welcome or simply soak up the atmosphere from the comfort of a spectators seat.

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May 2015

Friends of St Georges Hall Tea Dance

Wednesdsay 13th May 2015

The Friends of St George's Hall invite you to join them in the wonderful Great Hall, meet up with friends and practice your dance steps. Music provided by the Elderberry's Band Refreshments available £6.00 payable on the door Entrance via the Heritage Centre, St George's Place Dancers of all abilities are welcome or simply soak up the atmosphere from a spectator’s seat

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En route to Mozart

Sunday 17th May 2015

Event a genius needs the shoulders of giants to stand upon! Programme will include Canon by Pachelbel and the Fireworks Music by Handel

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Paul Lewis piano

26th May 2015

Paul Lewis was born in Huyton, and his reputation as an interpreter of the great classics of the piano repertoire has gone around the world. Famed for his Schubert interpretations, anything that Lewis chooses to play demands to be heard, and it’s fascinating that for this recital as part of his Liverpool residency, he’s gone for Beethoven’s visionary final trilogy of piano sonatas – playful, elusive and ravishingly beautiful; music that asks the very deepest questions. Lewis’s answers will be profoundly worth hearing.

June 2015

Friends of St Georges Hall Tea Dance

Wednesday 3rd June 2015

The Friends of St George's Hall invite you to join them in the wonderful Great Hall, meet up with friends and practice your dance steps. Music provided by the Elderberry's Band Refreshments available £6.00 payable on the door Entrance via the Heritage Centre, St George's Place Dancers of all abilities are welcome or simply soak up the atmosphere from a spectator’s seat

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July 2015

Friends of St Georges Hall Tea Dance

Wednesday 15th July 2015

The Friends of St George's Hall invite you to join them in the wonderful Great Hall, meet up with friends and practice your dance steps. Music provided by the Elderberry's Band Refreshments available £6.00 payable on the door Entrance via the Heritage Centre, St George's Place Dancers of all abilities are welcome or simply soak up the atmosphere from a spectator’s seat

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September 2015

Friends of St Georges Hall Tea Dance

Wednesday 16th September 2015

The Friends of St George's Hall invite you to join them in the wonderful Great Hall, meet up with friends and practice your dance steps. Music provided by the Elderberry's Band Refreshments available £6.00 payable on the door Entrance via the Heritage Centre, St George's Place Dancers of all abilities are welcome or simply soak up the atmosphere from a spectator’s seat

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October 2015

Friends of St Georges Hall Tea Dance

Wednesday 14th October 2015

The Friends of St George's Hall invite you to join them in the wonderful Great Hall, meet up with friends and practice your dance steps. Music provided by the Elderberry's Band Refreshments available £6.00 payable on the door Entrance via the Heritage Centre, St George's Place Dancers of all abilities are welcome or simply soak up the atmosphere from a spectator’s seat

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November 2015

Friends of St Georges Hall Tea Dance

Wednesday 4th November 2015

The Friends of St George's Hall invite you to join them in the wonderful Great Hall, meet up with friends and practice your dance steps. Music provided by the Elderberry's Band Refreshments available £6.00 payable on the door Entrance via the Heritage Centre, St George's Place Dancers of all abilities are welcome or simply soak up the atmosphere from a spectator’s seat

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Friends of St George's Hall Christmas Lunch

Sunday 29th November 2015

Celebrate Christmas in style with a buffet lunch and dancing to a live band in the magnificent surroundings of the Great Hall. Ticket price TBC Available from: May Robinson Tel: 0151 428 2631

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Ongoing Events