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

November 2014

Murder at St Georges Hall – Christmas Special

Thursday 27th November 2014

Lovehistory present a fully interactive Murder Mystery dining experience, set within the grandeur of one of the city’s most famous buildings, guests will be wined and dined and will bear witness to murders most foul in an evening filled with deception, intrigue and murder that will leave them baffled. In true “whodunit” style, guests are encouraged to use their powers of deduction to piece together the crime, but be warned as crafty characters will do their best to misguide, deceive and obscure the truth. Guests will question and interrogate each character, piecing together the evidence, and eventually name the person responsible for this most heinous of crimes. It’s down to the guests to catch the killer and decide their fate in this truly bespoke experience.

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Pacifica Quartet

29th November 2014

Combining a dazzling energy with real poetic insight, the award-winning Pacifica Quartet astonished Liverpool audiences on their last visit. Today, they return with a programme featuring Charles Ives’ String QuartetNo.1, which uses his beloved revival and gospel hymns as musical sources, and Bartok’s Sixth Quartet, one of the composer’s most deeply expressive and personal works. And to finish, the work that did more than any other to shape the course of American chamber music, Dvořák’s sweet, swinging and deliciously tuneful Op.96 – a string quartet that sends you home humming!

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Antique Fair

Saturday 29th November 2014

Come along to the Antique and Collectors Fair at St Georges Hall . A great way to discover some interesting collectables, pick up a unique Christmas present or something for the home

Suitable for all visitors

Friends of St George's Hall Christmas Lunch

Sunday 30th November 2014

Celebrate Christmas in style with a buffet lunch and dancing to a live band, in the magnificent surroundings of the Great Hall.

Seasonal activity

Friends of St George's Hall Christmas Lunch

Sunday 30th November 2014

Celebrate Christmas in style with a buffet lunch and dancing to a live band, in the magnificent surroundings of the Great Hall.

Seasonal activity

December 2014

Great Expectations

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

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

Family friendly

The Winter Arts Market returns!

6th and 7th December 2014

Now in its sixth year, the Winter Arts Market is Merseyside’s largest arts and crafts market. Held in Liverpool’s glorious Grade-I listed St George’s Hall, it’s the perfect place to pick up some truly unique, handmade Christmas gifts for all those hard-to-buy for friends and family.

Suitable for all visitors

Oliver

Monday 8th 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

Scrooge

Wednesday 10th 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

The Three Harps of Christmas

11th December 2014

The Three Harps of Christmas, devised by harpist Ruth Wall and composer Graham Fitkin, is an intimate concert paying homage to the Christmas carol.

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Organ Recital (Christmas Carols)

Tuesday 16th December 2014

Professor Ian Tracy, City Organist, plays a variety of music transposed for the organ. Prepare to be astonished and delighted by the range of this historic instrument.

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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

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

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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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

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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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