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 2015

Chamber Music in Liverpool Julian Rachlin, violin with members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday 28th November 2015

First amongst equals: Liverpool Philharmonic Artist in Residence Julian Rachlin has never made any secret of his passion for chamber music, and tonight he teams up – first on viola, then on violin – with five Orchestra string players to play two of Brahms’ most big-hearted chamber works. This is the kind of music that string players simply love to play: come and listen in on a very special evening of music-making amongst friends.


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 £18.00 Available from: May Robinson Tel: 0151 428 2631


December 2015

Winters Arts Market

Saturday & Sunday 5th and 6th December 2015

Merseyside’s largest arts and crafts market, the Winter Arts Market features work from more than 200 of the region’s best artists, designers and makers. With everything from handmade jewellery and greetings cards to decorations, photography and vintage clothing for sale, it’s the perfect place to grab a unique Christmas gift for your loved ones.


Chamber Music in Liverpool Joglaresa Sing We Yule

Monday 7th December 2015

This season at Liverpool Philharmonic, we’re exploring Folk Music. So we could hardly celebrate Christmas without a visit from Joglaresa: the medieval dance-band that takes retro to a whole new level, ditching the trappings of the modern festive, and grabbing fidels, harp, bells and bagpipes to party like its 1399.


Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday Show

Friday 11th December 2015

Over 50 years since Frank Sinatra made his Liverpool debut on Lime Street, his iconic music will ring out over the city once more, this time from the beautiful St George’s Hall Concert Room.


Organ Recital - Christmas Carols

Tuesday 15th December 2015

The last concert before Christmas, Professor Ian Tracey, City Organist finishes this year in style with an appropriate selection.


Dickensian Christmastime

Friday 18th December 2015

Swap the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season and be transported to yesteryear for an evening with a difference as you get together with friends, family or work colleagues to deck St George’s Hall with boughs of holly for the perfect traditional festive celebration.


January 2016

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

10th January 2016

The Grimethorpe Colliery Band is promising a wonderfully entertaining show with a magnificent programme of popular material including Carnival in Venice, 1812 Overture, Death or Glory, Glenn Miller tribute and of course an extended section of tunes from the hit movie Brassed Off.


Choral Favourites

Sunday 17th January 2016

Join our massed chorus from Unlimited Voices Merseyside as we present a fabulous evening of choral singing. With well-loved classics by composers from Handel to Rutter, from Mozart to Fauré, there is sure to be something from everyone. This is a concert that will take you through a whole range of emotions and choral and compositional styles.


Burns Night Ceilidh

Friday 22nd Janaury 2016

Celebrate Burns Night in style by joining us for one of our famous St George’s Hall Ceilidh dances.


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

Saturday 23rd January 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.


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


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.


March 2016

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.


Jacqui Dankworth - Just You, Just Me

Saturday 5 March 2016

British jazz diva Jacqui Dankworth and American vocalist/pianist Charlie Wood celebrate some of the great musical partnerships of the 20th century.

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.

Music, Event

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

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.


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

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.


April 2016

The Big Band Five Star Swing

Sunday 10th April 2016

Direct from London’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.


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.


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.


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


May 2016

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.


May 2017

Rich Hall

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

Ongoing Events