October 19, 2020

Liverpool’s conductor designate Domingo Hindoyan has had to cancel his visit to the city next week because of European travel restrictions caused by the Coronavirus crisis.

The 40-year-old, who is due to take over the chief conducting role from Vasily Petrenko next autu...

October 16, 2020

Liverpool’s arts and heritage venues have joined forces to remind visitors that they are still open despite the City Region being put under Tier 3 Covid restrictions.

Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool, FACT, Bluecoat, the Royal Court, Everyman and Playhouse, Ro...

October 13, 2020

It may have been a dismal evening in Liverpool – in more ways than one – but with strict Covid measures in place the only risk of contagion at the Philharmonic Hall was from Roderick Williams’ infectious enthusiasm.

The British baritone - and this season's Artist in Res...

October 12, 2020

Liverpool arts and cultural organisations including the Royal Court, Everyman & Playhouse, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bluecoat and Cavern City Tours are set to receive Coronavirus culture grants from the government.

Unity Theatre, Parr Street Studios, dot-art, Sound...

October 11, 2020

Who knew listening to live music in the – albeit socially distanced – company of others could prove such an emotional experience?

Because despite the inventive and innovative ways orchestras like the RLPO (and theatre makers too of course) have found to keep performance...

October 6, 2020

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic has revealed its November concert series including performances by the Youth Orchestra and the debut of rising star conductor Stephanie Childress.

Audiences are reduced to a capacity of 390 – up from the current 240 – for each concert, a...

October 5, 2020

Rising star conductor Rebecca Tong is to make her delayed Liverpool debut this week after stepping in a short notice to lead three concerts at the Philharmonic Hall.

Andrew Manze was due to conduct the concerts on Thursday evening and Sunday morning and afternoon.

But Co...

September 20, 2020

What were your plans for this autumn? For Gary Edward Jones there was the exciting prospect of New York and a substantial off-Broadway residency.

But then Rosie, the queen of Corona intervened to throw a spanner in the works, and Jones like the rest of us was less Homew...

September 4, 2020

West End singers will join rising Liverpool musical theatre performers in a series of cabaret shows in Hope Street this autumn.

32 Above is the brainchild of the city’s musical director George Francis (pictured) and pays homage to New York’s 54 Below – the cabaret venue...

August 29, 2020

When the Philharmonic Hall reopens its doors on October 1 it will become the first major Liverpool entertainment venue to welcome back live audiences.

It means the series of 14 socially distanced concerts – a mixture of ‘full’ orchestra, Ensemble 10/10 and smaller recit...

August 27, 2020

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is to stage a series socially distanced live concerts in plans to re-start its disrupted 2020/21 season.

But just 240 concertgoers will be allowed into the 1,700-seat Philharmonic Hall auditorium for each hour-long performance, with the...

August 27, 2020

Live performance has returned to the city with the inaugural Liverpool Theatre Festival taking place at the Bombed Out Church.

The nine-day outdoor festival programme was due to open on Friday, September 11 with actor Andrew Lancel performing Jonathan Harvey’s Swan Song...

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October 20, 2020

Blondie are set to kick off their new UK tour in Liverpool in 2021.

Debbie Harry and the legendary New York band will play at the M&S Bank Arena on November 6 at the start of the 10-date Against the Odds tour – their first UK outing in four years.

Tickets go on sale from 10am this Friday, October 23, costing from £63.45 to £96.75.

Debbie Harry said: “Next year's UK tour is more meaningful to me perhaps than the very first time Blondie played there in the mid '70s.

“The UK has always been a special place to us and being able to come back to perform after sitting out most of 2020...

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