St George's Hall

A night time photo of a Neoclassical building with white columns

St George's Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world and is a Grade I listed building.

St George's Hall stands 169ft long and 74ft wide with a tunnel vaulted ceiling - the largest of its kind in Europe. The ceiling is supported on massive red granite columns, with figures portraying qualities Victorian Liverpool aspired to - art, science, fortitude and justice.

Behind the gold leaf and porticoes, the Hall has one of the greatest brick arches in the world and houses a priceless mosaic floor of 30,000 tiles. When the unique Minton tiled floor was uncovered to mark the Hall's centenary in 1954, more than 100,000 people queued to see it.

The Hall is also home to a concert organ complete with 7,000 pipes, second only in size to the organ in the Albert Hall.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 1000-1600.
* Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Admission charges

The Heritage Centre is free of charge.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.


  • 19 May 2017 5-11pm

360 degree live audiovisual performance with video mapping projections, digitally-programmed LED strips and electronic music, by composer Daniel Late and visual artist Carlos Bernal. Walk around a geodesic dome structure and experience the installation as it happens.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



  • 19 May 2017 From 5:30pm, From 6:30pm, From 7:30pm, From 8:30pm

After a short bloom, blossom falls gently: it’s impermanence is the essence of its beauty. Our individual perception of time, movement & space is a journey based on a lifetime of shifting, changing & reinventing. Nothing is permanent. Even our daily rhythms can never really happen the same way twice.

Friend Or Foe invite you to experience a musical performance within an interactive light installation, written & designed specifically in response to the unique historical space of the catacombs beneath St George's Hall. At the core of the world’s first air-conditioning system, the vast cellular stretches of arched corridors operate as the breathing lungs of the building, brought to life using directional sound & light to continually shift spacial perception, each bulb controlled to react to the sounds & actions of the performance as you circulate through the dark passageways. As the evening progresses, elements of the performance transform, distort, decay & evolve. No performance will sound or look the same.

Performances last 30 minutes and have limited capacity, so please arrive early and anticipate queues. Includes moments of darkness & flashing lights. Access via Heritage Centre.

Friend Or Foe are a Liverpool-based collective. Their projects include interactive installation & performance events combining music, sound, light & projections.


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

St George's Hall Video and Slideshow

Slideshow with 8 photographs of interior design features at St George's Hall, and video taken around this historic building.

St George's Hall Virtual Tour

Visit the website to explore the site and the historic building through an extensive interactive virtual tour.

St George's Hall
St Georges Hall
William Brown Street
L1 1JJ

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0151 225 5530

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