St George's Hall

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

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Website

www.visitliverpool.com/site/product-p8033

E-mail

stgeorgeshall@liverpool.gov.uk

Telephone

0151 225 5530

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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.
photograph of the Lusitania

Lusitania Commemorative Dinner

  • 7 May 2015 From 7:30pm

On Thursday 7th May, Liverpool’s St George’s Hall will play host to a Commemorative Dinner, celebrating the memory of The Lusitania, the Liverpool ship that set sail from New York on 1 May 1915, never to arrive at its destination.

Guests will enjoy a delicious 3 course meal authentic to the menu served to passengers on-board the ship whilst enjoying the sumptuous surroundings of St George’s Hall, and remember a vital piece of Liverpool history whilst having the opportunity to dance the night away to a live dance band playing music from the era.

This event tackles the beauty as well as the tragedy of the ship that made 101 round trips from Liverpool, via Queenstown to New York and back between September 1907 and May 1915, before being sunk on her 202nd fateful voyage.

Celebrating the centenary of this tragic tale, the event will feature a guest speech from local historian Steve Binns MBE, and feature rare images from Cunard of The Lusitania’s history, as well as other ships of the Cunard line.

Guests will be dined with a 3 course dinner which includes a starter of Potage st germain, a main course of Daube de boeuf a la bourguinonne, Pommes mousseline and Choufleur au gratin and Bavarois aux frais sur genoise for dessert.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Tickets: £48*
*Tickets are subject to booking and handling fee.

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LightNight Ceilidh

  • 15 May 2015 9-11:59pm

The ever-popular LightNight ceilidh returns with live band Gallimaufry. Come and swing your partner round in the magnificent Great Hall, the original and best dance hall. Ceilidh to 23.00, bar until midnight. Donations gratefully received. Comfy dancing shoes encouraged! Bar available in the beautiful surroundings of the North Hall (William Brown Street end) 17:00 till midnight, with live musical performances throughout the night.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Website

http://www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

image of artwork by Deep Hedonia

Your Clock is Always Present

  • 15 May 2015 7-9pm

Time is never linear
instead spectres in the form of things and experiences create chronological chasms. Deep Hedonia host artists In Atoms, Dialect and Kepla using old objects to uncover newness in their own practices and dig deeper beyond history and factuality, prioritising the personal relationships of recycling, artifactual discovery and sensual perception. Since forming in 2012 Deep Hedonia have been synonymous with discovering and championing Liverpool’s finest experimental artists and hosting events that enable these artists to fully realise new projects. In Atoms is a purveyor of seductive tape loop ambience with a looming spectre of layered narratives where time folds in on itself. Using discarded audio and video, his compositions challenge the importance of recycling one object from another
from the apple core to the corpse, expired articles are one and the same. Dialect, the solo work of Outfit’s Andrew PM Hunt, focuses on the subtext of his debut album ‘Advanced Myth’
of histori-visual landscape and a flow of information, where our perception ultimately flattens the past. Deep Hedonia affiliate Kepla uses extensive audio sampling and chance operation to create a performance that reframes experience of sensuality and understanding in a new solo work. www.deephedonia.com info@deephedonia.com Twitter - @deephedonia facebook.com/deephedonia Links to artist: Dialect https://soundcloud.com/tasty-morsels/sets/dialect-advanced-myth Kepla https://soundcloud.com/kepla-cuts In Atoms https://soundcloud.com/in-atoms

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Website

http://www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

photograph of the Lusitania ship

Lusitania Exhibition

  • 15 May 2015 4-9pm

Bonny Cummins’ exhibition and art trail at St Georges Hall, Heritage Centre is a highly immersive multi media sensory Installation, tackling the beauty as well as the tragedy of the Lusitania in a such a way that the participant will not only experience an immersive installation in visually stunning surroundings, but also profoundly increase their awareness of The Lusitania’s journey. From the moment you enter St George's through the Heritage Centre you are greeted by four iconic red and black Cunard funnels - attached to headphones, which take you on board the Lusitania via atmospheric soundtracks combined with spinning zoetropes, showing Lusitania passing through well-known ports. The paintings being animated are displayed in the exhibition. The circular movement reflects the 101 round trips Lusitania made from Liverpool via Queenstown to New York and back from Sep 1907 to May 1915. She was sunk on her 102nd fateful trip off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland. The trail takes you around St George's Hall into the heart of the building to magnificent vaulted heating ventilation tunnels where an audio visual sensory installation atmospherically transports you onboard, leading to the four cabins of installation art at the end of the bridge that embodies the much loved Lusitania.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

A historic building at dusk with the Light Night logo projected onto it

The 31st AOP Awards and Will they sing like raindrops or will their tears leave me thirsty?

  • 15 May 2015 4-9pm

Wendy Carrig curates entries from the AOP Awards reflecting LOOK/15: Exchange’s themes – women, migration and memory, whilst Max Pinckers combines them in an examination of love in India, using the daily encounters of ‘the Love Commandos’, a volunteer group preventing honour killings. Part of LOOK/15.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

photograph of people on a tour of catacombs

Catacomb Tours

  • 15 — 20 June 2015

The increasingly popular theatrical Catacombs tours of St George’s Hall Liverpool return by popular demand in June with new darker stories.

This is the fourth series of Catacombs stories and follows a successful sell-out run earlier this year.

Visitors to St George’s Hall Liverpool in June will experience ‘The Catacombs Of Liverpool’s Darkest History’ – peeling back the layers of yesteryear to reveal what lies within the heart of Liverpool’s most celebrated building.

The new tours will run for six consecutive days between Monday 15 June and Saturday 20 June, and for the first time will feature five tours each evening at 6.00pm, 6.45pm, 7.30pm, 8.15pm and 9.00pm.

Admission

Tickets are priced at £15 per person per tour.

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

http://www.stgeorgeshall.eu/multimedia.html

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

http://www.stgeorgeshall.eu/index.html

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

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