The Royal Court, Liverpool

The site of the Royal Court Theatre has been at the heart of Liverpool culture for nearly 200 years. It was first opened in 1826 as Cookes New Circus and renamed in 1831 as Cooke’s Amphitheatre of Arts, presenting a programme of
opera, music, theatre and ballet.

It was renamed the Royal Court Theatre in 1881. and was the number one touring venue in Liverpool for popular theatre until the 1970s.  Some of the great names that appeared on stage during this period include Vivien Leigh,
John Gielgud, Lawrence Olivier, Yul Brynner, Margot Fonteyn, and Ralph Richardson.  Dame Judi Dench made her acting debut at the Royal Court in 1957 and has recently agreed to be a Patron of the Trust, supporting its
campaign to renovate the theatre.

The theatre was destroyed by fire in 1933 and rebuilt in 1938 in the current Art Deco style of the era. The theatre has exemplary acoustics and sight-lines and boasts the biggest revolve stage outside of the West End

 After 1976 the theatre was primarily used as a rock venue , hosting big names such as R.E.M, David Bowie and Oasis, and then as a comedy venue.

The theatre has undergone a renaissance in the last three years. The current operating company have developed a unique style of theatre for Liverpool audiences (and increasingly audiences from outside of the region),
 that is produced in Liverpool, starring Liverpool actors, and written by Liverpool writers – and it is proving a huge success.
 In the last year alone, over 200,000 people have visited the theatre and experienced its unique atmosphere.

 
The Royal Court, Liverpool

The Royal Court, Liverpool

1 Roe St,
Liverpool,
L1 1HL.

Telephone: 0870 787 1866

 

Latest News

‘Oliver!’ stars go on to achieve MORE

Published: February 7th, 2019

Two cast members from our recent sell-out production of ‘Oliver!’ at Liverpool’s Royal Court theatre have gone on to achieve further theatrical success. 11 year old Harvey Jameson, who played one of Fagin’s Gang, has been cast in the role of Fleance (Son of Lord ...

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Concert Party dates for your diary

Published: January 6th, 2019

Between the main shows and concerts, our Concert Party provides first-rate musical entertainment for a variety of events throughout the year, including fund-raising concerts for local charities, weddings and business hospitality. Our award winning company perform a diverse mix of solos and group numbers by ...

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Spring Dolly, Christmas Carol!

Published: December 16th, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that our second major production of 2019 will be ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL ~ THE MUSICAL’. Following on from ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at the Empire Theatre in May, we are excited to be returning to Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre from 7th to ...

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