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

Fanfare for Christmas concerts

Published: December 6th, 2018

Our festive ‘Fanfare for Christmas’ concerts are back by popular demand next week! Our first performance on Monday 10th December, for which we will be joined by the wonderful Haydock Band, has already sold out! However, we are reprising the concert (without the band) for another ...

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Dance Auditions for ‘Hello Dolly’

Published: November 26th, 2018

We are holding open auditions to find a set of talented dancers to perform in our upcoming production of ‘Hello Dolly!’. Auditions for both male and female dancers will be held on Wednesday 9th January 2019, at 8-10pm, in BOST HQ. (24a Clifton Road, Birkenhead, ...

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Hello Dolly principal audition times

Published: November 21st, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has registered to attend our open auditions for principal roles in ‘Hello Dolly!’, this Sunday 25th November at BOST HQ. Below are the arrival times for each named character: 10am – DOLLY LEVI 11:30am – HORACE VANDERGELDER 12:30pm – IRENE ...

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