At the heart of Liverpool’s St. George’s Quarter and directly opposite Lime Street Station, St. George’s Hall is a breathtaking venue, and is widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world, is a Grade I listed building and is the centre of Liverpool’s traditional cultural forum whose foundation stone was laid in 1838. It was reopened in 2007 by Prince Charles after a £23m refurbishment programme.
Built in the early 1800s as a space for music festivals and the Civil and Crown courts, the hall has always been at the heart of community life in the city.
It was built as a result of separate competitions to create a fitting space for the aspirational city to hold its music festivals and other assemblies and contains the vastly ornate Great Hall with its vaulted ceiling, Minton tiled floor, replete with maritime and civic symbolism and is also home to a massive pipe organ.
Over 25,000 people gathered outside the Hall when John Lennon was killed, and in excess of 65,000 witnessed Liverpool’s spectacular European Capital of Culture People’s Opening in 2008.
The Regen Exhibition Hall and St George’s Concert Hall
St. George’s Hall (left), is only 100 metres from Lime Street Station (right).