Welcome to our page covering everything you need to know about Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre!
Everyman Theatre, Liverpool
The Everyman Theatre would first open back in 1964. Now, this was with Liverpool symbolising world culture via its famous music scene and its thriving football teams. So, the Everyman would be a neat addition to further enhance the reputation of the city. But it would close and reopen on two occasions. So, the first time of inactivity would be between 1975 and 1977. And the second time would be from 2011 to 2014, with the venue being the subject of major renovation. Nowadays, the Everyman stands out even more thanks to the use of dozens of life-sized photographs on its front panel. So, if you’re amongst the lucky few and you walk past the Everyman, you can spot yourself in the crowd!
The Everyman Theatre is a great host for a range of plays, musicals, comedy shows and live spoken word performances. Now, these include both local productions and touring performances. And it’s also a location for international artists to showcase their work in front of a local audience. So, this is significant due to the diverse multicultural identity that the city has.
Liverpool Everyman has shows for both children and adults. Now, for the former, there are productions that bring larger-to-life colourful characters to the stage. Meanwhile, for adults, there are a range of performances catering to their tastes. So, these include sophisticated plots, thought-provoking dramas and mature comedies allowing attendees to sit back and laugh, cry or gasp.
Everyman Liverpool has a capacity of just over 400, with a total of 405 seats for the audience. Now, this venue is unusual as it allows attendees to sit around three sides of the stage. Still, the majority of seats directly face the stage within the stalls and first floor circle. But some seats allow people (particularly those requiring assistance with accessibility) to sit on either side of the stage.
The Theatre offers accessibility for users of all backgrounds and disabilities. And this ensures that everybody is able to come along and enjoy a show. So, a Learning team works with schools to allow for class visits to appropriate productions. And depending what time you come, the venue serves breakfast, lunches, evening meals and post-show suppers within its Bistro cafe. Furthermore, the box office is open from 11.00 to 18.00 on Monday-Saturday. And it’s also open to collect tickets just prior to show time.
Everyman Theatre Liverpool brings you into Hope Street, an area of great diversity. Now, that’s due to the bars and clubs, the educational centres and the small cafes and restaurants. All of these tie in with the city’s vast student population at the nearby University Of Liverpool. Also, the venue is a ten-minute walk from the city centre, and mere yards from another cultural hotbed, Unity Theatre.
Car Parking Near Everyman Theatre
There are a number of adequate car parks close to the theatre. So, these include areas at the Metropolitan Cathedral (that being the Wigwam Car Park) and Mount Pleasant. Otherwise, it is around 10-15 minutes to walk to larger car parking complexes. And these include the Q Parks on Hanover Street and next to John Lewis within Liverpool One shopping centre. Not forgetting an additional car park on Parr Street.
When it comes to transport links, there are taxi ranks close to the venue if you need a cab after the show. But we recommend walking down Mount Pleasant towards the city centre for buses. That’s because you will find greater access to a range of buses there. Furthermore, the venue is around a 12-minute walk from the nearest train station, that being Liverpool Central Station.
There are plenty of restaurants and cafes within throwing distance of this building. Not least The Pen Factory, the walls for which are almost kissing those of the theatre! Just yards away, you also have Free State Kitchen, along with The Refinery. And the Quarter offers Italian food for those seeking a more international flavour to their pre-show meals.
Bars and clubs form much of the surrounding area. And that’s partly due to their close proximity to the University Of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. Furthermore, the Font and the Hope & Anchor are two very popular student hang-outs. Meanwhile, you can also walk to The Philharmonic Dining Rooms (itself a hidden cultural gem in the city). Not forgetting Roscoe Head and The Grapes, both of which are walkable within a matter of minutes.
There are several intimate B&Bs very close by to this theatre. Amongst those are Hallmark Inn Liverpool, Popup Liverpool, Cocoon @ The International Inn and International Inn itself. But if you wish for alternatives, the Hope Street Hotel is a short walk away. Alternatively, by heading into town, you will find such hotels as the Holiday Inn, the Marriott and the Hilton.
If you’re a student, this is an ideal location as it’s so close to college campuses and student residential halls. But if you’re coming from outside the city, you must check out both the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Anglican Cathedral. So, the former is literally yards away, while the latter is around a ten-minute walk away. Also, if you’re staying for a long weekend, why not sample a show at the nearby Philharmonic Hall.