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Music, comedy and theatre

Liverpudlians are fiercely proud of their musical and comedy heritage, and rightly so. Merseyside has produced some of the biggest stars in UK history, from the Beatles to Ken Dodd. It’s not gone unnoticed by the rest of the world, either, with UNESCO awarding Liverpool a permanent City of Music status in 2015. The city fizzes with creative talent all year round, playing host to both A-list stars and up-and-coming acts. And our guide to the best music, comedy, dance and theatre venues will help you plan what to see and where to go. You’ll never be bored in this town!

Liverpool Playhouse

At the forefront of Merseyside’s theatrical renaissance, this traditional theatre is a real local landmark. While a recent refurbishment provided a new box office, bar and bistro, the Playhouse has kept many of its original features. Expect high quality productions – this is the oldest repertory theatre in England and the home of classic drama, from ancient to modern. 



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Liverpool is one of England’s most cosmopolitan cities and was the 2008 European capital of culture. Whether you’re passing through, looking for heritage, pop culture and entertainment, checking out the universities, or planning a weekend break, there are plenty of reasons to book a  hotel room in Liverpool. And with quaint fishing villages and market towns on its doorstep, there's so much to see and do in the surrounding area of Merseyside