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The St. George's Hall, Lime Street, Liverpool

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Postcard showing Lime Street, Liverpool with the St. George's Hall Far Centre. Also shown in the picture, Far Right, is the 1912 Picture House (Later The Futurist Cinema,) and Centre Right, next door to the Picture House is The Scala Cinema. Centre Left is the Palais De Lux Cinema, formerly the New Tivoli Theatre of Varieties.

Above - Postcard showing Lime Street, Liverpool with the St. George's Hall Far Centre. Also shown in the picture, Far Right, is the 1912 Picture House (Later The Futurist Cinema,) and Centre Right, next door to the Picture House is The Scala Cinema. Centre Left is the Palais De Lux Cinema, formerly the New Tivoli Theatre of Varieties.

Notice of an Organ Recital at the St. George's Hall, Liverpool in the 'Liverpool Mercury' of Jan 15th 1870The St. George's Hall, in Lime Street, Liverpool was built at a cost of £300,000 and was designed by the architect Harvey Lonsdale Elmes and opened in 1854. The building comprises of a Concert Hall, designed by Charles Robert Cockerell, with a capacity of 400; the Great Hall which is 169' by 74' and 85' high, and boasts an original Henry Willis Organ; and two Court Rooms; the Crown Court and the Civil Court which ceased being used in 1984.

Right - Notice of an Organ Recital at the St. George's Hall, Liverpool in the 'Liverpool Mercury' of Jan 15th 1870.

Since 1984 only 25% of the building has been used and it is hoped that the rest of the building will soon be restored and reopened.

In 2008 Liverpool Celebrated its status as the European Capital of Culture and the opening ceremony, was staged in front and on top of St George's Hall on the 11th of January, with over 600 performers including Former Eurythmics frontman Dave Stewart, The Wombats, and a roof top performance by former Beatle Ringo Starr.

You may like to visit the website of the St. George's Hall here.

Archive newspaper reports on this page were collated and kindly sent in for inclusion by B.F.

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