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Latitude: 53.4012 / 53°24'4"N
Longitude: -2.9697 / 2°58'10"W
OS Eastings: 335625
OS Northings: 389815
OS Grid: SJ356898
Mapcode National: GBR 77Q.LR
Mapcode Global: WH877.CR3X
Entry Name: Philharmonic Hall (Including Detached Poster Piers to South West and North West)
Listing Date: 19 March 1981
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1279652
English Heritage Legacy ID: 214294
Location: Liverpool, L1
Electoral Ward/Division: Princes Park
Built-Up Area: Liverpool
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside
Church of England Parish: St Luke in the City Team
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
SJ 3589 NE HOPE STREET
57/629 Philharmonic Hall
19.3.81 poster-piers to
Concert hall. 1937-9. Herbert Rowse. Fawn brick facing. Style influenced by Dutch expressionism, particularly Dudok, with engraved glass and other decoration in French taste of 1920s. Mainly of 3-storey height with receding
tiers of parapets. Symmetrical front: between semi-circular stair turrets and above canopied entrance are 7 large vertical metal windows separated by piers topped by jagged abstract motifs. Interior: Auditorium walls and ceiling arc
moulded in curved series of undulations continuing to the back of the stage. The stalls do not extend beyond the shallow curve of the gallery front, beneath which sheer wooden facing is wrapped round a series of recesses (quasiboxes) which continue along side walls. The only decoration of the auditorium is by 3 semi-draped incised figures on each wall and geometric perforations in walls of
stage. Bar above entrance hall has low relief decorative panels and wooden counter.
Detached piers are each clasped by top-lit poster panels, beneath which extends plinth with rounded end.
Listing NGR: SJ3562589815
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