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Every night there are dozens of acts playing jazz, pop, classical, folk and world music, not to mention international acts visiting the Echo Arena Liverpool.

The city is also home to the oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra in the UK, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, which is based in the Philharmonic Hall.

The Mathew Street Festival is an annual street festival that is one of the most important musical events in Liverpool's calendar. The dance music festival Creamfields was established by the famous Liverpool-based Cream clubbing brand which started life as a weekly event at Nation nighclub. and There are numerous music venues located acrsoss the city, however the Echo Arena is by far the largest. The 11,000 seater arena has hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards and world renound acts such as Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncé, Elton John, Kanye West, Kasabian and Lady GaGa.

Liverpool is home to a number of theatres, these include the Empire, Everyman, Liverpool Playhouse, Neptune, Royal Court and the Unity Theatre.

Comedy nights are featured on Friday and Saturday at Baby Blue, a nice club on the exclusive Albert Dock, which is known as a celebrity hotspot.

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Cavern Club

Cavern Club, The club is where Brian Epstein first saw The Beatles performing on November 9, 1961.

Address: The Cavern Club 10 Mathew Street Liverpool L2 6RE
Tel: 0151 236 9091

Cineworld - Liverpool

Cineworld Liverpool is located at the Edge Lane Retail Park where there are many popular names in stores and resatruants. There is also a Hollywood bowl here if you want to make it a fun filled evening out.

Address: Montrose Way Edge Lane Retail Park Liverpool L13 1EW
Tel: 0871 200 2000

Creamfields Liverpool

Creamfields Liverpool - Creamfields is a large dance music festival featuring DJs and live acts. It is held annually on the UK's August Bank Holiday weekend in Daresbury

Address: Warrington Cheshire WA4 4AR

Echo Arena Liverpool

Echo Arena Liverpool, The arena has 7,513 permanent seats around three sides of a central floor suitable for indoor sports events.

Address: Echo Arena Liverpool Kings Dock Liverpool Waterfront Liverpool L3 4FP
Tel: 0151 475 8888

Everyman and Playhouse Theatres

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse together make up a single engine for creative excellence, artistic adventure and audience involvement.

Address: EVERYMAN 5-11 Hope Street Liverpool L1 9BH
Tel: 0151 709 4776

FACT Picturehouse

Foundation for Art and Creative Technology is a Liverpool-based cinema, art gallery and the UK's leading organisation
for the support & exhibition of film, art and new media.

Address: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) 88 Wood Street Liverpool L1 4DQ
Tel: 0151 707 4444

Liverpool 02 Academy

Liverpool 02 Academy , The O2 Academy Liverpool (formerly the Carling Academy Liverpool) is a music venue in London Road

Address: O2 Academy Liverpool 11-13 Hotham Street L3 5UF
Tel: 0151 707 3200

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Liverpool Empire Theatre is located on Lime Street in Liverpool, England. It is the largest theatre in Liverpool, and the largest two-tier theatre in Britain.

Address: Liverpool Empire Lime Street Liverpool Merseyside L1 1JE
Tel: 0151 708 3200

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is the home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the UK's oldest urviving professional symphony orchestra, and its music-making at home and abroad.

Address: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Hope Street Liverpool L1 9BP
Tel: 0151 709 3789

Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City - Liverpool Sound City is a four day festival this year running from 19th to 22nd May 2010 and is held at the Hard Days Night Hotel and multiple venues and spaces in Liverpool's cultural quarter.

Odeon - Switch Island

Odeon Switch Island is a 12 screen cinema located on the Switch Island Leisure Park. There are 900 free car parking spaces on site. Also on site are McDonalds restaurant, Mecca Bingo Hall, Matalan clothing store, Megabowl & Bakers Dozen pub / restaurant.

Address: ODEON Switch Island, Dunnings Bridge Road Netherton Bootle Liverpool L30 6TQ
Tel: 0871 22 44 007

Odeon Cinema - Liverpool One

Odeon Liverpool One is a 18 screen cinema located on the leisure level of the Liverpool ONE development next to Debenhams on Wall Street.

Address: ODEON Liverpool ONE 14 Paradise Street Liverpool L1 8JF
Tel: 0871 22 44 007

Showcase Cinema - Liverpool

Showcase Liverpool is a 12 screen cinema located in Norris Green around 5 miles from the City Centre.

Address: Showcase Cinemas Liverpool 340 East Lancashire Road, Norris green Liverpool L11 9YJ
Tel: 0871 220 1000

The Bluecoat

The Bluecoat - The Bluecoat is the oldest Grade 1 listed building in central Liverpool and re-opened in March 2008, after a £14.5m redevelopment, as a major landmark on the UK map of contemporary culture. The Bluecoat uses its spaces to showcase talent across all creative disciplines including visual art, music, literature, dance and live art and is a hub for new talent, providing studio spaces for artists within a unique creative community.

Address: The Bluecoat School Lane Liverpool L1 3BX
Tel: 0151 702 5324

The Masque

The Masque - The Masque is a brand new music venue in Liverpool born out of the ashes of the old Barfly.

Address: The Masque 90 Seel Street Liverpool L1 4BH
Tel: 0151 707 6171

Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre is one of the best loved Theatres in Liverpool. unity is dedicated to enhancing the quality of performing arts in the Liverpool City Region by encouraging creativity, participation, innovation and diversity.

Address: 1 Hope Place Liverpool L1 9BG
Tel: 0151 709 4988