Liverpool: St George's Hall

Country: England, United Kingdom
Historic County: Lancashire
City: Liverpool
Location: William Brown Street

Law courts and performance halls complex, built 1842-1854 by Harvey Lonsdale Elmes (exterior) and Charles Robert Cockerell (interior), on the former site of an infirmary. Major refurbishment in the 1990s/2000s.

  • Great Hall: 1855 organ by Henry Willis (7737 pipes). Floor by Minton, made from ca. 30,000 encaustic tiles. Originally used for large-scale music festivals and balls. Later used for concerts and congresses. Up to 1000 seats.

  • Concert Room: Used for concerts. Up to 1200 seats. Closed due to safety concerns. (Planned use: concert hall).

  • Crown Court: Used as criminal court until 1980. (Planned use: tourist attraction with mock trials; theatre for court drama performances).

  • Civil Court: Used as civil court until 1980. (Planned use: education and learning centre).

Links: liverpoolcityhalls.co.uk, Wikipedia

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