The Playhouse has a long and distinguished history, and was home to one of the first, and longest-running, repertory companies in the country.
Since 1999 it has been jointly run with its sister theatre The Everyman on Hope Street with a mission to be an engine for creative excellence, artistic adventure and audience involvement; firmly rooted in its community, yet both national and international in scope and ambition. Our in-house programme now concentrates on creating bold, theatrical productions of classic plays alongside the best available touring work.
The theatres are now on the threshold of a new and exciting phase in their development: a major capital redevelopment on both sites, to transform these nineteenth-century buildings into inspiring, 21st-century centres for artists and audiences. The capital development is being planned as a major legacy project for Liverpool's Capital of Culture year.