The Everyman is an impressive modern theatre on Hope Street and a cornerstone of Liverpool’s cultural scene.
The original theatre was founded in Hope Hall; a cinema popular with the poets, artists and folk musicians of the Liverpool Scene in the 1960s. It was this group which saw the building’s potential, and opened the Everyman Theatre there in 1964.
In the 1970s the theatre built its reputation for ground-breaking work with a political edge. Playwrights like Willy Russell and Alan Bleasdale premiered some of their works here and board-treading thesps include Julie Walters and Jonathan Pryce.
In 2011-2014, the theatre was demolished and completely rebuilt. The new building won the RIBA Stirling Prize the year it was completed.
Nowadays, the Everyman Theatre is loved for its annual Christmas Rock and Roll Panto, and its varied programme of shows and plays. You can see everything from stand-up comedians to contemporary drama, including works like the razor-sharp Top Girls from Caryl Churchill.
True to its roots, it’s a theatre company with a conscience, igniting imagination, involving the community and nudging positive social change.
There’s a youth arts programme which offers traineeships in every aspect of theatre. Audio-described, BSL- interpreted, captioned, dementia-friendly and relaxed performances are offered whenever possible.
The basement and various other spaces are available for events and private hire. There is a street café serving a range of drinks, snacks and daily specials.