Catacombs tours back by popular demand

Liverpool’s St George’s Hall have announced that another week of the popular catacombs tours which explore the darker heart of Liverpool’s most celebrated and historic building are back by popular demand from Mon 26th May – Sun 1st June.

The theatrical performances sent chills down the spine of thousands of people who came along to the initial run of tours in February.

Now theatrical company Lovehistory are set to return with a whole host of actors portraying new characters, within new areas and with new stories from Liverpool’s murderous past. Experience The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History and peel back the layers of yesteryear to reveal what lies within the heart of St George’s Hall’s dark past.

Alan Smith, St George’s Hall Manager said, “The popularity of these tours has been incredible with over 2,500 people attending, it is wonderful to see these previously unused areas animated in such a way for public use. It shows Liverpool’s love of its history and its fascination in exploring its many beautiful buildings.”

The promenade performances take place all over the magnificent hall including the court room and the dark cells and catacombs below the grandeur of the main Great Hall, where those waiting to be condemned would spend their final moments and in the shadows of Liverpool’s past, spectators will encounter the characters that will tell their tormented tales and illuminate their history.

The catacombs were previously used as billeting quarters for police and the army during transport strikes, or as a food dispensary and water store during the Second World War, the catacombs and basement galleries will now take on a new and dramatic lease of life.

Lovehistory have perfected the art of promenade theatre and the dramatic murder mystery experience with dinners within the Great Hall throughout the year and will now create some further spellbinding theatrical tours which are a must-see for all ages.

Judy McLean, Creative Director of Lovehistory said, “I was absolutely delighted to witness so many people enjoying the tours and it gave me the inspiration to write some further stories, for all those who came along, come back for another instalment and for all those who didn’t make it, this will be another opportunity to see undiscovered parts of the hall and some great theatrical performances. We’ve also decided to go a little darker this time so expect some disturbing characters”.

The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History explore the underground catacombs of the hall, which have only been revealed to the public this year! See Liverpool’s history exposed like never before.

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The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History
Monday 26th May – Sunday 1st June 2014
Time: 6pm, 6.20, 6.40, 7pm, 7.20, 7.40, 8pm, 8.20, 8.40, 9pm, 9.20, and 9.40
(Approximately one hour in duration)
Tickets: £15.00 (Inc booking fee)
(Capacity 40 people per tour)
Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool. Online at or on 0844 800 0410.

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