St George’s Hall Catacombs Tour returns for 2015

Liverpool’s St George’s Hall have announced the return of the popular Catacombs Tours from Mon 16th – Sat 21st March, exploring the darker heart of Liverpool’s most celebrated and historic building.

The theatrical events sent chills down the spine of thousands of people who attended the two runs of tours last year. Tickets are now on sale and should sell fast.

Theatrical company Lovehistory Ltd are set to return with a whole host of actors portraying new characters and 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.

Catacombs Tours Pic - Credit Ant Clausen

Alan Smith, St George’s Hall Manager said, “The popularity of these tours has been incredible with over 4000 people attending and 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 explore the court room and dark cells below the grandness of the 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.

Join Liverpool’s own premier theatrical performance company Lovehistory for a unique theatrical experience. 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 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 our previous tours and it’s given 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 opportunity to see undiscovered parts of the hall and some great theatrical performances”.

See Liverpool’s history exposed like never before from the dark and twisted underbelly of St George’s Hall.

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The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History
St George’s Hall, Heritage Centre Entrance, St John’s Lane, Liverpool.
Monday 16th – Saturday 21st March 2015 (Exc Thu)
Time: 6pm, 6.45pm, 7.30pm, 8.15pm
(Approximately one hour in duration)
Tickets: £15.00 (No booking fee)
(Capacity 40 people per tour)
Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool. Online at or call 0844 800 0410.

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