Last week we went to a concert by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in the Philharmonic Hall on Hope Street. I enjoyed the concert but the building itself was a highlight too. It’s an excellent example of an Art Deco interior, of which there aren’t that many in the North West of England. The architectural historians Pollard and Pevsner describe the auditorium as being “sensuously curved”. I think the phrase sums it up well.
The distinctive figures painted on the side walls are meant to represent “musical moods”.
The main bar was also a beautiful example of Art Deco style, but I wasn’t able to get a photograph – it was far too crowded with concert goers.