The Liverpool Empire Theatre – winners of the Entertainment Venue of the Year category LCRT Awards 2017
At the prestigious Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards held on 18 May 2017, the Liverpool Empire Theatre was awarded the title of Entertainment Venue of the Year! In attendance at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall to accept the award were Theatre Director, Diane Belding, Deputy Manager, Jeannie Cullen, and Creative Learning Manager Natalie Flynn.

To be nominated, the venue had to submit an application form detailing excellence in all areas of the business to be scrutinised by local judges. Once nominated, the venue could then be assessed by visits from a mystery judge to check over the theatre even more.

Speaking on the night, chair of the Liverpool City Region Visitor Economy Board Sara Wilde McKeown said, “Tonight has been a truly remarkable celebration of the city region’s thriving tourism sector. Each of the 18 categories were highly contested showcasing the incredible strength in depth that this region has to offer”

Diane Belding, Theatre Director comments, “This is an award that truly belongs to every one of our staff who continually strive to exceed all expectations.”

In such a hotly contested category, the Liverpool Empire team can rightly be proud of such a great achievement – well done all!