The Epstein Theatre Liverpool

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Call 0844 888 4411 to book tickets.

The Epstein Theatre, located in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre looks back onto a long and strong history in entertainment. Its striking interior has been painstakingly refurbished following the closure in 2005. It finally opened its door again with the Martini Lounge being the unofficial first show in February 2012. (Yes, we are proud of that…)

The theatre originally opened in 1913 as Crane’s Music Hall and was then renamed to Crane Theatre in 1938. The Crane Brothers’ music store had been trading for several years when they opened the music hall above their store.

In 1967 the theatre was purchased from the Cranes by Liverpool Corporation. To reflect the city’s maritime history the name of the theatre was changed again, this time to the Neptune Theatre, after Neptune, the Roman god of the seas.

Although he had nothing to do with the Neptune, the theatre was dedicated to the memory of Beatles manager Brian Epstein by the city council in 1997. A fact that let to the decision to yet another name change in 2012: The Epstein.

Seating Plan

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The Epstein Theatre Seating Plan
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Travel information

Travelling to and from the Martini Lounge at The Epstein Theatre is easy. The theatre is located in the heart of the Liverpool City Center in the Liverpool ONE area and has all possible means of travel reachable within minutes. It is easy to find: the entrance is located on Hannover Street opposite Fleet Street.

The Epstein Theatre (formerly called The Neptune), Hannover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DY. Find a map below.

Black Cab and Taxi

Apart from picking up one of the many Black Cabs, you can preorder a cab to conveniently pick you up in time to the show and also pick you up after the show.

We recommend preordering a taxi in the afternoon to then arrive at the venue for 7.45pm and be picked up from the venue anytime from 11.15pm.

• Delta – 0151 922 73723
• Excel – 0151 728 8888
• South Liverpool Taxis – 0151 486 7777

Note that taxi drivers may know the venue only by its former name “The Neptune”. It’s still on Hannover Street.

Local public transport

Liverpool Central is the closest Merseyrail train station. Check the Liverpool train timetables at Merseyrail’s Website.

Paradise Street is the largest bus station within 1min walking distance. Many bus routes go alongside the theatre. Check the Liverpool bus routes and timetables at Arriva’s Website.


With the venue being located within easy walking distance from Lime Street Station, the train is possibly the most convenient way to travel for those from further away. Check on the last train home by visiting for detailed train times and connections. The show finishes by around 11.00pm.

The Martini Lounge offers great hotel packages for those interested in a luscious Liverpool weekend.


The closest carparks

• Q Park runs several multistory carparks, one of which has its entrance on Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4AF‎ – 0151 232 2150‎. View the carpark’s website
• Other car parks further up on Seel Street offer cheaper rates and may be free of charge after 6pm

Seel Street is a one-way accessible only through Gradwell Street.


Still within walking distance to the venue is Norton Street Coach Station.



Liverpool John Lennon Airport is a destination from many cities across Europe by the airlines Easyjet, Ryan Air and others.


The Martini Lounge offers great hotel packages for those interested in a luscious Liverpool weekend.

Map & Directions

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