Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Birkenhead Park

Saturday 7 September


Birkenhead Park

Sponsored by:

Richard Balcombe conductor

Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano

In celebration of our year as Borough of Culture for the Liverpool City Region, we are proud to present a very special evening of popular classics, show tunes and exciting film standards with something for all the family.

Showcasing music from composers as diverse as Bizet, Lennon and McCartney, John Williams, Holst and others, including popular classics and songs such as ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, ‘Ferry ‘cross the Mersey’, and music from films such as Star Wars and E.T, the Orchestra will be joined by Liverpool-born international mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Johnston under the baton of conductor, Richard Balcombe. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s only outdoor performance this year as a full Orchestra will be set against the majestic backdrop of Birkenhead Park – the first publicly funded park in the country.

Concert will last approx 80 mins, with no interval.

This event is part of a jam-packed weekend in Wirral with Birkenhead Park as the hub for a number of stellar events. This performance will take place as part of a September to remember at the park alongside Wirral Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 September, Lightning Seeds, The Christians & China Crisis on Sunday 8 September followed by OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Wednesday 11 September.

Please be aware that there's no seating at this event, but audience members are welcome to bring their own seats and picnic blankets.


Standard ticket - £15 (£20 on the day)

Concession - £12.50

Two children under 16 can attend for free per adult/concession ticket purchased. Children will still require tickets, and these must be booked at time of purchase. Additional under 16 tickets are £5.

Tickets are on sale via the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Box Office. Please click the booking link below, call 0151 709 3789 or visit Liverpool Philharmonic Hall to book your tickets or for any enquiries.

8% per ticket administrative fee applies for online & telephone orders, this includes all costs and postage is free. More information about booking fees.

Accessible seating

There is an accessibility platform in operation for this event. There may be a short distance of grass to cover before accessing this platform.

Please note, places are limited and must be booked in advance (include carer ticket). Access tickets cannot be booked online – please call the Box Office on 0151 709 3789 or come in to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Getting there

Train: Birkenhead Park train station is a short walk away from the Ashville Road entrance gate. Turn right onto Duke Street on exiting the station, continue straight, across Park Road North onto Ashville Road. The entrance gate will be clearly signposted.

Purchase a Day Saver ticket in advance for unlimited travel between all zones. Visit for more info.

Bus: Arriva North West runs a network of local bus services across Merseyside and The Wirral, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. You can buy tickets and find all the information you need to make travelling by Arriva buses in the North West easy by visiting

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