St George's Hall is regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world and is a Grade I listed building. The idea for the Hall came about in the early 1800s from Liverpool people who were concerned about the lack of a place for the triennial music festivals, and shares were sold to raise funds. A venue was also being sought for the Civil and Crown Courts, and it was decided that one building would serve both needs.
It opened for public use in 1854, a truly multipurpose community building where people could be tried for murder, attend a ball or listen to a concert - all under one roof.
St George's Hall fell into disrepair in the 1980s but was reopened in April 2007, and is now a focal point for cultural, community, civic, corporate and performing arts activities.