St George's Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world and is a Grade I listed building. Built in the early 1800s as a space for music festivals and the Civil and Crown courts, the hall has always been at the heart of community life in the city.
Over 25,000 people gathered outside the Hall when John Lennon was killed, and in excess of 65,000 witnessed Liverpool's spectacular European Capital of Culture People’s Opening in 2008. St George’s Hall is a popular location for filming and features in the new British fantasy film written by J. K. Rowling Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The south front has a portico of eight columns, two columns deep, on steps above a rusticated podium.