The Everyman Theatre is a first class building – according to Royal Mail.

The world famous venue is now celebrated with a stamp and the team in Hope Street, Liverpool are thrilled that the award-winning building’s architecture has been recognised in this unique way.

Gemma Bodinetz, artistic director of the Everyman and Playhouse, told the Globe: "We just love it. Deborah Aydon our exceutuve director and I are really proud of this recognition and thrilled for all at the Everyman staff and those people who appear on our iconic shutters." 

The Everyman is included in a set of 10 stamps issued by Royal Mail to celebrate the renaissance of contemporary architecture in the UK.

The Everyman, designed by architects Haworth Tompkins, is one of the ten stamps using photographs to capture the distinctive lines and shapes of the outstanding buildings which have become landmarks for communities, regions and their cities.

The Everyman Theatre was the winner of the RIBA Sterling prize for the Building of the Year in 2014.

Wirral Globe:

It features 105 life-size portraits of Liverpool residents by local photographer Dan Kenyon which were etched into moveable aluminium sunshades..

Gemma added: ’’We are hugely honoured to see our beloved Everyman honoured in this way.

"Through the design and construction process our sights were firmly fixed on creating the perfect theatre for our audience and artists; it never occurred to us that one day it would be winning major architectural awards awards.. let alone being licked and stuck on envelopes."

Phillip Parker, stamp strategy manager, Royal Mail, agreed that these iconic buildings are something to write home about.

He said: "These stamps celebrate visionary buildings which combine stunning architecture with great engineering."

Also featuring on the stamps are: London Aquatic centre; Library of Birmingham; SEC Armadillo , Glasgow; Tate Modern, London; The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh; Giants’ Causeway Visitor Centre, Northern Ireland; The National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff; The Eden Project, St Austell; and the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.

The New stamps are available from today in 7,000 offices.