Arts & culture

A city at the heart of art!

A city at the heart of art!

The arts are second-nature in a city which has produced more than its share of big-name performers and stunning buildings.

Africa Oyé

Africa Oyé

Africa Oyé is the UK’s largest celebration of African music and culture that takes place annually. It seeks to highlight the fantastic range of cultures, foods, music and artists that make Africa a vibrant and inspiring continent.

Birkenhead Priory & St Mary’s Tower

Birkenhead Priory & St Mary's Tower

As the oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory & St Mary’s Tower offers a unique insight into the town of Birkenhead and its historical and spiritual importance in the development of Wirral.

Bluecoat

Bluecoat

The Bluecoat Display Centre is a nationally and internationally recognised contemporary craft and design gallery. It sells, exhibits and promotes over 300 selected contemporary craftspeople each year working in a broad variety of media.

Bombed Out Church

Bombed Out Church

Since 2007 the Bombed Out Church has been operating as a managed ruin and multi-disciplinary arts venue with a programme of curated events, community engagement and creative learning projects.

Brazilica Festival

Brazilica Festival

Brazilica Festival is the largest celebration of Brazilian culture in the UK, held annually every July. It’s a packed programme of events which promises to be a colourful day with an abundance of sights, sounds and tastes of Brazil.

Central Library

Central Library

The multiple award winning Central Library is situated in the beautifully re-modelled Grade II listed building. Offering a host of new services including WiFi access throughout the building, 150 computers and iPads and game area.

Epstein Theatre

The Epstein Theatre

The Epstein Theatre is a 400 capacity Grade 2-listed building that has been at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural scene for over a century. Join for a spectacular season of entertainment, renowned for its rich variety of programmes.

Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre

Everyman & Playhouse are two distinct theatres, which together make up a single artistic force. They are united through a commitment to brilliant, humane, forward-thinking theatre that responds to its time and place.

FACT

FACT

The award-winning FACT building is home to three galleries (showing four exhibitions per year), a beautiful café operated by the team behind LEAF on Bold Street, a cosy bar, and four state of the art film screens.

Floral Pavilion

Floral Pavillion

The iconic Floral Pavilion Theatre presents a fantastic programme of comedy, drama, children’s shows, ballet, opera, West End musicals and live music, making it the ideal place for a great entertainment.

International Beatle Week

International Beatles Week

Beatle Week is seven days of music, magic and memories. Apart from live gigs, there are art exhibitions, flea markets, record fairs, guest speakers, video shows, tours and a convention, held over the August bank holiday.

International Slavery Museum

International Slavery Museum

The International Slavery Museum highlights the international importance of slavery, both in a historic and contemporary context. It is located in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, at the centre of a World Heritage site.

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery

The gallery houses one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art. It has the best collection of Wedgwood jasperware anywhere in the world and its Pre-Raphaelite paintings is internationally renowned.

Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial

Liverpool Biennial delivers the UK Biennial of Contemporary Art, the leading festival of visual arts in the UK. Liverpool Biennial unfolds through a programme of exhibitions and projects that lead to a rediscovery of the city.

Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral

A spectacular building, boasting the highest and widest gothic arches, this neo-gothic masterpiece takes your breath away. Explore the famous tower with the highest and heaviest peal of bells and stunning panoramic views.

Liverpool Empire

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Liverpool Empire is the largest 2-tier theatre in the UK. This major touring entertainment venue offers programme of the best in West End musicals, opera, ballet, plays, children’s productions, concerts and comedy.

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of the city’s fantastic restaurants, bars, cafes and regional producers. Sefton Park will once again be transformed into a ‘food heaven’, to serve up a giant feast for the public in September.

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts provides education and training in performing arts, theatre and performance design and technology and management disciplines in a hands-on, collaborative environment.

Liverpool International Music Festival

Liverpool International Music Festival

Liverpool International Music Festival is a celebration of the global music city featuring inspiring ‘Music Migrations’ commissions and special partnerships with the LIMF Academy, culminating in Europe’s biggest free music event.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Liverpool’s Roman Catholic Cathedral opened in 1967 with its modern, circular design, modern works of art and glorious multi-coloured windows. Dating from the 1930s, the original Lutyens Crypt offers a sharp contrast.

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

This venue attracts world class artists with performances ranging from classical, contemporary, rock, pop, folk, roots, and jazz to comedy, film and spoken word. The adjoining Music Room provides a small and informal space.

Mendips

Mendips

251 Menlove Avenue, named Mendips, was the childhood home of John Lennon, singer and songwriter in the Beatles. The home was bought by Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow, who then donated it to the National Trust.

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum contains a variety of objects associated with the social and commercial history of the port of Liverpool. Highlights include ship models, colourful posters from the golden age of liners.

Museum of Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool reflects the city’s global significance through its unique geography, history and culture. Visitors can explore how the port, its people, their creative and sporting history have shaped the city.

National Wildflower Centre

National Wildflower Centre

Set in the historic Court Hey Park, the family friendly National Wildflower Centre is a natural place to visit, celebrating wildflower environments for people and wildlife to enjoy and raise awareness about their importance.

Open Eye Gallery

Open Eye Gallery

Open Eye Gallery one of the UK’s leading photography spaces, presenting an international programme of contemporary photography exhibitions at the Liverpool Waterfront gallery, elsewhere in the UK, and further afield.

Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre

Everyman & Playhouse are two distinct theatres, which together make up a single artistic force. They are united through a commitment to brilliant, humane, forward-thinking theatre that responds to its time and place.

Riba North

RIBA North

RIBA North is the RIBA’s national architecture centre on Liverpool’s Waterfront. The centre is a place for everyone to discover more about architecture, with exhibitions, talks and tours as well as a cafe and shop.

Royal Court

Royal Court

Royal Court is the friendliest theatre in the city, set in a historic art deco building which has been modernised and refreshed. The theatre produces eight long running plays every year, mostly comedies and musicals.

Sefton Park Palm House

Sefton Park Palm House

Sefton Park Palm House is a Grade II listed Victorian glasshouse, with an octagonal three-tiered structure, showcasing the Liverpool Botanical Collection. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the park, then relax with a coffee.

St George’s Hall

St George's Hall

St George’s Hall is a breathtaking venue. Throughout the year the hall hosts a number of free and paid for public events and exhibitions. There is also an on site cafe, tourist information and heritage centre for visitors.

Sudley House

Sudley House

Sudley House is the only place you can see the art collection of a Victorian merchant in its original setting including paintings by Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Turner, Romney, Gainsborough and Landseer.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool is the home of the National Collection of Modern Art in the north. Located on the Albert Dock within easy walking distance from the city centre, Tate Liverpool is one of the most visited art galleries outside of London.

The Atkinson

The Atkinson

This beautiful venue is home to a theatre, museum and galleries. The Atkinson is an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time over.

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story

Discover the story of four boys that changed the world. Visit the award-winning Beatles Story, the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to The Beatles and their journey to stardom at Albert Dock.

The Cavern Club

Cavern Club

The Cavern opened its doors to the public in January 1957, and now stands as ‘the most famous club in the world.’ This title is undoubtedly largely due to the role played by the club in the Beatles’ rise to fame.

The Cavern Live Lounge

The Cavern Live Lounge

The Cavern Live Lounge has played host to many established artists over the years, none more so than the return of Sir Paul McCartney in 1999. Adele is another one of the many award-winning artists who have performer here.

The Hardmans’ House

The Hardmans' House

Explore the contrasting sides of this house: the neat, professional, spacious business rooms and the cluttered, cramped living quarters of the renowned portrait photographer Edward Chambré Hardman and his wife Margaret.

Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre work extensively throughout the local community, offering workshops, access to the arts and are the open and embracing arms for those who are interested in pursuing, developing or establishing themselves creatively.

Victoria Gallery & Museum

Victoria Gallery & Museum

The Victoria Gallery & Museum is housed in Alfred Waterhouse’s spectacular Neo-Gothic building. With wide-ranging permanent displays and regular temporary exhibitions, it is free to visit and offers something for everyone.

Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery

One of the finest art galleries in Europe, the Walker Art Gallery is home to renaissance masterpieces, Tudor portraits and one of the best collections of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art in the country.

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

_Williamson Art-Gallery & Museum

The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is minutes from the heart of Birkenhead, on the edge of the village of Oxton. A truly splendid building, this elegant venue provides space to display masterpieces, ceramics, and sculptures.

World Museum

World Museum

From the watery world of the aquarium to the magnificent planetarium, explore the galleries and collections at World Museum. Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures!

World of Glass

World of Glass

World of Glass is a unique attraction, telling the story of St Helens and history of glass-making. Glass-blowing demonstrations showcase the skill, there’s an exciting multi-media show taking you on a voyage of discovery.