Liverpool’s hottest new independent entertainment destination is set to open its doors this spring, promising a brilliant visitor experience.


The new £7million Blackstock Market will boast a wide-ranging programme of entertainment, including comedy, music, sporting events broadcast live on a giant screen and a fantastic food and drink offer.

The 60,000sq ft development is the brainchild of Toxteth-raised brothers Paul and Binty Blair who run the city’s hugely popular, multi award-winning Hot Water Comedy Club. Now the pair have harnessed their creative vision to transform the former market site, based in a key Liverpool city centre location, delivering another must-visit attraction for the city.

Blackstock Market houses four theatre spaces of varying sizes, from a purpose built, state of the art 590-seat auditorium – the largest regular comedy club space in the world - to a 50-seat studio space, along with podcast studios, with the venue becoming a new home for Hot Water and the city’s legion of comedy fans.

The versatile events spaces will make it the place to go for everything from music, comedy, theatre, exhibitions and quizzes to corporate events and weddings. It will be open all day, seven days of the week, with no need to book to access the main market areas and most attractions, and free live music on site daily. A giant rooftop terrace, the largest in Liverpool, will open later this year. And a big screen will show top sporting events live, while special ‘audience with’ shows will feature sporting legend guests.

Meanwhile there are plenty of outlets to tantalise the tastebuds in a new food market with eight street food vendors confirmed – including Burgarism, Pattersons, KO Grill, Laros, Paulie’s Pizzeria, North Garden and Deserts by Dre.

There is also a sumptuous cocktail bar, Parlour, and an elegant Prohibition era-style bar – Whisky & Water - offering more than 300 different whiskies as well as live jazz and blues music. A self-service beer wall will feature a selection of the very best craft beers from Liverpool breweries.

And committed to supporting the local community, Blackstock Market also proudly sources its hot drink offerings from local suppliers Monkey Board Coffee and the Liverpool Tea Warehouse. Adding to its unique charm, Blackstock Market also has whimsical features like hidden rooms, a breathtaking waterfall, and a striking solid steel tree.


With various spaces available for hire, and with high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the site, the venue offers a backdrop for an array of events, from weddings and corporate events to art exhibitions and music festivals, ensuring an unforgettable experience for any gathering.

And it is also dog-friendly and provides free on-street parking, making it a seamless addition to Liverpool’s cultural and community life. The whole site will also employ around 100 new staff from the local area.

Paul Blair says:

“Blackstock Market is set to become the ultimate destination venue in the city's entertainment and cultural sphere. This project has been a labour of love over the past 30 months. With an aim to enrich Liverpool's arts and culture, Blackstock Market will feature live music from morning till night, and nightly comedy shows, offering a vibrant lineup that includes the Hot Water Comedy Club upon the venue's opening.

But there's more to Blackstock Market than just music and comedy. Whisky & Water recreates the Prohibition era, with a vast selection of over 300 whiskies, and Parlour crafts the finest cocktails. To mirror Liverpool's rich food culture, we're hosting eight street food traders, such as Burgerism and Pattersons, offering a taste of the city's diverse culinary scene. And our self-service beer wall is a nod to local craft beer enthusiasts, showcasing Liverpool's best brews.

Blackstock Market is designed as an inclusive space, welcoming everyone to enjoy its dynamic atmosphere without needing a ticket for entry, affirming its status as a community hub. Open every day and night, we're dedicated to establishing Blackstock Market as a central pillar of Liverpool's vibrant cultural and community life."

Find out more about Blackstock Market here.