Liverpool’s leading arts organisations have come together to call on audiences to continue to visit and enjoy the outstanding cultural offer in the city. The city’s arts venues remain open thanks to enhanced social distancing and safety measures.

All of the city’s largest venues are now open; with exhibitions, events and live performances, collectively offering a powerful and diverse opportunity for audiences to experience the world leading culture that has put the city on the map.

Visitors must wear a mask in all venues, are encouraged to book in advance and select timed slots for entry. Among the measures introduced by the venues to ensure the safety of staff and visitors are; enhanced cleaning regimes, hand sanitiser stations, one-way routes and socially distanced seating. 

Creating a safe environment for all has allowed the Liverpool attractions to remain open and continue offering a quality programme that befits a European Capital of Culture.


Tate Liverpool is open and ready to safely welcome you to explore their exhibitions. Their gallery on the Royal Albert Dock is home to a huge collection of modern and contemporary art and they are currently showing a special exhibition by renowned photographer, Don McCullin. The show features a vast collection of images of conflict from around the world spanning over his 60-year career. 

For more information on visiting Tate Liverpool and to book tickets please visit their website


At The Walker Art Gallery, visitors will be able to enjoy the Linda McCartney Retrospective a little bit longer as it has been extended until 10 January 2021! The exhibition features over 200 images from McCartney’s incredible career that depict the music scene in the 60s to her family life with Paul. It also includes never before seen images of Liverpool too!

For more information on visiting the Walker Art Gallery and booking tickets to their main collection or the Linda McCartney retrospective, please see their website


Bluecoat are still open for you to explore their beautiful building and their current exhibition Frances Disley: Pattern Buffer. The show explores the potential of the gallery space to create a restorative environment with relaxing film works and especially selected plants to create a welcoming setting focused on the wellbeing of the visitor. Bluecoat and artist Sumuyya Khader also celebrate Liverpool’s Black artists using billboard style pasting of artworks on the building’s façade.

Bluecoat have implemented a series of social distancing measures which you can read all about on their website.


FACT’s doors are still open and they have lots going on for you to safely see. One of their exhibitions, Augmented Empathy considers the wellbeing of visitors through Instagram filters, which can be assessed both in the space and at home, to explore how social media can be used as a space for exchange and more empathic connection.

Their other exhibition, ‘And Say The Animal Responded?’ creates a space for the voice of the animal in the midst of a rapidly changing climate. With two floors of art work, featuring everything from ants making music to a computer-generated re-creation of an extinct rhino, the immersive exhibition brings you face to face with animals from around the world through film, art and creative technology. 

You can find out more about FACT's social distancing measures and their exhibitions on their website


All of Liverpool’s museums are back open for you to safely visit. The Museum of Liverpool is currently showing their Liverpool on Wheels exhibition that takes a look at Liverpool’s historic vehicles as well as a special ‘COVID-19: We’re All in This Together’ exhibition. 

The World Museum are ready to welcome you back to explore everything from Ancient Egypt to the wonders of space and the International Slavery Musuem will be welcoming art work, ‘Contributions’, an ode to the Windrush Generation by Shane D’Allessandro, in October. 

Tickets for these museums are free but must be booked in advance of your visit from their website


Performance venues are now back and offering live entertainment for the first time since March. There are multiple opportunities to watch Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra over the coming months at the Liverpool Philharmonic with a programme that includes Beethoven, Stravinsky and Mozart as well as Chief Conductor Designate Domingo Hindoyan leading his first concert of the season and a performance by superstar mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Johnston.

The Philharmonic is also offering an ‘On Demand’ programme of concerts for those who can’t make it in person, preceded by a live talk with BBC Radio 3’s Stephen Johnson and followed by a Q&A with musicians, conductors and composers.

For more information on their programme of socially distanced shows please visit their website


The Everyman Theatre has been closed for the last few months but is set to reopen with a trio of shows for Homotopia Festival which features ground-breaking trans artist Mitchell Jay.

The shows will be socially distant and you can find out more about their safety procedures on their website


Liverpool’s Royal Court will stage The Happiness Show for the first Annual Doddy Day celebrating Sir Ken Dodd which features Les Dennis amongst the host of variety acts. Visit their website for more information


The Unity Theatre also has its doors open for the city’s artists to use as a workplace, offering free rehearsal, development and recording facilities to local creatives.

Due to venues having different guidelines, booking systems and opening hours we would always recommend checking ahead with each one before your visit. For more information on how to safely visit Liverpool please see our FAQs

Please be mindful and only visit venues that are Covid-safe. If you would like to share with us your experience of visiting a venue in Liverpool in regards to their Covid-19 safety measures, positive or negative, fill in our anonymous feedback form

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Walker Art Gallery
Sculptures within the Walker Art Gallery

The Walker Art Gallery holds a stunning collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts spanning over six hundred years. Home to outstanding works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and Gainsborough, the Walker is also one of the finest art galleries in Europe.

The Bluecoat
Arts Centre
Photo credit: Brian Roberts Photography

A Grade I listed, 300 year old building in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and family activities.

Linda McCartney Retrospective
Linda McCartney shown holding a camera in a black and white portrait

In 2020 the Walker Art Gallery will host a major retrospective of Linda McCartney’s photography. From her iconic depictions of the music scene of the 1960s, to family life with Paul, Linda captured her whole world on film.

FACT (Foundation For Art & Creative Technology)
Arts Centre
FACT (Foundation For Art & Creative Technology)

FACT will remain closed from the evening of 17 March until further notice due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. FACT is the UK’s leading organisation for commissioning and exhibiting film, video, and new media art, with galleries, cinemas, a shop, bar and café, plus FREE exhibitions and Wi-Fi.

Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool's 'Window with a View' Winner.

The Museum of Liverpool has now opened following the lockdown period. The Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city and the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century.

World Museum
World Museum

In line with government recommendations, all National Museums Liverpool venues are temporarily closed to the public until further notice to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For more information please visit the National Museums Liverpool website.

International Slavery Museum
International Slavery Museum

The International Slavery Museum will be opening on 19th August following the lockdown period.

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Theatre / Venue
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is one the world’s oldest concert societies at the centre of which is the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its associated ensembles and concert series.

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Liverpool Everyman
Theatre / Venue
*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Liverpool Everyman

The Everyman Theatre on Hope Street, in Liverpool's Georgian Quarter is a 'reincarnation' of the original 400-seat theatre, founded in 1964, that's now an exceptionally green and accessible place to visit.

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Royal Court Liverpool
Theatre / Venue
*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Royal Court Liverpool

The Royal Court provides a unique theatre experience for any visitor to Liverpool.