Arts & Culture

Did you know that Liverpool has more museums and galleries than any other UK city outside of the capital? Many of these are also free to enter. The city region also boasts fifteen theatres and halls, ranging from the modern Liverpool Echo Arena to the Art Deco style Philharmonic Hall, home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Liverpool Empire Theatre is the second largest theatre in the country and showcases the best in local, national and international talent, often hosting shows direct from London’s West End. Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre always guarantees a great night of entertainment, hosting great comedies and musicals throughout the year, with largely local casts and crews. The Everyman and Playhouse theatres provide an eclectic mix of forward-thinking theatre in great settings, with the Everyman being awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2014 for best new building of the year.

Just 5 minutes from Liverpool’s Lime Street Station is the beautiful William Brown Street, where you’ll find a delightful cluster of culture including the Walker Art Gallery (the national gallery of the North), World Museum, Liverpool Central Library and St John’s Gardens.

Down on the waterfront at Albert Dock is Tate Liverpool, the home of contemporary art in the North, staging major international exhibitions throughout the year.

Then there’s the Liverpool Biennial, the international festival dedicated to contemporary art from all over the world, taking place every two years and bringing a number of key pieces of public artwork to the city both during and outside of the festival.

Just a short train or ferry ride away in Wirral is the dainty village of Port Sunlight home of Sunlight Soap and the Lever Brothers. The Lady Lever Art Gallery houses Lord Leverhulme’s personal collection, featuring a wide range of fine and decorative arts.

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  1. Add Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing to your Itinerary

    Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

    City

    The Walker Art Gallery will host an exhibition of artwork by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.

  2. Add the Liverpool Wings by Paul Curtis to your Itinerary

    the Liverpool Wings by Paul Curtis

    City

    Created by local artist, Paul Curtis the huge artwork allows people to transform themselves into an iconic Liver Bird. 

  3. Add Liverpool Mountain to your Itinerary

    Liverpool Mountain

    Liverpool

    Liverpool Mountain by internationally renowned artist Ugo Rondinone is a major new public artwork for the city region which will be launched in October 2018.
    The 10-metre high sculpture is situated on Liverpool’s historic waterfront and consists of...

  4. Add Cream Classical in the Park to your Itinerary

    Cream Classical in the Park

    City

    Cream, the award-winning promoters behind some of the world’s biggest electronic music events, have announced plans for an all-new 20,000 capacity festival in their spiritual home Liverpool - ‘Cream Classical In The Park’ on Friday 19th July 2019.  

  5. Add Sweeney Todd to your Itinerary

    Sweeney Todd

    City

    He never forgets and never forgives

    England is choking. Its landscape is blackened. This is the rotten core of the decaying nineteenth century.

    As the rich sit back, the workers are left to forage for society’s scraps. But in the big city...

  6. Add Survey to your Itinerary

    Survey

    City

    Survey is a major study of new work by artists in the early stages of their careers from across the UK. It is the largest review of contemporary art practice in Jerwood Visual Art’s 12 years of programming, spanning a breadth of disciplines...

  7. The Blind School: Pioneering People and Places

    City

    The history of UK’s first school for blind people
    Personal stories and objects reveal the history of the UK’s first school for blind people, in a new exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool.

  8. Add The Everyman Rock ‘n’ Roll panto Sleeping Beauty to your Itinerary

    The Everyman Rock ‘n’ Roll panto Sleeping Beauty

    City

    Our perennial writer/director duo of Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton will return for this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll panto Sleeping Beauty which opens on Saturday 23 November.

    Full cast and creative team will be announced soon but we’re sure the cast...

  9. Add St George's Hall to your Itinerary

    St George's Hall

    Liverpool

    Delve into the very heart of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage St George’s Quarter and you’ll find one of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in the world.

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    Free

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