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 M&S Bank 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. Hands up! Family Weekend

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    Hands up! Family Weekend

    North West England

    Join us for a weekend of free creative fun, suitable for all the family. We'll be exploring the Survey exhibition all weekend. On Saturday artist Lindsey Mendick, whose work is often created with family members, will help you create your own surreal…

  2. RISE - A Season of Extraordinary Females

    A series of brand new artistic commissions, world-firsts, exhibitions and performances by leading female artists, thinkers and leaders, with the majority of activities being free to attend.

  3. Add Liverpool Everyman to your Itinerary

    Liverpool Everyman

    City

    The famous Liverpool Everyman brings radical ground-breaking theatre to the city, as well as offering a host of food and drink.

  4. Add The Bodyguard to your Itinerary

    The Bodyguard

    Liverpool

    The smash-hit West End musical, The Bodyguard returns to tour the UK!

    Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't…

  5. Add RIBA North to your Itinerary

    RIBA North

    Liverpool

    RIBA NORTH, the Royal Institute of British Architect's new national architectural centre on the historic Liverpool Waterfront is a contemporary and striking environment designed to inspire creativity and to encourage the exchange of knowledge.

  6. 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…

  7. Add Double Fantasy to your Itinerary

    Double Fantasy

    City

    Double Fantasy - John & Yoko, at Museum of Liverpool from 18 May 2018 to 3 November 2019, is a free exhibition, celebrating the meeting of two of the world’s most creative artists who expressed their deep and powerful love for one another through…

  8. Add Family Workshop: Calling all the Sheroes! to your Itinerary

    Family Workshop: Calling all the Sheroes!

    City

    Celebrate the amazing women in your life through drawing, making and animation activities inspired by the work of our artist in residence, Chinar Shah from India.

  9. Wowfest

    City

    Writing on the Wall, Liverpool’s longest running writing & literary organisation, has announced its' 20th annual festival programme: WoWFEST 2019 – Where Are We Now?

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