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. Hands up! Family Weekend

    Add Hands up! Family Weekend to your Itinerary

    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. 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.

  3. Homotopia

    Liverpool

    Homotopia is Liverpool’s internationally renowned homegrown queer arts festival.

  4. Add The Bluecoat to your Itinerary

    The Bluecoat

    City

    The Bluecoat showcases talent across all creative disciplines including visual art, music, literature, dance and live art, and nurtures new talent by providing studio spaces for artists within a unique creative community.

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    Free
  5. Add The Worst Witch to your Itinerary

    The Worst Witch

    City

    Mildred Hubble was an ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest and most important adventure yet…

    ...

  6. Add Chekhov's First Play to your Itinerary

    Chekhov's First Play

    City

    Award-winning Irish Theatre Company Dead Centre, do injustice to a great playwright. Chekhov before he was Chekhov.Headphones are provided and worn throughout the performance.

  7. 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...

  8. Add Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style to your Itinerary

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style

    City

    This exhibition will span the lifetime of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) and his contemporaries, exploring the movement that became known as The Glasgow Style.

  9. Add Liverpool Philharmonic Hall to your Itinerary

    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

    Liverpool

    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.

  10. Liverpool Irish Festival

    City

    Liverpool Irish Festival (LIF) - bringing Liverpool and Ireland closer together through arts and culture - is back once more this October.

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