The Bluecoat

School Lane
L1 3BX

Tel: +44 (0)151 702 5324

The outside of Bluecoat with their colourful platform in the right hand corner.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Entry to the BluecoatFree

Tickets and Information: 0151 702 5324 or visit the website


​​​​​​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. You can also explore Bluecoat online here.

Bluecoat is Liverpool’s contemporary arts centre, a working home for artists, and a place where audiences can experience art in new ways. With a city centre location and striking, Grade I listed building, the Bluecoat offers a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events, an award-winning programme for families and children and a bustling café serving delicious homemade meals. Our legendary garden is open all year round, it's the perfect spot for a coffee break.

We're also home to several independent retailers and creative businesses. From wedding dresses and handmade gifts to vintage records and hand-tied bouquets, get your shopping fix while you're here.

Our exciting year-round events programme has something for everyone, from literature readings and dance performances to print courses and family workshops.

Be inspired by our free exhibitions in our gallery, showing work by artists from all over the world, and just around the corner.

Book Tickets



  • Disabled Access
  • Free Admission
  • Large Parties
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop


  • Licensed Bar

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Map & Directions



Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 923Dan
      Swindon, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Interesting Art Gallery in the heart of Liverpool's shopping area
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 20th June 2022
      Bluecoat - An interesting Art Gallery in the heart of Liverpool's shopping area. Free to wonder around. Mainly installation art. Interesting area on the groups past history. Read full review
    • GAP965
      Birkenhead, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Poor quality food
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 27th October 2022
      Been a few times to the Blue Coat for something to eat and always enjoyed. However on our last visit we ordered soup and a panini. The soup supposed to be broccoli tasted of onion and was so thin you... Read full review
    • infourtime
      Darwin, Australia
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Interesting place and exhibits but disappointing food.
      1 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 23rd November 2022
      Interesting place, eclectic mix, bloody awful, overpriced food. Scones and cakes too small, poorly cooked and borderline stale. Dreadful soup flavoured with salt, salt and salt. Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)

    * General Opening Text

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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