The M&S Bank Arena Liverpool stands at the heart of the development of Kings Waterfront, an iconic cultural legacy of Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture in 2008. The award-winning facilities sit alongside the Grade I listed Albert Dock complex and World Heritage Site on the eastern bank of the river Mersey, in the heart of Liverpool city centre.
The 10,600 seat M&S Bank Arena Liverpool is joined to the Convention Centre by a central Galleria, making it unique as the only arena and convention centre under one roof in Europe.
M&S Bank Arena Liverpool opened in January 2008 with the launch event for Liverpool: European Capital of Culture and has since played host to a string of international events, including the MTV Europe Music Awards, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Cirque du Soleil and Davis Cup tennis, plus concert performances from Elton John, Bob Dylan and Beyoncé.
M&S Bank Arena Liverpool contains a raft of facilities for visitors, including 22 hospitality boxes, food and drink concessions, a 1600 space car park, bike racks and a drop-off point and is fully accessible for all of our guests. Backstage we have two star dressing rooms, six dressing rooms, a green room, a warm up area with lockers for visiting sports teams and private office space for promoters and producers during their time in Liverpool. And using the Echo Arena in tandem with the BT Convention Centre means there's plenty of space for corporate hospitality and VIP entertainment areas too.
The arena can also be used in conjunction with the Convention Centre for exhibition and event space. With a floor space of 3,400 m2 in the arena, the combined venue offers 7,000 m2 while the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool's mother and daughter grids allow the flexibility of moving the position of the stage and lighting.
Liverpool City Region Annual Tourism Awards 2012 - Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards 2011 - Excellence in Business Tourism
The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards 2011 - Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
- Accept Credit/Debit Cards
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Coach Parking
- Facility for service dogs
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Delta accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Solo accepted
- Switch accepted
- Visa accepted
- In town/city centre
Map & Directions
From the North - Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Albert Dock. M&S Bank Arena Liverpool's car park is signposted Waterfront on the city wide 'available spaces' signage. From the South - Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for the Albert Dock. M&S Bank Arena Liverpool's car park is signposted Waterfront on the city wide 'available spaces' signage.
Public Transport Directions
By Train – M&S Bank Arena Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket. By Bus - Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Paradise Street interchange, which is only a five minute walk to ACC Liverpool.
- National Awards DisabledGo 2013
- Local Awards The Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards 2011
- Local Awards Liverpool City Region Annual Tourism Awards 2012
- Green Tourism Awards Green Business Tourism Award (Gold) 2013
- Local Awards Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2014 - Winner 2014
- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2020
|Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)|