About Bluecoat

The 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 has a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events, an award-winning programme for families and children, a bustling café and bistro serving delicious homemade meals. Our legendary garden and independent shops are open year-round.


Our Projects

Defined by 100 years of radical ideas and creativity, the Bluecoat is a place for exploration: where people can unearth new ideas, be inspired, examine and debate, and participate in new, unexpected ways. The projects we undertake aim to encourage participation from those who wouldn't usually have access to creative resources.

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The Library

Explore the Bluecoat’s rich history as the UK's first arts centre by searching past exhibitions and events, and discover the origins of our 300+ year old building that was founded as a charity school during Britain’s colonial era.

Event Hire

Book your event at one of the most iconic, creative buildings in the city. From weddings and birthdays to corporate events, we've got a space for you inside our landmark Grade I listed building.

Please fill out this online form to enquire about hosting your event at the Bluecoat.

Alternatively, get in touch with our experienced Event Team at

Our Spaces

As Liverpool city centre's oldest building, we offer a unique mix of the old and the new. Our bespoke indoor and outdoor spaces can be adapted to suit your exact event requirements.


Bluecoat's unique setting is the perfect place to hold quirky wedding celebrations like no other. We can help with a drinks reception in the courtyard garden, a wedding breakfast or evening reception in our bright and airy restaurant, or dancing until late in our performance space.


From small breakfast meetings to large conferences and presentations, Bluecoat can host your corporate event. We provide events support and hospitality that work with your schedule.

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