Tim Spooner: A New Kind of Animal
See an exciting new commission from critically acclaimed artist Tim Spooner at the Bluecoat, alongside over 190 works in collage, painting, sculpture and objects used in performances over the past 15 years.
Family Workshop - Collagraph Creatures
Inspired by our current exhibition, A New Kind of Animal by Tim Spooner, budding artists will have the opportunity to make their very own Tim Spooner-esque creature using a printing technique called Collagraphy.
Party Animals Garden Trail
Join us in the Bluecoat garden this festive season to discover a menagerie of animals designed by Blue Room, the Bluecoat's inclusive arts project.
Christmas at the Bluecoat
See our Christmas opening hours and discover what you and the family can enjoy at the Bluecoat this festive season.
Our Grade I listed building is the perfect backdrop for your Christmas party or work do. We offer sit a full sit-down Christmas meal or festive light bites with drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.