Liverpool's centre for the contemporary arts

Help Celebrate Bluecoat's 300 Anniversary

Help Celebrate Bluecoat's 300 Anniversary

Join the My Bluecoat project, which will bring alive the building’s heritage to help celebrate Bluecoat turning 300.

Find out how you can contribute to the heritage programme here...

Public View

Public View

Until Sun, 23 Apr 2017

Free

Curated by Bluecoat Artistic Director Bryan Biggs, the exhibition Public View brings together works by 100 artists who have previously exhibited at Bluecoat.

Art at the Heart of Bluecoat

Art at the Heart of Bluecoat

Until Sun 09 Apr

Free

This exhibition explores the central role of art at Bluecoat, which started over a century ago, through key personalities, exhibitions and organisations that found a home here, contributing to the unique history of the UK’s oldest arts centre.

Image Credit: Julia Carter Preston in her studio. © The Times

Family Heritage Weekend

Family Heritage Weekend

Sat 25 & Sun 26 Mar

Free, booking advised

Join us for our first family weekend of the year, inspired by the 300 year history of Bluecoat. Get involved with our free tours, talks and family activities and discover what it was like to be a Blue Coat school pupil in 1717.

STRATIGRAPHIES Poetry Reading

STRATIGRAPHIES Poetry Reading

Thu 30 Mar, 6.30pm

£4/£3

Peter Riley, Sarah Hymas and Mark Pajak, a trio of acclaimed poets at different stages of their careers have been invited to read new work, reflecting the conversations between practices and decades of the current exhibition Public View.

Pierre Henry: The Liverpool Mass

Pierre Henry: The Liverpool Mass

Sat 13 May, 7.30pm

£10/£7

Join us at Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral as Bluecoat presents The Liverpool Mass (Messe de Liverpool) by electronic music pioneer Pierre Henry

Sean Borodale: Artist-Writer in residence 2016

Sean Borodale: Artist-Writer in residence 2016

Friday, 01 Apr 2016 - Friday, 31 Mar 2017

Liverpool based poet and artist Sean Borodale will be Bluecoat’s Artist-Writer in Residence over ...

Comma Press Short Story Course

Comma Press Short Story Course

Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017 - Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017

The Comma Press short story course returns to Bluecoat for another 6 months of ...

  • Tickets: £150 for 6 sessions
Art at the Heart of Bluecoat

Art at the Heart of Bluecoat

Saturday, 28 Jan 2017 - Sunday, 09 Apr 2017

This exhibition explores the central role of art at Bluecoat, which started over a ...

  • Tickets: Free, drop in
Cities: a course in urban sociology

Cities: a course in urban sociology

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017 - Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Lectures are every Tuesday, 10 - 11am Led by Dr Paul Jones, Bluecoat's Sociologist-in-Residence for ...

  • Tickets: Free, booking required
Public View

Public View

Saturday, 04 Feb 2017 - Sunday, 23 Apr 2017

Curated by Bluecoat Artistic Director Bryan Biggs, the exhibition Public View brings together works by 100 ...

  • Tickets: Free
Philosophy in Pubs

Philosophy in Pubs

Monday, 13 Feb 2017 - Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017

Our resident philosophers meet at Bluecoat twice a month to debate important questions. All ...

  • Tickets: Free, drop in

About the Bluecoat

Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, Bluecoat showcases talent across visual art, music, dance, live art and literature. As the most ...

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sun 11.00am - 6.00pm

Tickets & Information

0151 702 5324 | info@thebluecoat.org.uk

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