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Bluecoat Temporary Closure

Bluecoat Temporary Closure

Bluecoat is temporarily closed from Thursday 5th November in line with the latest government guidance.

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Book your visit to Bluecoat

Book your visit to Bluecoat

Bluecoat is open 11am-4pm Wednesday - Sunday. 

In order to ensure social distancing we are encouraging visitors to pre-book their visit wherever possible. 

Whilst we will always do our best to accommodate visitors, we recommend you pre-book in order to guarantee your visit at your preferred time.

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For more information, including a list of FAQs, click here.

We are taking part in the NHS Test and Trace service. The data we collect at the time of your booking, or entry to our building, is to support this programme and would only be shared with the NHS if an outbreak of Covid was identified from someone who had visited Bluecoat. Data is held for 21 days and will not be used for any purpose other than Test and Trace.  

Bluecoat, Liverpool: The UK's First Arts Centre

Bluecoat, Liverpool: The UK's First Arts Centre

Bluecoat has been at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural life for three centuries. We’re delighted that a book telling its fascinating story is now published. Bluecoat, Liverpool: The UK’s First Arts Centre charts the building’s transition from eighteenth-century charity school to pioneering centre for the arts.

Get your copy here or from your local book store.


Give the Gift of Membership

Give the Gift of Membership

Gift a Bluecoat Membership to someone special for just £35.

Treat someone you love to exclusive members only experiences, priority booking for selected events, 10% discount at Espresso Cafe and selected onsite retailers and more.

Share your stories

Share your stories

Tell us your memories of Bluecoat and be featured on our archive website.

www.mybluecoat.org.uk

My Bluecoat

My Bluecoat

A new online archive which brings Bluecoat’s 300 year history to life. Visit mybluecoat.org.uk to learn more

Celebrate your special event at Bluecoat

Celebrate your special event at Bluecoat

Free room hire with a minimum spend on food. 

With over 300 years of history, our Grade 1 listed building is full of character and charm, with various spaces and services which can be tailored to suit any occasion and budget. 

Weddings at Bluecoat

Weddings at Bluecoat

If you’re searching for a wedding venue with a difference, look no further than Bluecoat in Liverpool.

Andrea Ku Bee Bags

Andrea Ku Bee Bags

Monday, 26 Oct 2020 - Monday, 30 Nov 2020

                                Artist and gardener Andrea Ku, Bluecoat's Gardener in Residence, has been busy creating 'Bee Bags'. ...

Sean Edwards: Undo Things Done

Sean Edwards: Undo Things Done

Saturday, 05 Dec 2020 - Sunday, 21 Feb 2021

Sean Edwards, Undo Things Done, installation view February 2020, Ty Pawb, Wrexham. Wales in ...

Sadia Pineda Hameed: The Song of My Life

Sadia Pineda Hameed: The Song of My Life

Saturday, 05 Dec 2020 - Sunday, 21 Feb 2021

Sadia Pineda Hameed, The Song of My Life film still, 2020 Cardiff based artist, ...

Josie Jenkins: Assembled Worlds

Josie Jenkins: Assembled Worlds

Saturday, 05 Dec 2020 - Sunday, 10 Jan 2021

Image credit: Josie Jenkins, Willow Pattern Stories: Rewrite History (2017) For her solo exhibition ...

Kiara Mohamed: The Lives we Lead

Kiara Mohamed: The Lives we Lead

Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021 - Sunday, 21 Feb 2021

Image Credit: Kiara Mohamed, The Lives We Lead, 2020, (film still). Image courtesy the ...

Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

Saturday, 20 Mar 2021 - Sunday, 06 Jun 2021

Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest festival of contemporary visual art. Taking place ...

About the Bluecoat

Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, the oldest in the UK. Our landmark building, located in the ...

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