posted 03 Jan 2017
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Bluecoat is the oldest Grade 1 listed building in central Liverpool and re-opened in March 2008, after a £14.5m redevelopment, as a major landmark on the UK map of contemporary culture. The Bluecoat uses its spaces to showcase talent across all creative disciplines including visual art, music, literature, dance and live art and is a hub for new talent, providing studio spaces for artists within a unique creative community.
Surrounding the front courtyard and the garden, independent retailers offer beautifully designed, hand-made gifts. You can grab an illy coffee, a Jing leaf tea, sandwiches and soup from Espresso in the Hub, or located on the first floor, Upstairs at Bluecoat offers locally produced, seasonal food together with a great wine list and children’s menu. Spaces are also bookable for events, meetings, training sessions or receptions. Add delicious catering to Liverpool’s most iconic backdrop and find out how our resident artists and creative businesses can make your event unique.
Bluecoat is supported by Arts Council England. Thanks to the City of Liverpool for its financial support.
Registered charity number: 700862
Bluecoat is a family-friendly venue with ground floor baby-changing facilities and we are a registered Breastfeeding Welcome venue.
Visit our exhibition, play in the garden, follow our gallery trail and join in our family-friendly activities. Explore offers free, fun, creative activities for all the family every Saturday. Most of the activities are linked to artwork in the gallery so you can enjoy looking at the exhibition and then make some art of your own.
Ask for an activity sheet and some crayons from staff at the Upstairs bistro or Espresso and enjoy a bite to eat from our children's menu. The Upstairs bistro also boasts a brand new play area with plenty of storybooks and games to keep your little ones happy!
How to find usBluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
The Bluecoat is situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. Enter the Bluecoat from the front courtyard off School Lane, or via the back garden off College Lane.
School Lane is a 5 minute walk down Hanover Street from Liverpool Central Station (Merseyrail) and 15 minutes walk from Liverpool Lime Street (National Rail).
Frequent buses run along Hanover Street (Services 74, 75, 80, 80A, 82, 86) to Paradise Street Interchange. Alight by BBC Radio Merseyside.
There is a multi-storey 'Q-Park' car park on Hanover Street just opposite College Lane.
Please note that College Lane itself is pedestrianised, and there is limited access for drop-off on School Lane.
Download the CityLink bus timetable which connects major attractions around the city centre, along with a Visitors Guide to Liverpool's key attractions and public transport routes.
Plan your visit via Merseytravel Journey Planner
Tickets and Information
0151 702 5324
Bluecoat is open every day except 25/26 December and 1 January.
General building & Tickets and Information
|Monday - Saturday||9.00am - 6.00pm|
|Sunday||11.00am - 6.00pm|
|Monday - Saturday||10.00am - 6.00pm|
|Sunday||11.00am - 6.00pm|
(closed when there is a changeover of exhibition)
Christmas opening hours
|Christmas Eve Sat 24 Dec||9.00am - 4.00pm|
|Christmas Day Sun 25 Dec||Closed|
|Boxing Day Mon 26 Dec||Closed|
|Bank Holiday Tue 27 Dec||
10.00am - 6.00pm
|Wed 28 Dec||
10.00am - 6.00pm
|Thu 29 Dec||10.00am - 6.00pm|
|Fri 30 Dec||10.00am - 6.00pm|
|New Years Eve Sat 31 Dec||10.00am - 4.00pm|
|New Years Day Sun 1 Jan||Closed|
|Bank Holiday Mon 2 Jan||10.00am - 6.00pm|
|Tue 3 Jan||Normal hours resume|
Bluecoat offers a range of facilities for disabled patrons:
Wheelchair access is available to all areas of the new wing and due to restrictions as a Listed building there is limited access to the older parts of the building.
Assistance dogs are admitted. Please advise Tickets & Information when booking your ticket if you are bringing a guide dog.
Induction Loops are fitted in number of areas of the building including Tickets & Information, Espresso, the Performance Space and the Sandon Room.
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