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About the Bluecoat

The 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 the 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.

The Bluecoat is supported by Arts Council England. Thanks to the City of Liverpool for its financial support.

Registered charity number: 700862

For Families

the 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 us

the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX

We are situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane, or through the garden at the back off College Lane.

Click here for a CityLink bus timetable which connects major attractions around the city centre.

Plan your visit via Merseytravel Journey Planner

Detailed map of the Bluecoat

Detailed map of the Bluecoat

Tickets and Information

Telephone

0151 702 5324

Email

info@thebluecoat.org.uk

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Via our online booking provider PatronBase

Opening Hours

The Bluecoat is open every day except 25, 26 December and 1 January.

General building & Tickets and Information
Monday - Saturday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Galleries
Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm

(closed when there is a changeover of exhibition)

Access

The 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.

Alternative formats of the brochure are available on request. Please contact Tickets and Information, or email info@thebluecoat.org.uk

About the Bluecoat

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

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sun 10.00am - 6.00pm

Tickets & Information

0151 702 5324 | info@thebluecoat.org.uk

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