A Creative Community
Journey through our 100 year history as a home for artists with fascinating artefacts from our archive, and get a rare glimpse into the studios of the artists that call our building home today.
Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days 2021 at the Bluecoat.
Bring the family to Bluecoat Platform, our colourful new outdoor sculpture located in our front courtyard designed by children from our after school art club Out of the Blue with artists Simon & Tom Bloor.
UP:RISE by Baff Akoto
A groundbreaking Augmented Reality artwork by artist and film-maker Baff Akoto, which will be exhibited nationwide via QR codes from August 6th 2021.
Sumuyya Khader: Always Black Never Blue
Fri 15 October 2021 - Sun 23 January 2022, 11:00am - 5:00pm
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.
Out of the Blue
The Library brings together stories, films, documents and archival images from one of Liverpool's most iconic buildings. Dedicated in 1717 as a charitable boarding school for poor children, the Bluecoat is the oldest building in Liverpool city centre. In the early 20th century it became the UK's first arts centre, a role that continues today.
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.
Get in touch with our experienced Event Team at email@example.com
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.