About Bluecoat

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.


Our Projects

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.

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The Library

Explore the Bluecoat’s rich history as the UK's first arts centre by searching past exhibitions and events, and discover the origins of our 300+ year old building that was founded as a charity school during Britain’s colonial era.

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