Join Us

As a registered charity, Bluecoat relies on the generosity of its supporters to keep our exhibitions free to enter, support new and emerging artists, and maintain our beautiful building- the oldest in Liverpool's city centre.

How You Can Join Us

Make a donation

Making a donation is the simplest way to support the Bluecoat.

Every donation, large and small, makes a huge difference to us. By becoming a Bluecoat supporter, you are directly helping the next generation of artists plus helping us preserve the Bluecoat's rich heritage.

Become a Member

Receive exclusive perks by becoming a Member.

Join today for a 10% discount in our café, exclusive Member newsletters and first-looks at our exhibitions.

Join the Bluecoat Lottery

The Bluecoat Lottery supports all our work with artists and the maintenance of our beautiful Grade I Listed building.

Play to win up to £1,000 per week and more, whilst supporting our cause to make arts accessible for all.

The Bluecoat is a home for creative potential, where art and people meet.

Our purpose is to create new and more meaningful ways to experience art. For artists and for everyone, we bring art into life, and we know how transformative art can be.

Many of the people we work with face significant barriers to experiencing art and getting creative. Our goal is to break down those barriers. Can you help us make a difference?

About the Bluecoat Lottery

Sign up today for £2 a week, support the Bluecoat and have the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Your ten unique lottery numbers are entered into our regular draw, for a chance to win up to £1,000 per week. That's not all – you’ll also get two extra unique numbers that could lead you to big wins in both our free draws and quarterly super draws.

Your lottery numbers will be entered into the draws together with the lottery numbers of other supporters of the Bluecoat Lottery and supporters of other beneficiaries.

Weekly winners are announced on our website and social media every Friday.

Gift a Membership

Show your appreciation to a loved one, friend or family member by purchasing them a Membership.


Thank you for wanting to volunteer with the Bluecoat! Here is a list of our current opportunities.

Volunteer with Blue Room

Blue Room is Bluecoat’s inclusive arts project for learning disabled and neurodivergent adults. Volunteering with Blue Room is a perfect opportunity for those wishing to give their time to a life-enhancing project.

If you are interested in contemporary visual arts, heritage and nature and would like to learn about inclusive arts practice, we would love to hear from you.

This role is a chance to learn from experienced inclusive arts practitioners in the context of our high-quality creative programmes at the Bluecoat Liverpool or Norton Priory Museum and Gardens in Runcorn.

Gallery & garden volunteering

We don't currently have any opportunities to volunteer in our gallery or garden.

Sign up to our Jobs Newsletter to hear about any new opportunities.