The Bluecoat

Arts and Culture

Bluecoat has four galleries, houses a creative community of artists and businesses and runs a participation programme with local communities.

Record Fair

Turn on, tune in and pop along to this record fair, stocked with rare and collectable vinyls, CDs and memorabilia. 

Creative Feltmaking

Learn how to do feltmaking and develop your skills with new and exciting textiles. 3-day course £125 starting Sunday 24th June 11- 4pm. Tickets from

Digital Photography

Develop your photography skills in this introductory one day beginners digital photography course, covering the basics of your digital camera. £45 tickets

Drawing for Everyone

Learn how to draw accurately and in proportion. Perfect for the complete beginner or advanced.  £125 3 day course. Tickets Sundays 11am - 5pm

Jewellery Making in Metal

Learn the basic techniques of jewellery making and make a new piece of jewellery each week! 10-week course from Tuesday 22nd May £220 tickets

Life Drawing

For beginners and the more advanced, who want to work directly from both the nude and clothed model 10 week course £160 from Tuesday 8th May tickets from

Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting for beginners with renowned artist and experienced teacher Richard Meaghan. 10-week course £160 starting Tuesdays from 8th May tickets from

Family Weekend

Artists take over the performance space with a carousel of hands-on activities; dance, movement, sculpture, floor drawing and making stations. Free!

Liverpool Print Fair

The fair offers a rare opportunity to purchase a variety of interesting and affordable prints by some exciting up-and-coming artists. Free

Prison Writes

A discussion led by Guardian columnist and author Erwin James with writers who’ve each experienced life in prison. Tickets £5/£10 


Hands-on family activities! Spend the evening in their garden with choirs, DJs, live musicians and then refuel with our outdoor bar and barbecue. Free!

OK Future

OK Future asks us to imagine a future performance space. Part installation art, a social choreography, a movement class, mindfulness guide. £3/£4

Euphonia Unpacked

A behind-the-scenes look at Emma Smiths new exhibition.  A panel will explore the music of social communication in the sound installation. Tickets from £3

Baby Song Social

Choir for babies and their parents and carers designed as an introduction to collective singing and music play. £12 for the 4 sessions. 9.45 - 11am

Sound Installation

New sound installation by Emma Smith. Euphonia is an interactive sound work illustrating how we make music when we engage in friendly interactions. Free Entry.

Visit an Exhibition

The Bluecoat are hosting a variety of exhibitions featuring contemporary art in all media by regional, national and international artists in their gallery.

A former school tucked away in the city centre inside one of the oldest and most attractive buildings in Liverpool which now plays host to contemporary art and performance displays. The rear secret garden is a tranquil, picturesque place to take a breather from the surrounding hubbub.


Bluecoat has four galleries, houses a creative community of artists and businesses and runs a participation programme with local communities.


Bluecoat provides a creative hub for people to meet, talk, work, perform, question, create, craft, display and enjoy themselves. Bluecoat also has Explore, a set of free family craft activities taking place over the weekend.