The Bluecoat

The Bluecoat
School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 3BX
  • Telephone 0151 702 5324
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 8am–6pm; Sun 10am–6pm. Galleries open daily 10am–6pm.
  • Seasonal times Closed 25 & 26 Dec and 1 Jan.
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The Bluecoat

A Grade I listed built in 1716-17, the Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and live art.

Originally a school, Bluecoat Chambers in School Lane, is the oldest surviving building in central Liverpool.

Following the school's move in 1906, the building was used initially by the Sandon Studios Society, an artists collective, then subsequently came the formation of the Bluecoat Society of Arts in 1927. It is widely considered to be the oldest arts centre in the United Kingdom and is now simply called The Bluecoat.

The potter, Julia Carter Preston had a studio in the Bluecoat for many decades.

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Responding to the two histories of Bluecoat - school and gallery - this group exhibition explores alternative twentieth century histories of creative education and their resonance today. Artists have been invited to upturn the conventions of the gallery with young visitors as their primary audience. Artists include Simon…

Sat 22 Jul

Free / 0151 702 5324

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 23 Jul

Free / 0151 702 5324

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 24 Jul

Free / 0151 702 5324

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 69 more dates until 1 Oct

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