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.
  • Email
  • Website www.thebluecoat.org.uk

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A Grade I listed, 300-year-old building in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, the Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and live art.

The Bluecoat is also home to a wide range of artists and creative businesses, ranging from jewellery and ceramic wares at the internationally recognised Display Centre, to hand-made accessories, boutique clothing and specialist hand-engraving and silversmith services.

Visitors to the Bluecoat are welcome to engage in exhibitions, participate in performances, relax in the tranquil garden with a coffee and a cake from our espresso bar, or indulge in a delicious, locally sourced meal in the beautiful Upstairs bistro.

The Bluecoat offers something for all the family – the garden, courtyard and galleries are the perfect place to bring your little ones to explore (and baby changing facilities are available). Explore our free art Saturday activities for all the family, or take our heritage trail and learn more about the Bluecoat’s history.

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Event times

There are 8 events at this location

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Adham Faramawy: Janus Collapse (The Juice-Box Edition)

The Dubai-born, London-based artist presents a new exhibition, which features a selection of moving images, sculptures, prints and installations to examine how identity is constructed in the 21st century. Faramawy often draws on the language of advertising and incorporates provocative imagery found in manga and anime.

Tue 17 Jan

Wed 18 Jan

Thu 19 Jan

…and 3 more dates until 22 Jan

Art At The Heart Of Bluecoat

This exhibition explores the central role of art at Bluecoat, which started over a century ago, through key personalities, exhibitions and organisations that found a home here, contributing to the unique history of the UK's oldest arts centre from its time as a school for architects to a home for bohemian cabaret.

Sat 28 Jan

Free / 0151 702 5324

Mon 30 Jan

Free / 0151 702 5324

Tue 31 Jan

Free / 0151 702 5324

…and 58 more dates until 8 Apr

Comma Press Short Story Course

The course is designed to provide professional support for writers at all stages, participants will get a handle on the predominant narrative structures used by short story writers; as well as characterisation, dialogue and narrative voice.

Wed 1 Feb

£150 6 sessions / 0151 702 5324

Wed 1 Mar

£150 6 sessions / 0151 702 5324

Jesc Bunyard: Aural.Effect

This work-in-progress is a collaboration between visual artist Jesc Bunyard and dancer Elinor Lewis.

Fri 20 Jan

£3 (£2) / 0151 702 5324

Keith Piper: Unearthing The Banker's Bones

The solo exhibition addresses contemporary anxieties about race and class through the perspective of a fictional future. The exhibition premiers a major new three channel video installation Unearthing the Banker's Bones from which the show takes its title.

Tue 17 Jan

Free / 0151 702 5324

Wed 18 Jan

Free / 0151 702 5324

Thu 19 Jan

Free / 0151 702 5324

…and 3 more dates until 22 Jan

Narvik

The story of a Liverpudlian man, a Norwegian woman and their difficult relationship during the Second World War.

Mon 27 Feb

£12 (£10) / 0151 702 5324

Tue 28 Feb

£12 (£10) / 0151 702 5324

Wed 1 Mar

£12 (£10) / 0151 702 5324

…and 2 more dates until 3 Mar

Public View

Bluecoat Artistic Director Bryan Biggs curates the exhibition that features works by 100 artists who have previously exhibited at the venue, including John Akomfrah, Sonia Boyce, Jeremy Deller, John Latham, Mark Leckey, Elizabeth Magill, Yoko Ono and Yinka Shonibare.

Sat 4 Feb

Free / 0151 702 5324

Sun 5 Feb

Free / 0151 702 5324

Mon 6 Feb

Free / 0151 702 5324

…and 76 more dates until 23 Apr

The Three Johns

This Leeds threesome, formed in 1981 and a favourite of John Peel, brings its post-punk originals back to the stage.

Thu 9 Feb

£7 (£5) / 0151 702 5324

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