The Bluecoat

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Liverpool's centre for contemporary arts. Located in a Grade 1 Listed Building in the centre of Liverpool City Centre, the gallery re-opened in March 2008 after a multi million development.

The Bluecoat will engage, inspire and stimulate visitors, whether they come to create, view, listen, eat, shop, talk - or simply be, and will house a vibrant community of creative people - artists, performers, writers, crafts people, creative businesses and retailers - all committed to using their emerging talent to innovate and excel.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sat 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sun 10.00am - 6.00pm

Admission charges

Admission to galleries free

Additional info

More details will be released shortly

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Performing Arts

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Image of Bluecoat's building at night, with the words 'Light Night' projected onto the front of the building.

Light Night at Bluecoat

  • 19 May 2017 6-11pm

This Light Night Bluecoat celebrates 300 years at the heart of Liverpool by reviving the spectacular costume parties held by artists in our building over the last century. Come dressed up as a figure from your favourite historical period and have your portrait created with our stunning building as a backdrop, complete with additional props. Enjoy live music from the last three centuries, discover our open studios, or drop in for family activities themed around Bluecoat's eighteenth century school years. Meanwhile in our gallery Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour transports you into the future and outer space in her immersive exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

The Bluecoat
School Lane
L1 3BX

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0151 709 5297

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