Things to Do in Liverpool

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You’ve only to look up: a skyline that’s part of a World Heritage Site, a waterfront that never fails to impress, and Georgian streets that are as graceful as they are grand. It is these architectural cheekbones that, along with the grand sweep of the River Mersey, make Liverpool such a visual treat. There’s plenty of things to do in Liverpool too, with a world-class visual arts offer alongside theatre and great places to eat and drink. 

Discover our top picks

The Big I Am in rehearsal courtesy Brian Roberts
Theatre 16 June–14 July 2018, from £10.00

The Big I Am at Liverpool Everyman

A world premiere re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, relocated to 20th Century Liverpool by writer Robert Farquhar

Othello at Liverpool Everyman
Theatre 28 April–10 July 2018, from £10-32

Othello at Liverpool Everyman

Othello is a distinguished military leader. She commands respect. But not everyone is ready for a leader quite like this one.

A Clockwork Orange at Liverpool Everyman
Theatre 14 April–12 July 2018, from £10.00

A Clockwork Orange at Liverpool Everyman

The award-winning Everyman Company let loose with an astonishing adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ dystopian novel, A Clockwork Orange.

George Osodi, Nigerian Monarchs (HRH Shehu of Borno Empire Abubakar Umar Garbai El Kanemi), 2016. Liverpool Biennial 2018, international festival of contemporary art
Exhibitions 14 July–28 October 2018, FREE

Liverpool Biennial 2018

The 10th edition of the UK’s largest festival of international contemporary art, Liverpool Biennial 2018 (14 July – 28 October), is drawing ever closer, and the newly announced programme suggests there’ll be little to disappoint.

Paint Your Wagon at Liverpool Everyman
Families 3 March–14 July 2018, from £10.00

Paint Your Wagon at Liverpool Everyman

Join Liverpool’s Everyman Company for their musical revival of Paint Your Wagon – it’ll be a sensational foot-tapping hoedown.

Paint Your Wagon_the Everyman Company © Jonathan Keenan 5012
Theatre 3 March–14 July 2018,

Everyman Company Season

From classic toe-tapping Broadway to contemporary Shakespeare, the award-winning Everyman Company explore ‘brave new worlds’ in their 2018 season.

The Lovely Bones at Liverpool Everyman
Theatre 25 September–6 October 2018, from £10.00

The Lovely Bones at Liverpool Everyman

Capturing the hearts of readers throughout the world, The Lovely Bones is a unique coming-of-age tale which has now been adapted for the stage by the award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery.

The Unreturning
Theatre 16–20 October 2018, from £10.00

The Unreturning at Liverpool Everyman

Written by Bruntwood Prize-winner Anna Jordan, The Unreturning tells the interwoven stories of three men coming home from war.

Exhibitions 3 April 2017–2 September 2018, FREE

Constellations: Refiguring American Abstraction at Tate Liverpool

A free new display made up of works by towering post-war American artists including Mark Rothko, Hedda Sterne and Andy Warhol.

China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors. World Museum, Liverpool
Exhibitions 9 February–28 October 2018, from £5.50

China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors at World Museum Liverpool

Encounter objects from one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, spanning almost 1,000 years of Chinese history, at China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors.

Liverpool District Guides

Lark Lane, Liverpool

A little way out of Liverpool City Centre, and a short and leafy walk from…

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William Brown Street, Liverpool

As city centre districts go, this one is relatively small: a cluster of buildings along…

The ship in Liverpool Sound City

Waterfront, Liverpool

The waterfront, which takes in the Albert Dock and the Pier Head, is an integral…

Ropewalks and Chinatown, Liverpool

The Ropewalks is a part of Liverpool that combines old and new. Once crowded with…

Hope Street, Liverpool

One of Liverpool’s most graceful quarters can be found along Hope Street. Named after the…