Things to Do in Liverpool

Creative Tourist

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

Exhibitions 14 July–28 October 2018, FREE

Liverpool Biennial 2018 – Beautiful world, where are you?

If there’s one thing you do this summer, we strongly recommend you hop on a train and make your way over to the 10th edition of the ever-popular Liverpool Biennial – ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’ – a city-wide festival of new and exciting contemporary art from around the world.

Families 21 July–2 September 2018, FREE

Vigorous Victorians: Summer at Speke Hall

Spend the summer with six of the bravest and boldest female characters from Victorian history. Track down dinosaurs, create flying machines, get lost in the maze and go wild in the parkland.

Cinema 18 July–17 October 2018, from £12.20

Agnès Varda: Pioneer at FACT

Alongside presenting a newly commissioned work for the Biennial, FACT and Picturehouse present weekly screenings of the works of Agnès Varda, and a personally curated set of films to accompany her own.

Beautiful world, where are you? at Exchange Flags – Liverpool Biennial 2018
Exhibitions 14 July–28 October 2018, FREE

Beautiful world, where are you? around Liverpool

For this, the 10th edition of Liverpool Biennial 2018, its ever-popular programme of outdoor public art commissions and works presented in unusual spaces throughout the city looks unlikely to disappoint.

Taus Makhacheva, Tightrope (film still), 2015. Beautiful world, where are you? at Victoria Gallery & Museum – Liverpool Biennial 2018
Exhibitions 14 July–28 October 2018, FREE

Beautiful world, where are you? at Victoria Gallery & Museum

Part of Liverpool Biennial 2018, Beautiful world, where are you? at Victoria Gallery & Museum presents an epic body of miniature postcard-sized paintings by the masterful Francis Alÿs, alongside work by a number of other contemporary artists and the festival’s innovative sub-strand: Worlds within worlds.

Beautiful world, where are you? at St George's Hall – Liverpool Biennial 2018
Exhibitions 14 July–28 October 2018, FREE

Beautiful world, where are you? at St George’s Hall

Step inside the former underground prison cells and original courtroom of the Grade I listed St George’s Hall, where Liverpool Biennial 2018 presents a body of works dealing with issues of power, authority and social justice.

Beautiful world, where are you? at FACT – Liverpool Biennial 2018
Exhibitions 14 July–28 October 2018, FREE

Beautiful world, where are you? at FACT

Sending great ripples of excitement across the world of contemporary art and cinema alike, 3 Movements by the legendary French New Wave filmmaker and visionary Agnès Varda looks set to be one of the absolute highlights of this year’s Liverpool Biennial.

Brian Jungen, Warrior 3, 2018. Beautiful world, where are you? at Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial 2018
Exhibitions 14 July–28 October 2018, FREE

Beautiful world, where are you? at Tate Liverpool

Beautiful world, where are you? at Tate Liverpool presents work by a group of artists predominantly originating from America, Australia and Canada, dealing with issues of indigenous identity and the often-violent legacies of colonialism.

Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil.

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.

Liverpool District Guides

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Hope Street, Liverpool

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