The Black-E

Black-E, Liverpool. Courtesy Black-E

The Black-E was formerly known as the Blackie, because it was discoloured by a century of soot propelled from tens of thousands of domestic coal fires, like many other buildings in Liverpool. It has now been transformed as part of a multi-million pound project, and has relaunched as a multi-purpose community arts facility, boasting a vast performance space. The former Congregational Church on Great George Street, built in 1840, is now pumping with a plethora of exhibitions, workshops, classes and events ranging from a Samba School to youth art exhibitions.

1 Great George StreetLiverpoolL1 5EW View map
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Commercial and Hire Services

Available for hire

Services and Facilities

Exhibitions, events, workshops, youth arts programme

What's on near The Black-E

Old Dock Tours, Liverpool

The Old Dock tour is a treat for younger and older visitors alike, fans of Liverpool’s maritime past, and anybody curious about local history.

£8.50 with concessions
Is This Thing On? at Shakespeare North Playhouse
Is This Thing On? at Shakespeare North Playhouse

Meet flatmates Mary and Liz, one a musician and the other a poet, as they battle over integrity, ownership, the spotlight and whose turn it is to buy the f*cking toilet roll. As their friendship reaches boiling point, one fateful open mic night forces them to confront each other over whose right it is to tell someone’s story.

from £5

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