Entertainment in Liverpool

Liverpool is a lively city with an eclectic selection of theatres, music venues, events, cinemas and attractions, as well as a huge variety of restaurants and bars. If you’re looking for entertainment in Liverpool, you won’t be disappointed. Whether you’re a culture vulture or a football fanatic, there are plenty of things to do in Liverpool during the day or night; if you’re lucky enough to have free time in the week or at the weekend. Take a look at our pick of the best Liverpool entertainment below.


Enjoy a theatrical performance at one of Liverpool’s many theatres. From The newly restored and award winning Everyman Playhouse to the innovative Unity Theatre, make the most of the performing arts scene whilst you study in Liverpool. If you want to enjoy the theatre in Liverpool without breaking the bank, become a member of Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) and enjoy advantages like £5 tickets to see shows, activities and skills workshops.


If you’re a fan of all things film, Liverpool cinemas are sure to satisfy. Take cinema viewing to the max with the IMAX at Odeon cinema in Liverpool One, or enjoy an independent experience at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), the UK’s leading media arts centre. Become a Student member at FACT and pay only £5 for all shows, or use your NUS extra card at Odeon for student discount.


Liverpool is a big sporting city, and Liverpool Football Club and Everton Football Club are famous around the world. Whilst tickets for the games can be pricey and hard to come by, nothing beats the atmosphere in a pub during match time. Liverpool is home to some great sports bars to catch the action live. Shooters Sports Bar features every Football match, and with a lively, friendly atmosphere,  tasty food and 8 pool tables it’s a favourite with the locals and makes a perfect spot for sports entertainment in Liverpool.

Liverpool isn’t just famous for football, and thousands flock to the city every year for the biggest horse racing event in the UK: The Grand National. People from Liverpool and around the world enjoy this hugely anticipated event and the stakes are high. Even people who never bet are likely to have a flutter on the Grand National. Tickets to attend the event at Aintree racecourse don’t come cheap, and afterwards the celebrations begin in the city centre. Join in the fun and watch the race live in almost any bar in the city. Dressing up to the nines is essential!


A city famous for producing stellar musicians and the most famous band in the world, Liverpool has some great live music venues. The Kazimier hosts the best in  independent live music with the likes of Riot Jazz and Lee Scratch Perry having played there in recent months. If you want to see the biggest international stars play live in concert, Liverpool Echo Arena is your go-to venue. Lionel Richie and McBusted are already confirmed for 2015.  Another popular music venue is Arts Club which aside from live music also hosts DJ sets, theatre productions and much more.

Days Out

Make the most of what Liverpool has to offer on your day off from Uni. Be a tourist for a day and visit any of Liverpool’s museums. Explore the extensive exhibitions at World Museum Liverpool, discover more about our city at the Museum of Liverpool or find out about our seafaring past at the Maritime Museum, all of which are free to visit and brimming with interesting artifacts.

If you’re feeling cultural, spend a day meandering through one of Liverpool’s art galleriesThe Tate Liverpool is famous for Modern art exhibitions and the Walker Art Gallery features historic and iconic collections, sculptures and installations from world renowned artists.

If you’re feeling adventurous, a trip to Knowsley Safari Park is guaranteed to keep you entertained! The wildlife park is home to around 700 exotic animals from around the world. With an on foot area featuring enclosures with exciting wild animals and an in-vehicle area where the animals are free to roam, Knowsley Safari Park is a wholly different experience to your average zoo. If you don’t have access to a car jump on the 530 Safari Xpress from Liverpool City Centre and get up close and personal with the wildlife.