If you’ve already spent a fair whack of your time in Liverpool, you’ll be familiar with the various theatres and performance spaces that the city’s got to offer: from the marvellous Everyman Theatre and its partner venue The Playhouse to the impressively grand Liverpool Empire; the Epstein to the Royal Court. Covering a broad base of local interest works, new writers, classic drama and attention-grabbing, big-name shows, it goes some way to fulfilling that old chestnut about there being ‘something for everyone.’
But it’s not just about the venues: the events themselves are something else. Take Physical Fest, for instance: a bold, adventurous affair based around physical theatre thoughout the streets of Liverpool. Or how about DaDaFest, which aims to bring the very best in disability and deaf arts to the city? There’s also LGBT festival Homotopia, which mixes theatre alongside art, photography, dance, performance and more besides: a true celebration of the arts as focussed on an oft-overlooked community. Basically, if you can cram it on a stage and call it theatre, you’ll find it’s well catered to on Merseyside – and if it isn’t… well, what’s stopping you from setting it up yourself? Get involved!
Naturally, there’s much more to experience in terms of theatre in Liverpool, and with events being set up and taking place at a dizzying rate, it’s easy to feel like it’s difficult to keep up. That’s why we’ve put together this easy-to-use guide to the best theatre events Merseyside has to offer of all shapes and sizes – have fun exploring! If you’re organising an event or spot any information which needs listing or updating, let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org with the event and venue details.