ONE OF HOPE STREET’S COOLEST BARS; SERVING A FANTASTIC RANGE OF FOOD BY DAY AND SOME OF THE CITY’S BEST COCKTAILS BY NIGHT.
Frederiks offers their fantastic back room, The Pillbox, which plays host to a popular weekly jazz night .
The Pill Box is almost the perfect fringe venue; adaptable, intimate and fully equipped. The room can be used in a cabaret style or with theatre seating and can easily be adapted to into a number of theatre layouts. You can even adapt the size of the room itself, should you be expecting a smaller audience or more intimate performance.
With a PA system, professional theatre lighting and flexible non-raised staging area, The Pillbox at Frederiks is not only the ideal performance space, it’s also available for free. (Although a non-refundable deposit is required.
Flexible staging, PA System, Professional Lighting, Free Hire (deposit required)
A LONG-ROOMED CELLAR BAR POPULAR WITH STUDENTS, HAS UNUSUAL 1950’S-STYLE SEATING AND A JUKEBOX STACKED WITH EVERYTHING FROM REGGAE TO ROCK.
With a spiral staircase leading to the function room (which has it’s own bar), The Pilgrim is a fantastic place to host a fringe event. The room can be used in either cabaret style or with theatre seating, the space can be easily adapted to a suit a number of layouts and has strong acoustics and curtains to keep out that pesky light.
Lovingly referred to locally a ‘The Cali’ – this charming, community focussed pub hosts live music four to five times a week, with a focus on Jazz, Folk and traditional American genres.
Now completely vegan and very dog-friendly (you can even get dog beer!), The Caledonia offers two unique performance spaces; the main pub itself and the upstairs room, with both being completely free to hire!
As the space is free, you will have to book your performance slot as early as possible to avoid being disappointed.
Upstairs – Flexible Staging (no raised stage), dressing room, storage. PA available upon agreement with venue, no stage lighting, wheelchair access, no hire fee.
Downstairs – 7″ high stage in the main pub, PA available upon agreement with venue, no stage lighting, wheelchair access, no hire fee.
A registered charity since 1994, Valley Theatre in Childwall benefited from arts council & city council regeneration funds to open as a working theatre.
Used by Danny Boyle to shoot the film ‘Millions’ (and for an Oats So Simple ad starring Sean Bean) is available for rehearsals, events, recordings and film shoots.
Lighting, sound, fixed-floor stage area, raked seating (on hydraulics to concertina), full wheelchair access. Capacity: 130 (seated) 200 (standing). Technician available for £10 per hour (£20 minimum spend). Venue hire £50 per hour or 60/40 box-office split.
The Black Cat, Smithdown Road a short distance outside the city centre. Free venue. Stage size 11ft x 12ft with 2ft space stage right as wings. Can pass round hat but not ticketed
Contact Gen on 07950609480
The little cafe at the ‘top of the hill’ has been a Liverpool institution for more than four decades.
Established in 1974, in the style of the great Bohemian cafes of Europe, Cafe Tabac has always been a hub for the creative residents of Liverpool, attracting artists, actors, singers and performers amongst its varied and colourful clientele, as well as many of the city’s best known sons and daughters including Frankie Goes to Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson and actress Margi Clarke, who starred in the cult film ‘Letter to Brezhnev.’
Hidden away at the back of Cafe Tabac is our cinema room which is available to hire for free. Intimate and private, it’s perfect for gatherings and get-togethers of up to 25 guests. With a cinema screen and casual seating, it’s a great little space that works well for a range of intimate events.