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The Liverpool events and attractions you can book tickets for right now

27/11/2020

If the world’s a stage – then the curtain has just gone up on ours again.

Things are getting back to normal with the news that the Liverpool City Region is in Tier 2 putting the spotlight back on a host of fab productions, events and attractions that can now take place.

Christmas is about to become more magical, and here’s some of the things you can now book and enjoy for a fantastic festive season…

A Christmas Carol at Liverpool Playhouse

 

Saturday, December 5 to Thursday, December 24

Patrick Barlow’s take on the Charles Dickens Classic will certainly out you in the festive spirit, as Ebenezer Scrooge has a Christmas Eve to remember when his past, present and future are brought before his eyes to encourage a whole new look on life. Directed by Gemma Bodinetz, it’s guaranteed to ‘warm hearts, conjure smiles, and remind us all that shared joy can raise the lowest of spirits – even in the most extraordinary times’.

Book your tickets.

The Everyman: An Evening with Everyman & Friends and The Everyman Christmas Cabaret

This Christmas, the Everyman will be transformed into a lively cabaret space for two weeks of performance, songs and merriment, featuring local organisations and artists.

From December 10-12 Everyman & Friends celebrates independent arts organisations from across Liverpool, and the diversity of theatre in our city with performances from Everyman spoken word regulars A Lovely Word, the return of burlesque show DisabiliTease hosted by Little Peaches and Arielle Firecracker, music from Sense of Sound and clowns from the Ugly Bucket Theatre Company.

And, in the week before Christmas, December 17-24, musical director George Francis curates an evening of songs and performance in The Everyman Christmas Cabaret, taking audiences on a music theatre journey from Hope Street to an underground cabaret bar at the heart of New York.

Expect songs from the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel, Shaina Taub, Joni Mitchell and some Christmas classics to put you in the festive mood.

Book your tickets here.

The Royal Court Selection Box

Friday, December 11 – Saturday, January 30, 2021

As one of our favourite theatres nicely puts it, ‘2020 has been a load of old baubles’ but the gang from the Court will put the smiles back on your faces with this year’s Christmas show – The Royal Court Selection Box!

There will be singing, laughter and plenty of messing around as some of your favourite Royal Court faces take to the stage: its live band will be back, there will be comedy, music, prizes to be won and little bits of some of its most popular shows over the years.

The confirmed cast is: Jake Abraham, Roy Brandon, Eithne Browne, Jamie Clarke, Michael Fletcher, Stephen Fletcher, Lindzi Germain, Cath Rice, Andrew Schofield, Hayley Sheen, Joe Speare, Michael Starke, Keddy Sutton and Liam Tobin, and there are dining packages to make a real night of it.

Book your tickets here.

Beauty & The Beast at Theatre Royal, St Helens

Friday, December 11 to Sunday, January 3, 2021

Panto is back – oh no it isn’t? Thankfully, yes it is – and it’s a classic at the fab St Helens theatre with the timeless story of Belle, a beautiful young woman who falls in love with the prince who’s been cursed to look like a hideous beast. Will the Beast learn to love and be loved? Will the spell be broken in time for all to live happily ever after?

Starring Jamie Greer as Potty Polly; Abigail Middleton as Madame Botox; Scott Gallagher as French Frank; Olivia Sloyan as Belle; Andrew Geater as The Beast; Tim Lucas as Gaston, and Jenna Sian O’Hara as Fairy Rose, it’s going to be a Christmas cracker!

Book your tickets here.

Jack and the Beanstalk at M&S Bank Arena Liverpool

Friday, December 18 to Sunday, December 27

Liverpool favourite Leanne Campbell and X Factor’s Jake Quickenden star in Jack and the Beanstalk.

The panto classic tells the story of Jack, his brother Silly Billy and his mother, Dame Trott, as they attempt to beat the evil giant in the sky and save the village.

It promises to be a spectacular pantomime with a great cast, live band, brilliant scenery and costumes, amazing special effects and lots of laughs!

See what’s on and book tickets here.

Royal Liver Building – RLB360

Reopens from Friday, December 4

As one of the stunning ‘Three Graces’ on Liverpool’s waterfront, Royal Liver Building 360 is a must-see attraction and it reopens with a special offer – with all adult tickets throughout December just £10 when booked online.

It’s a great chance to see the iconic building up close, starting your journey at the lower ground floor visitor centre and learning about the building’s history as well as its place in Liverpool’s heritage. Then, after you’ve viewed the exhibitions you join a guided tour to the 10th and 15th floors for spectacular 360° views of the Liverpool skyline and a world-class digital projection show inside the historic clock tower.

Book your tickets here.

Triple Headline Christmas Special at the Hot water Comedy Club

December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 31

Join Danny McLoughlin, Adam Rowe, Troy Hawke and Paul Smith for some of the best stand-up live comedy in the city from the Hardman Street venue.

We all need a laugh after the year we’ve had – and this could prove to be the festive tonic you need.

Book your tickets here.

Knowsley Safari – Enchanted: A Christmas Trail

Thursday, December 3 to Wednesday, December 30, 4.30pm-8pm

This Christmas time something magical is happening to the safari to brighten our evenings and lift our spirits! As the sun sets, the safari will come alive for Enchanted!

It’s a chance to enjoy the safari after dark at its fabulous Christmas time event, but don’t worry, your path will be lit with magical lights guiding you through the enchanted trail, and that’s not all…

It’s time to get in the festive spirit with a range of festive food, magical music and amazing illuminated animals, so you can make those wonderful memories and fill the whole family with Christmas cheer.

Book your tickets and see what’s on here.

Tate Liverpool

The Tate Liverpool will reopen its doors at The Royal Albert Dock from Wednesday, December 2.

There are two brand-new displays featuring works from the Tate collection, Democracies and Whose Tradition, featuring works from artists around the world in the context of politically and socially relevant themes.

Alongside these new free displays, visitors to Tate Liverpool will be able to see Don McCullinfeaturing some of the most iconic photographs taken during the career of one of Britain’s greatest living photographers.

And, later in the month on December 15, a new commission by Aliza Nisenbaum will be unveiled at the gallery.

Book your tickets here.

National Museums Liverpool

Images by Gareth Jones

National Museums Liverpool can’t welcome to welcome people back from Wednesday, December 2.

All sorts of measures are in place to keep you safe and you will need to book to visit any of the following: The Walker Art Gallery; Museum of Liverpool; Merseyside Maritime and International Slavery Museum; World Museum; Sudley House, and Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Blacklers’ Santa, which was on display at the famous city department store from 1957 to 1988, will welcome guests to the Museum of Liverpool, followed by, shortly after re-opening, Champion One, Champion All!, a new digital exhibition by Liverpool photographer Anthony Wilde.

Visitors to World Museum can look forward to a brand-new entrance to the World Cultures gallery, with bold interventions, welcoming visitors back into the space from December 11.

Pre-book your slot here.

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