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What’s on at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena for families in 2024

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By The Guide Liverpool

There’s tons going on at the city’s waterfront venue for families this year from the sequins and sparkles of Strictly to the springs and somersaults of the Gymnastics Championships, and more.

There’s nothing nothing like a live show at the fabulous M&S Bank Arena to get everyone in the house excited and ready to enjoy some world-class entertainment!

So whether you’ll be heading to the box office to see stunning circus acrobatics, queueing to meet your favourite cult characters, or getting ready to dance to your favourite tunes, here’s how and when you can Keep the Magic Alive…

Strictly Come Dancing – January 30-31

Strictly Come Dancing - M&S Bank Arena - Theatre - The Guide Liverpool Calendar
Credit: M&S Bank Arena

Shows don’t come more glamorous or glitzy than this one, and this is your chance to see all your favourites from the BBC One spectacular hitting the dance floor in person. The Strictly professionals will be joined by celebs including actor and model Bobby Brazier, tennis champion Annabel Croft, Angela Rippon, Layton Williams and, of course, 2023’s winner, Ellie Leach and partner Vito Coppola – and that’s not forgetting judges Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood.

Jurassic Take-Over Day – February 10

Jurassic Take-Over Day - M&S Bank Arena
Jurassic Take-Over Day – M&S Bank Arena

Have an awesome day with this unique dinosaur adventure, the UK’s only interactive walkthrough and theatre experience. In the 60-minute show you’ll meet state-of-the-art animatronic life-like dinosaurs and talk to a Triceratops, roar with a T-Rex, scream with a Spinosaurus and run from a Raptor! 

The Harlem Globetrotters – February 21

Harlem Globetrotters - M&S Bank Arena - Sport - The Guide Liverpool Calendar
Credit: M&S Bank Arena

As the Harlem Globetrotters near their 100th anniversary, its stars are back for a fab 2024 world tour bringing out their amazing basketball skills and athleticism and promising you a ‘non-stop LOL good time’. The Globetrotters are set to go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who’ll stop at nothing to try and defeat them.

Men’s & Women’s Artistic Gymnastics British Championships – March 14-17

Men’s & Women’s Artistic Gymnastics British Championships. Credit: M&S Bank Arena
Men’s & Women’s Artistic Gymnastics British Championships. Credit: M&S Bank Arena

This is a must-do, chance to find out if Alice Kinsella and Adam Tobin can retain their British all-around titles, and to see our gymnasts in action on home soil before they compete on the world’s biggest stage at the Paris Olympics in summer. Whether it’s finalising routines, or nailing a new move, this is where the gymnasts want to put in a great performance on the floor and beam, vault, pommel, and bars, and you can be there to catch it.

Disney on Ice: Dream Big – March 21-24

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Disney On Ice

Mickey, Minnie, Miguel, Moana, Elsa, Belle, Genie, and more, bring all the Disney magic to life with adventurous tales told on the ice. The heart-warming stories include fearless Moana and demigod Maui’s action-packed voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti, Rapunzel’s hair-raising quest to see the floating lights, and Anna, Elsa and Olaf’s dramatic retelling of the sisterly love that saved a kingdom. Altogether…ahhh.

Cirque Du Soleil OVO – April 11-14

Cirque - M&S Bank Arena - Theatre
Credit: M&S Bank Arena

The Cirque Du Soleil is never anything but spectacular and in this latest show its awe-inspiring acrobats explore the worlds and personalities of insects. It promises a non-stop riot of energy and movement, and a colourful and show-stopping peek into a day in the life of tiny creatures.

Comic Con Liverpool – May 4-5 

Comic Con Liverpool 2024 - M&S Bank Arena
Credit: Exhibition Centre Liverpool

The city’s always host to the best Comic Con event of all and this year organisers say they’ve stepped it up another gear still, with the biggest one ever. As always you can look forward to cosplay masquerades and competitions, set displays from your favourite TV series, and prop recreations from iconic movies – not to mention the chance to meet the A-list stars who bring some of the best screen shows and films to life.

Radio City Hits Live – June 1

Radio City Hits Live 2024
Radio City Hits Live 2024

This is basically all your top gigs rolled into one and the party of the year as Hits Radio Live returns to Liverpool for an incredible night of performances from some of the biggest music stars. Previous guests have included Ed Sheeran, Becky Hill, Tom Grennan, George Ezra, Jess Glynne, The Script, Zara Larsson and more, so while the names haven’t been announced for this year’s show, you just know it’s going to be great.

Bluey’s Big Play – July 12-14

Blueys Big Play - M&S Bank Arena - Family
Credit: M&S Bank Arena

Any parent and youngster knows Bluey is BIG, and this is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series using amazing puppetry to bring it to life. When dad feels like a bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans, and you can join them as they pull out all the stops to get dad off his bean bag.

Peter Pan – December 17-29

Peter Pan at M&S Bank Arena 2024
Peter Pan at M&S Bank Arena 2024

One of the last, but definitely not the least, productions at the M&S Bank Arena for 2024 is the good old panto and this has become a must-see on the waterfront (and tickets get snapped up quickly). This year it’s the turn of the ever-young Peter Pan and his loyal sidekick, Tink, as they return to Neverland where pirates, fairies, mermaids, and lost children await. There are always dazzling dance routines, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning sets and costumes and, with a sprinkling of magic fairy dust, you can bet there’ll be some big names.

For more info on the M&S Bank Arena and to book tickets click HERE. For the latest news in Liverpool click HERE.



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