The Black-E


Lighting, Sound, Modular space with flexible seating, Wheelchair Access & Dressing Room.

Capacity: 250 (Main Space); 100 (Chamber Theatre)

Technician available for a fee.

Prices £20-£50 per hour plus staff costs


Margret Connell


Phone: 0151 709 5109


Address: 1 Great George Street, Liverpool, L1 5EW

With a rich history of commitment to contemporary arts and the local community, The Black-E is the perfect venue to show off your artistic side.

Formerly The Blackie, the Black-E  started life in 1968 as the country’s first community arts centre when – having taken over the former Great George Street Congregational Church with the support of (now Sir) Peter Moores – a team of artists led by Wendy and Bill Harpe began their cultural adventures with long term aims and an ‘open door’ policy.

Based in one of the finest 19th century buildings in the city, the Black-E is a living testament to Liverpool’s natural diversity, with the building being so closely positioned to Britain’s oldest African-Caribbean community and Europe’s oldest Chinatown.

All of the arts (performing and making, experimental and traditional) are celebrated at the Black-E by and everyone who chooses to walk through the doors will be welcomed; whether young or old, disadvantaged or privileged.

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