Liverpool culture

Cultural partnerships

Our cultural partnerships 

We partner with Liverpool’s greatest cultural organisations – powerhouses who produce hard-hitting, world-changing art, events and performances. 

We’ve developed partnerships with some of Liverpool’s finest arts organisations.

Edward Harcourt

LJMU is a modern civic university embedded within the cultural landscape of Liverpool and our partnerships support our vision to make learning and culture more accessible to our students and the people of Liverpool, supporting them in their sense of place in the city.

Edward Harcourt - Pro Vice Chancellor

Free entry to Tate Liverpool

Over the past few years, the bright and bold Tate Liverpool has showcased the work of world-famous artists, including Matisse, Pollock, Turner and Warhol.

Thanks to our special partnership with the gallery, our staff and students get free entry to Tate Liverpool’s remarkable exhibitions. The gallery also hosts creative courses, workshops and quirky events like The Big Draw, which is the world’s largest drawing festival.

As part of our relationship, we also have a fantastic research and teaching partnership with the gallery. Plus, staff and students get a 10% discount in the Tate Liverpool café and gift shop.

Free tickets to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Currently conducted by the renowned conductor Vasily Petrenko, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has an illustrious history and has been a part of Liverpool’s cultural fabric since 1840.

As Principal Partner of the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 400 of our students and staff get free tickets to all of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s performances every semester, as well as a 20% discount on other performances

As part of the Liverpool Philharmonic Learning Programme, our students also have the opportunity to create music alongside some of the world’s leading musicians.

Discounted tickets for the Everyman and Playhouse theatres

The Everyman and Playhouse are two distinct theatres who are united in their mission to deliver vibrant, life-enhancing performances. 

Our partnership with the Everyman and Playhouse theatres means that our students:

  • Get first refusal for work placements
  • Have access to workshops
  • Can attend career development sessions for arts marketing, journalism and technical theatre

Our staff and students also get discounted tickets to both theatres’ provocative productions and a 10% discount on food served in the Everyman Bistro and Café. 

Homotopia Festival

We are the lead sponsor of Homotopia – Merseyside’s LGBT arts festival, which has attracted some of the most talented icons of our age, including Boy George, Jon Walters and David Hockney. 

Our collaboration with Homotopia means that our students can get involved with the festival at every level, from becoming marketing and design interns to helping curate exhibitions. 

Students can also take part in drama workshops, master classes and legal debates.

Discounted tickets at the Royal Court Liverpool theatre

We’re a city known for our sharp wit and all of the Royal Court theatre’s energetic comedies are shot through with Liverpool’s infamous humour.  

Our staff and students can watch these fast-paced productions for free or at a discounted rate.

Sound City

We have an exclusive cultural educational partnership with Liverpool Sound City, giving students an innovative learning experience in addition to discounted access to the popular music festival.

The partnership provides paid work placements at Sound City for our students, enabling them to bring the skills they learn at university into a busy, live environment. Examples of some of the roles our students have taken up include capture and production of films of the event for use online; outdoor site design; as well as a range of support roles from green room assistants to new artist liaison.

Our cultural partnerships enrich the lives of our students and staff and help to contribute to the local economy.