Culture for all

Promoting equal access to arts and culture

We believe that everyone should have access to a rich cultural education and the opportunities to live a creative life, and so do our cultural partners.

Our partnerships with Liverpool’s theatres, arts and music organisations provide students, staff, academics and arts practitioners opportunities to engage in the process of creating, consuming and investigating culture in all its forms. By investing in our cultural partners, we can directly support their innovative outreach programmes which complement our extensive widening participation activities with more than 300 primary and secondary schools and colleges across Merseyside and beyond.

Who we partner with

Find out more about our arts and cultural partnerships.

Delivering a memorable LightNight

One of Liverpool’s biggest and most-loved cultural highlights of the year, LightNight sees tens of thousands of people taking part in a huge range of activities across the city. As principal sponsor of LightNight, LJMU opens its doors to the public just one night in May each year to provide cultural and educational activities, exhibitions and performances. Students and staff at LJMU contribute their time, ideas and expertise to ensure the night is a great success.

Find out how students get involved in LightNight.

Contributing to festival success

From producing films to event management, students learn what it takes to put on a successful music festival and conference by taking part in Sound City. Students from over ten different degree programmes gain hands-on, relevant industry experience by taking part in the festival.

Find out what students learn by taking part in Sound City.

Bringing the Bard to the North

A new £19 million 350-seat replica Shakespearean theatre and education hub will be coming to Prescot and LJMU is proud to be involved in the project. Prescot has been selected as the location of Shakespeare North as research carried out by LJMU’s Professor Elspeth Graham, Director of Shakespeare North Trust, shows it was the only English town outside of London known to have had a freestanding, purpose-built indoor playhouse in the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. Shakespeare is also thought to have belonged to a troupe of actors who performed there.

Stay tuned as further developments about this exciting project come to light.