Liverpool 2018

Major Events

A decade on from European Capital of Culture, in 2018 Liverpool is looking to the future with a thrilling year-long programme which celebrates the city's culture and creativity. It is also ACC Liverpool's 10th year of operation, and the venue is going to be at the heart of the city's celebrations.

The extraordinary programme of events includes the Terracotta Warriors, the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta, Tate Liverpool celebrating it's 30th anniversary and Liverpool Biennial's 10th edition.

ACC Liverpool can advise you on some of the best events you can attend as part of your visit to the city.

This is no ordinary year and we invite you to be a part of it.

Take a look at our delegate guide to the 2018 cultural programme here.

In collaboration with Liverpool City Region, Liverpool and Wirral will host the largest street theatre event to take place in the UK this year which will once again see giant visitors journey around Merseyside. Taking place from 4 – 7 October 2018, Liverpool and Wirral will welcome back the creative tour de force that is Royal de Luxe who will undoubtedly deliver a jaw-dropping visual feast.

Taking place from 18 - 28 October. Celebrating the link between Liverpool and Ireland and reveling in the colourful Irish heritage of the city over two weeks in October, this festival showcases the best of Irish arts and culture. An eclectic combination of music, drama, comedy, film, talks and walks, the festival fills concert halls, pubs and clubs, museums and galleries throughout the city.

Taking place from 5 - 11 November. A season of events, installations and performances to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One and explore what this means for young people and society today. At the centre of this season will be a unique and moving collaboration between the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the NDR Radiophilharmonie from Hannover NDR Philharmonic who will come together to perform Benjamin Britten's War Requiem from the majesty of the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.