Situated in the heart of the city, the Bluecoat is one of Liverpool's most distinctive buildings. The widely revered Grade 1 listed arts centre is almost 300 years old and reopened in 2008 after a £14.5 million redevelopment. The Bluecoat uses its unique spaces to offer a year-round programme showcasing visual art, music, dance, live art and literature. It is also home to a number of artists and creative businesses, and runs ongoing participation programmes for families and local communities. The Bluecoat’s gallery and performance spaces, shops, cafe, Upstairs bistro, and tranquil city centre garden setting ensure that there is always something for everyone.