21 May 2021 5pm – Late

What is LightNight?
LightNight is Liverpool’s annual free one-night arts festival, shining a spotlight on the city and celebrating our world class cultural offer. Over 100 organisations collaborate annually with Open Culture to create an inspiring trail of free events with talks, workshops, performance, music and more. For 2021, LightNight is a hybrid festival, offering a mix of online and in real life events from 5pm until late on Friday 21 May.

Is LightNight accessible?
Accessibility information is included on individual listings, and also detailed for each festival venue; click ‘access info and map’ on individual event listings to view. We also offer further accessibility information here.

Is LightNight free?

LightNight is a free festival, and all events are free to attend apart from: AI: More than Human at World Museum and the Crazy-P afterparty.

Do I need to book?

Many events require you to pre-book tickets, and this is indicated on the event listing page for each event along with a ticket booking button. Some events that are ticketed will be able to accept ‘walk ups’ but they will need you to register at the entrance. Ticketing allows our parter venues to manage capacity, and helps them to adhere to strict covid safety guidelines.

Age guidance

We encourage people of all ages to enjoy LightNight, and although age guidance is provided on each event listing, parents and guardians are encouraged to consider whether an event is suitable for the child in their care.

Social Distancing

LightNight will be a socially distanced event, whether the event you’re attending is inside a venue or outdoors.

Covid-19 Testing & Vaccination

We ask that audience members do a test for Covid-19 prior to attending in-person events, even if you are symptom free.

Symptom free home test kits are available from here. Or order home test kits through the post from here.

We all want to be safe during LightNight – please remember Hands, Face, Space.

Everyone eligible for a vaccine can book theirs now at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination

Do I need to wear a mask?

For your own safety, and for the safety of events staff, artists and other audience members, we ask that you wear a face covering unless you are medically exempt.

I have additional questions / concerns – who do I speak to?

If you have any additional questions that are not answered here, please feel free to email us at info@culture.org.uk and we will aim to help.


To see the latest government coronavirus restrictions visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus