The free one-night arts & culture festival

LightNight is Liverpool’s one night arts festival – a time for visitors of all ages to come along and see the city in a new light with everything from large-scale light projections and live music to workshops and spoken word, art, crafts and theatre, street performance, walking tours, dancing and late-opening exhibitions taking place right across the city centre.

LightNight sees venues large and small, old and new stay open late to celebrate the incredible arts and culture on offer in Merseyside. Each year tens of thousands of people take the opportunity to try something new; see something different; step out of their comfort zone; or just spend time with friends and family.

LightNight is produced by Liverpool-based social enterprise Open Culture. Owing to the ongoing global situation with COVID-19, the 2020 festival has been postponed indefinitely.

Contact Us

If you have a question regarding LightNight, go ahead and get in touch using the form below, or email info@culture.org.uk:




About Open Culture

Open Culture wants you and everyone you know to take part in more arty stuff around Merseyside. Mainly because it’s proven to make your life a bit better.

Established as part of 2008 Liverpool European Capital of Culture, Open Culture is an independent social enterprise working collaboratively across the region to increase the profile of, and engagement with the arts.

Known for projects like LightNight Liverpool, the Tickle the Ivories street pianos and the Winter and Summer Arts Markets, the organisation develops projects across multiple art forms that nurture and connect artists and audiences to make people happier. 

Uncover Liverpool

During this time Open Culture’s events listing and news website www.uncoverliverpool.com will be sharing updates and resources to support the arts community, as well as sharing useful links or live streams to inspire creativity at home. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share what you’re doing via hello@uncoverliverpool.com.