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 with an online version taking place on Friday 15 May – #LightNightatHome.
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: A new website by Open Culture, uncoverliverpool.com is a complete ‘what’s on’ guide to arts and culture in the Liverpool city region, where you can find out what’s coming up from the latest exhibitions, gigs and theatre to workshops, family days out and festivals. The community section is dedicated to people working in the arts sector, offering a place to easily share news, call outs, job opportunities, commissions and other notices. It is a completely free to use the site, and it is free to add arts and cultural event listings and notices.