Skip to Content

What's On

The Black-E is fully wheelchair accessible

The Black-E is fully wheelchair accessible

Youth Arts Programme

Black-e youth programmeOur regular   PlayScheme  on Saturday will run from 11-2.

There is no more youth circus on Saturdays.  

11.30 to 12.30 Children's Circus in Main Space or Chamber Theatre 7 to 12 yrs.

1.00 to 2.30 Youth Circus in Main Space or Chamber Theatre age 8 to12 yrs.

Gymnastics  12-2pm.

After School Project leaflet image

The after school project is a Free Fun creative arts project that focuses on stimulating all the senses through the Arts.

The project is aimed at children and their siblings with neurological conditions.

After School Play 2016                                    Wednesday after school 4.00-6pm

Please contact ADDvanced Solutions on 0151 486 1788, or The Black-e 0151 709 5109, for further information

Black-E Youth Circus

New year  Black-E Youth Programme Timetable 2016


There is no more youth circus on Saturdays.

Gymnastics 12-2pm Saturdays

Playscheme: Saturdays 11.00am – 2.00pm

Performance Events

Meet a chaotic family of misfits in this colourful, loud comedy that combines heart-stopping circus skills with slapstick and clowning.

Join us for spectacular circus skills, physical comedy, theatrical storytelling, stunning aerial and acrobatics. Perfect for ages 3+ and their families.

Venue: The Black-E|Dates: Thu 18 - Sat 20 Feb | Times: 7pm (Tue), 2pm & 7pm (Wed)

The exquisite Emma Serjeant, the absurdly wonderful Lilikoi Kaos, and the haunting Carol Cates merge music, circus and the colour red with unpredictable beauty and grace.

A fascinating and feminine encounter of the senses - RED explores brushes with power while finding moments of complete delicacy.

Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February 2016 @ The Black-E, Doors: 6:30pm.


Creative and co-operative games sessions take place weekly on Friday afternoons.  Please contact us by phone or email for an invitation to join in.

Tai-Chi-class-with-Chinese-teacherThese classes provide an ideal opportunity to learn the art of Tai Chi. Charles Tsang is a highly experienced teacher who specialise in the Yang style and is also a member of The Liverpool Chinatown Tai Chi group, founded in 1986.

Sundays 11.30am – 1pm.

company of friends logo


Company of Friends in New York 2014


Games-of-Art-Dotto-apples and worms. Acrylic on board

The Games of Art exhibition presents a selection of imaginative artworks created over the last 40 years of 'Artful Games'; and texts explaining the nature and philosophy behind the art of 'creative and cooperative' games : 'Absolute freedom within very definite limits'. This follows a principle that Paul Taylor, American Choreographer once explained as : 'give yourself a set of simple limitations and do the best you can'.

YG and On Track Abdal Hadi formerly stevie SmithCelebrating forty years of the Black-E, the exhibition researches the lives of dozens of Black-E ‘alumni/ae’ (former youthful participants, volunteers and apprentices), to create an extended exhibition of the youth of the past to inspire the youth of the present. The project aims to identify the
impact that The Black-E has had on alumnae, paying particular
attention to their potential as role models for young
people currently in our community.

painting-of-female-figure-in-ecstacyVoices from The Song of Songs, a series of 12 paired prints, 373 mm x 300mm, created 1997-99 by Judy Chicago, on display in Liverpool for the first time, with a contextual exhibition of her life's work in the arts to date.

For over four decades, as a renowned artist, writer, feminist and intellectual, Judy Chicago's influence has been far-reaching within and outside the art community internationally. She has made the female point of view a part of mainstream art.