A unique, spectacular venue

Over the past few years the Reservoir has attracted a range of events, including the Liverpool Biennial, Heritage Open Days, and film locations. These have been very popular, attracting regional and national interest.

Past Events


We have open days every year during National Heritage week (not 2018)

The Reservoir is a favourite location for international artists when Liverpool City Council organise their biannual festivals. The 2016 event featured a Laser show in The Reservoir, which proved very popular attracting in excess of 6,000 visitors.



Photo Credit: Rita McBride, Portal, 2016. Image courtesy Liverpool Biennial. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Future Events


2018 is the tenth anniversary of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture and in celebration the Reservoir will host a brand-new, cutting-edge spectacle. Technology and magic will become indistinguishable in Rewire, a new large-scale installation by Liverpool’s FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and Leeds-based technical wizards Invisible Flock. Rewire will take over the grand, iron-pillared interior of the building to create a playful and immersive participatory event, which harnesses the Internet of Things.