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Liverpool to welcome new £7m Blackstock Market entertainment venue

A major new multi-million-pound entertainment venue is set to open in Liverpool this spring.

Blackstock Market, located on a former warehouse and market site in Blackstock Street, is the brainchild of the team behind the city’s hugely successful Hot Water Comedy Club.

And the £7million venue will become the new home base for Hot Water as well as offering a programme of other entertainment including music, theatre, exhibitions, live sports broadcast on a giant screen, and a wide selection of food vendors and bars.

Four theatre space range from a 590-seat auditorium, described as the largest regular comedy space in the world, to an intimate 50-seat studio, while the development also includes podcast studios.

There will be a cocktail bar, special Prohibition era-style bar with 300 varieties of whisky on offer, a self-service ‘beer wall’, and a food market with eight street food vendors already confirmed.

Spaces will be available to hire for events or weddings, and visitors can also enjoy architectural additions like hidden rooms, a waterfall and a solid steel tree.

The venue, which is expected to create 100 jobs locally, will be open all day, seven days a week and there is no need to book to access the main market areas and most attractions.

Blackstock Market is the vision of Hot Water Comedy Club founders, Toxteth-raised brothers Paul and Binty Blair.

Paul Blair says: “Blackstock Market is set to become the ultimate destination venue in the city's entertainment and cultural sphere.

Above: The new Hot Water Comedy Club space at Blackstock Market. Top: Blackstock Market. Both images courtesy of the owners.

“This project has been a labour of love over the past 30 months. With an aim to enrich Liverpool's arts and culture, Blackstock Market will feature live music from morning till night, and nightly comedy shows, offering a vibrant lineup that includes the Hot Water Comedy Club upon the venue's opening.

“But there's more to Blackstock Market than just music and comedy. Whisky & Water recreates the Prohibition era, with a vast selection of over 300 whiskies, and Parlour crafts the finest cocktails.

“To mirror Liverpool's rich food culture, we're hosting eight street food traders, such as Burgerism and Pattersons, offering a taste of the city's diverse culinary scene. And our self-service beer wall is a nod to local craft beer enthusiasts, showcasing Liverpool's best brews.

“Blackstock Market is designed as an inclusive space, welcoming everyone to enjoy its dynamic atmosphere without needing a ticket for entry, affirming its status as a community hub. Open every day and night, we're dedicated to establishing Blackstock Market as a central pillar of Liverpool's vibrant cultural and community life."

For more information about Blackstock Market, visit the website HERE


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