With a maximum capacity of 11,000 the M&S Bank Arena (formerly Echo Arena Liverpool) is the largest performance venue in Liverpool and one of the biggest in the country. It is situated at the King’s Dock and is one half of the ACC (Arena and Convention Centre) Liverpool. The other half of the complex is the BT Convention Centre.
Since opening in 2008 the waterfront venue has hosted concerts from some of the world’s biggest names in music. Acts appearing have included Justin Bieber, JLS, Usher, Westlife, Beyonce, Coldplay, Oasis, and Lady Gaga. It is also used as a venue for comedy acts, children’s shows, and sporting events such as boxing, darts, and wrestling.
Events - What's On - M&S Bank Arena Liverpool
A selection of upcoming shows and events at M&S Bank Arena Liverpool are listed below. Tickets can be purchased here.
|Friday 22nd September 2023 7:00 pm||Busted with Special Guests Hanson and the Tyne|
|Saturday 23rd September 2023 5:30 pm||Popworld Live|
|Saturday 30th September 2023 6:30 pm||The Mersey Beatles|
|Friday 13th October 2023 6:30 pm||S CLUB - THE GOOD TIMES TOUR|
|Sunday 22nd October 2023 6:30 pm||Ludovico Einaudi|
|Thursday 26th October 2023 6:30 pm||JLS|
|Saturday 28th October 2023 7:30 pm||VOXI Presents KISS Haunted House Party|
|Sunday 29th October 2023 6:00 pm||Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary|
|Friday 10th November 2023 6:30 pm||Waterloo - A Tribute to ABBA|
|Saturday 18th November 2023 5:00 pm||Worlds Strongest Nation 2023|
|Thursday 7th December 2023 6:30 pm||Madness|
|Friday 8th December 2023 6:30 pm||Donny Osmond|
|Friday 8th December 2023 6:31 pm||Donny Osmond - Official Premium Ticket + Hotel Experiences|
|Saturday 9th December 2023 6:30 pm||Leona Lewis|
|Sunday 10th December 2023 6:30 pm||Hozier - Unreal Unearth Tour|
|Thursday 14th December 2023 7:30 pm||Shagged, Married, Annoyed Live with Chris and Rosie Ramsey|
|Friday 15th December 2023 6:00 pm||Home Alone in Concert|
|Thursday 21st December 2023 6:30 pm||Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds|
|Wednesday 17th January 2024 5:30 pm||Bring Me The Horizon|
|Tuesday 30th January 2024 6:00 pm||Strictly Come Dancing - The Live Tour 2024|
|Wednesday 31st January 2024 6:00 pm||Strictly Come Dancing - The Live Tour 2024|
|Wednesday 21st February 2024 7:30 pm||The Original Harlem Globetrotters|
|Sunday 3rd March 2024 6:30 pm||OMD|
|Thursday 7th March 2024 6:30 pm||Rick Astley|
|Friday 5th April 2024 7:30 pm||Red Rum Club|
|Saturday 6th April 2024 6:30 pm||UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell - THE HITS TOUR|
|Friday 19th April 2024 8:00 pm||Michael McIntyre: MACNIFICENT|
|Saturday 20th April 2024 8:00 pm||Michael McIntyre: MACNIFICENT|
|Thursday 2nd May 2024 6:30 pm||What's Love Got to do With it - Tina Turner Tribute|
|Friday 12th July 2024 10:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Friday 12th July 2024 1:00 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Saturday 13th July 2024 10:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Saturday 13th July 2024 1:00 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Saturday 13th July 2024 4:00 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Sunday 14th July 2024 10:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Sunday 14th July 2024 1:00 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Saturday 7th September 2024 6:30 pm||The Very Best of Texas|
|Friday 11th October 2024 7:30 pm||Michael Starring Ben THE MAGIC OF MICHAEL JACKSON|
|Saturday 2nd November 2024 7:00 pm||UB40 plus guests Soul II Soul|
|Friday 3rd October 2025 12:00 am||Simply Red - 40th Anniversary|
|Saturday 22nd November 2025 12:00 am||Peter Kay Live|
More events may be listed on the official M&S Bank Arena Liverpool website (see the information section at the end of this page).
The closest mainline train station is Liverpool Lime Street, around 20 minutes’ walk from the Echo Arena. Visitors not wishing to walk can hop onto the Merseyrail network at Lime Street and catch a train to James Street Train Station, roughly ½ mile from the arena.
To reach the M&S Bank Arena by car, follow the brown tourist signs marked Waterfront, located on all major roads into Liverpool city centre. The official website suggests using L3 4BX as the postcode for satellite navigation systems (although the actual postcode for the Liverpool Echo Arena is L3 4FP).
The M&S Bank Arena boasts its own car park with spaces for 1,600 vehicles. At the time of writing (September 2016) a flat rate of £7 is charged on event nights. There are further car parking choices at Liverpool One.