What we do

Hope Street develops artists, art forms and arts in the community by delivering innovative and participatory projects that initiate change and regenerate the cultural landscape of Liverpool and beyond. 

Hope Street provides professional development for emerging artists and theatre companies and produces cutting edge, cross artform performances that encourage established artists to work outside their comfort zone in unusual places and spaces.

Hope Street's community engagement programmes provide opportunities for vulnerable individuals and isolated communities. It aims to combat social exclusion and raise the standard and expectation of community arts.

Our core artistic programme comprises ADAPT and On the Verge.

Many Hope Street alumni have established award-winning companies, including Tmesis Theatre, Travelled CompanionsBig Wow, Random Acts of Wildness, Suitcase Ensemble and Petite Ullaloom.

Video: Former Hope-Streeter, Dharmesh Patel, during rehearsals for The Two Gentlemen Of Verona Everyman Theatre Liverpool, October 2016

"A national pioneer keenly aware of the value of the vast resources on its doorstep."
Total Theatre magazine.

Hope Street is the founding member of COoL (Creative Organisations of Liverpool).

On 27th June 2017, it was announced that from April 2018, Hope Street will no longer be a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.  Whilst this news undoubtedly presents significant challenges, the trustees, staff and volunteers will be exploring alternative sources of income, as we head towards our 30th birthday and beyond.
This has also resulted in us having to withdraw as lead organisation in the restoration of the former Everton Library.

Download Hope Street Ltd's most recent Annual Reports:
Annual Report 2014-15
Annual Report 2013-14
Annual Report 2012-13