October in Liverpool

Monday 2nd October 2017 by BASE Serviced Apartments

BASE is back again with our Monthly Preview Blogs, this time we’re taking a look at October 2017.

It’s a jam-packed month in Liverpool with a plethora of events and attractions to choose from. So without further adieu, here is what visitors can expect:

Liverpool in October 2017

Milton Jones

Sunday 1st October

Liverpool Echo Arena

Milton Jones Liverpool October 2017

Kicking off October 2017 in Liverpool is Milton Jones.

The neurotic British comedian brings his particular brand of deadpan comedy to the Liverpool Echo Arena for an evening of side-splitting stand up.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Sunday 1st – Tuesday 31st October

Farmer Teds, Ormskirk

Merseyside’s premier scare attractions back again for an eleventh consecutive year.

Farmageddon in Ormskirk has something a cult following for those living in Liverpool looking for a great night of live action scares at Farmer Ted’s.

Resurrected once more, brave the likes of Terror on the Farm, Meat Locker, the brain-twisting Contagion and of course, Zombie Outlaw Paintball – the only attraction of its type in the UK!

Tickets are available to purchase online.

Dizzee Rascal

Monday 2nd October

02 Academy Liverpool

UK’s hip-hop artist Dizzee Rascal will be swapping arena’s for more intimate venues this October.

The multi-award winning MC will be performing live at Liverpool’s 02 Academy, promoting his first album in nearly four years.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th October

Liverpool Empire Theatre

X-Factor winner Joe McElderry leads Bill Kenwright’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Having enjoyed sensational reviews, the retelling of the famous biblical story comes to Liverpool Empire Theatre for a limited time only during October 2017.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

I Love the 90’s

Friday 6th October

Liverpool Echo Arena

Get ready for a night of 90’s nostalgia this October

Step back in time with the inaugural “I Love the 90’s” tour; featuring the likes of Vanilla Ice, Salt n Peppa, Coolio and more, live at Liverpool Echo Arena.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

Chamber of Terror

Friday 6th – Tuesday 31st October

Brookfield Centre, Aintree

Dare you enter the newest, most immersive and truly terrifying Live Actor Halloween scare attraction in Liverpool?

Contained Liverpool is bringing “Chamber of Terror” to the city in October 2017, a walk-through horror maze filled with creepy corridors, each hosting the most petrifying of creatures.

Further information is available online.

Belinda Carlisle

Saturday 7th October

Liverpool Olympia

Heaven is indeed a place on earth, or at least it will be when Belinda Carlisle arrives in Liverpool during October!

The American singer will be bringing her “Heaven 30th Anniversary Tour” to Liverpool Olympia, performing a selection of tracks from the infamous 1987 album as well as other favourites.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

Liverpool Disco Festival

Saturday 7th October

The Baltic Triangle

Liverpool Disco Festival returns for a third edition during October 2017.

The much-loved event returns to the Baltic Triangle, celebrating all things Disco with an array of performances and events across different venues around the area.

Further information is available online.

Mega Liverpool Horror Con

Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th October

Exhibition Centre Liverpool

The Mega Liverpool Horror Con is set to be an amazing weekend for families and horror buffs alike.

Fans of the fear-provoking can expect a vast array of great features at the convention including stalls full to the brim with horror memorabilia, weird and wonderful exhibitions, film screenings at “The Slashers Den” and host of live Q&A’s with celebrity guests – to name but a few.

This deeply immersive and interactive convention promises to be one of the UK’s best horror events all year!

Further information is available online.

Independent Liverpool Outdoor Cinema – Secret Garden

Saturday 7th – Monday 9th October

Calderstones Park

Billed as “the stars of Hollywood under the stars of Liverpool”, this looks to be a real treat for anyone looking for a memorable evening this October.

Set in the surroundings of the stunning Calderstone’s Park, Independent Liverpool will host classic films Breakfast at Tiffany’s and When Harry Met Sally on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

While due to popular demand, a third date has been added on Monday 9th showing the classic French flick Amélie.

Rip It Up

Tuesday 10th October

Liverpool Philharmonic

Fans of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing will love this brand show coming to Liverpool in October.

Two Strictly champions together with one strictly professional will swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest decade of music – the 1950’s!

Further information is available online.

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

Friday 13th October

Camp and Furnace

Craig Charles returns to Camp and Furnace, Liverpool for another Funk & Soul Club special.

The Liverpudlian actor, beloved for classic tv show’s like Red Dwarf and Robot Wars, is also one of the UK’s most popular Funk and Soul DJ’s.

Further information is available online.

White Lies

Saturday 14th October

Invisible Wind Factory

White Lies will return to Liverpool this October for their final show of 2017.

The Eailing post-punk trio has chosen to wrap up their year with a show at one of the city’s most exciting venues – The Invisible Wind Factory.

Further information is available online.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Sunday 15th October

Liverpool Echo Arena

The world’s number 1 Pink Floyd tribute act will be returning to Liverpool in October 2017.

Australian Pink Floyd will be bringing their “The Best of the Moon” Tour to Liverpool Echo Arena which has been astonishing audiences worldwide. Striving to reproduce the quintessential Floyd experience, expect everything from a fantastic laser and light show to giant inflatable Pigs – it’s almost as good as the real thing!

Tickets are available to purchase online.

Little Mix

Monday 16th October

Liverpool Echo Arena

The world’s biggest girl band will be making their first of three visits to Liverpool this October.

Little Mix brings “The Glory Days Tour” to Liverpool Echo Arena where fans can expect all the hits including “Move”, “Wings” and the chart-topping “Black Magic”.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

The Solid Gold Rock N Roll Show

Monday 16th October

Liverpool Philharmonic

Step back in time with The Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show.

Head to Liverpool Philharmonic this October for a special night of music, celebrating the late fifties and early sixties which ushered in the arrival of rock ‘n’ roll and a whole new pop culture.

Further information is available online.


Monday 16th – Saturday 21st October

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Get ready to dance like you’ve never danced before with Flashdance!

Starring Strictly Come Dancing Champion Joanne Clifton and A1 heartthrob Ben Adams, this exhilarating musical is an adaptation of the 1983 film. of the same name.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

The Pretenders

Tuesday 17th October

Liverpool Philharmonic

English-American rock band The Pretenders have booked a date Liverpool Philharmonic in October 2017.

Perhaps best known for their 1982 hit “Back on the Chain Gang”, Chrissie Hynde’s outfit is touring their 2016 album “Alone”, the bands first in six years.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

Legends Live 2017

Wednesday 18th October

Liverpool Echo Arena

Four iconic artists have been brought together for Legends Live 2017

Suzi Quatro, David Essex, The Osmonds and Hot Chocolate will headline this special arena tour and a date at Liverpool Echo Arena will take place this October.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

WannaBe – The Spice Girls Show

Thursday 19th October

The Epstein Theatre

Spice up your life this October with WannaBe – The Spice Girls Show.

Taking place at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre, this show lovingly recreates the era of Girl Power and pays tribute to the biggest girl band of the 90’s.

Come join Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sport & Baby Spice for the perfect girls night out!

Liverpool Irish Festival

Thursday 19th – Sunday 29th October


The annual Liverpool Irish Festival will be returning to the city in October 2017.

Bringing Liverpool and Ireland closer together through arts and culture, it is the only arts and culture led Irish festival in the UK platforming an incredible array of art, culture, performance, film, music, literature, food and drink, talks and tours.

Returning for its 15th year, expecting a hugely diverse and memorable programme spanning venues across Liverpool City Centre

Further information is available online.

Ghoulies Haunted House

Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd October

Tuesday 24th – Tuesday 1st October

Dale Street, Liverpool

Have the funniest fright of your life this October at Ghoulies!

The All new start of the art-horror experience and scare attraction will officially be opening on Dale Street during October 2017.

Featuring the latest in animatronics and Hollywood characters, Ghoulies Haunted House is the perfect answer to an unforgettable evening!

John Mayall

Friday 20th October

Liverpool Philharmonic

The Godfather of British Blues has a date with Liverpool in October 2017.

John Mayall, a pioneer of blues music and widely regarded as the genre’s most influential artist, will be performing live at Liverpool Philharmonic, playing songs from a career spanning well over 50 years.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

John Bishop

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd October

Liverpool Echo Arena

Liverpool’s favourite comedian is going back to his roots this October.

John Bishop makes his grand return to stand-up comedy with his highly-anticipated “Winging It” Tour and has a string of dates confirmed at Liverpool Echo Arena. The tour will see John back on stage with his fifth UK tour, performing his own inimitable style.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

Cinema in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd October

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral has paired with Independent Liverpool for a weekend of family-fun cinema.

One of Liverpool’s most iconic attractions will be screening a host of classic family films including; The Goonies, Matilda and the original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

This is the first and perhaps last cinema night that has ever been put on within the stunning walls of the Cathedral, so don’t miss out!

Michael Kiwanuka

Saturday 21st October

Liverpool Philharmonic

Critically acclaimed Michael Kiwanuka will be wowing audiences in Liverpool this October,

One of the most promising soul artists in the UK, Michael will be touring his Mercury Prize and BRIT nominated second album Love & Hate.

Further information is available online.

Spooky Welly Walk

Saturday 21st October

Sefton Park

Merseyside’s biggest Halloween family event is back!

The Spooky Welly Walk is a two-mile, Halloween themed, family, walk through Sefton Park with over 20 different Trick or Treat activity stations.

Further information is available online.

Southport Halloween Festival

Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th October


Southport’s unique Halloween festival is back for 2017, with more spookily good goings on than ever before.

From a 16′ spider stalking the streets to sensational monster petting zoos and even a very special Harry Potter themed day – there is something for every Halloween fan to enjoy in Southport.

A short train or bus ride from our apartments, Southport is easily commutable from Liverpool so there’s no reason not to enjoy their Halloween Festival this October.

Further information is available online.

Sing-a-Long-A Frozen

Sunday 22nd October

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Sing-a-Long-A Frozen will be returning to Liverpool once again this October.

Well received last year, the interactive sing-a-long screening will be back at Liverpool Empire Theatre, complete with a live host and Singalonga Princesses.

Guaranteed to bring a smile to your little one’s face this October, dress up is encouraged and participation is mandatory.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

Can You Dance? Grand Final

Sunday 22nd October

Exhibition Centre Liverpool

After holding 9 successful regional conventions around England & Scotland, Can You Dance? is returning to Exhibition Centre Liverpool in October 2017 for the Grand Final!

Alongside the big event, there will be everything from dance masterclasses, exhibitions and even the chance to be scouted for scholarships and awards!

Further information is available online.


Tuesday 24th October

Liverpool Philharmonic

Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabrao kick off their UK tour with a date at Liverpool in October 2017.

Since meeting above a pub in 2014 and winning the TV talent show mere months later, Collabro has quickly become the world’s most famous musical theatre group.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

The Chamber of Horrors

Tuesday 24th – Tuesday 31st October

St George’s Hall

Liverpool’s spookiest Halloween experience is back.

After the success of last year’s Chamber of Horrors, Lovehistory is returning to the resting ground of the unsaved deep beneath historic St George’s Hall this October.

For one week only, from 24-31 October, Liverpool’s most imposing building will host the damned, the unsaved and the cursed.

Further information is available online.

English National Ballet

Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th October

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Experience the emotional power and visual thrill of Akram Khan’s acclaimed Giselle.

One of ballet most iconic has been reimagined by English National Ballet and four special performances have been confirmed for Liverpool during October.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

Liverpool Music Week 2017

26th – 31st October


Europe’s largest indoor winter music festival returns to Liverpool for their 15th anniversary

Liverpool Music Week boasts an incredible lineup of live music at venues across the city, with the honours of opening the festival going to legendary disco band CHIC featuring Nile Rogers.

A significant coup for the recently crowned metropolitan music festival of the year, this will be the first time CHIC have played the city in more than four decades!

The full lineup for Liverpool Music Week is available online.

Around The World in 80 Days

Friday 27th – Saturday 28th October

Liverpool Playhouse

Join Phileas Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout as they venture Around the World in 80 Days.

Direct from The West End, Theresa Haskin’s celebrated production comes to Liverpool Playhouse as part of a major six-month UK Tour, with a talented cast of 8 playing over 125 characters!

Tickets are available to purchase online

The Wizard of Oz

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th October

The Epstein Theatre

Go on a magical adventure over the rainbow this October with Regal Entertainments’ enchanting production of The Wizard of Oz.

Starring Cheryl Ferguson of EastEnders fame, this magical show is sure to put a smile on the faces of even the meanest of munchkins.

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her adorable little dog Toto, as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Merry Old Land of Oz to meet the Wizard!

Tickets are available to purchase online.

Cage Warriors 88

Saturday 28th October

Liverpool Echo Arena

Cage Warriors returns to Liverpool once again in October 2017.

Fans of MMA can enjoy a stacked card featuring Paddy Pimblett, Chris Fishgold and Molly McCann among others for what has promised to be “the biggest night in the history of Cage Warriors”.

Further information is available online.

Sixties Gold

Saturday 28th October

Liverpool Philharmonic

Take a trip down memory lane this October with some of the Sixties most well-known stars.

The Sixties Gold tour features Gerry and The Pacemakers – on their on their farewell tour, The Searchers, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, Steve Ellis and Vanity Fare.

Further information is available online.

The Voodoo Ball 2017

28th October

Invisible Wind Factory

Liverpool’s favourite Halloween party returns to the Invisible Wind Factory.

The Voodoo Ball is a truly magical experience bringing together African and Latin music, unbelievable costumes inspired by ancient folklore, live performances and pyrotechnics to tell an immersive and truly unique story that unfolds before your very eyes.

Save the date, this is one party that can’t be missed!

Further information is available online.

Wonderland’s Spooktacular Family Disco

Saturday 28th October

Hangar 34

Head to Hangar 34 this October for a not-so-spooky Halloween event!

Wonderland’s spectacular family disco will be filled with activities for children of all ages.

Featuring everything from apple bobbing, face painting, pet farms, 3 legged races and much more – not to mention complimentary Prosecco on entry for all adults!

The Meatloaf Story

Sunday 29th October

Liverpool Echo Arena

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the album Bat Out Of Hell, Steve Steinman brings you his all-new show, The Meat Loaf Story!

Well known over the world for his hit show Vampires Rock, Steve Steinman has pulled out all the stops for this next production featuring an incredible stage set and an incredible live band. Rock out to the great hits of all time in Liverpool this October!

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Sunday 29th October

Liverpool Philharmonic

Hear the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at their spine-chilling best with this October Spooktacular.

This family-friendly concert encourages both children and adults to come together and experience classical music, with a Halloween twist. Fidgeting is allowed, so come along and give it a try!

Further information is available online.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Sunday 29th October

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Pioneering synth-pop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will be live in Liverpool this October.

Best known for the hit song “Enola Gay”, Wirral natives OMD shaped the electronic genre that dominated the music scene during the 1980’s.

Tickets are available to purchase online.

Haunted Cinema at The Dome

Tuesday 31st October

The Dome Grand Central

Prepare for a scare of The Dome hosts a special Halloween cinema night, with a terrifying twist!

Expect all tricks and no treats as during the showing of The Blair Witch Project, there will be frights of a different kind lurking in the shadows of the Dome, ready to pop up and give you the freight of a life at a moments notice!

While the candid classic is still as bone-chilling as it was back when it was first released in 1999, it’s sure to be nothing compared to the creatures waiting to scare you senseless!

Ottersghoul – Experience The Horror of The Maze

Tuesday 31st October

Otterspool Adventure Centre

Ottersghoul brings an interactive horror experience to thrill and terrify this Halloween.

Put your nerves to the test as you weave your way through a twisted labyrinth, combined with horrifying creatures, immersive elements and special effects to provide a nerve shattering experience!

Further information is available online.


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