ACC Liverpool is an award-winning building located on the world-famous Liverpool waterfront. It sits alongside the Grade I listed Albert Dock complex and World Heritage Site on the eastern bank of the river Mersey, in the heart of Liverpool city centre.
ACC Liverpool’s facilities are unique in Europe; the award-winning BT Convention Centre (which houses a 1,350 seat auditorium, 18 break out rooms and 3,725 m2 of exhibition space - combining to 7,125m2 once opened out to the arena floor) and the 11,000-capacity Echo Arena are interlinked by a central galleria which joins the two venues - the only design of its kind on this continent - providing you with a unique landscape to stage your event.
Address: Echo Arena Liverpool
From the south... Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
ACC Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to ACC Liverpool. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Ring Traveline Merseyside 0871 200 22 33 for up to date information about your bus, train or ferry service. The Traveline is open from 0800 - 2000 every day of the week.
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to ACC Liverpool. The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to ACC Liverpool.
CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport ...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of ACC Liverpool.
For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. ACC Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.
From the North...
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage. We offer a flat fee of £5 for parking for all Echo Arena event nights.
From the South...
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage.
You'll find accessible parking in our adjacent ACC car park, although it's not free for Blue Badge holders. There are plenty of accessible spaces in the car park, plus a drop off point on the river side of the centre if you'd prefer door to door service. Lifts in the car park have reversing mirrors and both visual and audible floor indicators. The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair, although assistance may be needed as the route includes some ramps.
Once you're inside the building the box office features a fixed loop hearing system, as do the refreshment and merchandising counters, which are situated at low levels to make life easier.
We have 68 dedicated bays for disabled customers with an excellent view of the stage, with seating for carers and disabled patrons and you won't need to climb any steps to reach them. Our floor seating is at a lower level however and you will need to use steps to reach it.
An induction loop is available in some of our seating areas and there's a seating area within the disabled bay for blind visitors who need to bring a guide dog. If you have any questions about special seating requirements please contact our box office on 0844 8000 400 / firstname.lastname@example.org . For other enquiries, please e-mail email@example.com .
There are eight accessible toilets in the Echo Arena; toilets are available on every floor of the building.
Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue - you can also charge scooters and wheelchairs at the venue; and guide dogs are welcome too in the Echo Arena.