CHANCE2DANCE has one main objective; to provide dancers with the best performance opportunities possible. Performing is a key element to developing as a dancer and we strive to make each and every CHANCE2DANCE event a night to remember. With a clear emphasis on production and a highly dedicated team, we will ensure that this event unlike any other dance show that you have seen or been part of before; and one that will be the talk of principals, parents and pupils for a long time to come.
You may be aware that Liverpool Football Club will play in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday 1 June.
If they are victorious a homecoming parade will take place in Liverpool on Sunday 2 June. As a result the city centre will be extremely busy and there will be some road closures. Please allow significant extra time for your journey. Details of the road closures and how to get to the venue are detailed below.
The parade is planned to take place from 4pm until approx. 9pm. The Strand will be closed northbound from Leeds Street / Old Hall Street junction to the Upper Parliament Street / Great George Street junction from 9.30am to 11pm or until it is safe to re-open. The southbound lane will be closed from approx. 5pm until 11pm, again subject to crowd safety requirements.
Driving / Parking
We strongly suggest not driving to the venue. There are car parks available in the city centre, however they may fill up early in the day and my not be accessible in the afternoon and early evening.
In the event that you do need to drive to the venue, access will be via Upper Parliament Street, Sefton Street, Mariners Wharf, Kings Parade and Half Tide Wharf. Vehicles exiting from the arena should follow the same route out. Please note it will not be possible to turn left or right onto the Strand. The map below shows the parade route and road closures
There are excellent public transport links that serve the city with Merseyrail stations and the Liverpool ONE bus station all within 10 minutes’ walk of M&S Bank Arena Liverpool. However stations and bus routes close to the venue will be disrupted. The MerseyTravel Website will provide the latest information, journey planners and timetables.
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 M&S Bank Arena.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. 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.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
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. M&S Bank Arena 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.
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.
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.
M&S Bank Arena 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 the venue. 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.
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 M&S Bank Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.
- Merseytravel (rail, ferry and bus timetables)
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport
- Manchester Airport
- Visit Liverpool (Tourism website)
- Virgin Trains (mainline services from Liverpool Lime Street)
Frequently Asked Questions
Our new on-site temporary multi-deck car park is now open. There is plenty of parking nearby too, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.
This event is in The Auditorium Liverpool. This is a standard seating layout for The Auditorium Liverpool for guidance only, as each event layout is unique, so please refer to the individual plan provided when booking your tickets online as the actual layout may differ from this image. The entrance to the venue can be seen here.