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Sleeping Beauty

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Please be advised doors will open 75 minutes prior to the performance start time.

We have implemented numerous covid-secure measures to ensure the safety and well-being of customers and those at our venue, this includes: wearing a face covering, no bags policy and you using NHS Track and Trace when you enter the venue. For more info please visit here.


The pantomime of your dreams comes to Liverpool this May half-term with social-distancing measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Starring Gareth Gates, Emma Grace Arends and comedy favourite Bippo!

The evil Carabosse curses Princess Beauty to die on her 21st birthday. Thanks to Beauty’s Fairy, she only falls into a deep sleep that can be broken with a kiss from her true love. Will her handsome prince come to her rescue and save the day?

There’s only one way to find out... Don’t miss this spectacular pantomime featuring a superb cast, live band, brilliant scenery and costumes, amazing special effects and lots and lots of laughs!

  • Reducing the seating capacity has been reduced from 1,350 to under 500
  • 1 Metre + Social Distancing In The Auditorium
  • Social Distancing and one way system will be in place around the venue, foyer & auditorium
  • Hand Sanitiser Stations available throughout the venue
  • The Auditorium will be deep cleaned after each performance and treated with anti-viral spray

Sleeping Beauty. 

Show running time: 2 hours with interval.

Please note, during the show there will be filming of the stage and audience reactions. If you are not comfortable with this please speak to a steward once you arrive at the venue and they will be able to assist.

Performance Schedule:

May & June 2021




Saturday 29th


3:00pm (gold)

7:00pm (gold)

Sunday 30th 


1:00pm (gold)

5:00pm (gold)

Monday 31st


3:00pm (gold)

7:00pm (gold)

Thursday 3rd


3:00pm (gold)

7:00pm (silver)

Friday 4th 


3:00pm (gold)

7:00pm (gold)

Saturday 5th 

11:00am (gold)

3:00pm (gold)



Gold performance prices:

  • One Ticket – £26
  • Two Tickets – £52
  • Three Tickets – £78
  • Four Tickets – £100
  • Five Tickets – £125
  • Six Tickets – £150

Silver performance prices:

  • One Ticket – £19
  • Two Tickets – £38
  • Three Tickets – £57
  • Four Tickets – £72
  • Five Tickets – £90
  • Six Tickets – £108

In order for audience members to adhere to social distancing, tickets will be sold in singles, pairs and  groups of three, four, or five. Please note, in line with Government guidance, bookings should only be in groups from one household or support bubble.

Please note: A limited number of single seats are available but can not be booked online. Please email our customer service team

Please note: This is a socially distanced event and will go ahead in line with current government guidance in relation to COVID-19. As guidance continues to evolve we recommend that all customers check local and national guidance and restrictions that my affect them at the time of the event.


Set Reminder

  • Bus

  • Car

  • Train

  • Plane

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.

Accessible Bookings

To book accessible tickets please call our box office on 0344 8000 400 on the day that the event goes on sale - this applies to both presale and general sale. 

Our contact centre is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

We want our customers to have confidence in booking tickets to attend events at the M&S Bank Arena. This includes refunds on tickets for cancelled or rescheduled events and implementing Covid-secure venue measures. More information


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.

The Auditorium Liverpool

You can find more venue layout plans here.