This ballroom is located on West Derby Road, next to The Grafton Ballroom and can accommodate almost 1960 people. Originally known as Locarno, Olympia has been a key venue in the city for over 70 years. Built in 1905 it was closed and reopened several times, the last one being in the 1990s when the building became a venue for all kinds of events including boxing and, more recently, wrestling. In here you’ll also find a new dining experience.
Liverpool Olympia is located to the North of the city centre and is very accessible by car, bus or train, depending on the time you have available.
By train and tube: a train would not be the best transport means to get to the venue; the nearest train station is Liverpool Lime Street Station; from there, you'll reach the Empire Theatre in about 15-20 minutes on foot.
By bus: located within 3 minutes of walking distance, the nearest bus station, Caird Street, is served by routes 12, 13, 15, and 18.
By car: Liverpool Olympia is located on West Derby Road/A5049 near the crossroad with Everton Road/A580.
International: If you are travelling from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, you can catch a train right at the terminal exit (Hunts Cross railway station); or, you could get onto a bus (line 82,80,201); both routes will take you about an hour.
The venue offers a 250 capacity space car park and ample street parking. On street parking does not presuppose any separate spots for Blue Badge holders, but the car park does.
Access for people with special needs
Unfortunately, Liverpool Olympia is not wheelchair accessible. The building has too many stairs and no ramp. However, assistants are welcome for free, and the venue allows guide dogs. If you have any other request, feel free to contact the management.