Events in Liverpool

Tickle the Ivories Festival at Liverpool ONE

Our much loved Tickle the Ivories piano festival is back for its twelfth year and ready for you to enjoy until 11 September!

Tickle the Ivories is set to bring more than 100 performers this year, ranging from solo pianists, duo pianists, choirs, dance groups and so much more! An ideal complement to the occasional play from visitors to Liverpool ONE.

The free-to-use pianos are located across Liverpool ONE, you can find them at:

  • The bottom of Sugar House Steps by John Lewis & Partners
  • South John Street
  • Peter’s Square
  • College Lane
  • The Galleria by the entrance of ODEON

Some Tickle performances for your diary

MONDAY 8 august

12:00-13:00 – Mikeys – College Lane

wednesday 10 august

12:00-13:00 – LOTR FOTR Highlights – Sugar House Steps

thursday 11 august

15:00-16:00 – Gerry Jones, a Liverpool Musician – Lower South John Street

Frank McFarlane’s Tribute at Sugar House Steps

10:00-11:00 – Daniel Green
11:00-12:00 – Andrea Otero
12:00-13:00 – Andrew Fisher
13:30-14:30 – Bradbury Fields Choir
14:30-15:00 – Gerry Jones, a Liverpool Musician
16:00-17:00 – Alan Derrick
17:00-18:00 – Mike Neary
18:00-19:00 – Helen Maw

friday 12 august

12:00-13:00 – Mikeys – Sugar House Steps
13:00-14:00 – Paul Pseudonym – Sugar House Steps

saturday 13 august

11:00-12:00 – Harrison Crane – College Lane
13:00-14:00 – Andrew Fisher – Sugar House Steps
13:00-14:00 – Joanna – College Lane
15:00-16:00 – Rachel Burnett – Sugar House Steps

sunday 14 august

12:00-13:00 – Rachel Burnett – Sugar House Steps
13:00-14:00 – James Howard – Sugar House Steps
14:00-15:00 – Joanna – Sugar House Steps

You can book a slot one of four pianos situated across the estate on College Lane, Sugar House Steps, the Galleria outside ODEON or in Peter’s Square. Bookings are through our partners at Open Culture, just click the link below.

You can also email them directly to book, or with any questions you may have about performances, at