Christmas Choirs: Performance Application

Christmas Choirs: Performance Application

14/11/2020 - 31/12/2020

Christmas is coming and Liverpool ONE is on the lookout for performers to celebrate the season!

We would like to invite both professional and amateur performers to celebrate the festive season with us by showcasing their talents and raising money for their group or nominated charity. If you’re a school or community choir, band or vocal group get involved by emailing choirs@liverpool-one.com

How to apply:

Before applying, please read the full performer code of practice below.

Please consult the latest Covid-19 regulations and ensure your performance can meet all the rules and guidance before applying:

Meeting people outside your household https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing

Performing arts here

To request a slot, please complete the application form and email it to choirs@liverpool-one.com

We’ll be in touch as soon as we can to discuss your act and confirm your performance dates/times.



  • Performance slots can be booked on any day of the week between 10am and 6pm, but please note that evening slots are not available on Sundays.
  • All performers are licensed to busk and keep all the proceeds they make.
  • You may also collect money for your chosen registered charity if you’d prefer.
  • If you wish to collect for a charity while performing, please complete the relevant section on the form including the registered charity number of your chosen organisation. You must email us within seven days following your performance to confirm the amount of money you raised.
  • Please note that you will need to provide your Public Liability Insurance and Risk Assessment including Covid-19 related risks at least 2 weeks prior to your performance date.
  • Please note that while these are also performance locations for the Tickle the Ivories piano busking festival, the pianos will not be available for use for this event.

Code Of Practice

Please note the following details for your performance.  All groups must agree to abide by this Code of Practice.


Please follow the latest Liverpool ONE and government regulations and guidance on COVID-19, in particular:

  • You must not visit or perform at Liverpool ONE if anyone in your group has COVID-19 symptoms, a positive test, has been asked to isolate by NHS Track and Trace, or are living with someone who has a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • 2m social distancing must be maintained between each performer from a separate household or social bubble, and between performers and the audience.
  • The amateur performance group must consist of no more than 6 people. If your group is a business, charitable organisation or public body, more people may perform providing social distancing can be maintained in the space allocated and you take reasonable steps to mitigate the risk of transmission, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance.
  • You should keep the contact details for all the participants in case they are required for the NHS Track and Trace programme.
  • Please set the volume of the performance at a suitable level to allow the audience to hear each other and speak at a normal conversational level without raising their voices when they are right next to the performance space whether standing to watch or passing. This is due to the higher risk of droplet and aerosol transmission from raised voices.
  • Do not encourage audience participation or communal activities within the audience such as dancing, singing or chanting. Be mindful of what is happening around you and stop performing if an audience is building who are unable to maintain social distancing or if they are singing/dancing/ or undertaking other activities which may increase the risk of transmission.
  • We cannot provide changing rooms as the government advises against this. Performers should arrive dressed and ready to perform. The public toilets on Wall Street are open, for toilet use not changing.
  • We cannot provide any bag or equipment storage so please ensure participants keep any belongings close to them and supervise valuables.
  • Facemasks must be worn in the following areas in Liverpool ONE:
    • Toilets
    • All stores
    • In cafes, bars or restaurant for when going in to purchase takeaway items and pre-ordered collections.
    • In cafes, bars or restaurants when dining in, at all times apart from when you are seated eating and drinking at your table. You should wear a mask when arriving, going to your table, leaving and when moving around the restaurant to visit the toilet.
    • ODEON cinema, Junkyard Golf
    • The Galleria outside The ODEON
    • Enclosed walkways to/from the car parks
  • Liverpool ONE may withdraw the availability of performance space at any time based on government advice, regulations or further lockdown.


Your performance

We welcome performances from school and community choirs and bands.  We have various locations in which to perform which will be agreed upon booking.

Liverpool ONE’s busking programme will be running at the same time in other locations so if you are an approved busker please book in by emailing busk@liverpool-one.com

Charity collections

If you would like to collect money for a registered charity during your performance you must manage all monies. Please supply the charity name and registered charity number when booking.  Please notify Liverpool ONE within 7 days of your performance of the amount of money you raised for the charity.

Power or PA system

Liverpool ONE cannot provide power for your performance but you may bring a battery powered PA system to enhance your performance providing the volume is kept at a reasonable level.


Please provide us with information and photographs/videos that we may use to promote your performance in advance.  These could be included on Liverpool ONE’s website and social media as well as on a timetable in the performance location.

Travelling by coach

If your group intend to travel by coach you may request a coach drop off and/or collection space in the Liverpool ONE Bus Station.  Please email coachbookings@merseytravel.gov.uk to request a space.


The car parks in Liverpool ONE are operated by an external company therefore free parking is unfortunately not available.  Details about the car parks in Liverpool ONE can be found here

Lunch or break facilities

We do not have any rooms or spaces available to use for lunch or breaks.  The following organisations near Liverpool ONE have café facilities or rooms available to hire:




Please be aware that we may have photographers or film crews capture your performance.  By requesting a performance slot, you agree to being photographed/filmed.  All performance locations are public places, as such any member of the public may wish to record your performance or photograph you – we have no control over this.

Health and Safety

  • Liverpool ONE is all outdoors and while the choir locations are under cover away from rain the group will need to dress appropriately for the cold weather.
  • Please ensure your group leader has suitable insurance for the organised trip to Liverpool ONE and has undertaken a risk assessment. Liverpool ONE will not be held responsible for any loss, harm or injuries sustained during your performance.
  • Performers under 16 must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult/teacher. Please bear in mind if you are a school, you will need to have a statutory number of adults required when undertaking school trips or visits.
  • Schools or organisations bringing children under 16 to Liverpool ONE are responsible for ensuring that they have received all necessary parental agreement prior to their visit.
  • Performers should report any lost children to a member of Liverpool ONE staff. Liverpool ONE’s security and management teams have procedures in place to deal with lost children.
  • First Aiders are available within Liverpool ONE at all times to deal with any minor injuries or to contact emergency services if needed.

On arrival at Liverpool ONE

Please go straight to your performance locations. If you have any problems please ring Control Room on 0151 232 3199.

Public Toilets

The public toilets can be found at the Information Centre on Wall Street and are currently free to use.


If you require any assistance when you are in Liverpool ONE, our Facilities team will be able to help. In an emergency please call 0151 232 3199.

Featured image: SingMe Merseyside

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