Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

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Student Accommodation

  • The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts does not currently have its own halls of residence, but it does have a series of partnership arrangements with nearby accommodation providers. These offer a good standard and range of accommodation for students.
  • Detailed information is provided by LIPA upon accepting an offer of a place.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £55 to £170 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2018/19

Student Life

  • A former European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is the only UNESCO City of Music in England and is a world-renowned cultural hub. Liverpool's waterfront is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and the city has over 2,500 listed buildings, the most of any UK city outside of London.
  • The city has a reputation for being friendly and vibrant and with its relatively low living costs is a popular destination for students.
  • Although a busy city there are plenty of green spaces to enjoy with St James Mount and Gardens at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral opposite LIPA's campus. Sefton Park is just 2 miles away while various sandy beaches are easily accessible by public transport, including Crosby beach - which is home to the iconic sculpture Another Place by Antony Gormley.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Liverpool city centre has over 300 bars, clubs, cafés and restaurants and in 2018 it was awarded Purple Flag status for the eighth successive year, meaning it is a safe and well-managed place to enjoy a night out. LIPA is half a mile from Liverpool's creative and digital quarter, The Baltic Triangle, which is home to some of the city's most exciting independent venues and bars.
  • Liverpool hosts an amazing range of festivals, including: Sound City, Liverpool Music Week, Homotopia, Africa Oyé, Brazilica, Liverpool Biennial, LEAP Dance Festival, DADA Fest and Writing on the Wall. It is also home to more museums and galleries than any other UK city outside of London.
  • The city is home to Liverpool FC, Everton FC, and the annual Grand National at Aintree. Liverpool Marina is the base for a range of water sports clubs.


  • LIPA's campus is situated in the city centre opposite the Anglican cathedral.
  • Merseyrail and bus services provide a good network of public transport.
  • There are hourly direct trains to London from Liverpool Lime Street with the journey taking just under 2 hours 20 minutes.
  • National Express coaches travel to destinations across the UK from its Liverpool city-centre station.