Hiring the studios

Hire the studio on your own to print an edition, or work in a group to swap ideas and techniques.

For detailed information please download the document A Short Guide to Hire of Print Studios at the Bluecoat


Tuesday - Saturday
  • 10.00am – 1.30pm
  • 2.00 – 5.30pm
  • 6.00 – 9.30pm

  • 10.00am – 1.30pm
  • 2.00 – 5.30pm
(Studios are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)


Etching/Intaglio Studio session - £25
(Hirers may book for only themselves or on behalf of a group of up to 6)

Screen Printing Studio session - £10 (this entitles you to use of one of three print beds)

Assisted Screen Printing session - £20 (the Monday morning session is supported by a technician. Please note this is technical support not training. If you require training we recommend looking at the Courses and Workshops programme)

To book a session or sessions please visit Tickets and Information at the Bluecoat in person or call 0151 702 5324. You will be asked for payment when you book.

The only restrictions are that you must be over 18 years old, you will need to have received a free Health and Safety Induction. You will also need to have some relevant printmaking experience due to the fact that the hire sessions are not staffed.

Health and Safety Inductions are free and can be arranged with Emma Gregory, Print Studio Manager, by emailing print@thebluecoat.org.uk or calling directly on 07708 024 528. The Induction lasts approximately 40 mins.