MDI Merseyside Dance Initiative
Inspiring people through dance

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24 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX

+44 151 708 8810
[email protected]

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We encourage artists and participants to make us aware of any specific access needs in advance to enable us to meet these needs to the best of our ability.

Our office and studio are in the Georgian ‘Cultural Quarter’ of the city centre. Hope Street runs between Liverpool’s two cathedrals, the modernist Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and the sandstone Gothic Anglican Cathedral.

Please note that most of our staff are part time, so please contact us before your visit to make sure the office is staffed. You can leave a message on our answer machine out of hours or when the office is not staffed.

It takes about ten minutes to walk from the city centre shops to MDI. You can either walk up Bold Street towards the Bombed Out Church (St Luke’s) and carry on up Leece Street and Hardman Street. Then turn left at the Philharmonic pub on to Hope Street, and MDI is on the left. Alternatively find the Adelphi Hotel and walk up Mount Pleasant, then turn right on to Hope Street. MDI is on the right.

The nearest stations are Central (Merseyrail) and Lime Street (national rail and Merseyrail). It is a ten-minute walk from Central and 15 minutes from Lime Street.
Bus nos. 86 and 79 run frequently and stop close to Hope Street. From the 79 stop on Brownlow Hill it is a five-minute walk to MDI, and from the 86 stop on Hardman Street/Myrtle Street it is a three-minute walk.
For up to date information about public transport go to

From the M62 follow the brown tourist signs for City Centre, then Liverpool University and Cathedrals.
From the M56 follow signs for Runcorn, cross Runcorn Bridge and stay on the A562 (Speke Road/St Mary’s Road/Aigburth Road). As you approach the city centre follow the brown tourist signs for the Cathedrals.
If you’re using a satnav our postcode is L1 9BX.

The nearest car parks are a private car park on the corner of Hope Street and Myrtle Street and a public multi-storey pay and display car park near the foot of Mount Pleasant. There is also metered parking on Hope Street. For up to date parking information go to or phone the council on 0151 233 3011. The Metropolitan Cathedral also has a pay and display car park, accessed from Hope Street. It is open till 6pm.