Find Us

Merseyside Dance Initiative
24 Hope Street
L1 9BX
[email protected]

Please be aware that we are a small part-time team so unless you are visiting for a scheduled class or rehearsal you will need to contact us before your visit to make sure there’s someone to greet you.

On Foot

MDI is a ten minute walk from the city centre. Walk up Bold Street towards St. Luke’s Bombed Out Church and up Hardman Street, then turn left at the Philharmonic Pub on to Hope Street, where MDI can be found on the left. Alternatively, from the Adelphi Hotel you can walk up Mount Pleasant, turning right on to Hope Street where MDI is on the right.

By Train

The nearest train stations are Liverpool Central (Merseyrail) and Lime Street (National Rail and Merseyrail). MDI is a ten minute walk from Liverpool Central, and 15 minutes from Lime Street.

By Bus

The 75, 80, 80A, 86 and 86A buses run frequently to and from the city centre. The bus stop on Hardman Street / Myrtle Street is a three minute walk from MDI.

The 79 bus stops on Brownlow Hill and is a five-minute walk across from the University of Liverpool’s Student Union building to MDI.

For up to date information about public transport, go to

By Car

From the M62, follow the brown tourist signs for City Centre, then for University of Liverpool and the 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 Sat Nav or similar app, our postcode is L1 9BX.


The nearest car parks are a private car park on the corner of Hope Street and Myrtle Street, or a public multi-storey pay and display car park near the foot of Mount Pleasant. There is also metered parking available on Hope Street. The Metropolitan Cathedral has a pay and display car park, accessible from Hope Street and open daily until 6pm.

For up to date parking information go to or call 0151 233 3011.


We strive to ensure that ability, experience, distance or transport costs are never a barrier to participation. We encourage artists and participants to make us aware of any specific access needs in advance, so we can do our best to accommodate.

Our studio is located on the ground floor and fully accessible from street level. We also have a disabled access toilet available on the ground floor.