Welcome to the Cavern!
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to help you make the most of your visit.
Where is the Cavern located?
The Cavern is located in the city centre at 10 Mathew St., Liverpool L2 6RE
What time does live music start?
Live music starts every day at 12pm.
How can I find out what’s on the day I would like to visit?
You can find a full schedule of our events listed on our website here.
How much does it cost to visit the Cavern?
Most of the time admission is free to the Cavern. Thursday night, Friday night and on the weekends we do have a door charge. You can find out more about our prices here. Please note that this is just for general admission into the Cavern, if you would like to see one of our ticketed events in the Live Lounge you will need to book in advance and ticket prices vary.
Do I need to book in advance?
We recommend booking in advance in order to avoid disappointment as some of our events do sell out. If tickets are available we are happy to allow you to pay on the door. When a General Admission door charge is in effect you can usually pay on the door (subject to availability).
I have tickets for the Magical Mystery Tour. Do I need to book for the Cavern?
General Admission to the Cavern is included with your Magical Mystery Tour ticket. This does not include any special ticketed events in the Cavern Live Lounge. If you would like to see any of our events in the Cavern Live Lounge you will need to book in advance.
How do I reserve a table or seats?
All seating at the Cavern is unreserved. Seating in the Live Lounge varies and certain events may be all standing. We try and make a note of the seating arrangements in our event listings, but if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us here.
Do you have disabled access?
Yes, we do have a lift for access to the Cavern Club and Cavern Live Lounge which you are welcome to use. Simply speak to a member of our Door Staff regarding access. If a member of our Door Staff is not available then there is information in the entry way regarding access or you can phone 0151 236 1965 and speak to a member of staff.
Unfortunately there is no disabled access to the Cavern Pub.
If you are disabled and have a question regarding seats etc. for the Cavern please email us for more info here.
Do you offer discounted tickets for Carers, Students, OAPs etc.?
No, unfortunately we do not offer any discounts on tickets.
Do you allow Hen/Stag parties?
Hen and Stag parties are allowed in the Cavern at the discretion of our Door Staff. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee access to anyone in advance as our Door Staff will have the final say on admission.
We’re celebrating an event, can you do anything special for us?
We try and make everyone’s experience at the Cavern a special one. Our resident musicians are usually happy to oblige with requests or mentioning someone celebrating a special occasion. If you would like one of our resident musicians to do this for you we would suggest writing down your request down and giving it to either the musician(s) on stage or a member of staff who can pass it on to them.
Do you offer any guests lists or queue jumps?
Unfortunately we don’t have any offers in the way of drinks specials, queue jumps or guests lists.
Do you allow fancy dress?
Yes, we do allow fancy dress. However, we are a family friendly venue during the day and we ask our guests to keep this in mind when planning what to wear. In addition to this we also ask our guests to refrain from wearing tracksuits.
What’s your age policy?
Children under the age of 18 are allowed in until 8pm.
How do I get a gig at the Cavern?
The Cavern is the most famous club in the world and we receive in excess of 150 emails and requests a week from bands from all over the world wishing to play this historic venue. For many, it is a pilgrimage almost, one of the iconic venues that a band simply has to play during their career. In an ideal world we would fulfil all of these bands ambitions, but that is obviously not possible. We have a very structured format for playing the Cavern with the three stages offering different options. Information on how to play the Cavern can be found here.
Do you serve food at the Cavern?
Food is not served at the Cavern Club, however there are a selection of sandwiches & panini’s available in the Cavern Pub during the day. We do have bars with a variety of drinks on offer in the Cavern Club, Live Lounge and Cavern Pub.
Where can I park?
If you are travelling by car, parking is available at Q-Park Liverpool ONE just 5 minutes’ walk from the Cavern Club. There is also limited pay and display parking in nearby on North John Street and Victoria Street.
Is this the original Cavern?
The Cavern currently resides at 10 Mathew St. which is the same address it held when opening in 1957. Contrary to popular belief the Cavern Club today is on the same side of the street as when it originally opened. Unfortunately, due to a decision by the local council the Cavern was torn down in the 70’s and was built again in the 80’s using the same design and most of the original bricks.
There was a point in the 70’s when the Cavern sign was moved across the road and put above the club now known as Erics. This has caused a lot of confusion regarding the location of the “original” Cavern. If you are interested in knowing more about the Cavern please visit our History section for more information.