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 11:15 am.
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.
What’s the difference between the Live Lounge and the front stage?
There are two stages inside the Cavern Club. The front stage is open from 10am every day with live music starting at 11am. Admission fees vary. Please visit our website here to find out more.
The Cavern Live Lounge is located towards the back of the Cavern Club and is open at various times. The Live Lounge is usually where our special events like ‘Saturday with the Beatles’ etc. take place. You can find out more about the Cavern Live Lounge here.
Do I need to book in advance?
All of our event listings will tell you if an event requires specific tickets, general admission tickets or if the event is free. Please visit our What’s On section to see if you will need to purchase a ticket on the day you’d like to visit.
We recommend booking the Magical Mystery Tour and Cavern Live Lounge events in advance in order to avoid disappointment as some of our tours and events do sell out.
If tickets are available we are happy to allow you to pay when you arrive. When a General Admission door charge is in effect you can usually pay on the door (subject to availability).
*Please note that even if you purchase general admission tickets in advance you still may need to queue if a queue is present when you arrive.
If I book tickets for a Cavern Live Lounge do I also need to purchase general admission tickets?
No. Your ticket for the Cavern Live Lounge includes free general admission into the front room of the Cavern Club. Your Cavern Live Lounge ticket will allow you to enter the Cavern anytime on the day you’ve purchased your ticket for.
Are my tickets valid for re-entry?
Yes. If you have purchased advance tickets you can leave and re-enter the Cavern Club. Please speak with the door staff about this when leaving and they will assist you.
I have tickets for the Magical Mystery Tour. Do I need to book for the Cavern?
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.
I have a question about tickets I’ve already purchased, who do I contact?
Please email our ticket office directly [email protected] if you have a question about tickets you’ve already purchased (i.e. you would like to change/cancel tickets or you need your tickets re-sent to you).
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 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.
Are you hiring?
Experienced bar staff are always welcome to apply to the Cavern. You can fill out a job enquiry form online here. Should any vacancies arise we will contact successful applicants.
Do you serve food at the Cavern?
Food is not served at the Cavern Club or the 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 moved across the road and the Cavern sign was put above the club now known as Erics. While the Cavern was only open for 18 months across the road the sign remained there until the 90s. 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.
We hope we’ve answered your questions and you enjoy your visit to the Cavern Club. But, if we’ve left anything out please feel free to email us here.
What other Beatles related things are there to do in Liverpool?
You can find more Beatles related things to do in Liverpool here.