About Us

The Florrie is a charity at the heart of Liverpool 8. Our stunning, Grade II listed, Victorian community heritage venue is a social & educational hub for the people of south Liverpool.

Open Monday to Friday, we offer a wide variety of participatory activities for people of all ages, multi-purpose event spaces available for hire and fully inclusive workspaces for small local businesses & charities. We are also home to The Florrie Food Union a new initiative aimed at combating food poverty in South Liverpool.

Our Aims & Objectives

The Florrie consists of a spectacular Grand Hall, Multi-Sports Gymnasium, Heritage Centre, Community Arts & Music Room, Library & IT suite, Community Cafe, Radio Studio, Meeting Rooms, Managed Workspace for up to 10 SME’s & two community gardens.

Within these wonderful spaces we directly deliver a wide range of activities, events & services to the local community & act as a venue for cultural, musical & commercial events.

We have a small core team of staff but are very much a volunteer led charity, from delivering activities to the Board of Trustees. 

Our purpose is to provide a venue that is accessible to all, delivering the following charitable objectives:

Preserve for the public benefit, the building known as The Florence Institute. 

In the interests of social welfare provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation & other leisure time occupation with the object of improving conditions of life.

Educate & assist people so as to develop their physical, mental & spiritual capacities & their conditions of life may be improved.

The promotion for the public benefit in areas of social & economic deprivation by all or any of the following means:

  1. the relief of poverty
  2. The relief of unemployment 
  3. The advancement of education, training, retraining and work experience


Registered Office: The Florence Institute Trust Ltd, 377 Mill Street, Liverpool L8 4RF.
Charity Registration No: 1109301. Company Registration No: 05330850 (registered in England and Wales).

The Florrie has been supported by: