About Us

The Florrie is a charity that has been at the heart of the L8 community for over 130 years.  Our stunning, Grade II listed, Victorian community arts & heritage venue is a social, cultural, educational & charitable hub for the people of South Liverpool.

We offer a wide variety of participatory activities for people of all ages, food support through The Florrie Community Shop &  our Community Cafe, & host a huge range of cultural, musical & artistic events & exhibitions throughout the year. We also have multi-purpose event spaces available for hire & provide fully inclusive workspaces for small local businesses & charities.

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.

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.
  • To be a cultural hub for community arts, music & other activities that encourage cultural community events & artistic participation in all its forms.
  • 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.
    4. The creation of new development opportunities.

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).

A fundraising festival at The Florrie supporting independent community food spaces across Liverpool on Saturday 1st April 2023.