Be prepared for something large coming to the city, when the Giant Spectacular returns to Liverpool this October! Set to walk the streets this Autumn with a new enchanting story to tell, is the masterminds and world’s leading street theatre company Royal De Luxe. Hundreds and thousands of attendees will be overwhelmed with delight when the beautiful Giants visit Liverpool & Wirral in the final story.
This year’s story which had been kept under wraps, has revealed its stunning art work created by Liverpool artist Alice Duke, with the theme of the four-day event based on Liverpool’s Dream. The chosen story has not yet been disclosed, but the route will see our giant visitors explore parts of Wirral including the stunning lighthouse and Princes Park will also feature as part of the show, with some very special activities planned for the green space. These both locations will feature on Friday 5th October. We can assure that the final piece of the spectacular Giant trilogy is set to leave the crowds in awe.
The Giants first visited in 2012 which seen Sea Odyssey, a story of love, loss, letters and ill fainted ocean liner. They then returned in 2014 which was in remembrance of the First World War, which included a parade waving goodbye to loved ones heading off to war, and the stars of this show stopping event, Little Girl Giant, the Grandmother and Xolo the endearing dog.
The last saga in this fascinating masterpiece, will see a first with the Giants appearing on not only Liverpool but the Wirral side of the River Mersey, bringing the closure of this theatrical magnificent story.
Plan your Giants journey! Here is all of the routes for the Giants return;
Friday 5 October
Liverpool Giant Route
10am – 1pm (approx)
Wake up 10am on St George’s Hall Plateau, walk to Lime Street, Renshaw Street, across St Luke’s Place onto Berry Street, Upper Duke Street, Catharine Street, across Upper Parliament Street onto Princes Road, Princes Gate West, Devonshire Road and into Princes Park where a siesta will take place.
4.15pm – 7.15pm (approx)
Wake up in Princes Park, walk to Devonshire Road, Princes Gate West, Princes Road, across Upper Parliament Street, Catharine Street, Canning Street, Upper Duke Street, Duke Street, Paradise Street, Liver Street, turn onto The Strand onto Queens Wharf for an evening sleep.
Wirral Giant Route
11.15am – 1pm (approx)
Wakes up next to the lighthouse at Fort Perch Rock, walk along Marine Promenade, onto Coastal Drive towards Kings Parade to have a siesta.
3pm – 5.15pm (approx)
Wakes up at The Dips, head along Kings Parade, Marine Promenade, Tower Promenade and Magazines Promenade.
Saturday 6 October
Liverpool Giant Route #1
10am – 1pm (approx)
Wake up in Queens Wharf, onto Wapping, The Strand, Paradise Street, Hanover Street, Church Street, Whitechapel, Stanley Street across Victoria Street, Dale Street, Castle Street, Derby Square, James Street across The Strand to Mann Island where there will be a stop for a siesta.
3.30pm – 5.45pm (approx)
Wake up at Mann Island, continue onto Canada Boulevard, Water Street, The Strand before making a u-turn returning onto The Strand, George’s Dock Gates where all Giants meet and continue onto New Quay, Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening sleep.
Liverpool Giant Route #2
11am – 12.50pm (approx)
Wakes up at Canning Dock, onto Salthouse Quay, The Strand, James Street, Castle Street, Dale Street, Crosshall Street, across Victoria Street, Whitechapel, St John’s Lane, St George’s Place, Lime Street, Elliot Street, Great Charlotte Street, Ranelagh Street, Church Street, Lord Street onto Derby Square where there will be a siesta.
3.50pm – 5.45pm (approx)
Wakes up at Derby Square and continues onto Castle Street, Dale Street, Moorfields, Tithebarn Street, Chapel Street, George’s Dock Gates, where all Giants meet up and continue onto Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening sleep.
Sunday 7 October
10.15am – 12pm (approx)
Leave via King Edward Street, George’s Dock Gates and onto The Strand. At this point one Giant will depart via The Docks. The remaining giants will continue along The Strand and onto Sefton Street where they will stop for a siesta.
Giants Final Parade
2.30pm – 4.00pm (approx)
Leave Sefton Street onto The Strand, Giants parade and bid farewell at Canning Dock.
Please note – all the times are approximations and there may be some slight changes on the day.
It may have taken four years to return, but this free event is set to be colossal and not to be missed!