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The Atkinson


Lord Street, Southport, Lancashire, PR8 1DB

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The Atkinson
The Atkinson is an £18 million multi art-form venue set in a Grade II listed building in the heart of Southport. With its beautifully restored art galleries and theatre it hosts the very best of visual and performing arts throughout the year.

The Studio offers the best in live music from all the big names in jazz, folk, blues and world music and you can enjoy real homemade meals and treats in the relaxing café-bar.

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Opening Times

Galleries and Museum (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
Bank HolidayClosed
Opening times (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00*
Bank HolidayClosed
Library (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Bank HolidayClosed
Cafe - A Great Little Place (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed

* The library is open but unmanned from 2pm on Saturday

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Saturday, 27th May 2023 - Saturday, 2nd March 2024

The Story So Far
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Saturday, 25th November 2023 - Saturday, 24th February 2024

Suhail Shaikh: Paper My Wishes
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Saturday, 2nd December 2023 - Saturday, 20th January 2024

The Landing: Sefton Artists
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Monday, 4th December 2023 - Monday, 4th December 2023

Cake & Classical Music Schubert: The Trout Quintet
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Thursday, 7th December 2023 - Sunday, 10th December 2023

Tuesday, 12th December 2023 - Sunday, 17th December 2023

Tuesday, 19th December 2023 - Sunday, 24th December 2023

Tuesday, 26th December 2023 - Sunday, 31st December 2023

Christmas Pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk
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Saturday, 30th December 2023 - Saturday, 30th December 2023

Saturday, 27th January 2024 - Saturday, 27th January 2024

Saturday, 24th February 2024 - Saturday, 24th February 2024

Saturday, 30th March 2024 - Saturday, 30th March 2024

Saturday, 27th April 2024 - Saturday, 27th April 2024

Construction Club at The AtkinsonJoin in and let your imagination run wild on the last Saturday of the month.
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Thursday, 11th January 2024 - Sunday, 21st January 2024

Rapunzel: A modern family pantomime
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Wednesday, 31st January 2024 - Wednesday, 31st January 2024

The Wizard of Oz BalletJoin Ballet Theatre UK as we follow the yellow brick road and discover all the wonders of Oz.
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Thursday, 1st February 2024 - Thursday, 1st February 2024

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
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Friday, 2nd February 2024 - Friday, 2nd February 2024

Dirty Dusting
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Saturday, 3rd February 2024 - Saturday, 3rd February 2024

Alice in Wonderland – Adult Panto
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Thursday, 15th February 2024 - Thursday, 15th February 2024

Morgan & West's Massive Magic Show for Kids!
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Friday, 16th February 2024 - Friday, 16th February 2024

An Evening of Burlesque
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Saturday, 17th February 2024 - Saturday, 17th February 2024

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Thursday, 22nd February 2024 - Thursday, 22nd February 2024

Gareth Gates in The Best of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
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Saturday, 24th February 2024 - Saturday, 24th February 2024

Totally Tina!
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Tuesday, 5th March 2024 - Tuesday, 5th March 2024

Wednesday, 6th March 2024 - Wednesday, 6th March 2024

The Gruffalo's Child
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Friday, 15th March 2024 - Friday, 15th March 2024

Aurie Styla: The Aurator Tour
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Friday, 15th March 2024 - Friday, 15th March 2024

Saturday, 16th March 2024 - Saturday, 16th March 2024

Irish Annie's
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Thursday, 21st March 2024 - Thursday, 21st March 2024

Count Arthur Strong: And It's Goodnight From Him
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Friday, 22nd March 2024 - Friday, 22nd March 2024

Jive Talkin' perform the Bee Gees
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Saturday, 23rd March 2024 - Saturday, 23rd March 2024

Do You Believe In Ghosts?
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Tuesday, 26th March 2024 - Tuesday, 26th March 2024

Antiques and a Little Bit of Nonsense!
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Wednesday, 27th March 2024 - Wednesday, 27th March 2024

Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shackleton, Scott & Crean
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Thursday, 28th March 2024 - Thursday, 28th March 2024

Great Expectations
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Wednesday, 17th April 2024 - Wednesday, 17th April 2024

Austen's Women: LADY SUSAN
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Thursday, 18th April 2024 - Thursday, 18th April 2024

You're Bard!Shakespeare like you've never seen.
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Friday, 19th April 2024 - Friday, 19th April 2024

Clinton Baptiste: Roller Ghoster!
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Saturday, 20th April 2024 - Saturday, 20th April 2024

The Fureys
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Tuesday, 23rd April 2024 - Tuesday, 23rd April 2024

Legends of American Country
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Thursday, 25th April 2024 - Thursday, 25th April 2024

Troy Hawke – The Greeters Guild
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Saturday, 27th April 2024 - Saturday, 27th April 2024

Geoff Norcott: Basic Bloke
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Saturday, 4th May 2024 - Saturday, 4th May 2024

Tommy Blaize: Lead Singer of Strictly Come Dancing
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Friday, 10th May 2024 - Saturday, 11th May 2024

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of The Dubliners
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Tuesday, 14th May 2024 - Tuesday, 14th May 2024

That'll Be The Day!
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Friday, 17th May 2024 - Friday, 17th May 2024

Paul Smith: Pablo
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Thursday, 30th May 2024 - Thursday, 30th May 2024

The McCartney Songbook
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Wednesday, 19th June 2024 - Wednesday, 19th June 2024

John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right
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Tuesday, 9th July 2024 - Tuesday, 9th July 2024

Wednesday, 10th July 2024 - Wednesday, 10th July 2024

Zog and the Flying Doctors
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Wednesday, 25th September 2024 - Wednesday, 25th September 2024

G4 – 20th Anniversary
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Friday, 22nd November 2024 - Friday, 22nd November 2024

Oh! What A Night
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

From the South, take the M6 to exit 26; the M58 will take you to Ormskirk and then take the A570 to Southport.
From the North, follow the A59 from Preston (exit 31 from the M6) and then follow the signs to Southport.
For direct routes please visit the AA Route planner.

Park & ride services
There are three operating park and ride services in Southport; the Esplanade, Kew and Fairways. Click on each name for further information on the current service offered.

There is on-road pay and display parking around Southport as well as a number of off-road car parks. For more detailed car parking information in Southport please visit Sefton website for car parking information

Public Transport Directions

With a network of travel centres across Merseyside, Merseytravel operate a number of bus services to and from Southport.

National Express coaches serve Southport from all major UK towns and cities making the town easily accessibly by coach.

With 3 airports less than an hour away, Southport is easily accessible by air:
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is one of the UK’s longest established operational airports, and is located 7 miles from Liverpool City Centre with major operators including KLM, Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is fully integrated into the North West’s Public transport system and located just ten minutes from the major motorway network making it easily accessible.

Blackpool International Airport offers passengers a congestion-freealternative for air travel in and out of the Northwest. It is conveniently located at the end of the M55 which links up with the M6 and has public transport links nearby.

Manchester International Airport is one of the UK’s most accessible international gateways operating to more than 200 destinations. You can connect to the airport via a number of options including train, coach and road links.

Daily ferry crossings arrive into Liverpool from Belfast, Dublin and the Isle of man. There are also sailings from Dun Laogshire to Holyhead.



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