The Atkinson

The Atkinson
Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB
  • Telephone 01704 533333
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  • Website www.theatkinson.co.uk

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Founded by William Atkinson in the late 1800s. the Atkinson has been open in its current format, since May 2013. The venue comprises a theatre, studio, cafe, shop, exhibition spaces, library and a museum.

The Atkinson is dedicated to providing a good-quality programme of events ranging from permanent and temporary displays, to community events, and aim to work closely with their audience to continue to bring what they want to see.

Southport train station is three minutes away and there are three accessible park and ride services as well as a number of on and off-road car parking facilities.

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There are 30 events at this location

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Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself

  • 3 stars

Vitriolic humour from the former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.

Fri 24 Feb 2017

Studio

£14 (£12) / 01704 533333

Basco

Irrepressible Scandinavian folk roots band, fast becoming an unavoidable phenomenon on the European folk music scene.

Fri 27 Jan 2017

£10 / 01704 533333

The Bear: Pins & Needles

The company presents its adaptation of Raymond Briggs's heart-warming and humorous wintry tale for children, featuring puppetry, original music and humour.

Sat 21 Jan 2017

£8 (Children £6; £24) / 01704 533333

Big Blues Festival

#BigBlues Festival returns! Join us for a weekend of great music, great food, great ale and great fun at our second annual #BigBlues Festival, as we celebrate what rock, rhythm and blues has to offer! The line-up is big and bold and presents music that is desperate to be heard! Come along and hear Chicago style…

Fri 17 Mar 2017

£34 / 01704 533333

Big Blues Festival 2017

#BigBlues Festival 2017 Announced! We hope you can join us for our third annual Big Blues Festival next October, it promises to be a weekend of great music, great food, great ale and great fun as we celebrate what rock, rhythm and blues has to offer! The line-up is as big as it is bold and presents music that is desperate…

Fri 6 Oct 2017

£15–£45 / 01704 533333

Sat 7 Oct 2017

£15–£45 / 01704 533333

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Brooklyn

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Ireland/UK/Canada
  • 112 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: John Crowley
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Zegen, Fiona Glascott, Julie Walters
  • UK release: 6 November 2015

Eilis (Ronan) leaves her hometown in 50s Ireland to start a new life in New York City, falling for dashing local Tony (Cohen), but when tragedy strikes back home she has to return. Ronan is outstanding as the quietly strong Eilis but the supporting cast is tremendous, notably Glascott as Eilis' sister and Walters as her…

Wed 7 Dec

01704 533333

Cake & Classical: Callas & Robeson Revisited

Vocalists David Gilbey and Valerie Watts perform a selection of works made famous by the artists.

Mon 9 Jan 2017

£11 / 01704 533333

Cake & Classical: Let’s Hear It For The Viola!

Let's hear it for the Viola! Today in combination with clarinet and piano you can hear the famous Kegelstatt Trio by Mozart, KV498. Written in 1786 it is in the key of Eflat major, a favourite of many composers. Cathy Perkins, Valerie Warr and Stephanie Howard join together to highlight this lovely work (and a…

Mon 5 Dec

Cork Jacket Crew Cork Jackets And Drill

The Great Lifeboat Disaster of 1886 Cork, Jackets and Drill tells the story, through original songs and narration of the 1886 Southport lifeboat disaster, which claimed the lives of almost all the crew members of the Southport and St Anne's lifeboats. The impoverished fishermen of Southport, Lytham and St Anne's…

Sat 10 Dec

£10 (£8) / 01704 533333

Dance To The Movies: Sereno School Of Dance

The talented students present a themed dance showcase.

Sun 4 Dec

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Fleetwood Bac

The ensemble performs rock in tribute to the award-winning band.

Fri 21 Apr 2017

£18 / 01704 533333

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Fri 28 Apr 2017

The Houghton Weavers

Folk music suffused with comedy.

Tue 6 Dec

£12.50 / 01704 533333

Howard Jones

The pioneering multi-instrumentalist and popular singer, acclaimed for his performance at Live Aid in 1985, performs synth-pop and new wave.

Wed 22 Mar 2017

£23 / 01704 533333

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

APL Theatre presents an enchanting adaptation of C S Lewis' timeless story about four young evacuees Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy and what happens when they open the wardrobe doors, push through the fur coats and enter the wondrous land of Narnia.

Wed 21 Dec

£15 (£12.50; £50) / 01704 533333

Thu 22 Dec

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The Lock In: Christmas Carol

Join the BBC award-winning folk powerhouse The Demon Barbers and Breaking Tradition Dance Company for dance, music and drama with a festive flavour.

Sat 17 Dec

£16 (£14) / 01704 533333

L'Orchestra Dell'Arte: Sounds Of Christmas

Chestnuts roasting, angel voices, glistening snow and lots of good cheer will all be major ingredients in the wonderful family Christmas Concert. The Orchestra dell'Arte, together with their conductor Edward Peak will be joined by soloist Kathryn Rudge, and the Choir of Holy Trinity Church, Southport. The programme…

Sun 11 Dec

£15 (Children £10) / 01704 533333

Los Pacaminos

Tex-Mex and Americana music.

Fri 16 Dec

£18 / 01704 533333

Love Folk Festival

#LoveFolk Festival is back! We like to think of ourselves as the little festival with the big heart. For the third year running we'll be celebrating new, upcoming and traditional folk music across two days. So, come on, spend the most romantic weekend of the year with us - dancing, singing, drinking, eating and…

Fri 17 Mar 2017

£38 / 01704 533333

Love Folk Festival 2017

#LoveFolk Festival is back! We like to think of ourselves as the little festival with the big heart. For the third year running we'll be celebrating new, upcoming and traditional folk music across two days. So, come on, spend the most romantic weekend of the year with us - dancing, singing, drinking, eating and generally…

Fri 10 Feb 2017

£20–£48 / 01704 533333

Sat 11 Feb 2017

£20–£48 / 01704 533333

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Lowri Evans And Lee Mason

The singer-songwriters from Newport, Wales perform Americana and folk as a duo.

Wed 4 Jan 2017

£11; £9 adv / 01704 533333

Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band: Carols & Capers

Between the five members of the band they bring to the stage a combination of 25 instruments and multiple musical styles and ideas to make this a refreshing and irreverent show, as they put their unique stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare.

Fri 9 Dec

Merry Hell

The eight-piece collective performs alt-country, rock'n'roll, energetic folk, blues and soul.

Wed 7 Dec

£9 adv / 01704 533333

Pantheon: Roman Art Treasures From The Ince Blundell Collection

The story of Henry Blundell's creation of the collection and the magnificent setting in which he housed it is a fascinating one and brings to life a powerful and driven personality who played a major role in the art market of the time.

…and 86 more dates until 12 Mar 2017

Popa Chubby

The American guitarist, known as Theodore Joseph Horowitz and accompanied by his band, performs blues-rock material.

Sat 28 Jan 2017

£18 / 01704 533333

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Rob Rouse: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

In this full-length show, engaging stand-up Rob Rouse contemplates his adult life, which chiefly involves becoming a father and owning uncontrollable pets. It's a hilarious journey of enforced introspection from a guy who believes that being middle-aged and having an eye-watering mortgage with an unstable job is the key…

Fri 17 Mar 2017

Santa Saves Christmas

The Sanatshows company perform this interactive family show for 2-7 year olds.

Sat 10 Dec

£9.50 (Children £7.50; £30) / 01704 533333

Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

Bookends perform the ultimate show for Simon and Garfunkel fans.

Fri 17 Mar 2017

Simply Dylan

A personal exploration of Bob Dylan classics.

Sat 4 Feb 2017

£20–£25 / 01704 533333

Southport Jazz Club Presents: Jazz Cafe: Naomi Webber – Christmas Special

Southport Jazz Club Presents: Naomi Webber Naomi Webber (nee Sykes) grew up in a village in Cheshire, part of a large family in which creating music together socially and in church was a common part of life. She took great delight in performing songs to her accommodating family members, having taught herself a few…

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