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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.

Event times

There are 49 events at this location

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Antony Gormley: Elemental

Two series of drawings, Body & Light and North Light by the artist.

Sat 5 Sep

Free / 01704 533333

Sun 6 Sep

Free / 01704 533333

Mon 7 Sep

Free / 01704 533333

…and 69 more dates until 15 Nov

The Atkinson Building Tours

Learn about the history of the building on a guided tour of the art gallery and library.

…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

Ballroom & Latin Classes

Learn a variety of steps and routines in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Mon 3 Aug

£3.50 / 01704 533333

Mon 17 Aug

£3.50 / 01704 533333

Beach Bugs: Workshop

Inspire, create and design your own pebble beach bugs inspired by pebbles from the local coastline.

Mon 24 Aug

Free / 01704 533333

Blackbeard's Tea Party

The York-based band plays lively and energetic folk-rock with a mixture of fiddles, squeezeboxes, guitar noise and synth bass.

Fri 4 Dec

£14 / 01704 533333

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Blowzabella

A genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling.

Sat 12 Sep

£13–£15 / 01704 533333

Charlie Roth

The singer-songwriter plays Americana, folk, blues and country.

Wed 5 Aug

£10 (£8) / 01704 533333

Chicken Licken

A children's show based on three Ladybird Book stories: Chicken Licken, The Little Red Hen and The Fox And The Hen.

Sat 8 Aug

£8 (Children £6; £24) / 01704 533333

Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations inspired by being Ramsey's realisation that he's not a kid anymore.

Fri 30 Oct

£17.50 / 01704 533333

Crusty Coastal Creatures: Workshop

Inspire, create and design your own Crazy Coastal creatures in plasticine.

Mon 10 Aug

Free / 01704 533333

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Danny Schmidt

The singer-songwriter plays folk-rock and Americana with support from Carrie Elkin.

Thu 24 Sep

£12 / 01704 533333

Dr Feelgood

Rhythm'n'blues veterans from the 70s, whose unhinged sound inspired the early punk acts, but who now have the dubious honour of no longer featuring any original members.

Thu 24 Sep

£15 / 01704 533333

Family Trail

Follow different routes around the venue.

Sat 8 Aug

Free / 01704 533333

Sat 15 Aug

Free / 01704 533333

Sat 22 Aug

Free / 01704 533333

…and 10 more dates until 31 Oct

The Forbidden Door

Production combining storytelling and live music.

Sat 19 Sep

£8 (Children £6; £24) / 01704 533333

Go With The Flow: Workshop

Sarah Richards leads a general arts and crafts workshop for adults.

Fri 7 Aug

Learning Room 2

£3.50 / 01704 533333

Fri 14 Aug

Learning Room 2

£3.50 / 01704 533333

Fri 21 Aug

Learning Room 2

£3.50 / 01704 533333

…and 10 more dates until 30 Oct back to top

The Goodison Egyptology Collection: Talk

An informal introductory talk about the collection and some of the objects from it.

Tue 15 Sep

£5 inc refreshments / 01704 533333

Graphics Club: Workshop (Over 18s)

Join in lighthearted graphics activities and competitions and share your thoughts and ideas.

Thu 13 Aug

Phone for prices / 01704 533333

Heritage Opera: A Passion For Opera

A fabulous tour of the operatic and musical theatre world. The singers are all Heritage Opera regulars, each one a professional soloist and accompanied with grand piano.

Sat 22 Aug

£14 (£12) / 01704 533333

The Houghton Weavers

Folk music suffused with comedy.

Fri 21 Aug

£12.50 / 01704 533333

Hugh Cornwell

Ex-frontman of punk stalwarts the Stranglers plays a mix of material from his solo and band career.

Sat 28 Nov

£20 / 01704 533333

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James O'Keefe: We'll All Be Art Critics: Talk

The historian talks about the occupation of the Walker Art Gallery by unemployed people in September 1921.

Thu 13 Aug

Joan Smith: The FJ Hooper Collection: Talk

The speaker gives a gallery talk about objects from the collection.

Wed 12 Aug

Jonathan Antoine

Classically-trained tenor who appeared on the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent.

Sun 22 Nov

£25 / 01704 533333

Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now

A new show from Widdicombe, who has been so busy doing everything else (appearing on TV, radio and writing/starring in his own sitcom) that we're surprised he's found the time to write a whole new stand-up tour.

Wed 4 Nov

£16.50 / 01704 533333

Lolly, Pops And Circus Props: Artful Playground

Artful Playground's interactive musical stories are aimed at children aged three to seven and for children with special educational needs. Stories are brought to life as the children are invited in to take part and become the characters, sing songs and play games with the story leader.

Wed 12 Aug

£8 (Children £6; £24) / 01704 533333

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Mon 3 Aug

£10 / 01704 533333

Helen Thomas and Howard Rogers perform on oboes.

Mobile Craft: Workshop

Art and craft activities, including bookbinding, silk painting and origami.

Fri 7 Aug

Art Box

£5 / 01704 533333

Fri 14 Aug

Art Box

£5 / 01704 533333

Fri 21 Aug

Art Box

£5 / 01704 533333

…and 10 more dates until 30 Oct

The Moulettes

The band plays alt folk.

Wed 16 Sep

£12 / 01704 533333

The Owl And The Pussycat Treasury Of Nonsense

A children's tale, featuring storytelling, beautiful puppetry, and immersive soundscapes, inspired by the works of Edward Lear and presented by Soap Soup Theatre.

Sun 27 Sep

£8 (Children £6; £24) / 01704 533333

Pongo's Party

Help make Pongo's party a day to remember in this fun show filled with songs and laughter. Featuring the voices of CBeebies' Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis. Ages 3–7.

Thu 27 Aug

£8 (Children £6; £24) / 01704 533333

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Recording Britain

The collection is the result of a documentary project initiated at the start of the Second World War for which 90 artists were commissioned to make synthetic records of vulnerable buildings, landscapes and lifestyles, in case they were obliterated by bombardments or the onset of progress.

Sun 2 Aug

Museum & Galleries

Free / 01704 533333

Mon 3 Aug

Museum & Galleries

Free / 01704 533333

Tue 4 Aug

Museum & Galleries

Free / 01704 533333

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Rediscoveries

Saturday 10 January 2015 - Sunday 15 November 2015 Recent research has uncovered some outstanding works of art in The Atkinson’s permanent collection. This display features two 20th century masterpieces previously unknown or thought lost, including a major Futurist composition by CRW Nevinson and an Impressionist…

Thu 1 Oct

Free / 01704 533333

Part of Family Arts Festival.

Fri 2 Oct

Free / 01704 533333

Part of Family Arts Festival.

Sat 3 Oct

Free / 01704 533333

Part of Family Arts Festival.

…and 43 more dates until 15 Nov

Rediscoveries: Modern British Drawings

Featuring rare works on paper that were only recently re-discovered.

Sun 2 Aug

Galleries

Free / 01704 533333

Mon 3 Aug

Galleries

Free / 01704 533333

Tue 4 Aug

Galleries

Free / 01704 533333

…and 60 more dates until 3 Oct

Ruby Turner

Veteran soul singer-songwriter.

Fri 4 Sep

£20 / 01704 533333

The Sacred Landscape Of Ancient Egypt

Images exploring the sacred buildings and objects built by the ancient Egyptians and how they are linked with the surrounding landscape.

Sun 2 Aug

Galleries

Free / 01704 533333

Mon 3 Aug

Galleries

Free / 01704 533333

Tue 4 Aug

Galleries

Free / 01704 533333

…and 83 more dates until 26 Oct back to top

Sefton CVS Shared Reading Group

An opportunity to hear stories and poems read aloud.

Fri 7 Aug

Theatre bar

Phone for prices / 01704 533333

Fri 14 Aug

Theatre bar

Phone for prices / 01704 533333

Fri 21 Aug

Theatre bar

Phone for prices / 01704 533333

…and 10 more dates until 30 Oct

Sheesham & Lotus & Son

Traditional jug band keeping alive vaudeville tradition.

Wed 2 Sep

£11; £9 adv / 01704 533333

Simply Dylan

A personal exploration of Bob Dylan classics.

Sat 26 Sep

£19.50 / 01704 533333

Singing Workshop

Singing class.

Tue 4 Aug

The Studio

£2.50 / 01704 533333

Tue 11 Aug

The Studio

£2.50 / 01704 533333

Tue 18 Aug

The Studio

£2.50 / 01704 533333

…and 10 more dates until 27 Oct

Sketching Sessions

Drop in for 'Sketching In The Galleries' every month. There will be a trained artist at hand to give you help or guidance.

Thu 6 Aug

£4.50 / 01704 533333

Thu 10 Sep

£4.50 / 01704 533333

Thu 8 Oct

£4.50 / 01704 533333

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Sonic Waves With Emmanuel Vass

Emmanuel Vass 'Sonic Waves' album tour concert features exciting and engaging music of water-themed pieces by Liszt, Chopin, Debussy, Handel, Schubert, alongside arrangements of 3 British sea shanties.

Mon 7 Sep

£10 / 01704 533333

Symbolism And Intent: The Principles Of Egyptian Art: Workshop

This day school will examine the techniques and themes employed by Egyptian artists. The development of a distinctive style over time will be outlined, with a focus on objects in the Goodison collection.

Sat 22 Aug

Tai Chi: Workshop

Martial arts training.

Tue 4 Aug

The Studio

£2.50 / 01704 533333

Tue 11 Aug

The Studio

£2.50 / 01704 533333

Tue 18 Aug

The Studio

£2.50 / 01704 533333

…and 10 more dates until 27 Oct

Tea Dance

Regular dance meeting.

Mon 17 Aug

Studio

£2 / 01704 533333

Mon 21 Sep

Studio

£2 / 01704 533333

Mon 19 Oct

Studio

£2 / 01704 533333

Tours Of The Building: Guided Tour

A behind-the-scenes informative walk providing an insight into the history of the building and life at the theatre, including access to backstage areas, rehearsal rooms and the new costume and props store.

…and 10 more dates until 25 Oct

The Tweed Project

Newly formed folk outfit.

Fri 7 Aug

£12 / 01704 533333

Vintage Fair

Unique vintage clothing, handbags, jewellery, textiles and home furnishings, plus vintage workshops, live music and more.

Sat 15 Aug

Free / 01704 533333

Windy Day Kite Designs: Workshop

Inspire, create and design your own kite for a windy day on the Sefton coast.

Sat 29 Aug

Free / 01704 533333

Zumba: Workshop

Depending on energy levels, zumba yourself silly, until your heart's content, or like there's no tomorrow.

Tue 4 Aug

The Studio

£2.50 / 01704 533333

Tue 11 Aug

The Studio

£2.50 / 01704 533333

Tue 18 Aug

The Studio

£2.50 / 01704 533333

…and 10 more dates until 27 Oct

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