- Telephone 01704 533333
- Website www.theatkinson.co.uk
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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5 More Minutes
An interactive show for children about bedtime and settling down to go to sleep featuring live music and puppetry. Please take your bedtime snuggly.
Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself
Vitriolic humour from the former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.
Irrepressible Scandinavian folk roots band, fast becoming an unavoidable phenomenon on the European folk music scene.
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…
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…
The Blues Band
The Blues Band line-up of Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuiness continues to pay tribute to the blues and R&B boom which inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.
The Colour of Me
A rainbow of colours, live music and projection accompany this interactive dance performance.
Compton & Newberry
A stringband of two – mandolin master Mike Compton and veteran banjoist/guitarist Joe Newberry – pay homage to pioneering American musicians such as The Monroe Brothers, Robert Johnson and The Carter Family.
Darkside: The Pink Floyd Show
The tribute act performs songs by Pink Floyd, including songs from Dark Side Of The Moon to Division Bell. Featuring the vocals of Faye Brookes.
Don't Dribble on the Dragon
An adventure about friendship featuring a magical dragon.
Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.
The ensemble performs rock in tribute to the award-winning band.
The six-piece ensemble from Gloucestershire led by vocalist, song-writer and front man Nick Gibbs performs its exhilarating new-age folk compositions.
The Irish folk legends perform.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
The pioneering multi-instrumentalist and popular singer, acclaimed for his performance at Live Aid in 1985, performs synth-pop and new wave.
The singer/accordionist performs a selection of traditional songs from his native Devon and some from his album of self-penned work.
Jon Boden is best known is the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead.
Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.
Lady Maisery - CD Launch
Folk trio with a unique approach to harmony singing and intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions.
Sat 11 Feb
Laugh Out Loud Comedy
We'll be bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock the Week, Channel 4's 8 out of 10 cats, BBC1's Michael Mcintyre's comedy roadshow, Have I Got News for You and Comedy Central's Paramount's 'Live at the Comedy Store etc. Plus the best of the rest. Previously we've booked the likes of Jason…
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club: Dan Nightingale
Stand-up from the John Bishop's Only Joking regular, with Marcel Lucont and Chris Kent.
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
Live material from famous faces from TV panel shows and other comedy roadshows.
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club: Mick Ferry
The award-winning Manchester-based comic presents his razor-sharp satirical and often surreal material. With Tom Wrigglesworth and Luke Honnority.
Lip Service: Mr Darcy Loses The Plot
The award-winning comedy duo Lip Service present another silly celebration of Jane Austen as they explore the world of women writers, scribbling in secret or under pseudonyms and squeezing in their writing amongst other activities.
Sat 25 Mar
The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.
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…
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…
Canterbury-born folk roots singer-songwriter.
Pete Oxley and Nic Meier bring their original two guitar set on tour.
Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker And John Doyle
The three musicians and singers, all of whom also appear in other groups as well as solo, collaborate on a range of contemporary and classic folk songs.
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.
Sun 22 Jan
Free / 01704 533333
Mon 23 Jan
Free / 01704 533333
Tue 24 Jan
Free / 01704 533333
The wind soloists from Orchestra Dell'Arte will be led from the contra-bass by Edward Peak in a performance of Franz Krommer's Opus 57.
New York City bluesman in the vein of Joe Bonamassa and Walter Trout.
Rainy Day Band
This is a singalong session were the Rainy Day Band performs to the audience with ukuleles.
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…
Sam Kelly And The Lost Boys
The Cornwall-based singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist performs traditional and folk music with a slight Gaelic influence alongside his band which includes Ciaran Algar, Graham Coe and Toby Shaer.
Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years
Bookends perform the ultimate show for Simon and Garfunkel fans.
A personal exploration of Bob Dylan classics.
Sleeping Beauty: All Souls Dramatic Club
The amateur theatre ensemble presents a modern take on the classic children's tale.
Sun 22 Jan
Southport Jazz Club Presents: Jazz Cafe: LIPA Big Band
A mix of contemporary big band tunes and classic standards from the Liverpool-based award-winning ensemble directed by multi-instrumentalist and composer, Danny Miller.
Thu 16 Feb
£7 / 01704 533333
Tia McGraff & Tommy Parham
The internationally renowned and award-winning Americana/country songstress from Port Dover performs alongside the versatile musician.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
- Written by: Jonathan Rockefeller (adapt)
Based on Eric Carle's hand-painted books, Jonathan Rockefeller's family-friendly stage production uses a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets to faithfully bring to life the four stories: The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Sat 18 Feb
Welcome Home 1925
Murder Mystery Productions presents a combined mystery drama and dining experience, with murder, intrigue and deceit.
Wow! Said The Owl
Tim Hopgood's children's book is brought to life through a blend of storytelling, puppetry and music. Explore a world of colour with this curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what daylight brings.