- 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.
There are 45 events at this location
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Afternoon Tea Dance
Social event for the over 50s. With entertainment from Sefton Opera.
Alun Cochrane: A Show with a Man in It
The laconic Yorkshireman returns with gentle observations.
Traditional folk with emphasis on vocal harmonies from the singer-songwriter.
Breaking The Ice
Unicorn/ Filskit Theatre Company presents an interactive story, based on video footage of a wild polar bear and a Husky playing together.
Busk Love Folk
As part of Love Folk Festival, unsigned acts will have the opportunity to perform original works.
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.
Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In
The Dublin-stand-up and regular guest on Mock The Week returns with a new show of observational humor.
The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.
Edwina Currie: Tales from the Jungle and Elsewhere
An evening with Edwina Currie.
Sat 21 May
£22 / 01704 533333
Acoustic contemporary folk-rock.
Fay Hield And The Hurricane Party
The BBC Radio 2 award-winning from Yorkshire ensemble performs traditional folk.
Bring your pencils and your ideas for this superhero-themed art class for adults.
Grumpy Old Women: Fifty Shades of Beige
Jenny Eclair and her fellow funny people Susie Blake and Kate Robbins present a brand new show.
Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden
The star of BBC Radio 4's Hal and regular TV panelist rants about modern life in his ever so slightly camp voice.
Handa's Hen: Little Angel Theatre (Ages 2-6)
An adaptation of Eileen Browne's children's book which tells the story of Handa and her friend Akeyo, and all the different animals they encounter, using 55 handmade puppets.
How the Koala Learnt to Hug
- Written by: Steven Lee
Learn about the power of a good hug with a host of animals including Karen the koala bear and Natalie the wombat. Ages 4+.
In Love With Opera
Heritage Opera presents a programme which include excerpts from operas and musicals La Boheme, The Merry Widow, The Barber of Seville, Don Giovanni, Carmen, Tosca and more.
The Ince Blundell Collection Of Roman Sculpture
Dr Gina Muskett talks about the formation of the celebrated collection and showcases some of the most important sculptures.
Inky Watercolour Coastal Patterns
Create and design your own inky watercolour cards inspired by patterns from the local coastline. Have fun with runny inks and colourful watercolour washes. Suitable for over 5s.
Junkers 88 Plane Wreckage: Shot Down Over Banks 15th April 1941
Joanne Chamberlain, Collections Development Officer, discusses the venue's Object Of The Month.
Wed 9 Mar
Free / 01704 533333
Keston Cobblers Club
Folk pop five-piece from Kent.
Love Folk 2016
A two-day celebration of folk music with headliners Seth Lakeman and Michael McGoldrick, and performances from John McCusker, John Doyle, Elbow Jane, Ange Hardy and many more.
Fri 12 Feb
Times to be confirmed / £16–£36 / 01704 533333
Sat 13 Feb
Times to be confirmed / £16–£36 / 01704 533333
Making The Most Of Media
A workshop and question and answer session with Fatea's editor Neil King. Learn how to make the most of social media and the internet in terms of getting your band noticed.
The Marcus Malone Band
The Detroit-born singer-songwriter performs classic blues.
Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie
Les Enfants Terribles presents a blend of vaudeville, circus, puppetry, dance, music and magic suitable for the whole family.
Michael McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker
Traditional music from master flautist McGoldrick (Flook, Lunasa and Capercaillie), McCusker (Battlefield Band) and guitarist Doyle.
Murder At Muldoon Manor
An interactive mystery thriller, set in 1924 at a Hertfordshire country manor. Quiz the cast after the performance to find out who committed the crime.
Music Of The Travellers
Classical and world fusion quartet, who perform Latin, Klezmer, Celtic and jazz styles.
Nawal Gebreel Scarf Making Workshop
A daylong scarf-making course with the world renowned textile designer. Learn and use hand stitching and folding techniques to create a three-dimensional quality to the fabric.
Sat 27 Feb
One Day, Something Happens: Paintings Of People
In this Hayward Touring and Arts Council Collection exhibition, curated by Jennifer Higgie, a series of photographs look at the everyday theatricality of the body.
Sat 20 Feb
Sun 21 Feb
Mon 22 Feb
One Day Something Happens: Paintings Of People
As part of the Heritage Talks series, Jane Brown, Gallery Manager at The Atkinson, will discuss key works by Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Paula Rego, as well as the wider history of British figurative painting.
Printed Notebooks: An Introduction To DIY Block Printing
Learn how to print and decorate your own notebooks and create unique patterns. The session is led by print-maker Jenny Robson.
Sat 26 Mar
£40 inc materials and refreshments / 01704 533333
Puss In Boots
- Written by: Patrick Lynch (adaptation)
A show based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale by Marcello Chiarenza, adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch.
Rag Mama Rag
Country, blues and acoustica from the duo, formed in 1991.
Richard Alston Dance Company: Burning
One of Britain’s finest contemporary dance companies celebrates its 20th anniversary with Martin Lawrance’s popular Liszt-inspired work, Burning.
Richard Alston Dance Company Pre-Show Talk
A talk on the story and work behind the company's latest performance, entitled Stronghold.
A haunting original take on folk rock from the former Mercury Music Prize nominee.
Goodtime folk with a mix of traditional, contemporary, Klezmer and Celtic by the Bristol-based band.
Shojo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls’ Comics
In association with Kyoto International Manga Museum, The Atkinson presents the first major exhibition of Japanese shojo (girls') manga in the UK.
Fri 12 Feb
Sat 13 Feb
Sun 14 Feb
Prolific singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire whose style is strongly influenced by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell.
Tutankhamun To Art Deco: Egyptomania In 20th Century Popular Culture
Dr Amanda Draper discusses the Western fascination with Ancient Egypt with reference to Howard Carter's famous discovery in 1922.
Tue 22 Mar
£5 / 01704 533333
An exhibition looking at escapist nature of Victorian art.
Will Pound And Eddy Jay
Harmonica player Pound, who is a three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, performs contemporary and traditional folk with celebrated accordionist Jay.