The Atkinson

The Atkinson
Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB
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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 36 events at this location

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The Addams Family - The Musical Comedy

The work is based on Charles Adams' well-know characters and tells the story of Wednesday and her romance with a normal and how it affects the family. Presented by Aria Entertainment and adapted from the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

Thu 6 Apr

£13–£15 / 01704 533333

Fri 7 Apr

£13–£15 / 01704 533333

Afternoon Tea Dance

Social event for the over 50s. With entertainment from Sefton Opera.

Mon 20 Mar

£2 / 01704 533333

Mon 17 Apr

£2 / 01704 533333

Ballet Theatre UK: Alice In Wonderland

The company presents a captivating new ballet based on Lewis Carroll's much-loved children's books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

Sat 22 Apr

£15 (Children £12 under 16s; £45) / 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

£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

£15–£45 / 01704 533333

Sat 7 Oct

£15–£45 / 01704 533333

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra

A night of swing, dance, and jazz from the ever popular Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

Sat 29 Apr

£18–£24 / 01704 533333


The four piece performs their second album Matter Of Time, which features more of the award-winning amalgam of Irish, Scottish and Hungarian traditions with jazz, funk and classical stylings they're known for.

Sat 22 Apr

£12–£14 / 01704 533333

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.

Sat 18 Mar

£18 / 01704 533333


  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • France
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jacques Audiard
  • Cast: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Vincent Rottiers

Dheepan (Jesuthasan) is a former Tamil Tiger who starts a new life in a Parisian housing project with two strangers posing as his wife (Srinivasan) and daughter (Vinasithamby). Then his past starts to catch up. Touching, intense, beautifully crafted drama which loses some focus and conviction as it becomes more violent.

Wed 1 Mar

01704 533333

Easter Bunny's Eggs-Ellent Adventure

Join the hunt for the hidden chocolate factory and meet the Easter Bunny afterwards to receive a special Easter present in a show written by Martin Parsons.

Mon 10 Apr

Fleetwood Bac

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

Fri 21 Apr

£18 / 01704 533333

The Fureys

Irish folk legends perform timeless classics for a night of Irish music, songs and stories.

Sat 11 Mar

£20 / 01704 533333

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Fri 28 Apr

Howard Jones

The bogbrush-haired synth pop whizz continues to benefit from 80s nostalgia.

Wed 22 Mar

£25.30 / 01704 533333

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

Fri 19 May

£14 ( £5) / 01704 533333

Jim Causley

The singer/accordionist performs a selection of traditional songs from his native Devon and some from his album of self-penned work.

Fri 3 Mar

£12 / 01704 533333

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Sun 7 May

£18–£27 / 01704 533333

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Sat 20 May

£20 / 01704 533333

Sat 1 Apr

£17.50; £15 adv / 01704 533333

Witty banter, gags and topical observations from Daliso Chaponda, John Hastings and Brennan Reece.

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club: Dan Nightingale

Stand-up from the John Bishop's Only Joking regular, with Marcel Lucont and Chris Kent.

Sat 4 Mar

£17.50; £15 adv / 01704 533333

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Live material from famous faces from TV panel shows and other comedy roadshows.

Sat 6 May

Limehouse Lizzy

A tribute to the hard rock of Thin Lizzy.

Thu 27 Apr

£11–£18 / 01704 533333

Lloyd Cole

The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.

Thu 30 Mar

£23; £20 adv / 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

£38 / 01704 533333


Pete Oxley and Nic Meier bring their original two guitar set on tour.

Thu 30 Mar

£7 / 01704 533333

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Award-winning duo LipService celebrate the life of Jane Austen through a comic tale inspired by the world of women writers.

Sat 25 Mar

£14; £10 under 16s / 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 9 more dates until 12 Mar


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.

Mon 6 Mar

£11 / 01704 533333

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

Sari & The Engine Room

Blues and rock'n'roll from the outfit fronted by the acclaimed vocalist Sari Schorr.

Sat 15 Apr

£11–£13 / 01704 533333

Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

Bookends perform the ultimate show for Simon and Garfunkel fans.

Fri 17 Mar

Tia McGraff & Tommy Parham

The internationally renowned and award-winning Americana/country songstress from Port Dover performs alongside the versatile musician.

Wed 1 Mar

£11; £9 adv / 01704 533333

Welcome Home 1925

Murder Mystery Productions presents a combined mystery drama and dining experience, with murder, intrigue and deceit.

Sat 18 Mar

£19.50 / 01704 533333

The Wizard Of Oz

Frank Baum's classic tale of Dorothy and her magical adventures get the pantomime treatment, starring Coronation Street and Dancing On Ice's Steven Arnold.

Tue 11 Apr

£12.50 (Children £10.50 under 16s; £40) / 01704 533333

Woody Pines

The Nashville-based threesome performs its roots Americana original songs.

Wed 5 Apr

£11; £9 adv / 01704 533333

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.

Sat 4 Mar

£8 (Children £6; £24) / 01704 533333

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