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The Atkinson

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB

Tel: +44(0) 1704 533333

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The Atkinson

About

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, located in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming cultural centre with a strong contemporary feel.
 
The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. The Information Centre is the first stop in spending the day at The Atkinson. Followed by a visit to the shop that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. 
 
The interactive museum Between Land & Sea – 10,000 years of Sefton’s Coast displays a remarkable collection telling the story of local history from pre-historic times to modern day. Our permanent exhibition Discover Ancient Egypt takes you back thousands of years to the time of the Pharaohs, exhibiting an Egyptology collection previously hidden away for over 40 years.
 
The exhibition spaces features gems from The Atkinson’s permanent collections and touring exhibitions. Artists featured since we have opened in 2013 include Matisse, L.S. Lowry, Walter Sickert, JMW Turner, Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin to name a few!
 
The theatre and studio offer the very best in live entertainment with comedians, bands, lunchtime classical music concerts and more. We host two music Festivals including Love Folk in February and the Blues Fest in October.  
 

Facilities

Other

  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Access
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Family Fun
  • Gift Shop
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Accessibility

  • Facility for service dogs

Catering

  • Licensed Bar

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    395
  • Very Good
    173
  • Average
    39
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    10

Recent Reviews:

  • Debbie M
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great family outing
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th August 2018
    What a fantastic facility. I regularly attend the Atkinson for the comedy club but I have never used the children's facilities. I took my 5 year old granddaughter to the craft club on Monday. We... Read full review
  • Frances M
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Visit to the Atkinson
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 10th August 2018
    This is the centre of Southport, you can get tickets for a show at the theatre and there’s an art gallery and museum containing many interesting artefacts from the local area and from ancient Egypt... Read full review
  • googles100
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Visited several times for really good coffee and a big piece of cake
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th August 2018
    Visited several times for really good coffee and a big piece of cake. Food looks good as well. Plenty of comfortable seats. Read full review

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2017 - 20 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
SundayClosed
Opening Times (1 Jan 2018 - 20 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
SundayClosed

* We are also open when there are shows on, please see our website for details www.theatkinson.co.uk

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