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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



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


  • Licensed Bar

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  • Special group rates

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • CharlesGraham79
    Cobham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Good diversity of attractions
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 25th September 2017
    A well put together community centre with large library, theatre and cafe on the ground level. upstairs there's a modest art gallery a local meausem and even some ancient egphtian exhibits which I... Read full review
  • Clare G
    Trip Type:
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 25th September 2017
    We visited this venue on Saturday night to see Eclipse. Great band performance... absolutely ruined by drunken slobs (this includes women as well) in the audience, who no doubt spoiled this show for... Read full review
  • sinkinfeelin
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Nice venue - but bad experience at show
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 24th September 2017
    We visited the Atkinson last night to see Eclipse (Pink Floyd Tribute band). The venue itself is very nice and the band put on a good show. However, there were significant audience issues that the... Read full review

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Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00

* We are also open when there are shows on, please see our website for details

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