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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:

  • sephillips1992
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Wonderful theatre
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th October 2017
    I came here for the first time to see their production of Jekyll and Hyde and it really went beyond my expectations. The seats are comfortable and the bar is very reasonably priced especially... Read full review
  • ross m
    Southport, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th October 2017
    So a Great Little Place has moved into the reception area of the Atkinson . No longer in Houghton Street but a nicer outlook over the water fountain on Lord Street gardens. Same excellent staff and... Read full review
  • ROCKETalb1wol0
    West Bromwich, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Beautiful building great venue
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th October 2017
    Lovely place great venues a tiered theatre and a studio with room to dance and watch your favourite band. Ideal for gigs plays etc. Nice bars and cafe. Staff were all very helpful. Read full review

Map & Directions

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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