Love theatre, film, music, comedy and exhibitions? Then you'll love The Atkinson. A cultural pick 'n' mix for all the family. Located in the heart of Lord Street just three minutes walk from Southport...

The Atkinson
Lord Steet PR8 1DB
Southport

The Atkinson


Love theatre, film, music, comedy and exhibitions? Then you'll love The Atkinson. A cultural pick 'n' mix for all the family. Located in the heart of Lord Street just three minutes walk from Southport train station.

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  • The Atkinson
  • Lord Steet
  • Southport
  • PR8 1DB

Our family-friendly offer

Theatre - Our family ticket offers great value for money, available for four people, minimum of 1 adult. Children aged 12 months and under can sit on their guardian’s lap for free.

Museum & Exhibitions – Our regularly changing displays feature lots of hands on activities for all the family, including arts & craft, dressing up, interactive displays and trails to follow.

Library – The Children’s Library is a safe, family friendly space with a pirate ship in the centre which is perfect for reading with smaller children. There is also a specific teenage section. 

Community Activity – Free family events at The Atkinson include Story & Rhyme Time, Lego Construction Club and Make It Craft Workshops. 

Café - A bright and welcoming place to buy delicious home-made food, scrumptious cakes, coffees and juice to keep the whole family full on their visit. Highchairs are also available. 


Accessibility

The building itself is fully accessible for buggies and little legs, with lifts and rails throughout. We have toilets are on all floors, baby changing facilities on the ground floor as well as full adult changing facilities on the first floor. The Atkinson is in the centre of Southport and has a number of car parks close by including those on Tulketh Street, the train station and a park and ride service from the Esplanade. If you hold a Blue Badge, you can park in either of the 2 designated parking spaces outside The Atkinson for free. 


Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • Southport

    The Wizard of Oz

    28-May-2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
    The Atkinson

    KD Theatre Productions is a professional theatre company specialising in producing Pantomimes and Musicals throughout the UK.

    5 - 16 years
  • Southport

    Morgan and West: Unbelievable Science

    31-May-2022 14:30 PM - 16:30 PM
    The Atkinson

    Science and silliness abound for ages 6 to 106! Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

    6 - 14 years
  • Southport

    Pongo's Party

    03-Jun-2022 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Today is the day that Pongo the Pig has been waiting for… that’s right, it’s his birthday! He’s been dropping hints to his friends all year, so is looking forward to...

    2 - 7 years
  • Southport

    Roald Dahl And The Imagination Seekers

    18-Jun-2022 14:30 PM - 15:30 PM
    The Atkinson

    All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing not only from books but children’s minds too!

    5 - 14 years
  • Southport

    Dinosaur World Live

    04-Aug-2022 13:00 PM - 14:15 PM
    The Atkinson

    Running Time: 50 mins, plus 15 min post show meet and greet with the Dinosaurs!

    3 - 11 years
  • Southport

    Dinosaur World Live

    05-Aug-2022 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    The Atkinson

    Running Time: 50 mins, plus 15 min post show meet and greet with the Dinosaurs!

    3 - 11 years
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