The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right 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 multi art-form venue 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. Wile the day away visiting the new 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. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.
In October 2014 The Atkinson became something even more exciting for visitors, with the opening of the museum which will told the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. It also became the new home for the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not seen for over 40 years.
The Atkinson is open throughout the year with varied seasonal programmes and changing exhibitions, so whatever time of year you visit, it offers a fun, creative and varied day out with family or friends.