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The Atkinson

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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What a great little theatre

Great time at the theatre. Easily accessible and the right size to make it feel a more intimate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin H
Excellent night out

We went for a comedy night. Taking in mind I have lived in southport for 18 years I have never... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
798nicid
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Love theatre, film, music, comedy and exhibitions? Then you'll love The Atkinson. The museum Between Land and Sea: 10,000 years of Sefton's Coast with the permanent exhibition Discover Ancient Egypt featuring The Goodison Collection means Sefton...more
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Cambridge Hall Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great time at the theatre. Easily accessible and the right size to make it feel a more intimate experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Colin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a comedy night. Taking in mind I have lived in southport for 18 years I have never been. Big mistake what a wonderful place. Now we look out for events.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 798nicid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the theatre to see China Crisis. It was a sell out. The theatre is nice. It’s small but a good atmosphere. The staff where very pleasant and made the visit enjoyable. Good bar staff. Access is very good I will return to watch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thefreckledone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see High Kings - brilliant 4 fantastically talented guys - we were near the front great seat - Im only giving an average as the staff are so pretentious its unbelievable. They were actually hiding at the side waiting to catch people taking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JakeMastiff
Reviewed 9 November 2018

When I was young this was a very run down building. It has been beautifully restored to a lovely interactive space for visitors of all ages. Six of us toured the building with much interest and ended up spending a lot more time there than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Great day our for a class of 8 yrs lots of information and interactive ports,I've learnt things about southport I didn't know

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anniemag24
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Great little cafe. Nice selection of food and drinks. Great mesum upstairs highly recomend if your looking to kill a few hours.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The Atkinson offers a good variety of services. Live shows included. However the cafe leaves a lot to be desired. Tired pastries, disinterested staff & poor service. We also found the signage to the various amenities inadequate. This could be such an asset to the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The Art of Noise gallery exhibition was very immersive. Visitors listen to pieces of music via a handset, that correspond with the art on display. The music brings a fresh dimension to our engagement with the art, at times pulling us into the painting until...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Annette J
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The Atkinson is a gem on the the amazing Lord Street - I went to visit the Frank Hampson / Dan Dare exhibition ( on until early March 2019 ) This is a wonderful, nostalgic show, Frank Hampson - Dan's illustrator attended the Atkinson as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SusanEH50
26 April 2018|
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Response from The_Atkinson | Property representative |
We have partnered with NCP Southport Train Station Car Park to exclusively offer visitors to The Atkinson 4 hours of parking for £2. (3-4 hours £7.00 full price) The Atkinson is a short walk from NCP Southport Train Station... More
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Anne G
28 June 2017|
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Response from The_Atkinson | Property representative |
Yes. The front door automatically open, we have disabled toilets and a lift to all floors. A full access statement is on our website.
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rummycub
2 January 2017|
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Response from The_Atkinson | Property representative |
HI Yes the exhibition is on from 10am - 4pm ( last entry 3.30pm)
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