Update – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update – Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Following official government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), The Atkinson is closed to the public until further notice. This includes the Box Office, Theatre, Studio, Museum, Galleries, Shop, Library and A Great Little Place cafe.


The Atkinson’s Box Office team are currently working to contact customers who have booked tickets for cancelled, postponed and rescheduled performances. Working in chronological order of effected performances, the team endeavour to contact all customers as swiftly as possible.

For shows that have been cancelled or rescheduled during lockdown due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, customers are entitled to a ticket refund, exchange, credit note, or can donate the cost to The Atkinson Development Trust. Booking fees are an administrative cost and are non-refundable.

For events scheduled to take place, The Atkinson has a no refund policy. Tickets can be exchanged (for an equal or higher value) for alternative shows within a 3 month period for a fee of 50p per ticket. Tickets must be returned to the Box Office 48 hours prior to the performance. There are no exchanges for an event that has sold out or for any Festival tickets, including gig tickets within a festival. There are events which cannot be exchanged – please check details on the event page or at Box Office before booking. If an event is cancelled or rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances, customers are entitled to a ticket refund, exchange, credit note, or can donate the cost to The Atkinson Development Trust. A booking fee of £1 per ticket is applicable to purchases made online and over the phone. Booking fees are an administrative cost and are non-refundable.

If you have any enquiries, please email the Box Office: info@theatkinson.co.uk


You can view some of our exhibitions online:
Sefton Open Digital Exhibition
The Triumph of Art
Sefton Young Artist of the Year


Keep an eye on our news page for ways to get involved with our online activities, from browsing our fine art collection, to talking part in our LEGO challenge, even piecing together digital jigsaws.


The Atkinson Development Trust is the charitable arm of The Atkinson. Your generous donations support their essential work, which includes working with young people, communities and families to enrich their lives and engage with society. Without your donations, work with vulnerable, isolated groups could not continue – so thank you for your continued support. Donate.


For further information on Southport Library please visit the Sefton Libraries website.

The Atkinson takes the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff seriously, and we are closely following advice from the government and Sefton Council.

For further details regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) please refer to the official government website: www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

We hope all of our customers and community keep well, and look forward to welcoming you back once it is safe to resume our programme.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this uncertain time.

Posted on 7 May 2020 under General news

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