Our partners

Here at The Atkinson we work with many organisations, groups and societies on various projects, joint programming, networks for skill sharing and more. If you would like to know more about our partners, please visit their website for more information.

Performing Arts

Norvol Jazz: Bringing you all of the latest Jazz in the north. Discover who is playing where? Find musicians to play at your club. Find jazz promoters that can help you. Join us!

Big Imaginations Network: is a region-wide group of venues and promoters dedicated to bringing brilliant children’s theatre to the North West. From grand auditoriums to rural village halls and everything in between, our mission is to spark the imagination of children aged 0-12 with the wonder of theatre. Big Imaginations has brought together 15 venues to make the North West’s children’s theatre offer bigger, better and more affordable.

Bothy Folk Club:Formed in 1964, by Tony Wilson, Stan Ambrose, Dave Boardman and Christine Jones Bothy Folk Club with the original idea to make it a club where solo singers got a fair chance to showcase their talents. The club has regular nationally famous guests alternating with singers nights.

Southport Melodic Jazz: is the highly successful local jazz club, founded in 1991 which now has over 200 members and a mailing list of more than 1100. It was formed in 2001 as a not-for-profit private limited company run by a Board of unpaid enthusiastic volunteers and continues to present some of the best jazz on the circuit.

Corduroy Folk Club: is a folk club with a difference. They are a concert club and each month will bring some of England’s best folk and traditional artists to The Atkinson, Southport; from new acts to legends of the tradition.

Merseyside Literary Partnership

A group of organisations, venues, clubs, festivals, University departments and societies that are all actively promoting literature and its benefits across Merseyside.


Visual Arts

NADFAS – The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) is a leading arts charity which opens up the world of the arts through a network of local Societies and national events.