Christmas at The Atkinson

Join us for the festive season  as we celebrate the countdown to Christmas!

Starting on Sunday 19 November with the Southport Christmas Light Switch On taking place in and around Lord Street from 12pm! The Atkinson will have lots of free arts and crafts in the Art Box, Children’s Library and foyer as well as having the Museum, Egyptology Gallery and exhibitions all open!

Christmas Presents …..

Come and see our beautiful shop full of handmade gifts and one-off pieces of jewellery – not available on the high street.

Image: Paula Bolton Jewellrey

Tickets to our events make great gifts or why not let them deceide and simply give them gift vouchers! Please talk to our friendly team about what you are looking for and for what budget this Christmas. We have something for everyone of all ages.


Christmas Vintage & Makers Fair
Sat 25 November, 11am – 4pm


Southport Strings
Sat 16 & Sun 17 December
Live performance in the foyer and in the Gallery from 1pm

Elf (PG)
Sun 19 November, 2.30pm






Lily and the Little Snow Bear
Sat 9 December, 2.30pm

The Night Before Christmas
Wed 13 – Sun 17 December, times vary

Schools and public performances available.
If you are a school, please call Box Office on 01704 533333 or email with a name and contact number and we will call you back to confirm your booking.

Polar Express PG
Thu 21 December, 2.30pm


The Stumble
Sat 25 November, 8pm

Steeleye Span in Concert
Sat 2 December, 7.30pm

Grateful Fred’s at The Atkinson present: The Way Down Wanderers
Wed 6 December, 7.30pm

Belshazzar’s Feast
Thu 7 December, 7.30pm

Rebecca Downes
Fri 8 December, 8pm

John Bramwell: Leave Alone The Empty Spaces
Sat 9 December, 8pm

John Bramwell sat facing camera

John Bramwell embarks on his city tour this autumn with his new album Leave Alone the Empty Spaces

The Albion Christmas Band
Sat 16 December, 7.30pm


A Christmas Carol
Fri 8 December, 1pm & 7.30pm

Christmas Gothic
Thu 14 December, 7.30pm

Christmas Gothic marketing image

Rebecca Vaughan dressed as Victorian storyteller.


Justin Moorhouse: People & Feelings
Fri 24 November, 8pm

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit
Wed 20 December, 8pm
Paul Chowdhry sat down with his left arm on one knee wearing a brown hooded jacket, red leather jacket, grey jeans and a flashy watch with a yellow backdrop


It’s a Wonderful Life
Mon 11 December, 2pm & Thu 14 December, 7.30pm


Wed 6 December, 7pm
Talk by Lucy the Tudor, Costume talk with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, (Tudor snacks will be available)

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Merry Christmas from everyone here at The Atkinson!


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