Opening times

Opening times

Museum, Gallery, Shop & Café
Monday – Saturday. 10am – 4pm.

Box Office
Monday – Saturday. 10am – 2pm.
Open one hour before performance start times.

Southport Library
Monday – Friday. 10am – 4pm.
Saturday. 10am – 2pm.

The Atkinson is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays


Sefton Council expects all visitors to Council buildings to maintain existing safety measures. For the Atkinson this includes customers providing NHS Test & Trace details on arrival, observing social distancing guidelines and wearing face coverings throughout the building.

The Atkinson is not classed as a ‘large venue’ as our Theatre is under 500 seats. You currently do not need a ‘vaccine passport’ or negative test to attend performances at The Atkinson, however we are strongly suggesting you take a test in advance of attending in consideration of other visitors and our staff.

We strongly encourage you to wear a face covering when visiting The Atkinson, except when eating and drinking in the café or Theatre. If you require a face covering, please let our staff know, we will be happy to provide you with one.

We take the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff seriously, and will ensure that appropriate hygiene standards are protected. Thank you for your cooperation. Find out more here.


Industry Standards


See It Safely
We have been granted the use of Society of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s See It Safely mark. The mark certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. Find out more here.


We’re Good To Go
We’re Good To Go is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.


We appreciate your support in following guidance from staff, ensuring a safe environment is maintained at all times.