Opening times

Following official government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), The Atkinson’s Box Office, Theatre, Studio, Museum, Galleries, Shop, Library and A Great Little Place cafe are now closed until further notice. Please visit our news page for updates.

General Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sundays: Closed
Bank Holidays: Closed

Museum & Galleries

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Artworks from our collection have to be ‘rested’ from time to time as a conservation measure. Please get in touch if you are planning to visit a particular artwork. or call 01704 533 333

Theatre & Studio Bar

Will open 30 minutes before the start of a show

Box Office

The Box office will close 15 mins after the show starts, latecomers can purchase tickets from the bar but will only be admitted when there is a suitable break in the performance. Please note on Southport Film Guild evenings, tickets are available from the bar.


Please note, The Library  is open but not staffed after 2pm on Saturdays. There is no access to the public network computers. Lending items can be borrowed via the self service.

The information desk will be closed from 2pm Saturdays and all day Sunday. However, there is still lots of information available on things to do in Southport within The Atkinson foyer.