The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

It offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer incorporating a range of exhibition and performance spaces, the Bakery cafe, and a shop selling books, souvenirs and local craft.

The Galleries refurbishment has created beautifully extensive, well-proportioned exhibition spaces in which to present the collections, including John Collier’s epic ‘Lilith’ and ‘Tannhäuser in the Venusberg’, William Open’s seductive ‘The Eastern Gown’ and William Roberts’ flirtatious setting, ‘The Tea Room’. Plus ceramic Antony and Cleopatra, Cupid and Psyche and new acquisitions which include a set of digital artworks by Tracey Emin based on her neon Valentine cards.