What's on inSouthport

Welcome to Southport

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Southport - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Southport to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Southport

26
MAY
Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Experience Northern Ballet at its dynamic best ‐ through the achingly emotional storytelling of Madame Butterfly and the awe‐inspiring strength and skill of Perpetuum Mobile.Northern Ballet's uniquely expressive dancers will perform two spectacular ballets in one evening.Be transported to Japan as the…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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26
MAY
Bryan Ferry
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Lead vocalist and charismatic front man of Roxy Music where he originally performed alongside fellow greats like Brian Eno and outstanding solo star Bryan Ferry is a living legend.With a smooth timeless style inspired by…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
MAY
James Arthur
O2 Academy Liverpool

After winning X Factor 2012 James went on to score the biggest selling X Factor single of all time with the BRIT Award nominated Impossible' and has recorded a stunning debut record writing and collaborating…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
MAY
Elves & the Shoemaker
The Grand Theatre

After the sell‐out successes of Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs and the TV adaptations for CBeebies Northern Ballet presents their latest ballet for children Elves & the Shoemaker. A poor and kind‐hearted shoemaker receives some much‐needed help when his last piece…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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29
MAY
John Barrowman
Blackpool Opera House

Best known his his roles as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood John Barrowman has achieved household name status in the UK with his numerous TV film and theatre performances over the last…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
MAY
Comedy Station Comedy Club
The Round Room - VIVA Blackpool

If you love a good laugh youve definitely come to the right place...Eat Drink and get merry VIVA is home to the Comedy Station Comedy Club ‐ appearing weekly throughout the year in the heart of BlackpoolIts the place to lose yourself…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 297297
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30
MAY
Lancashire Hotpots
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Listen up cowboys and girls comedy troubadours The Lancashire Hotpots are donning their stetsons and saddling up their horses to bring you an evening of music comedy and a bit of the Wild Wild West. Expect all your usual favourites including Chippy…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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30
MAY
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market

Up to 30 great traders selling Vintage Antiques Retro Pre‐loved Treasures and Collectables. Town centre venue. Lytham Assembly Rooms formerly Lytham Baths Dicconson Terrace Lytham Lancashire FY8 5JY. Lovely venue and tea rooms. Open 10.00am ‐ 4.00pm. Sellers: 1 x 6ft…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 01253 782828
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01
JUN
The Producers
Liverpool Empire Theatre

The Producers at Liverpool Empire Theatre in Liverpool on Monday 01 June 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch The Producers live in the…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
JUN
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Based on the best‐selling novel by John Boyne The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a heart‐wrenching tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys. Set during World War II the story is seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno the…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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02
JUN
Stewart Lee
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

As the acclaimed writer and comedian prepares for his second BAFTA nominated BBC Series STEWART LEES COMEDY VEHICLE Stewart Lee presents a vegetable stew of new work with insights into his extensive work for charity…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
JUN
The Courteeners
O2 Academy Liverpool

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Coasts
O2 Academy Liverpool

Coasts at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Thursday 04 June 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Holly Johnson
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Holly Johnson at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Thursday 04 June 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
CHERYL, MIKE AND JAY, FORMERLY OF BUCKS FIZZ
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

CHERYL MIKE AND JAY FORMERLY OF BUCKS FIZZ With special guest Stephen Fox Early in 1981 four complete strangers sat in the drawing room of a house in Fulham and were told: you are now Bucks Fizz. In the eight weeks between…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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05
JUN
VIVA Spring Show
Viva Blackpool

Your host VIVAs very own Leye D Johns presents Blackpools Biggest and Best Show Night Out. If youre looking for a great night out then look no further than our VIVA Spring ShowVIVA is Blackpools Biggest and Best Show Night Out. So…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0125 329729
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05
JUN
Chameleons Vox
O2 Academy Liverpool

At one point the Chameleons were one of those iconic rock groups out of Manchester England that no one could ignore. As their popularity began to wane a bit the group decided to begin a…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
JUN
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
The Bluecoat

This year's LAAF showcases the richness of Arab culture through a packed programme of visual art music dance film theatre literature and special events. Organisers have revealed that for the first time this summer's festival explores an overarching theme Shaping Change: A…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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06
JUN
Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Lydiate Parish Hall

A friendly Car Boot Sale organised and run by the 1st Lydiate Scout Group with all proceeds towards the promotion of scouting in Lydiate and beyond.Our sale is located outdoors on the field but we have indoor heated facilities including a cafe…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(Textspref erred)
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07
JUN
Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft
Blackpool Grand Theatre

The one‐liner king Milton Jones will be visiting his devotees with his brand‐new show Temple of Daft. No doom just copious amounts of laughter and nonsense.Temple of Daft will showcase Miltons trademark gags which are as attention‐grabbing as those brightly coloured shirts.An…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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07
JUN
Milton Jones
Grand Theatre

Milton Jones ‐ you know the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week. As well as star of the Michael Mcintyre Roadshow and the voice of 8 series for Radio 4 including The…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
JUN
Lord of the Dance
Blackpool Opera House

Lord of the Dance at Blackpool Opera House in Blackpool on Tuesday 09 June 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Lord of the…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

09
JUN
Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games
Blackpool Opera House

Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games at Blackpool Opera House in Blackpool on Tuesday 09 June 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

10
JUN
Blur
Empress Ballroom

Alt‐rock band Blur debuted with their album Leisure incorporating the sounds of Shoegazing and Madchester. Influenced by pop groups including The Beatles The Kinks and XTC the band popularised the Britpop genre helped in a…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
JUN
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Hilton Blackpool

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning Invitation. Lovely JubblyJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 627977
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12
JUN
Reem Kelani
The Bluecoat

Palestinian singer musicologist and broadcaster Reem Kelani whose voice is described as combining the poignancy of Billie Holiday with the glass‐busting power of Aretha Franklin' performs with her band.…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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12
JUN
Atomic Kitten
O2 Academy Liverpool

Atomic Kitten at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Friday 12 June 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Atomic Kitten live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Crocodiles
Studio 2

Crocodiles at Studio 2 in Liverpool on Friday 12 June 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for Crocodiles…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
JUN
The Reduced Shakespeare Company
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Reduced Shakespeare Company in the Complete Works of William Shakespeare abridged revised All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes An irreverent fast‐paced romp through the Bards plays The Complete Works of William Shakespeare abridged was Londons longest‐running comedy Join these madcap men in…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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14
JUN
An Afternoon With Frank Bruno
The Festival Suite @ VIVA Blackpool

Former WBC World Heavy Weight Champion Frank Bruno will be here at VIVA Blackpool for An Afternoon With on Sunday 14th June 2015. Guests will be able to hear Brunos life story including his fights with Tyson & McCall as well as…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 297297
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Tourist Attractions


British Lawnmower Museum

The Museum has now become one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and is now the largest import & export specialists in antique garden machinery, supplying parts, archive conservation of manuscript materials and valuing machines from all over the world.Included in this Unique National collection are…

Atkinson Art Gallery

British art of the 17th‐20th centuries, including works by Lely, Cotman, Ford Madox Brown, Sickert and Ginner, as well as The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West. Large collection of British watercolours, etchings and engravings.Themed exhibitions from the permanent collection are regularly shown. Every month the Gallery…

Balloons Over Lancashire

Hot Air Balloons at Balloons Over Lancashire in Leyland, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01772 601525 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Hesketh Park

The largest park in Southport, comprised of a large and safe children's play area, mini golf course and children's train in a woodland setting. There are numerous nature trails throughout this picturesque park, containing varied wildlife with duck ponds, lakes and a large Aviary.Park Caf. Parking is free…

New Pleasureland

Pleasureland was opened in King's Gardens, Southport, in 1912 with a Helter Skelter and figure eight rollercoaster. By 1924 the addition of a water chute, boats on the Marine Lake and a Hiram Maxim Flying Machine meant the park had outgrown its site and the rides and attractions…

Southport Botanic Gardens

Just a few minutes out of the Southport centre in Churchtown are the Botanic Gardens. Originally opened in 1874, these Victorian gardens are bursting with floral splendour and colourful displays.Winding through the park is the gardens lake and a multitude of pathways. Theres a Victorian fernery, aviary, gift…

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