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

25
MAR
Civic Saturdays at Metal
Metal @ Edge Hill Station

Transport past present and future at Edge Hill the first passenger railway station in the World. Well look at connections and the highs and lows of our Merseyside transport system from walkability to high‐speed rail and airports.Family fun in interesting places around…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

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25
MAR
Comedy Station Comedy Club
Viva Blackpool

4 mighty fine comics take to the stage ‐ their mission is to make you laugh until you can laugh no moreYour MC for the evening is Local Celebrity Ryan Gleeson Reserve your seats to be guaranteed a night of laughter order…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01253 297297
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25
MAR
High Jinx Magic & Illusion Family Show
Viva Blackpool

Michael Jordans High Jinx Magic Illusion and Circus show is a fast paced mix of Magic Illusions Juggling Escapology and Music delivered in a way to leave you Amazed Puzzled and even Scared but above all Entertained.Venue: VIVA Blackpool 3 Church Street…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01253 297297
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25
MAR
Preston Jam: 25-Hour Day
Media Factory

There will be a variety of musicians and a range of music styles dropping in throughout the event to jam with each other and create a unique musical narrative. Drop in at any time during the 24‐hour performance to open your mind…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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26
MAR
An Audience with Martin Kemp - Mothers Day Special
Viva Blackpool

Spend Mothers Day Evening with a music and acting icon ‐ the frontman of a band which defined a generation of New Romantics and the star of stage and screen across a glittering career.From the incredible global success of SPANDAU BALLET to…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01253 297297
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26
MAR
Mothers Day Afternoon with ‘The Jerseys’ & ‘
Viva Blackpool

Perfect for mum enjoy a carvery or afternoon tea with us in our wonderful Cabaret Theatre with music everyone will love.Venue: VIVA Blackpool 3 Church Street Blackpool FY1 1HJPriceStandard Seating & 2 Course Meal: GBP 19.95Links: Tickets: https:go.evvnt.com81443‐0…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 297297
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27
MAR
The Dublin Legends
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The Dublin LegendsMonday 27th March 2017 7:30pmAll tickets £20.50The Dublin LegendsFormerly of The DublinersAll The Hits & More TourFrom Seven Drunken Nights to Whiskey In The JarIrish Folk Music at its Very BestIn 2012 The Dubliners celebrated 50 years on the road…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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27
MAR
Billy Ocean
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
MAR
At Last - The Etta James Story
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Following its world premiere in Melbourne in 2013 At Last ‐ The Etta James Story has since packed theatres throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 2016 the show returned to Melbourne for a sell‐out season at The Arts Centre and July saw…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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28
MAR
Pasha - Let's Dance The Night Away
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Pasha ‐Lets Dance The Night AwayTuesday 28th March 2017 7:30pmGeneral Admission £24.50Concessions £23.50EARLY BIRD OFFERBook before 31 December and you will also get a Pre Show In Conversation with PashaThis will take place in the auditorium where Pasha will be interviewed on…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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28
MAR
Showtime Afternoons
Viva Blackpool

Take your reserved seats as we serve a delicious 2‐course lunch before our resident cast perform an amazing show for you with different themes and shows available to choose from including The Jerseys Ratpackers and our very own Viva Vegas show.The dancefloor…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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28
MAR
The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
Viva Blackpool

Starring ‐ The Jerseys Leye D Johns The Viva ShowgirlsJoin The Jerseys as we celebrate the Timeless music of the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons The Drifters The Stylistics Beach Boys and more ‐ from Doo Wop…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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30
MAR
Preston Jam: Avant Garden
The Ferret

Come and join us to hear this live music collaboration which will be something a little different to what you may be used to.An excellent evening of varied music‐making featuring the jazz‐fusion guitar legend and ex‐Isotope band leader Gary Boyle. A central…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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30
MAR
Tiger Who Came To Tea
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big stripy tiger The…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
MAR
Iain Stirling - 'Onwards'
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

You may recognise his voice as the narrator of ITV2s Love Island or recognise his face as the host of Scottish BAFTA best childrens show award winning panel show The Dog Ate my Homework CBBC. Other credits include The Now Show Radio…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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31
MAR
Peter Kay’s Car Share
Opera House Blackpool

After the enormous success of a live screening of the first series of Car Share in 2015 Peter Kay is returning to the Blackpool Opera House once again this time to premiere selected episodes from the second series of the BAFTA award…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Danny Saul/Kinder Meccano/Third City
The Continental

Danny Saul is an experimental musician performer and composer from Manchester UK. Recently awarded a PhD in electroacoustic composition Danny works within areas of electroacoustic composition and laptop performance. He has toured throughout the UK Europe USA and Japan. He runs the…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Music and Freedom Symposium
UCLan Media Innovation Studio (MISt)

Leading Civil Rights scholar and author of the landmark text Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues Black Consciousness and Race Relations Professor Brian Ward from Northumbria University will give the keynote address on Freedom Sounds: Music and the Civil Rights Movement.…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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31
MAR
The Illuminations Banquet & Ball
Viva Blackpool

The Illuminations Banquet & BallThe Friends of the Illuminations present their annual Banquet and Ball in aid of the Blackpool Illuminations Fund supported by the Blackpool Combined Association.Venue: VIVA Blackpool 3 Church Street Blackpool FY1 1HJPriceGeneral Admission: GBP 30.00Links: Booking: https:go.evvnt.com108323‐0…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 297297
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APR
Absolute Bowie
53 Degrees

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 893000
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APR
Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Lydiate Parish Hall Field

Times:Sellers arrive from 6amBuyers arrive from 6amFinish approx. 12pmCharges:£7 per car£10 per large van or trailerBuyers: 40p per person over 18 yrs. Children freeFree car parking on our field please do not park on the roadDisabled parkingDogs allowedNo booking necessaryBring your own…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(textspref erred)
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Preston Jam: Preston Jam at 53
Venue 53

A pre‐Ribble Valley Jazz Festival Fringe Event partnered by the University of Central Lancashire & Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues in a stunning 3 band production from 6.30pm to midnight with Soweto the multi award winning UK king of jazz and hip‐hop.…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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Spiritual Healing - The Health of the Future
Friends Meeting House, "The Small Meeting Room"

I have remained nothing more than a normal natural person are the words Bruno Groening wrote; a person who possessed the simple intuitive knowledge of the laws governing divine spiritual healing.The audience can experience the divine power in their own bodies that…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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The Mersey Beatles - 50th Anniversary Show
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

The whole album live 20 Golden greats liveThis special set will constitute the first half of an unforgettable Beatles experience. The second half of the show will see The boys return in the familiar black suits of Beatlemania and via a…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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Viva Vegas Live!
Viva Blackpool

Amazing production sensational vocalists beautiful showgirl dancers and hilarious comedy from our flamboyant and outrageous host Leye D Johns ‐ this is night not to be missed as one of Blackpools highest rated shows.Sequins feathers dance routines and music youll love ‐…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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Rick Astley
Liverpool Empire Theatre

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
APR
The Wedding Show
Preston masonic hall

The Preston Masonic Hall Wedding Show will take place on Sunday 2nd April 2017 11:30am ‐ 3:30pm.12noon live on stage funk soul band with music from Paul Hepplestall Baby grand piano & Sax and Classical Guitarist playing a selection of music idea…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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04
APR
Doris The Dragon Show
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Doris The Dragon ShowCome and join Doris and her fiery friends in a brand new fun packed showDoris The Dragon Show is full of giddy games panto style slapstick and lots of audience interaction. Created for children up to 10 years old…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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05
APR
Justin’s Party
Opera House Blackpool

Are you ready to party Because BAFTA award winning actor Justin Fletcher is coming to town and YOU are invitedJUSTINS PARTY is brand new show which packed full of fantastic songs dances and hilarious games guaranteed to make it THE party of…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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06
APR
Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris RamseyThursday 6th April 2017 8pmGeneral Admission £20.50A brand new stand up show for 2017 from the comedian youve seen on The Royal Variety Performance Celebrity Juice Hebburn Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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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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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Southport? See our list of attractions in Southport, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.