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
Cannon & Ball
Viva Blackpool

Youll be clapping along to the music stamping your feet to the beat and therell be laughs a plentyMay 26th 2017Cannon & Ball are joined by the outrageous Leye D Johns the stunning Viva Showgirls and a special guest vocalist.September 1st 2017The…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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26
MAY
Joe Longthorne
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Currently residing in his adopted home of Blackpool Joe Longthorne is still a hugely popular and inspirational performer. Now watched by many on Royal Variety Performances he first rose to fame after his success on…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
MAY
Rose-Marie
Viva Blackpool

Rose Marie performing throughout the season right here at Viva Blackpool with musician and vocalist Andy Mudd in support.With 17 million albums sold Las Vegas residencies and a string of singles and accolades join this Irish Singing Superstar right here in Blackpool.Venue:…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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26
MAY
The Tina Turner Experience
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The TIna Turner ExperienceFriday 26th May 7:30pmGeneral Admission £19.50This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of theworlds iconic performers. Full of hits like Private Dancer Nutbush CityLimits Proud Mary River Deep Mountain High and Lets StayTogether to…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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27
MAY
Broadway and Beyond
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Broadway and BeyondSaturday 27th May 7:30pmAdults £17.50 Concessions £16.50Broadway and Beyond is a thrilling and entertaining mix of music and wit from the most popular musicals of the twentieth and twenty‐first centuries. The performance is an uplifting celebration presented in an engaging…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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27
MAY
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 a 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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28
MAY
Blackpool Tower Bank Holiday Soul
Blackpool Tower

Date : MAY 28th 2017 BLACKPOOL TOWER BALLROOM. The Promenade Blackpool ALL WINNERS Northern Soul All…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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28
MAY
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.A fun filled show for all the…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01253 297297
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28
MAY
Viva Variety
Viva Blackpool

Variety is BACKJoe Longthorne headlines an evening of Variety Its a night of comedy dance music and more... with some fantastic guests joining Joe every Sunday night.Hosted by Leye D Johns and the VIVA Showgirls with guest vocalist Jennifer Ball.Also joining the…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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29
MAY
Southport Waterloo AC 15km
Liverpool

29th May 2017Distance: 15kmCourse: 1 LAPCost: Un‐affiliated ‐£16 Affiliated ‐ £14Race start time: 09:30Registration: 08:00Facilities: Goody Bag ‐ Drinks Stations ‐ Km Markers ‐ Marshals ‐ Toilets ‐ Baggage Area ‐ Medal ‐ Live Timing ‐ Online Results ‐ Chip Timing ‐…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07740 554190
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30
MAY
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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30
MAY
The Chinese State Circus - Dynasty
Central Park

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back after a break of three years returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production DYNASTY.The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at Central Park Wallasey from Tuesday 30th May…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08444 155228
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31
MAY
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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01
JUN
The Ratpackers
Viva Blackpool

Sit back relax and enjoy the show folks. Its time to be truly entertained with all the class atmosphere and hype of the golden age of Swing music. Dominic Creighton Samuel Cummins Max Fox & Shaun Wareing perform their own Jerseys show…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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02
JUN
Milkshake! Live 'The Magic Story Book'
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Starring Milkshake favourites Bob the Builder Little Princess Noddy Fireman Sam Shimmer & Shine Pip from Pip Ahoy Winnie and Wilbur Wissper Milkshakes very own Milkshake Monkey and two Milkshake presenters this all singing all dancing musical masterpiece will take audiences on…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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02
JUN
The Next Step Live on Stage
Opera House Blackpool

For fans of dance and also of the hit TV show The Next Step Live on Stage is a brand new live show that celebrates dance in a concert‐like setting. After performing in 8 countries in front of over 200000 fans…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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03
JUN
Spiritual Healing - The Health of the Future.
Friends Meeting House, "The Lecture 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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03
JUN
Totally Tina
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Tina Turner is a phenomenon having won 8 Grammys sold over 200 million albums and more concert tickets than any other artist in a career lasting four decades. We take you from the early days with Ike and songs like River Deep…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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03
JUN
The Bootleg Beatles
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Re‐live the sights and sounds of sixties as the worlds premier Beatle band returns to Cambridge with their spectacular two hour multi‐media stage production featuring all the classic Beatle hits. Using film footage of…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Lee Nelson: Serious Joker
Viva Blackpool

After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldnt be Lee Nelson is back where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his brand‐new laugh‐out‐loud best ever stand‐up show.Venue: VIVA Blackpool 3 Church Street Blackpool FY1 1HJPriceStandard: GBP 20.00Links:…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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05
JUN
Memories with The Legendary Merrill Osmond
Viva Blackpool

Merrill Osmond: Rock ConcertMerrill Osmond is the lead singer for the world famous Osmond family. He is also an established solo artist. He has toured throughout the world performing in many major venues. With his brothers Merrill has sung lead on 27…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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07
JUN
Avenue Q
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Avenue Q tells the funny story of Princeton a US college graduate who has moved to the New York neighbourhood of Avenue Q in order to discover his purpose in life. Full of hilarious…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
JUN
The Last Five Years
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Using a unique narrative style the story moves in two different directions Cathys story begins at the relationships tragic end and then works its way backwards towards happier times whereas Jamie goes forward in time moving into all of the pain and…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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09
JUN
Bucks Fizz
Viva Blackpool

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 that first meeting and appearing on A Song for Europe on 11th March 1981…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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10
JUN
Jane McDonald
Opera House Blackpool

Jane McDonald first came to our screens as star of the docu‐soap The Cruise many years ago. Since then she has become a highly successful solo artist and actress and has until this year been…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

11
JUN
Gareth Gates
Viva Blackpool

Born in July 1984 in Bradford England Gareth Gates realized already when he was a small child that performing was in his blood. After becoming runner up to Will Young in UK's first Pop Idol…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUN
Great Expectations
Lytham Hall

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens unforgettable story of love family and friendship set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent to the bustling streets of Victorian London this epic tale follows the fortunes of a young…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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15
JUN
Magic of the Opera - Featuring Lesley Garrett
Opera House Blackpool

Popular Opera Singer Lesley Garrett will star in Magic of the Opera at Blackpool Opera House on Thursday 15th June.The show which features the English National Philharmonic Orchestra and principal singers from the Royal Opera House and English National Opera is presented…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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16
JUN
Blackpool International Soul Festival
Winter Gardens Blackpool

The 2nd Blackpool International Soul Festival will take place at the Winter Gardens Blackpool over the weekend of Friday ‐ Sunday June 16th ‐18th 2017.Once again we are proud to bring you a host of legendary American Soul stars On Friday night…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 629600
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16
JUN
Brass & Hot Pot with Leyland Band
Prescot Parish Church

We welcome for the first time one of the UKs finest brass bands ‐ with an international reputation ‐ now in its 71st year to entertain us with nostalgic tunes and classic melodies. Celebrate the opening night of the 13th Annual…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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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.