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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Southport

25
JUL
Mark James - Sideshow Tricks
Viva Blackpool

Mark has featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performed magic on the Orient Express and frequently warms up studio audiences on hit TV shows ‐ the Xtra Factor The Voice and Question Of Sport. Hes also a regular performer at the World…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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26
JUL
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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27
JUL
Gary Murphy's Guitar Legends
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

The show highlights many different guitar styles including rock pop jazz and country and has something for all ages.Guitar Legends is a show you will not want to miss.…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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27
JUL
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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28
JUL
JOE McELDERRY THE GLORIA TOUR
Opera House Blackpool

This summer No.1 and platinum selling artist Joe McElderry releases his long awaited new album SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES. The album includes iconic songs from stage and screen and will also feature Joes hotly anticipated new single GLORIA available this March.…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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28
JUL
Pride and Prejudice
The Atkinson

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austens most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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28
JUL
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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28
JUL
Roy Chubby Brown
Viva Blackpool

Roy Chubby Brown is back in town. Get ready for a barn‐storming night of jokes banter and hilarious mickey‐taking from Britains most outrageous comedian bar none Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

29
JUL
Des O’Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck - LIVE
Opera House Blackpool

Brought to you direct from the London Palladium DES OCONNOR joins JIMMY TARBUCK live on stage for this rare event Two legends of television show‐business and of the Royal Variety Performance come together accompanied by music and video to reminisce and entertain…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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29
JUL
Kids Planet Fazakerley - Summer Fair
Kids Planet The Cottage

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle BBQ hook a duck penalty shootout cakes craft station stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 3pm.…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01512 930384
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29
JUL
Liverpool(e): Mover, Shaker, Architectural Risk
RIBA North

Be guided around the exhibition by curator Joseph Sharples. Learn the vision behind it and the decision process around choosing the items to deliver a full and meaningful display.You can explore how architects of different periods have been challenged and inspired by…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01517 030107
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29
JUL
Oh Carol - The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Oh Carol ‐ The Musical Story of Neil SedakaSaturday 29th July 2017General Admission £21Oh Carol‐ The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50s & 60s…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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29
JUL
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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30
JUL
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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30
JUL
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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01
AUG
Introduction to coding (Early August) in Liverpool
Vanilla Factory

The introduction to coding evening course takes place over two weeks with evening sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 18:30 to 21:00 at our campus in the Vanilla Factory in the heart of Liverpool.During this introductory course you will learn how to…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01519 589767
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02
AUG
Evening of Mediumship
Complementary Health Centre

The demonstration will take place in the Complementary Health Centre in Penwortham and as you can imagine with all the healing that takes place there the energies are amazing. Hilary Butler is back by popular demand to demonstrate her Mediumship…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01772 751122
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03
AUG
The Mario Lanza Story
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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04
AUG
One Night In Vegas
Viva Blackpool

A concert style show featuring the music & excitement from the entertainment capital of the world. Las Vegas. Including songs from Michael Buble Tom Jones Frank Sinatra Bobby Darin Elton John Elvis Barry Manilow &…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
AUG
The Ball Of Fire
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Ex‐Everton legend Ronnie Goodlass poetically narrates the play tracing every step of Alans journey; performed by a talented cast that will keep you captivated throughout.His family have endorsed this play to give Alans fans the world over a chance to know the…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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05
AUG
Hope & Glory Festival, Liverpool 2017
Liverpool

The Hacienda Classical with special guests Shaun Ryder & Bez from The Happy Mondays plus more guests to be announced The Fratellis former Keane frontman Tom Chaplin and Reverend And The Makers who will all play our THE GREAT EXHIBITION stage.Your favourite…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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19
AUG
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting House, George Fox Room

Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of Bruno Groening: There is no incurable God is the greatest physician has…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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19
AUG
Scene Motion Picture Exhibition
Winter Gardens Blackpool

Scene Motion picture exhibition is a unique fan appreciation of the movies and television throughout the years. After the massive success of last years event at the Winter Gardens Blackpool we are now back and better than ever. This time for one…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01253 629600
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22
AUG
Sister Act
Opera House Blackpool

Whoopi is back in the habit for 3 weeks only from 10 August as Mother Superior at the London Palladium in the fantastic show Sister Act. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier is witness…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
AUG
Mediumship Demonstration
Penwortham Community Centre

Three local mediums Andy Vee Hilary Butler and Pam Drury invite you to a special demonstration of evidential Mediumship. Andy is the President of Hawkshead Spiritualist Church in Southport and we are very fortunate…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07742 876747
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25
AUG
The Great North West Motorbike Festival
Winter Gardens Blackpool

The Great North West Motorbike Festival a brand new family friendly event roars into Blackpools famous Winter Gardens for the inaugural event in August 2017. Featuring a wide range of major exhibitors traders both large and small plus demonstrations and Q&As with…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01253 629600
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26
AUG
The AC/DC Experience
Winter Gardens Blackpool

Hailing from the North West of England The ACDC Experience perform classics from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras such as Highway To Hell Shoot To Thrill Back In Black Whole Lotta Rosie and many many more ‐ The ACDC…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 629600
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29
AUG
Dirty Dancing
Opera House Blackpool

Adapted from the 1987 romantic film Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage came to the West End in October 2006 and portrays the story of a teenage daughters rebellion against her father and infatuation…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
SEP
Cannon & Ball
Viva Blackpool

Memories will come flooding back as one of the best known double acts in the business step onto the Viva stage and perform a masterclass in comedy writing timing and talentYoull be clapping along to the music stamping your feet to the…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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08
SEP
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Opera House Blackpool

Funnier than the black deathLovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights killer rabbits dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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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.