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
OCT
Truly Bassey
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

An audience with Truly Bassey & friends is a fantastic production paying homage to the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey. This 100 live show is brought together with a superbly choreographed cast of dancers stupendous costume changes and ShowTimes live band…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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26
OCT
Goldilocks
North Pier Blackpool

This fantastic family event will see Goldilocks live in Blackpool Lancashire at the North Pier Blackpool on Sunday 26 October 2014. Compare ticket prices for the Goldilocks event below.…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

26
OCT
Illuminasia
Blackpool Winter Gardens

Illuminasia at Blackpool Winter Gardens a live event taking place on Sunday 26 October 2014 in Blackpool Lancashire for what will be a great family event.…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

26
OCT
Riverdance
Blackpool Opera House

If you didn't already know Riverdance is a show consisting of traditional Irish stepdancing and has become a huge phenomena since appearing at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Husband and wife team John McColgan and…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

27
OCT
The Betty Legs Diamond Show Illuminations Special
VIVA Blackpool

After a recent sell‐out show date the one and only Miss Betty Legs Diamond is making a triumphant return to VIVA Blackpool this October for an Illuminations SpecialJoin Betty and her fabulous entourage of dancers and hostess Miss Rory as they present…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01253 297297
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27
OCT
Little Comets
53 Degrees

You know those cool guys from Little Comets right From their first single released in 2009 the british indie rock band Little Comets have come a long way. If you dont remember One Night in…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
Peter Andre
Blackpool Opera House

English born Australian singersongwriter Peter Andre is also a successful TV presenter and businessman. Famed for his marriage and subsequent split from glamour model Katie Price Andre has starred in his own ITV2 shows both…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
OCT
The Five and the Prophecy of Prana (Blackpool)
The Grand Theatre

Dance Touring Partnership presents Boy Blue Entertainment in The Five and the Prophecy of Prana.In modern Tokyo five young troublemakers find themselves at the centre of a power struggle which has split a secret group of warriors tasked with the protection of…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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29
OCT
St Georges Dock & Queensway Tunnel Ghost Walk
St Georges Dock

PART OF LIVERPOOL SHOCKTOBER EVENTSSt Georges Dock & Queensway Tunnel Ghost WalkVenue: St Georges Dock Georges Dock Way Liverpool L3 1DD L3Date: 30th October 2014Time 6pmPrice: £10Tour lasts 1hr 30minsAre you ready to experience The Ghosts of St Georges Dock and the…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07950 350810
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29
OCT
Travelled Companions: Where Caterpillars Go
The Capstone Theatre

Capacity for these shows is limited to 60 per show so please book early to avoid disappointment.Where Caterpillars Go is a playful adventure set in a wild and magical paper garden aimed at children under five and their families. From a tree…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 000140
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29
OCT
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular
VIVA Blackpool

Tickets £13.90 and £15.90. 3 Course Dinner & Show Package £32.90Its Blackpool's BIGGEST Summer Season Line‐Up and it's all live right here at VIVA BlackpoolJoin Leye D Johns for an evening of pure escapism ‐ with the very best guest vocalists and…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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30
OCT
Hansel & Gretel
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

A HALLOWEEN FAMILY FEAST LP CREATIVES PRESENT HANSEL AND GRETEL Dont be left out in the cold Book your tickets today LP Creatives highly anticipated theatre show Hansel and Gretel continues its second tour this Autumn. The show is an extremely light…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01253 794221
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30
OCT
Hansel and Gretel - A fun family Halloween treat!
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

This exciting show is extremely light family fun filled feel‐good feast ‐ Hansel and Gretel arent greedy; they just want a better life for themselves and their father. Their lives are turned upside down with the arrival of an unwelcome visitor ‐…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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30
OCT
Oh What A Nite!
VIVA Blackpool

Take a local vocal quartet the very best music of the Doo Wop Motown Rock'n'Roll and Soul music from the likes of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons The Stylistics The Drifters Four Tops Overtones and more performed by a brilliant young…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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30
OCT
Oh What A VIVA Showgirls at Night
VIVA Blackpool

Songs from Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons The Stylistics The Drifters Four Tops Overtones and more performed by a brilliant 4 part harmony vocal line‐up. Hosted by Leye D Johns.Take a local vocal quartet the very best music of the…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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30
OCT
Nerina Pallot
The Epstein Theatre

Nerina Pallot at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool on Thursday 30 October 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
Songs of Sister Act
Blackpool Opera House

Songs of Sister Act will be performing live Musicals at Blackpool Opera House on the Thursday 30 October 2014 in Blackpool Lancashire. Buy tickets for Songs of Sister Act online.…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
OCT
Wild Beasts
O2 Academy Liverpool

Wild Beasts at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Thursday 30 October 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Wild Beasts 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

31
OCT
Claire House Annual Halloween Charity Ghost Hunt
Liverpool Town Hall

Part of Liverpool Shocktober EventsWe ask all our guests to try and be sponsored for this event to raise more money for this great Liverpool Charity. We will provide areas to do sponsored lone vigils on the night and raffle prizes so…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07950 350810
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31
OCT
ST GEORGES HALL HALLWEEN SLEEPOVER
St Georges Hall

PART OF LIVERPOOL SHOCKTOBER EVENTS.St Georges Hall Halloween Haunted Sleepover and Ghost HuntFriday 31st October 2014 8pm‐6amSt Georges Place Liverpool Merseyside. L1 1j jTickets: £59 which includes Hot Drinks & Breakfast St Georges Hall History.Liverpool has always been and continues…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07950 350810
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31
OCT
The Bantams
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

1915. The Great War Rages On. Hundreds of thousands have already enlisted. Hundreds of thousands more want to and will. But not every man who wants to enlist can. Some are too old. Or too thin. Or have poor eyes. Or poor…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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31
OCT
Jane McDonald
Blackpool Opera House

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: Miscellaneous

31
OCT
Ub40
O2 Academy Liverpool

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
NOV
Smirnoff's Big Night Out
Squires, Preston

Think BIG production and BIG entertainmentBig Night Out is all about transforming your local venue to somethingspectacular whether its the lasers of Ibiza or the gymnasts from theCircus. Big Night Out is famous for bringing you the biggest mostspectacular club nights across…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL:
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01
NOV
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular on 01 November
VIVA Blackpool

Its the Viva Summer Spectacular featuring brilliant comedy music and dance in a 3 hour Vegas style cabaret production show ‐ its the perfect night outIts Blackpools BIGGEST Summer Season Line‐Up and its all live right here at VIVA Blackpool Join Leye…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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01
NOV
Gong
O2 Academy 2 Liverpool

If you believe that best bands come with a story here is the band which can surpass all your expectations in terms of how they all go together and weaved magic strumming the guitar flute…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
NOV
Sixties Gold
Blackpool Opera House

Sixties Gold at Blackpool Opera House live on Saturday 01 November 2014 in Blackpool Lancashire. For tickets to see Sixties Gold at Blackpool Opera House see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
NOV
Joe Longthorne Live In Concert
VIVA Blackpool

Sundays throughout 2014Join Joe Longthorne live in concert as he exclusively visits VIVA Blackpool throughout 2014 for a series of Vegas style lounge performances with a full band backing in the stylish surroundings of VIVA Blackpool.With support from Leye D Johns the…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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03
NOV
Sound Affairs presents The Fall of the House of Us
The Capstone Theatre

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's Gothic short story about the cursed House of Usher this film screening is accompanied by a live chamber orchestra performing a new score by Charlie Barber. The Fall of the House of Usher France 1928 is probably…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 08448 000140
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03
NOV
Royal Blood
O2 Academy Liverpool

Royal Blood at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Monday 03 November 2014. 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…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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.