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

03
MAY
The Chicago Blues Brothers
Blackpool Grand Theatre

The legendary Chicago Blues Brothers are back on their brand new Jailbreak TourCelebrating over 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon this non‐stop revue is packed with over two hours of the very best Blues Motown and Soul music from both of…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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03
MAY
Less Than Jake
O2 Academy Liverpool

Less Than Jake at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Tuesday 03 May 2016. 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…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
MAY
The Bodyguard
Liverpool Empire Theatre

The Bodyguard based on the smash hit film which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston has now opened to rave reviews. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
MAY
Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
Blackpool Grand Theatre

24 Years of Rock n Rolling The World This breathtaking show has rock n rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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06
MAY
Friday at Liverpool Comedy Central
Liverpool Comedy Central

Liverpool Comedy Central is Liverpools most sophisticated comedy club set in the plush surroundings of what was the world famous Baby Blue basement club on the Albert Dock.A must see THE SUNDAY TIMESMC Carl Hutchinson introduces Julian Dean Mark Simmons and your…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 025834
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06
MAY
Liverpool Tattoo Convention
Britannia Adelphi Hotel

Liverpool Tattoo Convention returns to the city for its 9th year on the 6th 7th & 8th May 2016 with a theme of Respecting the Past Celebrating the Present and Embracing the Future.Renowned for its innovation non‐stop entertainment and atmosphere and widely…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07479 273286
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07
MAY
Event Name Leye D Johns Presents... VIVA!
Viva Blackpool

Leave your troubles at the door take your reserved seats and get yourselves ready for a wonderful evening packed with comedy music and dance performed by our supremely talented cast in our amazing award winning venueLaughter a plenty with Leye D Johns...Join…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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07
MAY
High Jinx Magic & Illusion Family Show
The Festival Suite @ 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…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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08
MAY
Carl Hutchinson is...Learning the Ropes
Liverpool Comedy Central

Liverpool Comedy Central is Liverpools most sophisticated comedy club set in the plush surroundings of what was the world famous Baby Blue basement club on the Albert Dock.A quality well written show. ‐ One4Review A genuine homage to sports entertainment ‐ Broadway…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 025834
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08
MAY
Solid Silver 60's Show
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Commonly referred to as an institution on the 60s circuit SS60s is the UKs original and premier sixties show bringing you classic hits performed by the original hit makers.2016 is no different with the unforgettable talents of Peter Noone Dave Berry and…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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09
MAY
The Simon and Garfunkel Story
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Direct from London's West End award‐winning actor Dean Elliott Buddy Holly in Buddy ‐The Musical and a full cast of performers tell The Simon and Garfunkel Story using original photos and film footage and featuring…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

11
MAY
Wayne McGregor's ATOMOS
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Atomising bodies movement film sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation Atomos is a work by cutting‐edge contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor.Known for his unique tenacious questioning across the interface of art and science and through the body and mind McGregor…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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13
MAY
Iphigenie en Tauride
Blackpool Grand Theatre

The Olivier Award‐winning English Touring Opera presents Iphignie en Tauride by Gluck.Vampire‐like villains and human sacrifice form a bloodthirsty backdrop to what is one of the most refined and perfect of operas based on a famous story from Greek myth. By a…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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14
MAY
Don Giovanni
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Is Don Giovanni a hero who defies all authority ‐ or villain a sinner and a murderer Whether youre charmed or repelled by operas most charismatic antihero youll have an adventure with Mozarts most engrossing opera ‐ from the magnificent score to…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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14
MAY
TOM STADE ‘You’re Welcome!’ UK Tour 2015/101
The Atkinson

Every inch a star.super confidence and charisma If comedy is the new rock n roll then Tom Stade is Keith Richards DAILY RECORD Back on the road after the sell‐out success of his month‐long run at the Edinburgh Festival earlier this year…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01704 533333
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14
MAY
The Proclaimers
Southport Theatre and Convention Centre

Charlie and Craig Reid better known as The Proclaimers have put together an impressive body of work since their foundation in 1983. Their rise began with supporting the Housemartins in 1986 later they rose to…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAY
The Proclaimers plus Support
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Strikingly individual twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have over the years enjoyed huge successes across the globe and in April last year released their 10th album on the Cooking Vinyl label.They have carved a niche for themselves where pop folk new…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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17
MAY
Nigel Kennedy
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

For over 25 years Nigel Kennedy has been acknowledged as one of the worlds leading violin virtuosos and is without doubt one of the most important violinists Britain has ever produced. His virtuoso technique…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
MAY
Pinocchio
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Gepetto is a kindly toymaker in a fishing village in Italy. In return for his endless generosity the Blue Fairy brings Gepettos puppet to life enlisting Jiminy Crickets help to keep Pinocchio safe and teach…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
MAY
Gordon Lightfoot
Liverpool Empire Theatre

Gordon Lightfoot at Liverpool Empire Theatre in Liverpool on Friday 20 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Gordon Lightfoot live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAY
Breakin' Convention 2016
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Hosted and curated by Jonzi D. the festival brings a phenomenal night of dance performances from the very best international and UK poppers lockers house dancers b‐boys and b‐girls. This years line‐up includes world champion b‐boy crew The Ruggeds The Netherlands experimental…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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21
MAY
Leye D Johns Presents... VIVA! on 21 May 2016
Viva Blackpool

Leye D Johns presents an amazing evening of live show entertainment also starring the stunning VIVA Showgirls and incredible guest vocalists each night with stunning production lighting and sound no two shows are ever the same in this amazing Vegas Style…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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21
MAY
Guns 2 Roses
O2 Academy Liverpool

Guns 2 Roses at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Saturday 21 May 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAY
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

27
MAY
Big Girls Don't Cry
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Oh what a night awaits for all music fans. . . During the 60s and 70s No1 hits Sherry December 1963 Oh What a Night Walk Like a Man Rag Doll and Big Girls Dont Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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27
MAY
Bill Bailey
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

One of the funniest live comics doing the rounds Bill Bailey manages to combine comedy and music to perfection. Following on from last years sell‐out shows Bill has announced his new tour for his…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
MAY
Hot Water Comedy Club 'Triple Headline Show'
Hot Water Comedy Club, 2nd Floor, Holiday Inn

Our Flagship show featuring 3 of the very best headline standard comedians from both the UK and International Comedy Circuit along with one of the finest comperes in the country. The very best in live stand up comedy every Friday & Saturday…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07478 699007
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28
MAY
Islands In The Stream
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Islands In The Stream celebrates the queen and king of country Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Stacked with country musics greatest hits: Jolene Ruby 9 to 5 Lucille Here You Come Again The Gambler I Will Always Love You Coward of the…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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29
MAY
Cannon & Ball - One Night Stand
Viva Blackpool

Legends of comedy Cannon & Ball are back at Viva Blackpool with the brilliant Harper Brothers for packed night of laughter.Memories will come flooding back as one of the best known double acts in the business step onto the Viva stage and…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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29
MAY
Cannon & Ball – One Night Stand featuring the Ha
Viva Blackpool

Rock On TommyMemories 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…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

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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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.