Stars from the forthcoming Jack and The Beanstalk Christmas pantomime at The Atkinson in Southport at the Southport BID Festive Fun Day. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport

The eagerly awaited Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime opens at The Atkinson in Southport this week! Oh yes it does! 

The panto opens this Thursday (7th December 2023) before running throughout December. 

Here are the details – plus what else you can enjoy at the Atkinson this week:

✨ It’s Time! ✨

Jack and the Beanstalk

7 – 31 December 2023
Times Vary.

Join our hero Jack Trott as he embarks on an extraordinary journey up the beanstalk to an enchanted land above the clouds. With hilarious antics, loveable characters, and a handful of magic beans, this traditional family panto will captivate audiences of all ages. Oh yes it will!

Will Jack outwit the ferocious Giant Blunderbore and save the village from his wicked ways? His mum Dame Trott, brother Silly Billy and the family cow Daisy certainly hope so! With the hand of the girl he loves at stake, Jack needs your help on his gigantic adventure.

Packed with toe-tapping songs, dazzling costumes and stunning sets, this larger-than-life pantomime promises to be an unmissable treat for everyone this festive season.


All opening night tickets only £16!
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Story & Rhyme Time

Wednesday 6 December 2023
The Atkinson Children’s Library
Free, booking required.

Explore stories through rhyme and help develop your child’s language and communication skills while meeting other parents and carers. Together with our friendly librarians, babies and under-fives will enjoy learning new songs, dancing, and making friends.

  • Admission is free.
  • Ages 0-4. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Approximately 45 minutes.
  • Places are limited. Pre-booking is required on on a first come, first served basis.
    To book please visit Southport Library in person or call 0151 934 2118.

Grateful Fred’s: Americana & Roots Music

Wednesday 6 December 2023
7:30 pm
The Atkinson – Studio Clubstyle
Advance £13 / Doors £15

On the first Wednesday of every month, join the Fredhead’s at The Atkinson for a wonderful night of live acoustic music.

7.30pm – Silver Fred’s
8.00pm – Igloo Hearts
8.40pm – Interval
9.00pm – Mikey Kenney

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New Exhibition

Sefton Artists

Date:  Saturday 2 December 2023  –  Saturday 20 January 2024
Free Entry. Monday – Saturday. 10am – 4pm.
Check Christmas opening times here.

Sefton Artists was formed in 2010 by a small group of artists. They met weekly to paint and share ideas. From their small beginnings the group has grown and now includes members from all regions of Sefton and from West Lancs. They meet weekly in Lydiate Village Centre.

As a group they have a shared interest in producing high quality artwork at affordable prices. Their mediums include oil, acrylic, collage, pastel, pen & wash, silk painting and enamel.

Their different styles and subjects, from traditional landscapes to abstract and experimental work, hold wide appeal. The group share a passion for painting, they work hard to produce high quality exhibitions for everyone.

Artworks available for purchase. 

Find out more


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It’s a Sandgrounder Christmas! Pick up these gorgeous gifts for that special Southport resident in your life at The Atkinson shop.

Monday – Saturday. 10am – 4pm.

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