Waterfront Southport is Southport’s major entertainment hub. Previously known as the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre, the Waterfront Southport is one of the UK’s largest integrated conference centres, bringing touring shows, exhibitions, conferences and more to coastal Merseyside and the wider North West of England.
Overlooking the Marine Lake and Southport’s sandy beaches, Waterfront Southport is owned by Sefton Council. The venue accommodates a huge variety of events, thanks to its 14 flexible event spaces including its spacious 1565-seater theatre. This theatre hosts a huge programme of events all year round, from musicals and comedy to sporting events and children’s shows. Of course, one of the venue's showpiece events each and every year is its annual Christmas pantomime.
Other rooms inside Waterfront Southport include the beautiful art deco ballroom Floral Hall, which previously presented concerts by the likes of the Beatles and Pink Floyd, the Waterfront room which is regularly used by conferences, and the smaller Lakeside events space.
The entertainment at Waterfront Southport doesn’t just stop after your event. This fantastic complex also includes two restaurants - the family diner Hungry Horse and the fine dining restaurant the Bliss Kitchen, located in the venue’s stunning Sun Terrace. Whether your tastes lean towards delicious burgers or delectable bites, you'll find the right dining experience for you. The venue also boasts its own hotel for you to stay at if you're travelling from afar and a Gentings casino whether you can have a flutter and relax with a drink long after your show.
Waterfront Southport's vast array of facilities makes it popular for national and international conferences from professional bodies such as the NHS to political parties and informal gatherings like Comic Con. Packed with history and bursting with entertainment, you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy at Waterfront Southport. Pick up your tickets for Waterfront Southport events here.