Mayflower Theatre

Mayflower Theatre
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1GE
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Mayflower Theatre

The art deco Mayflower Theatre is a grade II listed building and one of the biggest theatres in the country, and with 2,300 seats it's still the largest theatre on the south coast. It opened in 1928 as a theatre but by 1933 it had acquired a cinema screen, and for the next several decades it was mostly used as a cinema and, during the 60s and 70s, a live music venue, hosting concerts by the Beatles, the Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Police and Kate Bush. It reopened as a theatre in the 80s and today it hosts touring West End shows.

Southampton Central station is a few minutes away on foot, and the Mayflower is served by the 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, X5 and X7 bus routes.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1928

Events at this venue

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Sun 21 Jan 2018

£25.50–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 17:00

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Sun 22 Apr 2018

£27.50 / 023 8071 1811

Sun 6 May 2018

£27.50 / 023 8071 1811

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Sleeping Beauty: First Steps

An hour-long, interactive show, specially adapted for children aged from three to seven, featuring ballet excerpts from the dance.

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£10 / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:00

Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty The curse of a wicked fairy, one touch of a spindle, and a beautiful princess falls into a deep, enchanted sleep which can only be broken by a kiss from a prince. The Sleeping Beauty is transformed into one of the grandest ballets ever created, with a classical score by Tchaikovsky and original…

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£12–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£12–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:15

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£12–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£12–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:15

Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Choreographer, performer and Strictly dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Sun 11 Feb 2018

£21–£44.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:00

Colonel Chris Hadfield

Colonel Chris Hadfield (that astronaut fella who did a great David Bowie tribute) talks about his time in space.

Mon 12 Feb 2018

£32–£55 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Fat Friends: The Musical

  • Written by: Nicholas Lloyd Webber (music & lyrics)

Musical based on Kay Mellor's hit TV show. With West End favourite Jodie Prenger and X Factor winner Sam Bailey.

Mon 5 Feb 2018

£19.50–£47.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Tue 6 Feb 2018

£19.50–£47.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£19.50–£47.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 10 Feb 2018

Hairspray

A story of big hair and big heart, set in 1960s Baltimore and performed by Limelight Productions. And no, you can't stop the beat.

Mon 22 Jan 2018

£24.50–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Tue 23 Jan 2018

£24.50–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 24 Jan 2018

£24.50–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 27 Jan 2018

John Bishop: Winging It

Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.

Mon 19 Mar 2018

£35 / 023 8071 1811

Katherine Jenkins

Britain's best-selling classical crossover artist. At this series of Christmas shows she is joined by special guest Mark Vincent and accompanied by the London Concert Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Inglis.

Thu 21 Dec

£60.93–£69.30 / 023 8071 1811

Kevin Bridges: A Whole Different Story

The biggest name in Scottish stand-up continues his reign with another show packed with astute observations and deathly funny gags.

Wed 14 Nov 2018

£31 / 023 8071 1811

Thu 15 Nov 2018

£31 / 023 8071 1811

Kevin Bridges: Brand New

The biggest name in Scottish stand-up continues his reign with another show packed with astute observations and deathly funny gags.

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Times to be confirmed / £34.80 / 023 8071 1811

The Kite Runner

  • Directed by: Giles Croft
  • Written by: Khaled Hosseini (book), Matthew Spangler (adapt)

Matthew Spangler's adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel about friendships that can span continents.

Tue 24 Apr 2018

£20.50–£32.50 / 023 8071 1811

Wed 25 Apr 2018

£20.50–£32.50 / 023 8071 1811

Thu 26 Apr 2018

£20.50–£32.50 / 023 8071 1811

…and 2 more dates until 28 Apr 2018

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

  • Written by: Prokofiev (music), Matthew Bourne

Choreographer Matthew Bourne brings to life the story of Cinderella.

Tue 27 Mar 2018

£29–£43 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 28 Mar 2018

£29–£43 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Thu 29 Mar 2018

£29–£43 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 31 Mar 2018

Miss Saigon

  • Directed by: Geoffrey Garratt
  • Written by: Michael Mahler (lyrics)

Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, this tragic musical follows the relationship between an American GI and the young Vietnamese woman who is sold to him for a night.

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£27.50–£65 / 023 8071 1811

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£27.50–£65 / 023 8071 1811

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£27.50–£65 / 023 8071 1811

…and 19 more dates until 17 Mar 2018

An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical

Musical based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. With direction by Nikolai Foster, choreography by Kate Prince and musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah Travis.

Tue 1 May 2018

£20–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 2 May 2018

£20–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 3 May 2018

£20–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 5 May 2018

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Sun 18 Nov 2018

£30 / 023 8071 1811

The Sleeping Beauty

This classic fairy tale is transformed into of the grandest ballets ever created, with a classical score by Tchaikovsky and original choreography by Marius Petipa. With a marvellous mixture of virtuoso dance, dazzling spectacle and live music from the acclaimed Royal Ballet Sinfonia, The Sleeping Beauty is an enchanting…

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£12–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£12–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£12–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£12–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Craig Revel Horwood, the Chuckle Brothers and dance group Flawless take part in an all-star-cast production of the classic tale, featuring Wicked Queens, a handsome prince, comedy, song and spectacle.

Fri 15 Dec

£12–£39.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:00

Sun 17 Dec

£12–£39.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:30
  • 17:30

Mon 18 Dec

£12–£39.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:00
…and 17 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

The Snowman

  • Directed by: Robert North, Bill Alexander
  • Written by: Howard Black (adaptation), Raymond Briggs (book), Howard Blake (music & lyrics)

Bill Alexander directs a musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs's children's story about the airborne adventures of a boy and his frosty friend, with music and lyrics by Howard Blake and choreography by Robert North.

Wed 10 Jan 2018

£14–£31 / 023 8071 1811

  • 18:30

Thu 11 Jan 2018

£14–£31 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 18:30

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£14–£31 / 023 8071 1811

  • 18:30
…and 2 more dates until 14 Jan 2018

Sunset Boulevard

  • Directed by: Lonny Price
  • Written by: Don Black (lyrics)

Ria Jones stars as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film.

Tue 16 Jan 2018

Times to be confirmed / See website for prices / 023 8071 1811

Wed 17 Jan 2018

Times to be confirmed / See website for prices / 023 8071 1811

Thu 18 Jan 2018

Times to be confirmed / See website for prices / 023 8071 1811

…and 2 more dates until 20 Jan 2018

Tango Moderno

Tango performance from two spectacular dancers, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.

Tue 13 Feb 2018

£20.50–£39.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£20.50–£39.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Thu 15 Feb 2018

£20.50–£39.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 17 Feb 2018

Titanic

  • Directed by: Cressida Carre
  • Written by: Peter Stone

Musical based on actual testimonies from the ill-fated liner's maiden voyage.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

£19.50–£34.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Fri 13 Apr 2018

£19.50–£34.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Sat 14 Apr 2018

£19.50–£34.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 17:00
  • 23:40
…and 6 more dates until 21 Apr 2018

War Horse

  • Directed by: Toby Sedgwick
  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo (book)

The National Theatre's staging of Michael Morpurgo's novel about a farm horse called Joey caught up in the horrors of WWI.

Wed 16 May 2018

£18–£59.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Thu 17 May 2018

£18–£59.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Fri 18 May 2018

£18–£59.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30
…and 19 more dates until 9 Jun 2018

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Stephen Schwartz (music & lyrics), Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Wed 3 Oct 2018

Times to be confirmed / See website for details / 023 8071 1811

Thu 4 Oct 2018

Times to be confirmed / See website for details / 023 8071 1811

Fri 5 Oct 2018

Times to be confirmed / See website for details / 023 8071 1811

…and 22 more dates until 27 Oct 2018

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