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

There are 21 events at this location

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Awful Auntie

David Walliam's tale of Stella, who goes to London with her parents and wakes up three months later with no idea what has happened.

Wed 4 Apr

£19.50–£24.50 ( £70) / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:00

Thu 5 Apr

£19.50–£24.50 ( £70) / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Fri 6 Apr

£19.50–£24.50 ( £70) / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Sat 7 Apr

£19.50–£24.50 ( £70) / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Benidorm: Live!

Derren Litten's stage adaptation of the smash-hit TV programme Benidorm, starring Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Adam Gillen, Sherrie Hewson, Shelley Longworth and Tony Maudsley as their characters catch some rays in the popular seaside resort.

Mon 5 Nov

£19.50–£44.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Tue 6 Nov

£19.50–£44.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 7 Nov

£19.50–£44.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 10 Nov

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

£27.50 / 023 8071 1811

Sun 6 May

£27.50 / 023 8071 1811

Calendar Girls: The Musical

A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose nude for a charity calendar.

Tue 8 Jan 2019

£20.50–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 9 Jan 2019

£20.50–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 10 Jan 2019

£20.50–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 7 more dates until 19 Jan 2019

Dara O'Briain – Voice of Reason

The television regular – best known as the host of Mock The Week – brings his latest routine to the stage.

Mon 19 Nov

£25.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 20:00

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Mon 12 Nov

£28.50 / 023 8071 1811

John Bishop: Winging It

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

Mon 19 Mar

£35 / 023 8071 1811

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment.

Sun 4 Nov

£45.10 / 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

£31 / 023 8071 1811

Thu 15 Nov

£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

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

£20.50–£32.50 / 023 8071 1811

Wed 25 Apr

£20.50–£32.50 / 023 8071 1811

Thu 26 Apr

£20.50–£32.50 / 023 8071 1811

…and 2 more dates until 28 Apr

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

  • Written by: Prokofiev (music), Matthew Bourne

Choreographer Matthew Bourne brings to life the story of Cinderella.

Tue 27 Mar

£29–£43 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 28 Mar

£29–£43 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Thu 29 Mar

£29–£43 / 023 8071 1811

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

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.

Fri 23 Feb

£27.50–£65 / 023 8071 1811

Sat 24 Feb

£27.50–£65 / 023 8071 1811

Mon 26 Feb

£27.50–£65 / 023 8071 1811

…and 17 more dates until 17 Mar

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

£20–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 2 May

£20–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 3 May

£20–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

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

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

Sold out / 023 8071 1811

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

£19.50–£34.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Fri 13 Apr

£19.50–£34.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Sat 14 Apr

£19.50–£34.50 / 023 8071 1811

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

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

£18–£59.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Thu 17 May

£18–£59.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Fri 18 May

£18–£59.50 / 023 8071 1811

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

Welsh National Opera: Don Giovanni

Next from the WNO is Mozart's drama about the libertine Don Giovanni, whose promiscuity and irresistibility eventually leads him to confront the consequences of his actions. The stunning piece is directed by Caroline Chaney and starring Gavan Ring in the title role, once more sung in Italian, with English and Welsh…

Fri 23 Mar

£15–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:00

Welsh National Opera: La Forza Del Destino

This week sees a bounty of performances from the Welsh national Opera, beginning with David Pountney's production of Verdi's epic opera. The piece features a rousing score conducted by WNO Conductor Laureate Carlo Rizzi, and will be sung in Italian, with English and Welsh surtitles.

Wed 21 Mar

£15–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 18:30

Welsh National Opera: Tosca

Finishing off a fantastic week from the WNO, the company performs Puccini's impassioned opera about an escaped political prisoner, Cesare Angelotti, who hopes to evade the clutches of the chief of police, Baron Scarpia, with the help of his painter friend Cavaradossi. Sung in Italian, with English and Welsh surtitles.

Thu 22 Mar

£15–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Sat 24 Mar

£15–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 16:00

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

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

Thu 4 Oct

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

Fri 5 Oct

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

…and 22 more dates until 27 Oct

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