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 40 events at this location

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Acosta Danza

Mixture of classical and contemporary Cuban dance.

Mon 23 Oct

£19.50–£39.50 (£15 Youth; £16.50–£36.50; Children £16.25–£19.75 under 18s) / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Tue 24 Oct

£19.50–£39.50 (£15 Youth; £16.50–£36.50; Children £16.25–£19.75 under 18s) / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

All or Nothing

A musical based on the 1960s group The Small Faces. Ages 16+.

Fri 27 Oct

£21.50–£26.50; £21.50–£26.50 (£23.50) / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Sat 28 Oct

£21.50–£26.50; £21.50–£26.50 (£23.50) / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

The Band

  • Written by: Tim Firth

Brand new British musical featuring the songs of Take That, created in association with Britain’s most successful band. Written by Tim Firth The Band tells the story of five 16-year-old girls who are fans of a male pop group. Playing the boy band are Five to Five, the winners of the BBC show Let It Shine.

Tue 31 Oct

£19.50–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 1 Nov

£19.50–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Thu 2 Nov

£19.50–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 11 Nov

BBC Big Band Featuring Claire Martin: Ella 100: The Ella Fitzgerald 2017 Centenary Concert

The big band is joined by the multi-award-winning jazz vocalist and BBC Radio 3 presenter for a special concert celebrating the centenary of the birth of the singer known as The First Lady Of Song.

Sat 16 Sep

£24.50–£29.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

  • Directed by: Marc Bruni
  • Written by: Gerry Goffin (music & lyrics), Barry Mann (music & lyrics), Cynthia Weil (music & lyrics), Douglas McGrath, Carole King (music & lyrics)

Musical charting the early life and career of the singer-songwriter and her husband Gerry Goffin.

Tue 26 Sep

£23.50–£48.50 concs available / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 27 Sep

£23.50–£48.50 concs available / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 28 Sep

£23.50–£48.50 concs available / 023 8071 1811

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

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

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

The Breast Comedy Night Ever!

James Alderson hosts an evening of stand-up to raise funds for Breast Cancer Haven, with Shappi Khorsandi, Jonny Awsum, Pete Firman and Dane Baptiste.

Sun 1 Oct

£19.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Cilla the Musical

A new musical celebrating the life and career of Cilla Black.

Tue 3 Oct

£27.50–£46.50; £19.50–£36.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 4 Oct

£27.50–£46.50; £19.50–£36.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 5 Oct

£27.50–£46.50; £19.50–£36.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 7 Oct

Collabro

Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

Thu 26 Oct

£21.45–£43.45 / 023 8071 1811

Craig David

R&B from David, having a bit of a renaissance on the back of his successful Ts5 sessions.

Fri 1 Sep

£55 / 023 8071 1811

Mon 11 Sep

£55 / 023 8071 1811

Tue 12 Sep

£55 / 023 8071 1811

Wed 13 Sep

£55 / 023 8071 1811

Crazy For You

George Gershwin's multi-award winning musical set in the 1930s about the budding romance between Bobby, the son of a wealthy New York banker, and Polly, daughter of the proprietor of a failing theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Starring Caroline Flack and Tom Chambers.

Tue 21 Nov

£24.50–£44.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 22 Nov

£24.50–£44.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Thu 23 Nov

£24.50–£44.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 25 Nov

Derren Brown: Underground

  • Written by: Derren Brown

The Olivier Award-winning stage and screen illusionist and master of the psychological manipulation performs his own choice of some of his favourite work.

Mon 4 Sep

£39.50–£42.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Tue 5 Sep

£39.50–£42.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Dreamboats and Petticoats

  • Directed by: Bob Tomson
  • Written by: Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran

Jukebox musical based on the songs of Roy Orbison, the Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and others.

Tue 22 Aug

£19.50–£36.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 23 Aug

£19.50–£36.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 24 Aug

£19.50–£36.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 26 Aug

Fat Friends: The Musical

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

Flashdance

  • Directed by: Nikolai Foster, Phil Edwards (musical supervision), Arlene Phillips (choreography)
  • Written by: Tom Hedley (book), Robert Cary (book & lyrics), Robbie Roth (music)

A story of a young girl named Alex who is a welder by day and a 'flashdancer' by night. She dreams of becoming a professional dancer at the Shipley Dance Academy, but when a romance surfaces will it threaten her ambitions?

Wed 6 Sep

£22.50–£42.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Thu 7 Sep

£22.50–£42.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Fri 8 Sep

£22.50–£42.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 17:00
  • 20:30

Sat 9 Sep

£22.50–£42.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

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

The Hollies

Veteran beat pop combo still swearing that their brother ain't heavy and the like.

Sun 8 Oct

£29.50–£32.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Thu 14 Sep

£27.50 / 023 8071 1811

Joe McElderry

Winner of series six of The X Factor (2009) and series two of Popstar to Operastar (2011), the young popster is probably best-known for singles 'The Climb' and 'Ambitions'.

Mon 21 Aug

£15–£24.50 phone for availability / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Sun 10 Sep

£19.50 / 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. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

Sun 12 Nov

£45.10 / 023 8071 1811

With Guest Vocalist: Jose Feliciano. Also Featuring: Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall & Beth Rowley.

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

The Little Mermaid

Based on the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid tells of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows for love and the desire to gain a human soul.

Thu 21 Sep

Free-£1 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Fri 22 Sep

Free-£1 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Sat 23 Sep

Free-£1 / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

  • Written by: Prokofiev (music), Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne brings to live 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

Michael McIntyre: Warm Up Shows

The dapper dafty warms up for his 2018 world tour.

Thu 31 Aug

£25 phone for availability / 023 8071 1811

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

The Railway Children

  • Directed by: Damian Cruden
  • Written by: E Nesbit (book), Mike Kenny (adapt)

E Nesbit's classic tale of espionage, children and rail travel.

Thu 12 Oct

£19.50–£28.50 (Children £13.50–£22.50 under 16s; £85) / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:00

Fri 13 Oct

£19.50–£28.50 (Children £13.50–£22.50 under 16s; £85) / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:00

Sat 14 Oct

£19.50–£28.50 (Children £13.50–£22.50 under 16s; £85) / 023 8071 1811

  • 15:30
  • 19:00

Sun 15 Oct

£19.50–£28.50 (Children £13.50–£22.50 under 16s; £85) / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:30

Rambert

Britain’s oldest dance company presents a triple bill including A Linha Curva, all-action work from Andonis Foniadakis and Ben Duke.

Tue 10 Oct

£15–£34.50 (£10–£29.50; Children £7.50–£17.35 under 18s) / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Oct

£15–£34.50 (£10–£29.50; Children £7.50–£17.35 under 18s) / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

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

Prices to be confirmed / 023 8071 1811

Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

Wed 25 Oct

£29.50–£35.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

Stomp

  • Written by: Steve McNicholas (adapt), Luke Cresswell (adapt)

Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell's percussion-based show.

Thu 17 Aug

£24.50–£34.50; £20.50–£29.50; £24.50–£34.50 (£19.50–£29.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £85; £85;… / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00
  • 20:00

Fri 18 Aug

£24.50–£34.50; £20.50–£29.50; £24.50–£34.50 (£19.50–£29.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £85; £85;… / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:00
  • 20:30

Sat 19 Aug

£24.50–£34.50; £20.50–£29.50; £24.50–£34.50 (£19.50–£29.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £15.50–£24.50; £85; £85;… / 023 8071 1811

  • 16:00
  • 20:00

Sunset Boulevard

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

Glenn Close 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

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr about the tea-sipping tiger who appears at Sophie and her Mummy's door unexpectedly one evening. Expect chaos, sing-a-long songs and magic in this stunning stage adaptation.

Fri 13 Oct

£12.50–£15.50 (£13.50; £50) / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Sat 14 Oct

£12.50–£15.50 (£13.50; £50) / 023 8071 1811

  • 10:00
  • 12:30

Sun 15 Oct

£12.50–£15.50 (£13.50; £50) / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:00

Titanic: The Musical

Maury Yeston's award-winning musical based on the RMS Titanic and the disaster that struck on her first and only journey, using accounts of real people of all social classes travelling to America, unaware of the fate that awaits them, to bring the story to life.

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

Welsh National Opera: Die Fledermaus

Johan Strauss's frothy, ever-popular opera with Mary Elizabeth Williams as Rosalinde and Mark Stone as Eisenstein. With staging and costumes as opulent as a chocolate cake, the show is funny and life-affirming. Sung in English with surtitles in English and Welsh.

Thu 19 Oct

£15–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Sat 21 Oct

£15–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 16:00

Welsh National Opera: Eugene Onegin

James Macdonald directs this revival of Tchaikovsky's most-loved opera, based on the Alexander Pushkin novel, about the young country girl Tatyana, who believes that the dashing Onegin is the man of her dreams, however is humiliated when he rejects her and flirts with her older, engaged sister. Sung in Russian with…

Wed 18 Oct

£15–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:00

Welsh National Opera: From The House Of The Dead

David Poutney's production of Janacek's compelling and claustrophobic piece, on the semi-autobiographical recollections of Russian writer Dostoyevsky, who survived the firing squad as a result of a last minute reprieve from the Tsar. Sung in English.

Fri 20 Oct

£15–£49.50 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:30

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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