- Telephone 023 8071 1811
- Website www.mayflower.org.uk
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
There are 22 events at this location
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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together
A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.
Anton and Erin Just Gotta Dance
Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag hit the road with their newest show.
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
- Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)
Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.
Eighties soul balladeer who incited imaginary love interests everywhere to 'Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car'.
Brendan Cole: All Night Long
Choreographer, performer and Strictly's dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
- Directed by: Rob Bettinson
- Written by: Alan Janes
Celebrate the man and the music as the popular touring production of the rock musical rolls into town again.
Thu 12 Jan 2017
Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.
- Directed by: Jamie Lloyd
- Written by: book)
The soundtrack to the smash-hit movie The Commitments played live; expect all the classics from 'Mustang Sally' to 'Take me to the River'.
Thu 2 Feb 2017
Bill Kenwright presents his adaptation of the West End and Broadway smash hit musical, telling the tale of the life of the Argentinian political leader, Eva Peron.
Wed 18 Jan 2017
Go West, Nik Kershaw & T'Pau
Pretend the 80s reign once again with this triple header of acts.
- Directed by: Arlene Phillips (choreographer)
- Written by: Jim Jacobs
The classic romantic musical, set in an American high school in the '50s.
Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Sun 23 Apr 2017
£27.50 / 023 8071 1811
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
Britain's best-selling classical crossover artist.
Kevin And Karen
Strictly Come Dancing professionals and husband-and-wife duo Kevin and Karen Clifton perform the waltz, cha cha, fox trot, tango and salsa, with a supporting cast of dancers and a 12-piece band.
The Little Mermaid - Northern Ballet
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. This original ballet will transport you to a world beneath the waves.
Thu 21 Sep 2017
Fri 22 Sep 2017
- 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.
Northern Ballet: Beauty & The Beast
The dancers perform an adaptation of the fairy tale, featuring choreography by David Nixon OBE, haute couture-style costumes and music by Saint-Saens, Bizet and Debussy.
A sensational cast led by soap royalty Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace in the South Coast's biggest family pantomime. Join the legendary Robin Hood as he tries to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.
Sat 17 Dec
Sun 18 Dec
Tue 20 Dec
The Scotrock stalwarts make the rounds on this greatest hits tour, following their popular 5x5 tour in 2012.
Southampton Celebration Proms
An evening of music with performances from over 300 participants, from school and community groups to soprano solos, ukulele bands and more.
- Directed by: Adam Cooper
- Written by: Joe Penhall
British singer-songwriter, Ray Davies, recalls his early life and the career of the eponymous pop-rock group, The Kinks, in this musical biography set during the 1950s and 1960s. Directed by Edward Hall.