Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    The Empire Theatre was established in 1928 by Moss Empires and changed its name in 1950 to the Gaumont when it was purchased by the Rank Organisation. In 1986 the theatre was bought by Southampton City Council, after a public enquiry, to prevent it from being turned into a bingo hall. The theatre was renamed Mayflower Theatre and reopened in February 1987 when The Mayflower Theatre Trust was established to manage the theatre.
    We are the biggest theatre on the south coast with just over 2,270 seats in our auditorium. Our aim is to bring a diverse range of shows to Southampton, and we present a mixture of spectacular touring productions, from musicals – many direct from the West End – to dance, opera, drama, ballet and comedy.
    We run as an independent theatre and operate as a charitable trust – we don’t receive direct funding from any external bodies, so all the money generated from tickets sales is invested back into the theatre, to support our community and education strategies and ensure the upkeep of our Grade II listed theatre

    Upcoming events at The Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    Cinderella at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

    Craig revel Horwood and Debbie McGee star in this Fairy Godmother of all pantos!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    10 Dec 2021 - 2 Jan 2022

    Starring much-loved strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood and the magical Debbie McGee.

    Oti Mabuse | I Am Here | UK Tour

    Strictly Come Dancing star is creating a show like no other in 2022.

    UK Touring Shows

    28 Apr 2022 - 7 Jul 2022

    Prepare for a night of electrifying choreography as Oti Mabuse is joined by some of the world’s greatest dancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians.

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    THE SMASH-HIT LONDON PALLADIUM PRODUCTION OF JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT COMES TO SOUTHAMPTON!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    4 Apr 2022 - 16 Apr 2022

    The sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and The Amazing...

    Jersey Boys

    The internationally acclaimed stage sensation Jersey Boys is working its way back round the UK!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    5 Jul 2022 - 16 Jul 2022

    This smash hit musical has won 65 major awards and has been seen by over...

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

    The acclaimed National Theatre production

    Mayflower Theatre Southampton

    25 Jan 2022 - 29 Jan 2022

    Bat Out Of Hell The Musical

    Jim Steinman’s spectacular musical Bat Out of Hell hits the highway on a UK tour.

    Southampton Mayflower

    28 Jun 2022 - 2 Jul 2022

    Bringing to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman & Meat Loaf, this critically-acclaimed production uniquely combines the magic and excitement of a musical with the immense energy of rock ‘n’ roll.

    Bring It On The Musical

    Amber Davies and Louis Smith are ready to BRING IT ON as the smash hit Broadway Musical back flips into the UK.

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    1 Feb 2022 - 5 Feb 2022

    Amber Davies and Louis Smith are ready to BRING IT ON as the smash hit...

    The Cher Show

    It’s now time to turn back time with this fiercely fabulous kick-ass new musical.

    Mayflower Theatre Southampton

    3 Jan 2023 - 7 Jan 2023

    Six decades of stardom, over a hundred million records sold. Legend, icon, Queen. She is Cher and this is her show.

    Dreamgirls UK Tour 2022

    Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning DREAMGIRLS.

    Mayflower Theatre Southampton

    14 Nov 2022 - 19 Nov 2022

    Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning Dreamgirls

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks – The Magical Musical

    This magical new musical flies into a venue near you so book your tickets today! It’s time to start believing.

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    11 Jan 2022 - 16 Jan 2022

    Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs And Broomsticks makes its world...

    Anton and Erin – Showtime – Rescheduled

    Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple on their brand new tour for 2021.

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    27 Feb 2022

    Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple on their brand new tour for 2021. SHOWTIME is a...

    Lion King – Rescheduled Date

    Lose yourself in the story and relive the nostalgia of the classic film come to life in this live action stage adaptation and stunning immersive theatre experience.

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    8 Sep 2022 - 15 Oct 2022

    The Lion King is Disney’s multi award-winning musical in London, set against the majesty of...

    Singin’ In The Rain

    This critically-acclaimed West End smash-hit is set to make a splash.

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    14 Jun 2022 - 18 Jun 2022

    Journey back to the glamour of Hollywood during the roaring 20s. Silent movie star Don...

    Waitress The Musical UK Tour

    Everyone deserves a slice of happiness

    Mayflower Theatre Southampton

    24 May 2022 - 28 May 2022

    Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life....

    School of Rock The Musical

    SCHOOL OF ROCK ON TOUR – THE ULTIMATE FIELD TRIP!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    18 Jul 2022 - 23 Jul 2022

    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning smash hit, will go on a major UK Tour in 2021!

    The Commitments

    A guaranteed fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget.

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    27 Mar 2023 - 1 Apr 2023

    The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK...

    Strictly Ballroom the Musical – Rescheduled dates

    Strictly Ballroom the Musical, based on the award-winning world-wide film phenomenon, is heading out to tour the UK and Ireland!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    20 Feb 2023 - 25 Feb 2023

    With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood,...
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