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

    Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders

    The Redemption of Thomas Shelby

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    7 Feb 2023 - 11 Feb 2023

    Written and adapted for the stage by Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby is a dance theatre show directed and choreographed by Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer. The production will feature the 20 permanent Rambert dance company on stage, and a live band playing specially commissioned music.

    Titanic

    Titanic The Musical to set sail on 10th anniversary UK tour in March 2023!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    11 Apr 2023 - 15 Apr 2023

    In the final hours of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage...

    Fisherman’s Friends The Musical

    Fisherman's Friends The Musical will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in 2022 & 2023!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    14 Feb 2023 - 18 Feb 2023

    Fisherman’s Friends the musical is based on the true story of the Cornish chart topping...

    Annie

    The childhood favourite that won the hearts of the West End has a score full of hits!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    24 Apr 2023 - 29 Apr 2023

    Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage.

    Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone

    Bugsy Malone is set to go on it's first ever national tour in 2022!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    23 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022

    Enter Bugsy Malone, a penniless one-time boxer and all-round nice guy, thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight when he becomes the last resort for Fat Sam’s hapless hoodlums.

    The Makropulos Affair Janáček | Welsh National Opera

    Prepare to be engrossed in one of opera’s most thrilling mysteries as The Makropulos Affair leads us on a journey to reveal the real identity of this intriguing woman.

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    25 Nov 2022

    Prepare to be engrossed in one of opera’s most thrilling mysteries as The Makropulos Affair leads us on a journey to reveal the real identity of this intriguing woman.

    Agatha Christes – The Mousetrap

    70th Year Anniversary Tour

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    28 Feb 2023 - 4 Mar 2023

    This thrilling West End Production of The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running play. It...

    Sister Act The Musical

    Hallelujah SISTER ACT is back!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    2 May 2023 - 6 May 2023

    Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood...

    An Inspector Calls

    Stephen Daldry’s record-breaking and multi award-winning production for the National Theatre of An Inspector Calls returns.

    Mayflower Theatre Southampton

    1 Nov 2022 - 5 Nov 2022

    Daldry’s visionary, radical, challenging version of JB Priestley’s classic thriller, hailed as the theatrical event...

    Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

    New Adventures is delighted to announce the return of Matthew Bourne’s gothic romance Sleeping Beauty.

    Mayflower Theatre Southampton

    14 Mar 2023 - 18 Mar 2023

    Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty reawakens in 2022, celebrating 10 years since its premiere at Sadlers...

    Girl From The North Country

    The double Olivier award-winning west end and broadway smash-hit returns to the UK as part of a major international tour.

    Mayflower Theatre Southampton

    30 Aug 2022 - 3 Sep 2022

    Celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you’ve never heard them before, in Girl From The North Country.

    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.

    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

    Disney’s The Lion King

    Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical is a unique theatrical experience that you will remember forever.

    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...

    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

    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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