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

    Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

    Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    17 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020

    Age Recommendation: 3+Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+ Get ready for...

    Band of Gold

    The premiere stage adaptation of Kay Mellor’s multi award-winning ITV series.

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    4 Feb 2020 - 8 Feb 2020

    Band of Gold was the ground-breaking crime drama that captivated over 15 million viewers each...

    The Commitments

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

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    8 Feb 2021 - 13 Feb 2021

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

    Strictly Ballroom

    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

    7 Jun 2021 - 12 Jun 2021

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

    Swan Lake

    Birmingham Royal Ballet

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    29 Jan 2020 - 1 Feb 2020

    This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, powerfully illuminated by Tchaikovsky’s legendary score, has bewitched audiences...

    The Mousetrap

    Suspect Everyone - The Mousetrap - Agatha Christie

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    16 Jun 2020 - 20 Jun 2020

    Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the...

    Once The Musical

    Once casts a spell over the audience just as its two lead characters cast a spell over each other.

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    18 May 2020 - 23 May 2020

    Based on a cult 2006 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just...

    CURTAINS A Musical Whodunnit

    It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally!

    Mayflower Theatre Southampton

    7 Apr 2020 - 11 Apr 2020

    It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new...

    Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

    Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    12 May 2020 - 16 May 2020

    The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical comes to Mayflower Theatre. Funny, fabulous and...

    The Joe and Dianne Show

    Music, comedy and a little bit of dance

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    5 Apr 2020

    Expect music, comedy and of course a little bit of dance in this never-before-seen variety...

    Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies

    Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    15 Mar 2020

    Anton & Erin, the nation’s favourite ballroom stars are back with their brand-new show for...


    Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    1 Jul 2020 - 5 Jul 2020

    Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, SIX, ‘the most uplifting piece of...

    Mamma Mia!

    Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!

    Southampton Mayflower Theatre

    11 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020

    Join us at MAMMA MIA! and enjoy the ultimate feel-good factor at the world’s sunniest and most...
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