Mayflower Theatre

Mayflower Theatre is the biggest theatre on the south coast with over 2,200 seats in our auditorium – an independent Trust with the aim to bring a diverse range of shows to Southampton. Presenting a mixture of spectacular touring productions, from musicals – many direct from the West End – to dance, opera, drama, ballet and comedy.

Show highlights in 2019 include Calendar Girls the Musical, Jersey Boys, The Bodyguard, Matilda the Musical, Doctor Dolittle, Kinky Boots, Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet and Motown the Musical.

The theatre is run as a charitable trust and do not receive any funding from any external bodies, so all the money generated from tickets sales goes straight back into keeping the theatre alive. A visit to the county would not be complete without visiting one of the most talked about attractions in Hampshire.


Monday - Thursday: 11.00am - 6.00pm* (8.00pm if there is a performance)
Friday: 11.00am - 6.00pm* (8.00pm if there is a performance)
Saturday: 11.00am - 6.00pm* (8.00pm if there is a performance)
Sunday: Closed (4.30pm - 8.00pm if there is a performance)

Admission price 

Ticket prices differ per show

Why should I visit?


    Facilities for the partially sighted available on request
    Hearing loop / hearing aids available on request
    Suitable for ages 12 and above
    Suitable for ages 3 and above
    Suitable for ages 5 and above
    Suitable for ages 8 and above
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    Where to find us


    Mayflower Theatre
    Commercial Road
    SO15 1GE

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    By car

    The theatre is a short drive from both Junction 5 (Westbound) and Junction 3 (Eastbound) of the M27 and Junction 14 of the M3 following signs of the City Centre. The postcode is SO15 1GE.

    By train

    Southampton Central Station has direct lines to Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Brighton, London Waterloo and many other major routes, along with local services including Southampton Airport. The station is a 5 minute walk away when exiting from Platform 1.

    By bus or coach

    The Theatre is a 5 minute walk from the Southampton City Centre, Central Station bus stops (SA, SB, SC and SD) which all have local services run by First Group and Blue Star.

    Unilink also provide services to Central Station from the University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University.

    Southampton Coach Station, run by National Express, is a 10 minute walk away and has services that run to and from all London Airports and all over the country.