NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

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Covid-19 Update: Sadly Nuffield Southampton Theatres has closed permanently. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.

About This Attraction

Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) is one of the UK’s leading professional theatre companies. Open all year round, this friendly theatre offers bold, innovative and exciting drama, children’s theatre and comedy.

In February 2018, NST will open Southampton’s new city centre performing arts venue, NST City, with the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s The Shadow Factory. This new venue will include a flexible 450 seat main house theatre, a 133 seat studio, screening facilities, rehearsal and workshop spaces.  This will transform NST’s ability to show new, high quality professional work from local, national and international artists, and extend its programme to include dance, film and music.

Its spring 2018 programme features new and exciting stage adaptations of popular children’s storybooks along with familiar family favourites throughout the season and over the summer holidays, including hugely imaginative and entertaining stage adaption of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, a brand new musical adaptation of David Walliams’ bestselling book Billionaire Boy and a studio children’s theatre season for under 5s.  NST will run NST City alongside its existing theatre, NST Campus, on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus.

Seating plan
The latest seating plans for NST Campus, NST City and NST City Studio can be found here.

10:00 – 18:00 (box office). Please check website for up to date opening and closing times.

Between £10.00 – £25.00

Why should I visit?

    • NST productions, written, designed, built, cast and staged by us. 2018 productions include Billionaire Boy. Past productions include Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox.
    • The best of the UK’s touring children’s theatre including Guess How Much I Love You, Roald Dahl’s George Marvellous Medicine and Sarah & Duck.
    • Comedy; Joe Lycett, Tom Allen, Robin Ince
    • Plays; Teddy, Birdsong, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Drama Club, the perfect introduction to theatre for 5-13 year olds; Youth Theatre, NST’s acclaimed and dynamic youth theatre for 13-21 year olds


Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Facilities for the partially sighted available on request
Free parking on site
Hearing loop / hearing aids available on request
On site parking
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


Nuffield Theatre
University Road
SO17 1TR


023 8067 1771


[email protected]



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By car:

Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus (NST Campus): Free parking in the university car parks after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends. A small pay and display car park is available during the day, along with some street parking in the surrounding area. Nuffield Southampton Theatres City (NST City): Nearby pay and display car parks are within walking distance at Grosvenor Square Car Park, Bedford Place, Civic centre Forecourt and West Quay Car Park. All car parks have accessible spaces for Blue Badge holders.

By train:

NST Campus: Southampton Airport Parkway is the nearest station and is served by Unilink Buses and a taxi rank.
NST City: Southampton Central is the nearest station to NST City, followed by approximately a 10 minute walk or 4 minute taxi journey.

By bus:

NST Campus: All Unilink bus services stop at Highfield Interchange, right outside the theatre.
NST City: The nearest bus stops are on Above Bar Street, New Road and Commercial Road, and serviced by Bluestar, First, Unilink and City Red buses.

Kids activities

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  • Family shows: Saturday Theatre For Under 5’s, Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox
  • Youth Theatre: (13-21)
  • Drama Club: (5-13)