Mayflower Theatre

Currently Closed
  • Address: 26 Commercial Road, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England, SO15 1GE, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-2380833605
  • Fax: +44-02380711813
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Entertainment, Play, Theatre, Family And Kids, Social, Music And Show Venues

A grand grade II listed theatre located right at the heart of the city, Mayflower has a charm of its own. Having a history of more than 80 years the theatre was known by other names. It opened for the first time on 22nd December 1928 and was then known as Empire Theatre. It’s plays suffered initially as cinema was the new attraction and was then taken over by the Gaumont British Picture Corporation. It was later named as ‘Gaumont’ and included plays as well as music concerts by many famous artists like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Queen.

After a couple of refurbishments, today the theatre holds plays, concerts, musicals as well as weddings. It also has a superb restaurant named ‘Ovation’ attached to it. There are luxurious suites with bars attached, VIP boxes and balcony, everything you can imagine for a grand experience for the visitors.

  • All events & bookings by prior appointments only.
  • Disabled friendly place.

  • Prices differ from show to show, seat to seat, ranges from 20 to 42 EUR.
  • For different prices of suites and function, events, refer website.

Box office timings

  • Monday - Thursday: 9.30am - 6.00pm (8.00pm if there is a performance).
  • Friday: 10.00am - 6.00pm (8.00pm if there is a performance).
  • Saturday: 9.30am - 6.00pm (8.00pm if there is a performance).
  • Sunday Closed (4.30pm - 8.00pm if there is a performance).

Nearest bus stop

  • Central Station, Lines: 1,2, 3
  • Mayflower Halls, Lines: 18, U2, X11

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  • Mayflower Theatre Address: 26 Commercial Road, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England, SO15 1GE, United Kingdom
  • Mayflower Theatre Contact Number: +44-2380833605
  • Mayflower Theatre Timing: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Mayflower Theatre Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Mayflower Theatre: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Southampton include Mayflower Theatre in their plan

  • 37.7% of people start their Mayflower Theatre visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mayflower Theatre

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mayflower Theatre

People normally club together Tudor House And Garden and Seacity Museum while planning their visit to Mayflower Theatre.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This beautiful old theatre is well worth a visit. The restaurant food and staff were very good and yes silver service nice touch. The inside of the auditorium is beautiful and a good size stage. Interval kiosk at each side opens up for sale of goodies. It is a 5 minute walk from Southampton central station so there was no need in driving, finding the theatre or even parking. The production was excellent I would recommend this venue.

  • I have only been to the Mayflower a few times but every time I have been it’s been an amazing experience. I recently saw Kite Runner here with my partner and the cast were mind-blowing. More recently I saw Wicked with a group of ladies from work. Again the cast were amazing and the set and stage were perfect. The Mayflower is the best theatre in Southampton, it’s located near to the train station and a few hotels and restaurants. I’d highly recommend the Mayflower as a theatre to visit.

  • Within easy walking distance of the station, though parking is a bit more difficult if coming by car, this recently refurbished theatre is excellent. All seats are raked and staggered, so not really a bad seat in the house. I was recently sat in row U and had a good view of the stage. Lots of eating places nearby. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Great show watching Dick Whittington. The effects were amazing and It was such a huge theatre the atmosphere was immense. Would definitely recommend for families that like adult humour as well as lots of child entertainment.

  • Our visit to The Mayflower Theatre Was excellent evening out. Seating good,staff helpful and reasonably priced confectionery compared to several elsewhere. Will re visit when we have show to see. Thanks Liz.Brighton.

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  • who is in your panto this year

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    • I have heard Dick Whittington will be Mayflower theatre's Panto this year. You may, however, confirm by calling authorities on Mayflower Theatre contact number  44-2380833605.

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  • this morning I have tried to purchase two tickets dress circle row C for the Jimmy Tarbuck Des Oconnor performance on the 12th Nov. 2018 I have not been given the opportunity to complete the purchase. Have these seats been reserved for me?

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    • If you have not completed the process of purchasing, then I do not think the seats are reserved. It may take some time to reflect the changes in their system and you can book the same tickets again. (at least that is what usually happens.) But, it is better to call them on  44 23 8071 1811 and confirm. 

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