Mayflower Theatre



Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1GE

Tel: +44 023 8071 1800

Mayflower Theatre


The largest Theatre in the south, The Mayflower offers spectacular touring musicals - many direct from the West End - plus opera, ballet and comedy.

The theatre also has Ovation our stunning restaurant offering seasonal mouth watering menus and first class service making it the perfect culinary treat.

Built in 1928, the historic building is full of atmosphere and tradition, while the modernised facilities provide an evening of comfort and quality. You'll find us in the centre of Southampton, on the south coast of England, near to the New Forest, easy to reach by road and rail.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Range of prices per show.



  • Accessible Lift
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Information on Audio Tape on Request
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the NorthLeave London on the M3. The M25 connects with the M3 at Junction 12, at Chertsey. Follow the M3 to Junction 14. Follow the signs to Southampton (A33). Follow this road all the way into Southampton until you come to a large roundabout called Charlotte Place. take the last (4th) exit into Brunswick Place. Go through two sets of lights, straight on into Cumberland Place. At the third set, turn right to Grosvenor Square car park. There are pedestrian signs from the car park (5 minutes walk). Alternatively, drive on through the third and fourth set of lights for the Mayflower. Turn right at the next lights into Commercial Road. The Mayflower is halfway down on the left hand side. From the WestTake the A338 towards Ringwood. At the Ferndown roundabout turn right on to the A31. Follow the A31 to Cadnam where it becomes the M27. Follow the M27 to Junction 3, then turn on to the M271 to Southampton. Follow the M271 to the end, then turn left on to the A35 and follow signs to the city centre. Follow the A35 then A3024 to the city centre. Once you have passed the railway station, you will go up a steep hill to a set of lights. There will be a large white building with a clock tower in front of you. This is the Civic Centre. Turn left at the lights. To park, turn left at the next set of lights for West Park car park. For The Mayflower, go through the first set of lights, then turn left at the next set of lights into Commercial Road. The Mayflower is half way down on the left. From the EastGo West on the M27 to Junction 7. Turn left on to the A334. Go straight through the roundabout onto Thornhill Park Road. This road connects to Bitterne Road. Follow this road over the bridge. You will see The Meridian TV building on the right. This road then becomes Northam Road. Follow this road staying in the right hand lane (of three lanes, follow 'Other Routes') to the Charlotte Place roundabout. Take the second exit into Brunswick Place. Go through set of lights straight on into Cumberland place. Then through another set, to park turn right at the next lights, into Grosvenor Square car park. Alternatively go through those and the next lights for The Mayflower. At the next set of lights, take the right filter into Commercial Road. The Mayflower is halfway down on the left.

Public Transport Directions

TrainThe Mayflower is less than five minute's walk from Southampton Central Rail Station, which receives direct services from London Waterloo, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Bristol and many other major routes, along with local services.To find out how to get here by train visit or call them on 08457 484950.BusMany local bus routes stop near Southampton Central rail station, usually on the same side of the station as the theatre, as marked on the map above.For buses around the city and across South Hampshire, visit local Southampton buses, visit and view the Southampton Overground routes.For buses to and from the universities in Southampton, visit National Express Southampton Coach Station is five minute's walk from The Mayflower, as marked on the map above. When you arrive, follow signs to the railway station, cross the bridge to the right of the station and follow signs to the theatre.If you are planning to privately rent a coach, information on coach drop-off and parking can be found on the Coach Parking page at Ferries from the Isle of WightComing to a show at The Mayflower from the Isle of Wight is quick and easy, even for evening performances. Instead of bringing your car over specially for the occasion, we recommend using Red Funnel's Red Jet passenger ferry service, and catching the free CityLink bus (run by Bluestar) to and from the theatre.The CityLink buses are timed to meet the ferries, and will take you from just outside the Red Jet terminal to the drop off point marked on the map next to Southampton Central rail station, which is less than five minute's walk from The Mayflower; cross the bridge to the right of the station and follow signs to the theatre.Shows usually finish in good time to catch the CityLink for the 10.45pm Red Jet; if not, there is another Red Jet at 11.45pm, although the CityLink service does not have a service from the station to meet this ferry, so unless you catch an earlier bus, it is wise to catch a taxi.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Silver 2019
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze 2023

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening 2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Thursday09:30 - 20:30*
Friday10:00 - 18:00*
Saturday09:30 - 20:30*

* The Opening times are the Box Office. SATURDAY closes at 17.30 when there is no show.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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