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Mayflower Theatre

The Mayflower is the biggest theatre on the south coast, with an auditorium containing more than 2,270 seats. Their aim is to bring a diverse range of shows to Southampton, and present a mixture of spectacular touring productions, from musicals - many direct from the West End – to dance, opera, drama, ballet and comedy.

You can catch almost any Bluestar bus to the theatre, just get off at Southampton Central Station or in Southampton City Centre and it's a short walk away.

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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.

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