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“A chilly Madam Butterfly!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mayflower Theatre

Mayflower Theatre
Ranked #2 of 127 things to do in Southampton
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“A chilly Madam Butterfly!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Went to see WNO production of Madam Butterfly with my fiancée. The production was very good and acoustics very good in the stalls. Seats reasonably priced and comfy enough. However, to have to sit through the performance with our coats on in mid March is not good enough! This is not the first time we have had to sit through a performance in a chilly theatre. Come on Mayflower sort the heating out! In the meantime folks wrap up warm!

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“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Been here many of times, going back to see rocky horror in may as last time it was amazing. Each time I have been its been a great night so much fun. Definatly value for money. Highly recommented

Thank Holly J
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“sleeping beauty ice spectacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

My family and I went to see sleeping beauty on ice we were sat in row B right at the front,and it was a very beautiful performance, the skating was fantastic and the costumes were beautiful,I am not sure it was for younger children,as our three got bored very easily.
my husband and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
the acrobatics and jumps and the flying was fasntastic to see,every movement was perfect,
definatley a show for adults,our seats were at the very front which was brilliant as we could see everything up close and when the skaters stopped sharply you could see the ice come up out at you.
the seats were very comfortable as well as roomy,
we have seen many productions over the years and it never ceases to amaze us,at the standard of the productions shown.
roll on the next show.

Visited March 2013
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“Big Theatre Big Performances”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

There are several good live theatres within striking distance of Southampton, from Chicester to Salisbury and closer The Point at Eastleigh and The Nuffield Southampton.
For the Mayflower, we sometimes begin the evening with a meal at the Ovation Restaurant in the Theatre building.
Book a table enjoy a quality meal, good service and your table is still yours at the interval with your coffee and desert, or drinks are waiting. Away from the turmoil and chatter of the circle and stalls bars at half time!
The theatre offers good productions often straight from the West End and the Restaurant is a bonus though other good restaurants serving the Mayflower crowds abound locally.
Parking by the Theatre is possible but the popular choice is the free multi-storey behind the theatre. Good performances demand high prices. We recently paid about £40 each for front circle seats at The English National Ballet's Sleeping Beauty. Add £50 for a meal for two and you have a good night out for less than £200. That's cheaper than cruising and you don't wake up in a foreign country. Whoopee!
Try it

Visited March 2013
Thank Allan C
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“What's not to like?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

My wife and I go to the Mayflower several times a year for all manner of shows from opera, ballet ice shows, plays, musicals etc., sometimes with big names performing The seats are priced as fairly as possible, the staff are always friendly and the seats generally comfortable.

Visited March 2013
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