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“Lovely old theatre”
Review of Mayflower Theatre

Mayflower Theatre
Ranked #2 of 130 things to do in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Southampton, England
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely old theatre”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Mayflower attracts many West End shows with some " one nighters ". The seats are a good size and very comfortable. It caters very well for the disabled and carers.
I have been to many shows and you get a good view from almost anywhere in the theatre. The tickets may not be cheap but then it is independent and run by a charitable trust so any profit made is ploughed back into the Mayflower. If you add the travelling cost to going to a show in London then your tickets are actually quite reasonable.
I love the fact I can actually see a top rated show in Southampton.

Visited April 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“productions at Mayflower Theatre”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Some of the seats are badly positioned and although I am tall, I very often find my viewing partially blocked.

The shows are splendid and the theatre restaurant is wonderful. Fabulous food and first class staff.

Visited March 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mayflower Theater”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been to the theatre on several occasions and have found it a great venue the last time being to see Jack Dee, the sound is great and the seating is comfortable. I would pre-order your drinks before hand, but all the same the staff are very quick.
I am hoping to go later this year and see another show with my kids. It is just finding something they both want to see.
There is good parking nearby to the venue some are card payments and these are a bit slow when people are not sure what they are doing but at night they are cheap enough. I think over the years the venue has got better (it hasn't change but just feels better or maybe I am just getting older)

Visited March 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mayflower Theartre”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been here several times to see shows. It is a very intimate place and beautiful decorated. Great for children's show too.

Visited August 2012
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Old fashioned theatre”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Mayflower does put on some excellent shows, however, the general appearance of the theatre is rather shabby. The seats are moderately comfortable but the rows are a bit too close for comfort. The bar is downstairs and like everything else is on the shabby side.

Visited August 2012
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