"…certainly I would recommend that the restuarant can stand alone for quality and portion sizes, but when added the convenience factors with the Theatre, it is an unbeatable combination."
March 2016, tripadvisor

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Show-Stopping Dining

Ovation Restaurant on the third floor of Mayflower Theatre


Summer garden on the plate, baby vegetables, edible soil, goat’s curd, violets and wood sorrel (v)

Behind The Scenes

Meet Zoltan, our Head Chef at Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant


Corn fed chicken breast with sweet potato boulangere, Chinese kale and chorizo salsa

Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant

No compromise on quality


Summer fruit parfait with pistachio cake, sorbet and berry dressing (v)

Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant

Contemporary dining on the third floor of Mayflower Theatre


Hay smoked mackerel with lemon pickle, gentleman’s relish, radish and roasted endive

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We now offer exclusive dinner, show and hotel packages including full English breakfast. Click on a tab below to discover available packages and book now by phoning the Box Office on 02380 711833. Hotel packages are priced per person and based on 2 adults sharing a room.


Show & Dining Packages for 2016

Adam Hills - Clown Heart | 23 October 2016

Adam Hills has fast become one of the most popular comedians in the UK, with 15 solo shows that have toured internationally. His combination of positive, uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity has seen him receive numerous awards, glowing reviews and a legion of fans around the world.

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Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Together | 6 Nov 2016

Two of the greatest voices in the world, the nation's leading musical theatre star, Michael Ball and the nation's favourite tenor, Alfie Boe, are joining forces for the first time, to record a brand new album as well as take to the stage for a unique UK headline tour.

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Show & Dining Packages for 2017

Evita | 17 Jan - 21 Jan 2017

Following its smash hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s EVITA is set to thrill audiences once again across the UK.

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The Commitments | 30 Jan - 4 Feb 2017

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London’s West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.

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Billy Elliot The Musical | 7 February - 4 March 2017

Featuring a timeless score by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story that has captivated millions around the world, Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

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Not Dead Enough | 7 March - 11 March 2017

Following the huge sell-out success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the thrilling work of multi million selling author Peter James returns to Mayflower Theatre with the world premiere production of Not Dead Enough.

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The Red Shoes | 21 March - 25 March 2017

A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | 27 March - 1 April 2017

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards and five 2015 Tony awards, including ‘Best Play’. This smash-hit new production continues to play to sold-out houses in London’s West End and on Broadway and will thrill new audiences on this much anticipated second tour of the UK & Ireland.

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Brendan Cole - All Night Long | 2 April 2017

A brand new show for 2017, Brendan hosts another spectacular production featuring his guest dancers, a new leading lady and a 14 piece band and singers live on stage. Stunning lighting, amazing special effects and superb choreography. It’s going to be a party!

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Company Wayne McGregor: FAR | 11 April 2017

Wayne McGregor’s anatomy-­defying choreography and ground-­‐breaking approach across dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology has fuelled a string of truly unique works. FAR is no exception.

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An Evening with Boycott and Aggers | 12 April 2017

The show is peppered with hilarious anecdotes, the audience can tweet Aggers live with their own questions and the evening will, as ever, be fun, fiery and full of surprises!

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Billy Ocean | 15 April 2017

To celebrate the release of his new Best Of album, Billy Ocean will be coming to Mayflower Theatre for one night only on Saturday 15 April 2017 for his Here you are: Best of Billy Ocean Tour.

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Le Vin herbé | 25 April 2017

Many opera-goers will be familiar with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde but Frank Martin’s intimate opera offers a very different take on the legend. This rare staged production of this exquisite and elegant tragedy promises a truly intoxicating experience.Tristan and Isolde are enemies brought together when they mistakenly drink a love potion. Their affair inevitably leads to a tragedy.

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La bohème | 26 & 28 April 2017

When Annabel Arden’s sensitive and insightful production was first performed in 2012, it was welcomed with open arms by both audiences and critics. It’s a vivid portrait of bohemian life in Paris, enhanced with atmospheric projections. This production makes us think we are meeting Mimì, Rodolfo and friends for the first time, even if we’ve seen this utterly romantic opera before.

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Madam Butterfly | 27 & 29 April 2017

Joachim Herz’s Madam Butterfly has been with Welsh National Opera for over three decades and with good reason. It’s a classic, traditional staging of this much-loved opera. While being completely faithful to the composer’s intentions it also critiques imperialism to powerful effect. Each scene looks like a sepia photograph through which we glimpse a vanished world.

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Stewart Lee - Content Provider | 3 May 2017

After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.

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The Solid Silver 60s Show | 4 May 2017

Over 30 years, the Solid Silver 60s Show has entertained the nation and celebrated history’s most successful decade of music. Commonly referred to as an institution on the 60s circuit, SS60s is the UK’s original and premier sixties show, bringing you classic hits performed by the original hit makers. Come on down to the Solid Silver 60s Show at Mayflower Theatre, see the original artists singing their greatest hits and relive some of your fondest memories of an era that will last forever.

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Jane Eyre | 8 May - 13 May 2017

★★★★★ "Theatre at it's most imaginative." Daily Mail

Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre, Jane Eyre will be coming to Mayflower Theatre in Southampton in May 2017. This innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson.

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Funny Girl | 23 May - 27 May 2017

Hot on the heels of a record breaking, critically acclaimed West End run this ‘utterly irresistible’ (The Sunday Times) new production of Funny Girl is now coming to Southampton.

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Sister Act | 6 June - 17 June 2017

An all new production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy returns to the UK starring Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard).

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Grease | 27 June - 8 July 2017

Don’t miss Grease, the No.1 greatest musical, as the original, electrifying West End production lights up Mayflower Theatre from 27 June for just two weeks only!

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The Play That Goes Wrong | 10 July - 15 July 2017

The West End's best-selling, Olivier Award-winning comedy is coming to Southampton! The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident-prone thesps battle to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!

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The Addams Family | 18 July - 29 July 2017

Everyone's favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa.

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Crazy For you | 21 November - 25 November 2017

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and winner of Strictly Come Dancing) featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook.

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Show & Dining Packages for 2018

Miss Saigon | 21 Feb - 17 Feb 2018

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON – a recent smash hit in the West End – is embarking on a major UK Tour. Winner of a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards 2015 including Best Show, this epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris - but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

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