MAST Mayflower Studios Theatre
The address of the Mayflower Southampton is 22-26 Commercial Road, SO15 1GE. It’s a five minute walk from Southampton City Centre.
If you are arriving by car, customers can be dropped off outside the Theatre in a lay-by directly next to the Accessible Entrance in Commercial Road. There are a limited number of parking bays for Blue Badge Holders on the other side of the road.
The nearest car parks are both within 5 minutes walk of the theatre – MSCP in West Park Road, and Grosvenor Square.
Southampton Central Train station and Southampton Coach station are about 10 minutes away.
The main entrance has three pairs of glass panelled doors, with three steps leading up to them from pavement level. The doors open away from you, although they are pinned open 45 minutes prior to a performance.
Once through the doors you will find yourself in the foyer area. The Box Office is through the first door on the left of the foyer, which opens towards you. You can collect your tickets and your headsets here. A deposit may be required for the headset. The box office can also be accessed from the street, through a door to the left of the main theatre doors as you are facing them. Braille and large print cast lists also will be available from the Box Office
At the back of the foyer on either side, there are steps leading down to the stalls. These stairs also lead down to the Footlights bar.
There are stairs going up on the left and right of the foyer, which take you to the circle level and the circle bar. If you do not wish to use the stairs there is a lift to the left of the foyer.
If you would like to listen to the introductory notes 15 minutes before the start of the performance, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat. Staff will be able to assist you.
There are toilets on the stalls level in the footlights bar, and on the on the circle level by the circle bar.
The traditional style auditorium is one of the largest and widest in the country. The seating is arranged in a horse-shoe shape seating over 2,100 people on three levels – a thousand seats in the stalls, over 600 in the Dress Circle and 500 in the top level known as the Balcony. The seating slopes down towards the stage. There are up to 41 seats in each row.
On each level there are four aisles running from the back to the front, two at the sides and two down the middle, dividing the seats into three sections. The side aisles have handrails along the outside walls of the auditorium. There are breaks in the rails where there are entrances to Standing Boxes. In the circle there is a gangway separating the Front or Dress Circle from the Rear Circle. All seats on all levels are reached by steps except for the front seven rows of the stalls which are on a small slope.
The seats flip up when not being used. There are wheelchair positions at the back of the stalls and the rear circle.
Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.
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At the Mayflower Theatre Guide dogs are welcome and are allowed in the auditorium. However, there may not be facilities for looking after guide dogs during the performance, so please check with the theatre if you are bringing a dog.
The Mayflower produces an audio CD of their ‘What’s On’ brochure. There is also an Assisted Access scheme for those who need a companion to assist them during their visit to the theatre. Please contact the Box Office on 02380 711811, regarding this and any other queries you may have. Please call between the hours of 10.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Saturday. You can also call reception on 02380 711800, or email [email protected].
Further information is available on the Mayflower Theatre website: www.mayflower.org.uk.