Updated: Thu 30 July at 9.30am
Mayflower Theatre Update
Mayflower Theatre will be closed until 10 December. This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, the Coronavirus pandemic has had devastating impact on the theatre industry. The safety of customers and our staff remains my top priority and I do not believe we will be in a position to safely open the theatre before this date.
I am working with producers to reschedule as many shows as possible into future dates. However, it is inevitable that some tours will not be able to survive the break.
We are also making some very tough decisions with our own operation and it is unlikely that we will be able to offer Ovation, our restaurant service, when we return.
All customers with tickets for shows, or bookings in Ovation before 10 December will be contacted in due course. Please can I ask that you do not contact us but wait until we send you an email about your booking. We appreciate your support and patience in this difficult time and would like to thank our loyal diners for your business in Ovation over the past 10 years.
As a charitable organisation Mayflower Theatre is reliant on sales to generate income, receiving no direct income from Arts Council England or the Government. 96% of our income comes from ticket and ancillary sales and we contribute around £75 million to the local economy on an annual basis.
We continue to be hugely grateful to those people who are able to take gift vouchers as opposed to refunds; this helps us protect Mayflower Theatre’s future. If you would like to help more, you can also make donations to Mayflower Theatre directly from the website.
On behalf of all the staff here at the theatre, we wanted to say a big thank you for all your good wishes and support whilst we have been closed. It is sad and heart-breaking for us all to have to cancel or reschedule shows, and the messages we have been receiving have genuinely brightened our days. Many customers have donated the cost of their ticket and we are truly grateful, so thank you once again.
You are all greatly missed at the theatre and we look forward to welcoming you back. In the meantime, all the Mayflower Theatre team wish you and your families the very best and please stay safe.
Very best wishes
Michael Ockwell, Chief Executive
Performances where a decision has been made are listed below. We will be updating this list regularly - so please check back if an event for which you hold tickets is not yet included.
This advice applies to all bookings made direct with Mayflower Theatre. If you booked through a third party agency (Ticketmaster, See Tickets etc.) please contact them directly.
Please be kind to our staff when contacting us. The Mayflower Theatre team are working from home and we are doing our best to help our bookers. Stay safe.
Riverdance rescheduled from 14 - 18 April 2020 to 14 - 18 September 2021
The Simon and Garfunkel Story rescheduled from 03 May 2020 to 30 June 2021
The Sensational 60's Experience rescheduled from 5 May 2020 to 21 November 2021
The Best of John Williams rescheduled from 10 May 2020 to 23 May 2021
Everybody's Talking About Jamie rescheduled from Tue 12 - Sat 16 May 2020 to Tue 2 February - Sat 6 February 2021
Jimmy Carr (May performance) rescheduled from 17 May 2020 to 04 July 2021
A Question of Sport LIVE rescheduled from 24 May 2020 to 07 February 2021
The Book of Mormon rescheduled from 27 May - 13 June 2020 to 14 April - 1 May 2021
Lost in Music - One Night at the Disco rescheduled from 21 June 2020 to 12 December 2020
9 to 5 The Musical rescheduled from 22 - 27 June 2020 to 16 - 20 March 2021
Think Floyd rescheduled from 28 June 2020 to 02 July 2021
Anything For Love - The Meat Loaf Story rescheduled from 7 July 2020 to 19 December 2020
SIX rescheduled from 1 - 5 July 2020 to 11 - 15 August 2021
A Beautiful Noise rescheduled from 8 July 2020 to 1 July 2021
Jimmy Carr (July performance) rescheduled from 14 July 2020 to 18 July 2021
Big Girls Don't Cry rescheduled from 15 July 2020 to 29 June 2021
Bowie Experience rescheduled from 16 July 2020 to 28 June 2021
Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever rescheduled from 17-19 July 2020 to 27-28 February 2021
Disney's The Lion King rescheduled from 3 September – 10 October 2020 to 8 September – 15 October 2022
David Essex rescheduled from 25 October 2020 to 19 September 2021
Level 42 From Eternity to Here rescheduled from 1 November 20202 to 12 October 2021
Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt rescheduled from 2 November 2020 to 11 July 2021
Groan Ups rescheduled from 3 - 7 November 2020 to 18 - 22 May 2021
Sandi Toksvig Live! rescheduled from 9 November 2020 to 25 April 2021
Sixties Gold rescheduled from 11 November 2020 to 17 October 2021
Spectacular Classics rescheduled from 12 November 2020 to Sun 14 February 2021
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael rescheduled from 13 November 2020 to 13 February 2021
The Greatest Love of All rescheduled from 14 November 2020 to 31 October 2021
Jack Dee: Off The Telly rescheduled from 15 November 2020 to 7 March 2021
Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited rescheduled from 16 November 2020 to Mon 11 October 2021
Fascinating Aïda rescheduled from 17 November 2020 to 21 February 2021
Northern Ballet's Merlin rescheduled from 19 - 21 November to 2 - 4 December 2021
Alan Carr - Not Again, Alan! rescheduled from Sun 8 November 2020 to Thu 11 February 2021
Jools Holland rescheduled from 22 November 2020 to 28 November 2021
Crazy For Gershwin rescheduled from 29 November 2020 to 21 March 2021
Birmingham Royal Ballet's Cinderella rescheduled from 27 - 30 January 2021 to 18 - 20 February 2021
Sister Act rescheduled from 2 - 6 February 2021 to 7 - 11 September 2021
The Commitments rescheduled from 8-13 February 2021 to 23 to 28 May 2022
Peter James' Looking Good Dead rescheduled from 16-20 February 2021 to 6-10 July 2021
My Best Friend's Wedding rescheduled from 23-27 March 2021 to 19-23 October 2021
Singin' in the Rain rescheduled from 18-22 May 2021 to 14-18 June 2022
Strictly Ballroom rescheduled from 7-12 June 2021 to 31 January - 5 February 2022
Welsh National Opera Spring Season 18 to 21 March 2020
The Red Shoes 24 to 28 March 2020
On Your Feet! 31 March to 4 April 2020
The Joe and Dianne Show 5 April 2020
Curtains 7 to 11 April 2020
Into the Woods Jr 17 to 18 April 2020
The King and I 21 April to 2 May 2020
Rambert 7 May to 9 May 2020
Fools @ Fawlty Towers Dining Event 6 May 2020
Once The Musical 18 to 23 May 2020
Von Trapp Family Murder Mystery 30 June 2020
Murder at the Moulin Rouge 9 July 2020
Voices of the West End 10 to 11 July 2020
Welsh National Opera: Family Concert 12 July 2020
Fools @ Fawlty Towers Dining Event 17 July 2020
Only Fools and 3 Courses 18 July 2020
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 21 to 25 July 2020
Quiz 13 to 17 October 2020
The Mousetrap 13 to 17 October 2020
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets 18 October 2020
English National Ballet Raymonda 21 to 24 October 2020
Sunny Afternoon 27 to 31 October 2020
Welsh National Opera: The Barber of Seville 24 & 26 November 2020
Welsh National Opera: Jenufa 27 November 2020
Welsh National Opera: Migrations 28 November 2020
White Christmas 1 to 5 December 2020
The Phantom of the Opera 24 February to 20 March 2021
Shows not listed above remain under discussion. This list will be updated regularly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I still buy tickets for other shows?
Yes! Tickets are on sale online for all available shows. We can't wait to open our doors once again to welcome you back into the building. With great new shows such as Waitress, Grease and Chicago now on sale for 2021 to look forward to, you can still treat yourself or your loved ones to live theatre.
I want to help support Mayflower Theatre – how do I go about that?
This is a challenging time for the arts industry and as an independent charity we receive no regular public funding, relying on support of our audiences to deliver our life-enhancing work both on stage and through our Mayflower Engage community and education activities. Your donation will help to support us, protect the theatre for people now and in the future and you can do this online.
The show I have booked has been rescheduled – what should I do?
If the show you booked tickets for has been rescheduled your booking still stands and your tickets and seats are valid for the new date. You do not need to do anything further.
The show I have booked has been cancelled – what should I do?
The show I am booked to see isn’t listed above – what should I do?
We are updating this information on a regular basis, please do check back again soon to see if the information you require has been updated. All ticket bookers will be contacted with information directly related to the shows they have booked and our social media will be regularly updated.
What happens if I have booked extras?
If you have booked a prepaid meal in Ovation Restaurant, Afternoon Tea, Cheese and Wine platter, VIP package or a programme this will be refunded to gift vouchers separately and we will be in contact via email in due course.
I have a different enquiry – how do I contact you?
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