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Join our hero Dick Whittington as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness and becomes the Lord Mayor of London.

Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells on an adventure that sends him from London town to the High Seas headed for Morocco, don’t miss the action-packed pantomime full of laughter, music and eye-popping special effects.

Can he outwit the evil King Rat, free London from his team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage? Find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure!

This production is by Qdos Entertainment, the team behind Southampton’s biggest pantomime. Don’t miss the magic of the annual Mayflower Theatre Pantomime and book your tickets now!

The star cast includes soap legend Steve McFaddensinger, songwriter and actor Joe McElderry, funny man Bobby DavroAmerican singer, songwriter, actress and author Sheila Fergusonpop and television star Suzanne Shaw and ultimate pantomime dame Andrew Ryan.

"IT was one of the most electrifying standing ovations I have witnessed - for one of the greatest ever pantomimes." Southern Daily Echo

"Fizzing with laughter, fun and sheer escapism this has to be the best panto of 2018 - not to be missed!" Southern Daily Echo

"Comfortably the best of the bunch this year" Chichester Observer

"Spectacular and full of laughs" Simon Clarke, BBC Radio Solent

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including 1 interval.

Age Advice:

Pantomime is really exciting, but it can also be a bit loud and scary in places and sometimes has the odd naughty joke for the grown-ups to enjoy.  Please bear this in mind if you are planning to bring children under the age of 5 or anyone of a nervous or sensitive disposition.  If you would like any further guidance on the content of this year’s pantomime please call our Box Office team on 02380 711811.  We would be happy to talk through any concerns you may have to reassure you before your visit.


Contains strobe lighting.

Standard Pricing
Gold Performances £25.50 to £39.50
Pink Performances £19.50 to £30
Blue Performances £20.50 to £34.50
Green Performance* £15

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Thu 3 January 2019 2.00pm 7.00pm
Fri 4 January 2019 1.00pm 7.00pm
Sat 5 January 2019 2.00pm 7.00pm
Sun 6 January 2019 1.00pm 5.00pm

Discounts do not apply to the lowest price seats, and are not available on 4 January 1pm performance. 
Subject to availability. May be withdrawn at any time.

Kitten Discount

Up to 2 under 16s at £20 each with one full paying adult. 
Excludes Gold performances.
Discount applied at the basket.

Executive Members £6 off top two prices at all performances.
Concession £3 off all performances.
Young Persons Under 18 £5 off each ticket at all performances.
Car Full Ticket (5 people) £125. Available on top price seats for Pink performances only.
Groups (20+) £8 off each ticket and one free ticket with every twenty paid.
Not available online, please call 02380 711811 to book.
School & Young Persons Groups (10+) £9.50 each ticket for Pink and Green performances only. 
One free adult supervisor to eight children. 
Not available online - please email  


Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.

Accessible Performances

Fri 4 January 2019 at 1pm | Relaxed Performance, Signed Relaxed Performance icon Signed icon
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A Visual Story for the Relaxed Performance is available here.

Sat 5 January 2019 at 2pm | Audio Described | Touch Tour  Audio Described icon Touch Tour Icon What's this?



Ovation, Mayflower Restaurant

Start your visit in style! Our award winning restaurant on the third floor within the theatre is open for pre-show theatre lunches and dining. Relax, unwind and enjoy classic flavours with a modern twist. Tempted? See our Menus

Hotel, Dinner & Show Packages


Add that extra sparkle to your evening! Indulge in a three course meal in our fantastic restaurant Ovation, a top price show ticket, and a stay at one of Southampton’s premier hotels. Learn More

Afternoon Tea

Why not make your visit extra special and share a lovely post-show pot of tea in the bustling environment of our historic Grade II listed theatre? Enjoy delicious traditional treats prepared by our award-winning chefs in Ovation after the show. Learn more...

Touch Tour

Saturday 5 January | Touch Tour (Free to patrons attending the 2pm Audio Described performance)

Arrive: 11:30am
Tour Starts: 11.45am
Finish: 12:30pm

To accompany our Audio Described performance we have a Touch Tour that precedes the show. Our Touch Tour allows visual impaired patron the opportunity to familiarise themselves with elements of the set, props and costumes.

There will be a gap between the tour ending and the audio described show beginning.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance through our Box Office on 02380 711811.

Southampton's Panto Trail 
1 to 24 December

Take your family on an adventure around
the city centre this Christmas, collecting
clues before finishing here at
Mayflower Theatre to receive your reward!

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