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Actor, singer and television star Jason Donovan will lead the cast in this year’s magical pantomime, alongside Coronation Street and musical theatre star Faye Brookes, with the triumphant return of Richard Cadell & Sooty in Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

With sets and costumes from The London Palladium, Goldilocks and the Three Bears follows Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks, who are battling to save their circus from the Evil Ringmaster who is intent on stealing their three loveable bears and leaving them in ruin.

Jason Donovan plays the Evil Ringmaster following his successful panto season at Birmingham Hippodrome, with Faye Brookes playing the title role of Goldilocks. Sooty will play himself with Richard Cadell as his best friend Joey the circus clown.

For three weeks only, the theatre will be transformed into a sensational circus, where everything is possible, and anything could (and will) happen.

This festive extravaganza is packed with riotous comedy, extraordinary special effects, hair-raising stunts and international circus acts!

Produced by Crossroads Pantomimes, Goldilocks and the Three Bears will bring all the laughter, spectacle, special effects and festive magic audiences have come to expect each year from Southampton’s ultimate pantomime.

With generous discounts for groups, concessions and special rates for schools available for selected performances, book your tickets today.

Roll up, roll up to see panto join the circus, and be swept away by a pantomime spectacular that’s just right!

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including an interval.

Age Advice:

All ages are welcome, including under twos.

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 haze effects. The show may also contain flashing lights and pyrotechnics.

Standard Pricing
Standard Performances £19.50 to £47.50
Pink Performances £19.50 to £39.50
Relaxed Performance [What's This?] £15.00



Sat 10 December 2022 3.00pm 7.00pm
Sun 11 December 2022 1.00pm 5.00pm
Mon 12 December 2022 No Show
Tue 13 December 2022 1.30pm 7.00pm
Wed 14 December 2022 1.30pm 7.00pm
Thu 15 December 2022 1.30pm 7.00pm
Fri 16 December 2022 2.00pm 7.00pm
Sat 17 December 2022 3.00pm 7.00pm
Sun 18 December 2022 1.00pm 5.00pm
Mon 19 December 2022 No Show
Tue 20 December 2022 2.00pm 7.00pm
Wed 21 December 2022 2.00pm 7.00pm
Thu 22 December 2022 2.00pm 7.00pm
Fri 23 December 2022 1.00pm 5.00pm
Sat 24 December 2022 1.00pm 5.00pm
Sun 25 December 2022 No Show
Mon 26 December 2022 3.00pm 7.00pm
Tue 27 December 2022 2.00pm   Audio Described Performance icon   Touch Tour icon 7.00pm
Wed 28 December 2022 1.00pm   Signed Performance icon   Relaxed Performance icon 7.00pm
Thu 29 December 2022 2.00pm 7.00pm
Fri 30 December 2022 2.00pm 7.00pm
Sat 31 December 2022 1.00pm 5.00pm



Discounts exclude the Relaxed Performance and lowest price seats. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members £6 off top two prices at all performances.
Groups (20+) £8.00 off and one free with every 20. Not available Tue 20th to Mon 26th Dec.
Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
School & Young Persons Groups (10+) £10.50 each ticket for Green and Pink Performances on all price zones and Tue 13 to Thu 15 Dec 7pm - 1 free supervisor to 8 children
Not available online - please
Access Member Discount [What's This?] £5 off. Not available on Tue 20 - Mon 26 December.
Car Full Ticket £135 for 5 people. Available on Tue 13 - Thu 15 December only.
Goldilocks Offer Up to 2 under 16s at £19.50 each with one full paying adult. Subject to availability. Not available Tue 20th to Mon 26th Dec.
Young Persons Under 16 £5 off each ticket on top two prices at every performance.

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

Accessible Performances

Signed icon Signed Performance - Wed 28 December at 1pm
Audio Described icon Audio Described Performance - Tue 27 December at 2pm
Touch Tour Touch Tour - Tue 27 December at 12.15pm (see Extras for more information)
Relaxed Performance icon Relaxed Performance - Wed 28 December at 1pm

Find out more about our accessible performances...


Touch Tour

Tuesday 27 December 2022 | 12.15pm | Mayflower Theatre data-udi="umb://media/93dc57d6a2034fe393e3826c138c7f7b 

We are pleased to announce there will be a 30 minute Touch Tour before the audio described performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Touch Tours offer a hands-on tour of the set, props, costumes, characters and the visual style of the show, especially for visitors with visual impairments.

Touch Tours are free to all access members and companions and can be booked by phoning our Box Office on 02380 711811.

Treats At Your Seats

To minimise queuing and movement around the theatre, you can pre-order soft drinks, sweets and snacks to be ready and waiting for you at your seat upon arrival. You will also make a saving by purchasing these in advance.

Refreshment Packs can be added to your booking after selecting your seats or by phoning the Box Office on 02380 711811.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at Mayflower Theatre

Why not make your visit extra special and share a lovely pot of tea and delicious traditional treats in the bustling environment of our historic Grade II listed theatre? 

Afternoon Tea can be added to your booking after selecting your seats or by phoning the Box Office on 02380 711811.

Cheese and Charcuterie Platters

Platters at Mayflower Theatre

Enjoy some delicious new and exciting platters available before selected performances.

Platters can be added to your booking after selecting your seats or by phoning the Box Office on 02380 711811.

VIP Experience

VIP Experiences at Mayflower Theatre

Make it an extra special visit with a VIP experience!

VIP Experiences include Prosecco, a Taster Board Platter and
interval ice-cream.

Book your VIP Experience now by calling the Box Office on
02380 711811.


Hotels near Mayflower Theatre

Why not stay at a local hotel and add that extra sparkle to your evening? All hotel bookings include:

  1. A stay at one of Southampton's top hotels including Harbour Hotel & Spa and Jury's Inn.*
  2. Breakfast at your chosen hotel.
  3. A return taxi journey to/from the hotel to Mayflower Theatre.

Book your Hotel now by calling the Box Office on 02380 711811.