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The international smash-hit musical comedy Hairspray the Musical is returning to Southampton!

It’s Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV.

Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more, don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days.

Comedian Norman Pace will play Wilbur Turnblad, Matt Rixon will reprise the role of Edna Turnblad with Layton Williams as Seaweed and Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle.

★★★★★ "As light and bouncy as a bubble of gum" The Observer

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including 1 interval. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.

Age Advice:

Recommended for ages 12+. No under 2s.


Strobe lighting.

Standard Pricing
Mon - Thu Evening £24.50 to £44.50
Thu Matinee £24.50 to £44.50
Fri & Sat Evening £29.50 to £49.50
Sat Matinee £29.50 to £49.50

Discounts do not apply to Fri & Sat performances

Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members  £6 off top two prices at all performances.  
Concessions (incl. under 16s) £5 off each ticket Mon - Thu only.
Groups (10+)* £5 off each ticket Mon - Thu only.
Groups (20+)* £6 off each ticket Mon - Thu only.

*Group bookings are not available online, please call 02380 711811.

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


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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...