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White man with white feather trousers bent to mimic swan on water on full moon night, other swan men dancing behind.

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures

Swan Lake

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Matthew Bourne’s audacious, rule-breaking reinvention of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece caused a sensation when it premiered almost 30 years ago. It has now become the most successful dance theatre production of all time, creating new audiences and inspiring generations of young dancers. In celebration of that ongoing impact, Swan Lake will take flight once more in a major new revival for the next generation of dancers, and for audiences who will experience it for the very first time.

Thrilling, bold, witty and emotive, this genre-defining event is still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turning tradition on its head.

First staged at Sadler’s Wells in London in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake took the dance theatre world by storm becoming the longest running full-length dance classic in the West End and on Broadway. It has since been performed across the globe, collecting over thirty international accolades including the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production and three Tony Awards for Best Director of a Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.

★★★★★ ‘The show that changed the dance landscape forever Observer

★★★★★  The Evening Standard

‘Still thrilling new generations. TerrificSunday Times

See it! Or live to regret it’ The Independent


Theatre — Mayflower Theatre


From: £26.50

Discounts available

Accessible performances

Touch Tour availableAudio Described performance


Information on accessible performances

Age advice

Recommended for ages 5+.
Some scenes may not be suitable for children.
Under 2s are not allowed.

Running Time

Approx. 2 hrs


Contains haze effects and strobe lighting.

This event takes place at

Mayflower Theatre

Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GE 

Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Commercial Road.

Looking out at the empty red Mayflower Theatre auditorium with the house lights up

Further information


Discounts do not apply to Friday and Saturday evening performances unless otherwise stated.

Executive and Executive Plus Members 20% off two tickets on Tue 11 March or £6 off top two prices at all other performances

Groups 10+ £5 off.*
Groups 20+ £6 off and one free with every 20 paid.*

Young Person under 18 £10 off each ticket. Not available on Zone D or E

Access Member £5 off

* Not available on Zone D or E. To book please call 02380 711811.

   Swan Lake Touch Tour

Thu 13 March 2025 at 12:30pm

To accompany the audio described performance of Swan Lake we are running a Touch Tour before the show at Mayflower Theatre. The Touch Tour will take place from 12:30pm-1pm before the matinee performance.

A Touch Tour allows visually impaired patrons and those supporting them, the opportunity to familiarise themselves with elements of set, props and costumes before attending the show.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the Touch Tour begins.

To book your place on the Touch Tour please contact our Box Office on 02380 711811.

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