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A ballet by Drew McOnie
with music by Grant Olding

Discover how the world's most famous sorcerer got his magic – and what he chose to do with it.

Inspired by the story of the mythical wizard, Northern Ballet's Merlin will take you on a sweeping epic adventure of heartbreak, humour and more than a little magic.

Choreographed by Olivier award-winning Drew McOnie (Broadway's King Kong and Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom), expect an enchanting spectacle.

Don't miss the legend reawakened through Northern Ballet's unrivalled blend of classical ballet and dramatic storytelling – book now.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 10 minutes including interval.

Age Advice:

Family Friendly.


Please note that this production may contain short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects and haze effects.

Standard Pricing
Thu-Sat 7.30pm £12 to £43.50
Fri & Sat 2pm £12 to £43.50

Discounts do not apply to Fri & Sat 7.30pm performances.

Executive Membership £6 off top price tickets or 20% off Thu 7.30pm.
Under 26 £7.50 each for Rear Circle seats on 2nd and 3rd price tickets. Available on Thu and Fri 2pm and 7.30pm performances. 
Student Special £12.50 each on Thu 7.30pm on 2nd and 3rd price tickets. 
Family Ticket Up to 6 tickets at £25 each. The party can contain a maximum of 2 adults and a minimum of 1 child and 1 adult.
Groups (10+) £6 off each ticket and one free with every ten. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
School & Young People's Groups (10+) £7.50 each young person (Rear Circle 2nd and 3rd price tickets) and one adult supervisor goes free with every ten purchased for all performances on Thu and Fri. Not available online - please email
Risk Free This is a Risk Free production. If you do not like the performance, we will give you a credit against another show. You must notify the Front of House Manager on the evening of the show to be eligible for a credit against your account.

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

Accessible Performances

Insight Talk: Sat 4 December 2021 at 12pm (see Extras tab for more information)
Audio Described Performance Audio Described: Sat 4 December 2021 at 2.00pm
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Insight Talk

Saturday 4 December 2021 | 12pm | Mayflower Theatre 

Audio Description ticket holders are encouraged to take part in a free Insight Talk  before the Audio Described performance. The 1-hour talk from 12pm-1pm will introduce elements of the production to aid your understanding of the show. It will provide an insight into the production of Merlin as you see and hear descriptions of the scenery and feel some of the costumes.

Insight Talks are free to all access members and companions and can be booked by phoning our 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.