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A sell-out for its world premiere tour in 2016, Matthew Bourne's triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to Southampton, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences and critics across the UK and the USA.

The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.

'A gorgeous take on a film classic' The Times
'Matthew Bourne works his magic. Blissful' Daily Telegraph
'A feast for the eye. The Red Shoes will be dancing for years to come' Observer

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours including an interval.

Age Advice:

Recommended age 5+


Contains strobe lighting.

Standard Pricing
Tue - Sat 7.30pm £26.50 to £49.50
Sat 2pm £26.50 to £49.50
Thu 2pm £24.50 to £41.50

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

Executive Membership £6 off top two prices at all performances or 20% off on Tue 24 March.
Young Person Under 18 £8 off each ticket. Excludes lowest price tickets.
Groups (10+) £5 off. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Groups (20+) £6 off plus one free ticket with every 20 purchased.
Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Family Ticket 2 children go half price with 1 full paying adult on Tue-Thu performances.
Access Member Discount [What's This?] £5 off.

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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

Dinner, Show & Hotel Package


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

VIP Package


Make it an extra special night with a VIP experience!

VIP Packages include a selection of chefs’ canapés and handmade chocolates, plus interval ice-cream. Also included:

1 x bottle of Prosecco for 2 people - £60.00 
1 x bottle of Prosecco for up to 4 people - £90.00
2 x bottles of Prosecco for up to 6 people - £150.00
3 x bottles of Prosecco for up to 10 people including the private hire of executive suite pre show - £295.00

Call Box Office on 02380 711811 to book your package.

Please note that package prices do not include your show ticket.  Bookings are required at least 48 hours before your visit.

VIP Packages are suitable for customers 18+. Soft drink alternatives are available for those under the age of 18 years.



Post-Show Talk

24 March 2020 | Post-Show | Running Time: Approximately 30 mins

Do you have a burning question you've always wanted to ask the company of Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes? Well now is your opportunity to do so! The Q&A session takes place immediately after the evening performance and is free if you have a ticket to that performance or you are a BRB Friend (if you are a BRB Friend please ensure you bring your membership card).

Reserve a place: 02380 711811.

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...

Cheese & Wine Platter

Enjoy a range of in-house cheese and wines in our historic Grade II listed theatre, prepared by our Chefs in Ovation restaurant. Learn more