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On the surface a dream-like wedding for a groom and his young, beautiful bride - but behind the façade is a cruel reality. Abandoned and betrayed, Butterfly finds her world crashing around her as her one chance for freedom becomes her prison. Her desperation and pain escalate as she fights for survival with devastating consequences.

Madam Butterfly is a powerful story of unrequited love, human pain and suffering which is magnificently intensified by Puccini’s glorious music, promising a night of drama and emotion. Inspired by Puccini’s fantasy landscape of exotic pleasures, Lindy Hume’s new production interprets Butterfly’s famous story through a 21st century lens.

Running Time

Approx 2 Hours and 45 Mins including an interval.

Age Advice:

Contains scenes that some people may find upsetting.


Contains haze effects.

Standard Pricing
Sat 7.15pm £17.00 to £55.00


Executive Membership £6 off top two prices
Access Membership £5.00 off top two prices at all performances
Assisted Access Scheme Companion half price at all performances
Young Person Under 16 £5.00 each when bought with a full paying adult, max. 4 per booking, available in all zones
Groups (10+) £6.00 off. One free with every 20 paid, not available in Zone A. 
Schools & Young People's Groups (10+) £15.00 each plus one free supervisor with every 10 tickets. Not available in Zone A. 
WNO Youth & Community Groups 50 tickets for the week available at £5.00 for WNO Youth & Community Projects (to be confirmed at a later date)

Subscribers Multi-buy: 2 operas 10% off or 3 operas 15% off available on Don Giovanni, Jenufa and Madam Butterfly only. Only one discount per booking. 

Discounts do not apply to zone E unless otherwise stated.

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

Accessible Performances

data-udi="umb://media/93dc57d6a2034fe393e3826c138c7f7b Touch Tour: Sat 14 May 2022 at 5.45pm (see Extras tab for more information)
Audio Described Performance Audio Described: Sat 14 May 2022 at 7.15pm


Pre-Show Talk

Saturday 14 May 2022 | 6pm | Southampton City Art Gallery | Running Time: Approx. 30 mins

Join us for a chance to discover more about Madam Butterfly in this question and answer session. Have a burning question that you want to ask about the production? Do you want to know about the set, the performers, what life on tour is like, or where they trained to become a professional?

Reserve a place online or call Box Office on 02380 711811.

Touch Tour

Saturday 14 May 2022 | 5.45pm | Mayflower Theatre

We are pleased to announce there will be a 30 minute Touch Tour before the audio described performance of Madam Butterfly. 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.