Welcome to the Historical Almanac for this important theatre in Southampton, U.K.

The objective of this site is to build a complete a history of the 90+ years of the Mayflower Theatre Southampton. It all started in 1928 when Moss Empires built and opened the South of England’s largest theatre. It changed it’s name on 1st January 1950 to Gaumont and again on 24th February 1987 when it became the Mayflower Theatre.

Here, we are setting out day by day the programmes that have played this magnificent hall on both the stage and the screen – it has now operated continually for over 90 years as a place of first class entertainment.

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