Updated: Fri 23 October at 2.50pm

Mayflower Theatre Update

A message from our Chief Executive:

While the challenges in this year keep coming I am pleased that we are seeing some light ahead for live performance. We are determined to offer live experiences as long as they are in a safe environment and were thrilled to be able to put SIX on sale for a two week run in January 2021. We are only able to do this on a socially distanced seating plan which reduces our capacity down from 2,271 seats to just 945 per performance. We are allowed to do this safely on Stage 4 of the government guidance on reopening, however this model is not financially viable in the long term and we look to reopen fully when we can at Stage 5.

With this in mind, we are hopeful that we should be able to reopen fully in April and therefore this has had a knock on effect to our early 2021 programme. We are in the process of rescheduling February performances until later in the year but, in the meantime, we will be putting on more shows with socially distanced seating in their place in February and March. We also have an incredibly exciting announcement to make on Monday – so watch out in the media or on our social channels

If you come to one of our performances that has socially distanced seating, you can be rest assured we have your safety as our number one priority. We have met all the criteria to be awarded UK Theatre's 'See It Safely' mark. The mark certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and Covid-19 industry guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. You can find out more here  about the measures we have been putting in place ready for your visit, and what you will need to know beforehand. If you develop Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate after you have purchased your tickets then you can return or exchange your tickets up to 24 hours before a performance. If issues arise within 24 hours of the show, you can call or email us before the start of the performance to discuss your options.

Once again we are grateful to those customers who have either taken gift vouchers or donated their money to the theatre for cancelled shows. Your generosity is appreciated by every member of the team.

On behalf of the entire Mayflower team I thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all through the doors of the theatre in the very near future for live performances once again.

Very best wishes
Michael Ockwell
Chief Executive

Rescheduled and cancelled performances are listed below.

This advice applies to all bookings made direct with Mayflower Theatre. If you booked through a third party agency (Ticketmaster, See Tickets etc.) please contact them directly.

Please be kind to our staff when contacting us, we are doing our best to help our bookers. Stay safe.

Rescheduled Events

Riverdance rescheduled from 14 - 18 April 2020 to 14 - 18 September 2021

The Simon and Garfunkel Story rescheduled from 03 May 2020 to 30 June 2021

The Sensational 60's Experience rescheduled from 5 May 2020 to 21 November 2021

The Best of John Williams rescheduled from 10 May 2020 to 23 May 2021

Everybody's Talking About Jamie rescheduled from Tue 12 - Sat 16 May 2020 to 8 - 12 June 2021

Jimmy Carr (May performance) rescheduled from 17 May 2020 to 04 July 2021

A Question of Sport LIVE rescheduled from 24 May 2020 to 07 February 2021

The Book of Mormon rescheduled from 27 May - 13 June 2020 to 14 April - 1 May 2021

9 to 5 The Musical rescheduled from 22 - 27 June 2020 to 16 - 20 March 2021

Think Floyd rescheduled from 28 June 2020 to 02 July 2021

SIX rescheduled from 1 - 5 July 2020 to 11 - 15 August 2021

A Beautiful Noise rescheduled from 8 July 2020 to 1 July 2021

Jimmy Carr (July performance) rescheduled from 14 July 2020 to 18 July 2021

Big Girls Don't Cry rescheduled from 15 July 2020 to 29 June 2021

Bowie Experience rescheduled from 16 July 2020 to 28 June 2021

Disney's The Lion King rescheduled from 3 September – 10 October 2020 to 8 September – 15 October 2022

David Essex rescheduled from 25 October 2020 to 19 September 2021

Level 42 From Eternity to Here rescheduled from 1 November 20202 to 12 October 2021

Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt rescheduled from 2 November 2020 to 11 July 2021

Groan Ups rescheduled from 3 - 7 November 2020 to 18 - 22 May 2021

Sandi Toksvig Live! rescheduled from 9 November 2020 to 25 April 2021

Sixties Gold rescheduled from 11 November 2020 to 17 October 2021

The Greatest Love of All rescheduled from 14 November 2020 to 31 October 2021

Jack Dee: Off The Telly rescheduled from 15 November 2020 to 7 March 2021

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited rescheduled from 16 November 2020 to Mon 11 October 2021 

Northern Ballet's Merlin rescheduled from 19 - 21 November to 2 - 4 December 2021

Alan Carr - Not Again, Alan! rescheduled from Sun 8 November 2020 to Thu 11 February 2021

Jools Holland rescheduled from 22 November 2020 to 28 November 2021

Crazy For Gershwin rescheduled from 29 November 2020 to 21 March 2021

Anything For Love - The Meat Loaf Story rescheduled from 19 December 2020 to 14 March 2021

Cinderella (Pantomime) rescheduled from 11 December 2020 - Sunday 3 January 2021 to 10 December 2021 - Sunday 2 January 2022       

Hairspray rescheduled from 11 - 16 January 2021 to 26 - 31 July 2021

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Cinderella rescheduled from 27 - 30 January 2021 to 18 - 20 February 2021

Queen Extravaganza rescheduled from 31 January 2021 to 30 January 2022

Sister Act rescheduled from 2 - 6 February 2021 to 7 - 11 September 2021

Anton and Erin - Showtime rescheduled from 8 February 2021 to 27 February 2022

The Commitments rescheduled from 8-13 February 2021 to 23 to 28 May 2022

Lost in Music - One Night at the Disco rescheduled from 12 February 2021 to 16 October 2021

Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael rescheduled from 13 February 2021 to 15 October 2021

Spectacular Classics rescheduled Sun 14 February 2021 to 13 October 2021

Peter James' Looking Good Dead rescheduled from 16-20 February 2021 to 6-10 July 2021

Fascinating Aïda rescheduled from 21 February 2021 to 2 May 2021

That'll Be The Day rescheduled from 23 February 2021 to 18 June 2021

Come What May rescheduled from 24 February 2021 to 14 June 2021

The Magic of Motown rescheduled from 25 February 2021 to 13 June 2021

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever rescheduled from 27-28 February 2021 to 16-17 June 2021

My Best Friend's Wedding rescheduled from 23-27 March 2021 to 19-23 October 2021

Singin' in the Rain rescheduled from 18-22 May 2021 to 14-18 June 2022

Strictly Ballroom rescheduled from 7-12 June 2021 to 31 January - 5 February 2022


Cancelled Events 

Welsh National Opera Spring Season 18 to 21 March 2020

The Red Shoes 24 to 28 March 2020

On Your Feet! 31 March to 4 April 2020

The Joe and Dianne Show 5 April 2020

Curtains 7 to 11 April 2020

Into the Woods Jr 17 to 18 April 2020

The King and I  21 April to 2 May 2020

Rambert 7 May to 9 May 2020

Fools @ Fawlty Towers Dining Event  6 May 2020

Once The Musical 18 to 23 May 2020

Von Trapp Family Murder Mystery 30 June 2020

Murder at the Moulin Rouge 9 July 2020

Voices of the West End 10 to 11 July 2020

Welsh National Opera: Family Concert 12 July 2020

Fools @ Fawlty Towers Dining Event  17 July 2020

Only Fools and 3 Courses 18 July 2020

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 21 to 25 July 2020

Quiz 13 to 17 October 2020

The Mousetrap 13 to 17 October 2020

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets 18 October 2020

English National Ballet Raymonda 21 to 24 October 2020

Sunny Afternoon 27 to 31 October 2020

Welsh National Opera: The Barber of Seville 24 & 26 November 2020

Welsh National Opera: Jenufa 27 November 2020

Welsh National Opera: Migrations 28 November 2020

White Christmas 1 to 5 December 2020

The Snowman 7 to 10 January 2021

The Phantom of the Opera 24 February to 20 March 2021

Shows not listed above remain under discussion. This list will be updated regularly.


Frequently Asked Questions


Can I still buy tickets for other shows?

Yes! Tickets are on sale online for all available shows. We can't wait to open our doors once again to welcome you back into the building. With great new shows such as Waitress, Grease and Chicago now on sale for 2021 to look forward to, you can still treat yourself or your loved ones to live theatre.

I want to help support Mayflower Theatre – how do I go about that?

This is a challenging time for the arts industry and as an independent charity we receive no regular public funding, relying on support of our audiences to deliver our life-enhancing work both on stage and through our Mayflower Engage community and education activities. Your donation will help to support us, protect the theatre for people now and in the future and you can do this online.

The show I have booked has been rescheduled – what should I do?

If the show you booked tickets for has been rescheduled your booking still stands and your tickets and seats are valid for the new date. You do not need to do anything further.

The show I have booked has been cancelled – what should I do?

All ticket bookers will receive a Gift Voucher for the full value of your booking via email in due course. This voucher can be put towards any future bookings at Mayflower Theatre. 
If you wish to donate part or all of your gift voucher to Mayflower Theatre you can do so here
If you need a refund please follow the instructions in the email you receive.
Emails are being sent a week or so ahead of the performance dates. Please be patient, we have a lot to work through. If we do not have your email address we will be in contact with you in due course.

The show I am booked to see isn’t listed above – what should I do?

We are updating this information on a regular basis, please do check back again soon to see if the information you require has been updated. All ticket bookers will be contacted with information directly related to the shows they have booked and our social media will be regularly updated.

What happens if I have booked extras? 

If you have booked a prepaid meal in Ovation Restaurant, Afternoon Tea, Cheese and Wine platter, VIP package or a programme this will be refunded to gift vouchers separately and we will be in contact via email in due course. 

I have a different enquiry – how do I contact you?

Please email us at: customerrelations@mayflower.org.uk


We will be undertaking a refurbishment of our Grade II listed auditorium in summer 2018. Please consider a donation to our auditorium appeal. Your help is essential in securing our future.



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