VENUE: Mayflower Theatre
ADDRESS: 22-26 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE
CONTACT: 023 8071 1811
The main entrance into the Mayflower Theatre is fully accessible, as well as the venue’s website which provides a complete list of Accessible Performances.
Accessible Performances are provided through a number of presentations. Captioned Performances provide electronic boards positioned either side of the stage showing the words to songs, scripts and sound effects. Audio Described Performances can be ‘heard’ through headphone receivers via the venue’s infra-red system, if you would like to take advantage of this system please notify the theatre when you book your tickets.
Interpreters situated to the right of the stage can be found during Signed Performances, with these shows the front two rows are reserved until two weeks before the performance for those who require the seating arrangement. For guests on the autistic spectrum Relaxed Performances offer a specially adapted and relaxed auditorium.
Most performances offer a discount to those claiming incapacity benefit or disability allowance although in some cases such as, one night shows, matinees and weekend dates this offer may not be available. You can book accessible tickets on 02380 711811 or in person. You can’t make an access booking online.
For guests who require an assistant the can join the Assisted Access Scheme which allows members to purchase an additional ticket at half price for their personal assistant. For more information on the scheme please call the box office on 02380 711811.
If you require an aisle seat or a seat with additional leg room (All stalls in Row A, Row B 20-25, Row C 1,2,28 & 29, Row D 1 & 31, Row E 1,2,34 & 35 and Row F1 & 37) Please mention this when you make your booking. For small guests the theatre holds a number of ‘Booster’ seats.
The venue also provides an audio CD version of their What’s On brochure, to obtain a copy call the box office on 02380 711811.
DID YOU KNOW?
Between 1950 – 1986 The Gaumont (which is now The Mayflower) staged some timeless concerts with a number of ‘up and coming’ bands including The Police in 1979 and 1982, The Rolling Stones in 1966, Queen in 1974, Led Zepplin in 1972 and a promising new band which went by the name of The Beatles in 1963.
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