What's on inSouthampton


Welcome to Southampton

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Southampton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Southampton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Southampton

21
AUG
Southampton Ghost Tour
Outside Tudor House

Right from the start you will be gripped by the many ghostly stories from Southamptons eerie past. The tours include live actors who take on the part of Southamptons most notorious ghosts including the owner of Tudor House Sir John Dawtrey and…

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17
SEP
Two Trains Running
The Main House - NST City

Tickets start at £10Recommended Age: 12It is Pittsburgh 1969 and racial tensions are on the rise. The regulars of Memphis Lees restaurant are struggling to cope with the turbulence of a rapidly changing world. The diner is in threat of being torn…

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17
SEP
Jon Sopel: Inside Trump’s White House
NST Campus

Tickets start at: £18.00 or £31.00 with book.Join BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel as he takes you inside Trumps West Wing and discusses the impact this presidency has had on the most iconic of American institutions.Youll hear about where the tense…

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23
SEP
The Woman in Black
NST Campus

Tickets start at £10Recommended Age: 12Join the millions of theatre goers worldwide who have experienced The most brilliantly effective spine‐chiller you will ever encounter Daily Telegraph. Continuing its record breaking run at the Fortune Theatre in Londons West End The Woman…

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24
SEP
John Bishop: Work In Progress
The Main House - NST City

Tickets start at: £27.50Recommended age: 12Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to NST City to warm up his brand‐new showJohn is very much looking forward to this new adventure this will be his eighth stand up show and its shaping up to…

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27
SEP
Just Fair Laughs
Central Hall Southampton
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27
SEP
Manford's Comedy Club
The Stage Door

The Stage Door in Southampton plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the UK touring circuit…

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28
SEP
Docklands Festival
Hoglands Park

Dirty Box Promotions is back fresh off the back of our sellout ELROW show in October and 2 b2b sellout Abode OAM in the Park shows now its time for our flagship festival ‐ Docklands Festival ‐ Southampton UK. Docklands has…

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28
SEP
Andy Parsons: Healing the Nation
The Main House - NST City

Cracking adlibbinga joke‐rich rallying call for a better Britain The GuardianCoruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags The Independent We will be alright. Trust me. Im not a politician.As seen on Mock the Week Live at the Apollo Q.I. etc. ‐…

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30
SEP
Amélie - The Musical
The Main House - NST City

A story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her…

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12
OCT
Music of Cream
Central Hall Southampton

Cream was a chemical explosion like no other the blueprint for every supergroup to follow and the heavy blues precursor to Hendrix Zeppelin and so much more. Fifty years since their earth‐shaking debut album the bloodlines of that hallowed trilogy come together…

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12
OCT
The Music of Cream’s 50th Anniversary UK Tour
Central Hall Southampton

Kofi Baker Malcolm Bruce & Will Johns bring the legacy back to life in an immersive multi‐media experience show of electrifying live music interplayed with archive footage of the original band unseen interviews and personal anecdotes from the trio of growing up…

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13
OCT
Sh*t-faced Shakespeare®: A Midsummer Night's Drea
NST Campus

The smash‐hit internationally acclaimed award‐winning multi sell‐out fringe phenomenon is finally off on a UK tour with their version of A Midsummer Nights Dream. Sht‐faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic with an enitrely…

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17
OCT
Fledglings
The Studio, NST City

Tickets start at £14Age recommendation: 14Written by Tamsin Daisy ReesDirected by Emily CollinsDesigned by Verity JohnsonLighting by Dan SaggarsSound by Annie May FletcherProduced by Holly Mitchell A story about friendship and finding out who you really areNobody at school knows it but…

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21
OCT
Friendsical
NST Campus

Recommended Age: 12Tickets start at £10Friendsical is an original and unique new parody musical inspired by the gang in Friends the iconic TV show.When Rosss wife leaves him for another woman he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachael…

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26
OCT
Ed Gamble: Blizzard
The Main House - NST City

After a sellout national tour in Spring 2019 Ed Gambles tour has been extended. Live at The Apollo Mock the Week The Russell Howard Hour Royal Variety Comedy Central at the Comedy Store Hypothetical Drunk History The Apprentice Youre Fired Man Down…

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01
NOV
One Man, Two Guvnors
NST Campus

One of the great British comedies of the 21st CenturySet in the colourful underworld of Brighton in the swinging sixties Richard Beans riotous farce mixes all the elements of classic comedy into a fizzing cocktail of fun.Francis Henshall fired from his skiffle…

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01
NOV
THE ONE AND ONLY ADELE TRIBUTE
Central Hall Southampton

Jodies 60 minute Adele tribute show is certain to blow you away Recognised as the UKs number 1 choice when it comes to booking an Adele Tribute act.Performing all the hits from albums 19 21 & 25 including the incredible hits Hello…

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02
NOV
AN EVENING WITH PAUL GASCOIGNE
Central Hall Southampton

England Newcastle United Tottenham Hotspur Lazio Glasgow Rangers and Everton Paul Gascoigne is without doubt one of the greatest footballers of our generation a fantastic character and worldwide celebrity.At this unforgettable evening Gazza will talk about his career and life on and…

Category: Sports

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02
NOV
Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties
NST Campus

Geoff Norcotts unique brand of provocative stand‐up is hitting the road again with Taking Liberties. Whatever the contentious subject hell be honest and blunt without being a dick. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report Live at the Apollo and Mock…

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02
NOV
Smirnoff Big Night Out: Patrick Nazemi UK Tour
Oceana, Southampton

In an age where it seems almost impossible to become a successful DJ without having made at least one hit tune Patrick Nazemi is the exception to the rule.Head resident at Ibiza Rocks for over 5 years Patrick is able to whip…

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08
NOV
The George Michael Story
Central Hall Southampton

The only touring show to perform George Michaels hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story tells in detail the career of George and his 100 million record selling history.The show starts with George in the Wham days and then into the…

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13
NOV
Barber Shop Chronicles
NST Campus

One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.For generations African men have gathered in barber shops. Sometimes they have haircuts sometimes they listen more often than not they talk. Barber shops are confession boxes political platforms preacher‐pulpits and football pitches... places to go…

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22
NOV
Othello
Central Hall Southampton

22ND NOVEMBER 201919:30ShareWhat did thy song bode ladyHark canst thou hear me I will play the swanAnd die in musicIts stormy outside. In here tensions are simmering. As a touring swing band gather for their next performance malevolent trickster Iago begins to…

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23
NOV
Cinderella: The Musical
The Main House - NST City

A CinderELLA story...Cinders feels old before her time and Ella feels like shes running out of time. Throw in the reopening of the Grand Ballroom a not so charming Prince and two nasty step‐nieces and youve got yourself A CinderELLA story: The…

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23
NOV
Foreverland Southampton ∙ Psychedelic Carnival
Switch Southampton

The Worlds most magical club night returns for an all night long party like no other.. prepare for a scintillating explosion of the sensesExpect surreal spectacles and mysterious moments as Foreverland invites you to dance at our most outlandish theme yet ‐…

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07
DEC
Daniel Sloss: X
NST Campus

Tickets start at: £18.50The stunning live show from Scotlands internationally acclaimed and award‐winning star of two global smash‐hit Netflix specials.Currently making headlines around the world with his ground‐breaking 10th solo show Daniel has sold out his shows across eleven consecutive Edinburgh Fringe…

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17
JAN
I Love the 80s
Central Hall Southampton

DIG OUT YOUR DENIM CRIMP YOUR HAIR PULL ON YOUR LEG WARMERS AND HIT THE DANCE FLOOR FOR A FANTASTIC NIGHT OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENTThis high energy show will entertain you with all the best 80s songs from Kylie Madonna Wham Blondie Journey…

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24
JAN
New Jersey Boys
Central Hall Southampton

The New Jersey boys have been filling theatres all over the UK singing all the hits of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons such hits as Big Girls dont Cry Bye Bye Baby Lets Hang On Oh What A Night and many…

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15
FEB
ONE NIGHT OF ELVIS – LEE MEMPHIS KING
Central Hall Southampton

15TH FEBRUARY 202019:30ShareTHERE ARE ELVIS TRIBUTES.. AND THEN THERES LEE MEMPHIS KING.Lee Memphis King Europes most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion…

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Tourist Attractions


Beaulieu Palace House

Formerly the 14th century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House is set in glorious grounds and gardens with immaculate spreading lawns and walkways overlooking the Beaulieu River. The House has been in Lord Montagu's family ownership since 1538, when Sir Thomas Wriothesley, later 1st Earl of Southampton,…

Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Few car museums in the world can match the unique collection of the world renowned National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Managed by the National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu is also the home of the world famous Beaulieu International Autojumble and Automart. Whether your interest is as an individual,…

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway is a magical place in the New Forest National ParkThe Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre 100 hectare site, world‐famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring,…

Beaulieu

Beaulieu, one of the South of England's top day visitor attractions, is set in the heart of the New Forest, the UK's newest National Park. Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House,…

Marwell Zoo

Come and see some of the most beautiful and interesting animals in the world. Marwell has 200 different species from tropical frogs to big cats, from little lovebirds to awesome ostrich. Marwell is a delightful setting for our precious rare animals and it's a great day out for…

Paultons Park

Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire, on the edge of the New Forest, offers a great family day out with over 50 different attractions and rides included in the price. The variety of things to see and do includes thrilling and gentle rides, dinosaurs, museums, animated shows, play…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Southampton ? See our list of attractions in Southampton , including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.