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.

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Forthcoming events in Southampton

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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19
OCT
Hybrid Minds
Switch Southampton

Join us as we welcome Liquid DNBs hottest act HYBRID MINDS to Switch SouthamptonEXPECT: DNB LIQUID ROLLERS Venue: Switch Southampton 127 Above Bar Street Southampton SO14 7FNPriceFirst release booking fee: GBP 11.5Links: Tickets: https:go.evvnt.com511070‐0pid269…

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19
OCT
More More More w/ The Stickmen
Oceana, Southampton

More More More presents: The StickmenGet ready for a show The Stickmen are a DJ and drummer duo combining a live element to their DJ sets and playing parts of the songs live using a video drum kit as a sample pad.This…

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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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26
OCT
Eskimo Dance Halloween
Switch Southampton

The premier Grime event the ultimate Grime experience makes its Southampton debut this HalloweenDaily lineup announcements incomingPerforming Live:Special Guest ‐ AitchWileyP Money ‐ Performing Money Over Everyone 3FriscoBig ZuuYIZZYDJs:DJ TARGETConductaSian AndersonVenue: Switch Southampton 127 Above Bar Street Southampton SO14 7FNPriceSecond release …

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30
OCT
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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31
OCT
Halloween Glitterfest with Lethal Bizzle
Oceana, Southampton

Were going all out to make Halloween 2019 the best weve ever doneFeaturing a whole team of glitter makeup artists to transform you into a glitter zombie skeleton ghoul ‐ you name it they can do itThe Halloween Glitterfest fuses the world…

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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…

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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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16
NOV
Rampage
Switch Southampton

Switch has teamed up with the biggest Drum & Bass party in the world for one night only in Southampton Line up ‐ coming soonVenue: Switch Southampton 127 Above Bar Street Southampton SO14 7FNPriceFirst release booking fee: GBP 14.0Links: Tickets: https:go.evvnt.com511080‐0pid269…

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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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11
JAN
Absolute Bowie bring their award winning show to S
The Brook

Winners of the Best Bowie Tribute and Best Band in the UK at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards 2018. Absolute Bowie are without a doubt the best and by far the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now…

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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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28
FEB
THANK ABBA FOR THE MUSIC
Central Hall Southampton

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwavesThank ABBA For The Music is a two‐hour theatre spectacular that captures all of the magic and excitement of one of pop…

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29
FEB
LITTLE MIX MAGIC
Central Hall Southampton

The show includes all of the original bands biggest hits including Black Magic Power and Shout Out To My Ex. And dont miss out on your special treat after the performance when youre invited for a meet‐and‐greet with the girls.Join us for…

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13
MAR
DETROIT EXPRESS AND MOTOWN SHOW
Central Hall Southampton

FUNK SOUL & MOTOWN BAND BRILLIANTLY PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF SOUL AND MOTOWN LEGENDSPerforming the unforgettable sounds of The Supremes Martha Reeves Four Tops Temptations Stevie Wonder and many more with high energy excellent musical ability and amazing presentation.With smooth harmonies impressive…

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17
MAR
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
The Main House - NST City

Tickets start at £10Recommended age: 12 by Isobel McArthur after Jane AustenDirector Paul BrotherstonDesigner Ana Ins Jabares‐Pita EventsPost Show Q&A: 18 MarAudio Described and BSL performance: 21 Mar 14:30Pre‐show Friends Drinks: 18 Mar 18:30A fun new take on the original…

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20
MAR
MJR present THE BOYS ARE BACK TOUR
Southampton Guildhall

An evening of late 90s boyband nostalgia 4 of the eras biggest pop bands take to the stage on a multi bill extravaganza for 30 dates across the UK in 2020 Celebrating a decade of wild boys of pop MJR bring you…

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27
MAR
‘STRONG ENOUGH’ – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO CH
Central Hall Southampton

Experience the ultimate tribute to Cher as we travel through time recreating all her smash hits the hair and amazing dazzling costumes in this celebration concert of her outstanding career.Featuring songs If I could turn back time Gipsies Tramps & Thieves I…

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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.