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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

18
NOV
Mama & Me Market
Hilton Hotel (at the Ageas Bowl)

Our Mama & Me Market parentchild shopping event is a great event aimed at new existing and expectant parents allowing you to shop amongst independent businesses selling baby child and pregnancy related products such as gifts toys clothing interiors and much more.Youll…

Category: Family Events

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20
NOV
Billionaire Boy
Nuffield Southampton Theatres City

A hilarious new musical based on the bestselling book by David Walliams following the adventures of 11‐year‐old billionaire Joe Spud as he navigates an assault course of school bullies and dangerously inedible canteen food. …

TEL: 02380 671771
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22
NOV
Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches
Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus

Fresh from filming her BBC3 series of the same name comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan What Would Beyonce Do and Am I Right Ladies is back with her third stand up installment.In her own words I believe it is my right to have…

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24
NOV
Bridget Christie: What Now?
Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus

Brexit. Trump. Nuclear apocalypse.Environmental catastrophe. Is rolling news affecting your ability to enjoy the simple thingsLike baking gardening and autoerotic asphyxiation This new show from multi‐award winning member of the Metropolitan Liberal Elite and star of her own…

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25
NOV
Southampton Santa Fun Run
Southampton Common

Help make Christmas 2018 extra special for the local children and young adults cared for at our hospices. It costs £11000 to run a full service from our hospices each day including Christmas Day.This Santa Fun Run will be our 3rd in…

Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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29
NOV
An Evening With Andy Hamilton
Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus

Following sold out theatre tours of his Change Management show award winning comedian comedy writer and director Andy Hamilton is back with his first ever up close and personal show An Evening with Andy Hamilton.During this show Andy will look back at…

TEL: 02380 671771
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01
DEC
An Evening With Aggers
Nuffield Southampton Theatre Campus

Since the home Ashes series in 2013 the Evenings with Aggers shows have been delighting audiences and selling out theatres all over England.Jonathan Agnew learnt his craft under the tutelage of Brian Johnston emerging from the notoriety of the gloriously funny leg…

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01
DEC
London Community Gospel Choir
Central Hall

Renowned for their funky gospel flair swing‐beat RnB traditional and soulful arrangements invigorating choreography and vocal gymnastics this dynamic group have performed at Live 8 Glastonbury and on the soundtrack for the Disney Smash the…

03
DEC
RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida
Nuffield Southampton Theatres City

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another.But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war with tragic consequences.Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with…

Category: Film / Cinema

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05
DEC
Equality Matters
The Spark

. There is growing realisation that economic inequalities alongside global warming are already having a widespread detrimental impact. But we can do something about it for everyones benefit.URLs:Tickets: https:go.evvnt.com306998‐0pid269Facebook: https:go.evvnt.com306998‐3pid269Category: CommunityFundraisers…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 7585 420490
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07
DEC
Kings Chamber Orchestra
Central Hall

Performing music touching the big picture exploring space and fire on the way to Christmas including Strauss Bernstein and others.…

TEL: 02380 237700
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08
DEC
Chocolate & Cheese Fair
Lockswood community centre

Visit the scrumptious Chocolate & Cheese Fair at Locks Heath on Saturday 8th December from 11am till 4pm Luxury Chocolates Wonderful CheesesSweet GiftsWines & festive spirits Free Prize Draw Plenty of samplers and yummy treats for all tastes…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 07841 660177
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13
DEC
Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn't Sleep
Nuffield Southampton Theatres City Studio

You dont want to be above ground when winter comes around: every hedgehog knows that.Deep in the snowy New Forest Humbug snuggles down to sleep through winter. Suddenly her home comes under threat and she is forced to leave. Venturing out into…

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14
DEC
Treasure Island (Matinee and Evening)
Central Hall

Courtesy of the wonderful Pantaloon theatre company This exciting production is filled with pirates treasure and tales from the deep sea which will have you hooked Matinee and Evening performances available. ArrrrrrrrrrDate: Friday 14th December 2018Time: 2pm and 5pmCost: £6 …

TEL: 02380 237700
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15
DEC
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Central Hall

For many the Inspiration Southampton Christmas extravaganza is the start of the festive season. Together with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra they will once again bring you the magic of the holiday season in the way only the massed voices of Inspiration Southampton…

TEL: 01202 669925
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17
DEC
NT Live: Allelujah!
Nuffield Southampton Theatres City

This is an Encore screeningAge 15 Filmed live at Londons Bridge Theatre during its limited run dont miss this rousing chorus line for the NHS Observer in your local cinema.The Beth an old fashioned cradle‐to‐grave hospital serving a town on the edge…

Category: Film / Cinema

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21
DEC
A Christmas Carol
Central Hall

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

22
DEC
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Central Hall

When young Marie Stahlbaum is given a Christmas toy a Nutcrackershe instantly adores him but that evening he suddenly comes alive and afterdefeating the evil Mouse King in battle whisks her away to his enchantedkingdom.But what has her godfather Dr Drosselmeyer got…

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29
DEC
An Audience with CS Lewis
Central Hall

His friendship with J R R Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles; how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down.…

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31
DEC
NYE 2018 ft. James Hype & Kenny Allstar
Oceana, Southampton

Welcome to a very special New Years EveHelping us see out 2018 the amazing James Hype and up‐and‐coming 1Xtra DJ Kenny AllstarJames has had a huge year with his track More Than Friends still a dance floor filler and his latest track…

Category: Nightclubs

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12
JAN
The Comedy Bar: BIG GIG (January 2019)
Nuffield Southampton Theatres City

Shake off the post Christmas blues with another star studded side splitting Comedy Bar BIG GIG night only at Nuffield Southampton Theatres.Acts include Matt Richardson Tez Ilyas Suzi Ruffell and Phil Wang. Recommended age 15May contain strong themes and language…

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12
JAN
Absolute Bowie celebrate the life of David Bowie a
The Brook

Without doubt the best and by far the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now in their 10th year. Winners of the Best Bowie Tribute and Best Tribute Band in the UK at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards…

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13
JAN
NT Live: Anthony and Cleopatra
Nuffield Southampton Theatres City

Broadcast live from the National Theatre Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeares famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics passion and power.Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But…

Category: Film / Cinema

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30
JAN
The Shadow Factory
Nuffield Southampton Theatres City

Autumn 1940. The Battle of Britain rages.Southampton is home to our only hope of victory: the Spitfire. But when the Luftwaffe drops 2300 bombs inthree devastating raids the city goes up in flames and the Woolston Supermarine Spitfire factory is destroyed.Jackie is…

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30
JAN
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…

TEL: 07495 020963
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05
FEB
Missing
Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus

Missing is a deliciously warped journey into the depths of the human psyche. Follow Lily a woman whose soul appears to be decaying. She is very successful in life and love but something is missing...Amit Lahavs production invites the audience to experience…

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09
FEB
Manor Farm Ghost Hunt
Manor Farm and Country Park

Manor Farm was once an isolated 15th Century farmhouse with its ancient duck pond and neighbouring St Bartholomews Church being mentioned in the Domesday Book.The location was a working farm for over 600 years making it an ideal site for the BBC…

Category: Bizarre

TEL: 447305 826116
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09
FEB
Enchanted Forest Rave in Southampton
Switch Southampton

The Worlds most magical club night transforms Southamptons most famous indoor venue into an enchanted forest for a night of immersive raving.. What to expect Watch herebit.lyFLUKAftermovieHeadline DJsLive ActsWalkabout CharactersImmersive Themed Dcor…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02089 641682
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11
FEB
Abigail's Party
Nuffield Southampton Theatre Campus

Jodie Prenger leads the cast in a brand‐new production of this much loved comedy classicBeverly and husband Laurence are throwing a party for their newlywed neighbours Tony and Angela. Joining them is highly strung Susan whos been banished from the party of…

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04
MAR
Rain Man
Nuffield Southampton Theatre Campus

Based on the Oscar winning film which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company with a production of RAIN MAN which won Oscars for Best Picture Best Screenplay Best Director and…

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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…

Want more?

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.


Updated: 18/11/2018 03:48:35

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