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Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Above Bar Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7DU
023 8067 1771
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A Streetcar Named Desire
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A bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless classic exploring what it means to be an outsider in a society where we are all desperate to belong.
SS Mendi Dancing the Death Drill
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Dubbed the ‘Black Titanic’, the sinking of SS Mendi was one of the worst maritime disasters in the 20th century waters, yet a startling story of hope and courage emerged. Told by the internationally renowned Cape Town-based company Isango Ensemble.
Much Ado About Nothing
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A brilliant take on Shakespeare’s quick-witted comedy of love and misunderstanding, scheming and intrigue, plans and secrets, and men and women matching wits.
Women in Power
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A series of raucous comedy sketches written by some of the UK’s most influential women and directed by NST Associate Blanche McIntyre. Expect songs, dance, music and women taking the lead in this new comedy, based on a Greek classic.
Don Carlos
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A highly charged political thriller in which Don Carlos, abandoned by both man and decree, must fend for himself in a double edged world of loyalty, love and friendship, and abuses of power and statesmanship. Starring Tom Burke as Marquis of Posa.
Billionaire Boy
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A brand new musical adaptation of the bestselling book by David Walliams, following the hilarious adventures of 11-year-old billionaire Joe Spud.
Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday
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The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life with a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music in this brand new children’s play, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show.
Your Best Guess
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An unscripted conversation about the unpredictability of the course of history that actually happens and that never took place at all, combining contemporary style, monologue-based performance and big ideas.
The Believers Are but Brothers
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This Fringe First award-winning and Total Theatre nominated multi-media show weaves together the stories of a generation of tech savvy young men who find themselves burning with resentment at ever changing boundaries.

Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) is one of the UK’s leading professional theatre companies, commissioning, developing and producing fresh, vital experiences through theatre. NST has developed a profile and reputation for innovation and quality delivering work on a national and international scale, taking work to London and Dubai, whilst acting as a major cultural force for good in the city of Southampton.

As well as its own produced work, NST’s programme includes the best touring theatre from local, national and international artists, children’s theatre, comedy, dance, circus, film and music.

In February 2018, NST will open a second venue in Southampton’s city centre, NST City, with the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s The Shadow Factory. NST City will include a flexible 450 seat main house theatre, a 133 seat studio, screening facilities, rehearsal and workshop spaces. NST will run the new city centre venue alongside its existing theatre, NST Campus, on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus. NST will remain equally committed to both venues.

NST is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity, receiving additional core funding from the University of Southampton and Southampton City Council. In 2015, NST was awarded Regional Theatre of the Year at The Stage Awards. In 2017, NST won The Renee Stepham Award for Best Presentation of Touring Theatre for its brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox, in co-production with Curve Leicester and in association with Lyric Hammersmith, at the UK Theatre Awards.


NST Campus is located on Highfield Campus, University of Southampton.

NST City is located in Guildhall Square in the heart of Southampton


NST Campus: Free parking in the university car parks after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends. A small pay and display car park is available during the day, along with some street parking in the surrounding area.

NST City: Nearby pay and display car parks are within walking distance at Grosvenor Square Car Park, Bedford Place, Civic centre Forecourt and West Quay Car Park. All car parks have accessible spaces for Blue Badge holders.


Cafe opening times vary day-to-day due to events on Campus. Please call the Box Office on 023 8067 1771 for further information.


NST Campus: Freshly prepared food is available every day from 11:30am - 2:30pm and every show night from 5:30pm until 30 minutes before the advertised start time. No reservation required, please order at the bar.


NST Campus: Our drinks menu has a great range of wines, ales, ciders, and spirits, all of which can be pre ordered before the show when you buy your tickets. We also take interval orders so when you’re buying your drink before the show starts simply ask a member of staff if you can you buy your interval drinks at the same time and they’ll have them waiting for you.

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