Nuffield Theatre

The Nuffield Theatre, on the University of Southampton’s campus, is one of the South’s leading producing theatres. A rich programme of plays, dance, outdoor performance and comedy is funded by Arts Council England, Southampton City Council, Hampshire County Council and the University of Southampton. That means that tickets are kept at an affordable price.

The theatre creates award-winning productions that tour nationally and sometimes internationally and also plays host to the world’s best national and international touring companies, regularly attracting some of the country’s most gifted and well-regarded actors.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

  • 22 November 2016 — 8 January 2017 *on now

Mr. Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic. Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr. Fox. He outwits them at every turn stealing their livestock, taking food from under their noses, and making fools of them all.

But Mr. Fox and his family don't realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge …. They are digging, digging down deep. Can Mr. Fox hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart the farmers, and can rabbit shut up long enough not to give the game away?

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its very finest. A funny, fast, warm and slightly madcap story of greed, pride and the power of friendship.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+


Standard: £9-£25
Access: £14-£18
Student: £14-£18
Member: £5
Under 18: £14-£18


Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

  • 20 February 2017 4:30-5:30pm
  • 21 February 2017 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 22 February 2017 11am-12pm, 2-3pm
  • 23 — 24 February 2017 11am-12pm
  • 24 February 2017 2-3pm
  • 25 February 2017 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Tall Stories’ magical musical stage adaptation of Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler flies into town!

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind

The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night.

A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things and all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK! - it snaps in two!

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

Adapted by award-winning Tall Stories, Room on the Broom will make the quintessential family treat for everyone to enjoy. Iggety, Ziggety, Zaggety, Zoom - the magic of Room on the Broom will sweep you away….

Get a sneak preview at

★★★★ Sunday Times
★★★★ Time Out Critics' Choice
★★★★ Sunday Express

Runtime - 55 minutes with no interval

Suitable for Ages 3+

Performance times:
Mon 20 Feb 2017 4:30pm
Tue 21 Feb 11:00am
Tue 21 Feb 2:00pm
Wed 22 Feb 11:00am
Wed 22 Feb 2:00pm
Thu 23 Feb 11:00am
Fri 24 Feb 11:00am
Fri 24 Feb 2:00pm
Sat 25 Feb 11:00am
Sat 25 Feb 2:00pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


£12.00 (£9.00 Groups 10+ and Schools)


Nuffield Theatre
University Road
SO17 1TR



023 8031 5500

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