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.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

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Admission charges

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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

  • 3 — 7 May 2016

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit Olivier Award-winning comedy, now on tour after 9 years in London’s West End.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

From £10.00 to £29.00

Website

http://www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-39-steps

Brideshead Revisted

Brideshead Revisted

  • 10 — 14 May 2016

This world premiere, by the acclaimed playwright Bryony Lavery, is a sparkling reimagining of this classic novel. The past and the present blur as Charles recalls those heady days at Brideshead and Lord and Lady Marchmain, along with their offspring Julia, Cordelia and Sebastian, begin to re-emerge…

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

From £10.00 to £25.00

Website

http://www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/brideshead-revisited

Brideshead Revisited

  • 10 — 14 May 2016

English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal bring their elegant, evocative and vivid adaptation of the much loved Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh to Nuffield.
It’s 1943 and, finding himself in familiar territory within the English countryside, Charles Ryder confronts memories of his first youthful encounter with Brideshead Manor and with its assortment of eccentric inhabitants.
This world premiere, by the acclaimed playwright Bryony Lavery, is a sparkling reimagining of this classic novel. The past and the present blur as Charles recalls those heady days at Brideshead and Lord and Lady Marchmain, along with their offspring Julia, Cordelia and Sebastian, begin to re-emerge…
By Evelyn Waugh
Directed by Damian Cruden
Adapted by Bryony Lavery

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10-£25

Website

http://www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/brideshead-revisited

Noises Off!

Noises Off!

  • 31 May — 25 June 2016

This celebrated multi award-winning play received the Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy when it was first presented in 1982. Directed by Nuffield Associate Blanche McIntyre (Tonight at 8.30, Nuffield, As You Like it and The Comedy of Errors, The Globe) this legendary farce is delicious, riotous comedy bliss, not to be missed.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

From £10.00 to £25.00

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

  • 28 June — 3 July 2016

Tall Stories return, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical stage adaptation.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 18+

Admission

£12.00. £8.50 For groups of 10+ and the 11th ticket free!

Website

http://www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-gruffalos-child

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

  • 5 — 9 July 2016

aniel Jamieson's The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces this young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other. Emma Rice's final production as Kneehigh's Artistic Director is drawn in a theatrical language as fluid as Chagall's paintings, and woven throughout with music and dance inspired by the Russian Jewish tradition.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

From £10.00 to £25.00

Website

http://www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-flying-lovers-of-vitebsk

The Complete Deaths

The Complete Deaths

  • 11 — 15 October 2016

There are 74 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare - 75 if you count the black ill-favoured fly killed in Titus Andronicus. From the Roman suicides in Julius Caesar to the death fall of Prince Arthur in King John; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra. And then there’s the pie that Titus serves his guests.

Spymonkey will perform them all - sometimes lingeringly, sometimes messily, sometimes movingly, sometimes musically, always hysterically. The four ‘seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns' (Time Magazine) will scale the peaks of sublime poetry, and plumb the depths of darkest depravity. It may even be the death of them.

Adapted and directed by Tim Crouch (I, Malvolio, An Oak Tree, Adler & Gibb), The Complete Deaths will be a solemn, sombre and sublimely funny tribute to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

http://www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-complete-deaths

Institute

Institute

  • 2 — 5 November 2016

Welcome to Gecko’s Institute, where forgotten stories and re-cycled memories pour out of filing cabinets and endless corridors. Four gripping journeys collide in an extraordinary world of breathtaking movement and exquisite storytelling.

Martin longs for one more breath with Margaret. Daniel climbs higher and higher over a towering world but will he fulfil his ambition? Stuck in this beguiling maze of officialdom they lurch from one outrageous task to another. But who is giving the orders?

We have plunged into what it means to care. We have spoken to our elders, colleagues and friends, witnessed those on the edges of society, and looked at the world around us. For two years we have honed and crafted Institute - an intimate dissection of the way we nurture and care for ourselves and each other.

“Institute is a piece of physical and visual theatre capable of swallowing you whole”
​★★★★★ Exeunt

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

http://www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/institute

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

  • 22 November 2016 — 8 January 2017

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+

Admission

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

Website

http://www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/fantastic-mr.-fox

Nuffield Theatre
University Road
Southampton
SO17 1TR
England

Website

www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk

Telephone

023 8031 5500

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