Southampton has everything you could want to keep you entertained at night. For live entertainment there are two theatres to tempt you. Independent productions using local talent are hosted at The Nuffield Theatre while international stars and West End musicals are regulars at The Mayflower Theatre. For film and cinema you have a choice of three cinemas which between them show all the latest blockbusters as well as the more independent art house screenings.

Ocean Village Cinema

Ocean Village Cinema

Mayflower Theatre

The Mayflower Theatre just along from the City Art Gallery is where you can watch the latest West End musicals on tour. This beautiful 1920s building has played host to world famous names for over 70 years. Today the packed programme of shows includes musicals, ballet, comedy and live music from international artists. You can also find out more about the theatre's history on a theatre tour which includes a film screening. If you want to make sure you don't miss out on a dinner before an evening performance, you can book into one of the hospitality suites where a two or three course dinner, private bar and interval drinks are included in the price.

The Nuffield Theatre

The Nuffield Theatre is within the University buildings north of the city centre, and is renowned for its award winning independent productions. It also attracts the best national and international touring companies to put on a full production list throughout the year. There is a cafe bar on site for light meals and snacks as well as pre-show tapas in the evenings.

O2 Guildhall

The Guildhall is the largest entertainment venue in the south. It has hosted a huge array of world famous chart musicians including David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Manic Street Preachers and The Killers and regularly has a full programme of concerts and events. It's handily located right near the city centre and close to a good choice of bars and restaurants. It also hosts exhibitions, dinner dances or even wedding receptions.

Cinemas & Leisure Complexes

Southampton is well served with cinemas. Over to the south west of the city centre is the Odeon. It's a 13 screen cinema on the Leisure World complex opposite West Quay shopping centre with plenty of free parking. There are several restaurants, a pub and nightclubs on the same complex. Down at Ocean Village to the east of the city centre is Cineworld. It's located at Ocean Village where there are several bars and restaurants set around a marina. The cinema has a licensed bar and serves up light snacks.

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