In 1983 an inquiry began to determine the fate of Gaumont Theatre. After submitting the petition and numerous letters of support Southampton City Council ruled in favour of saving the Gaumont. The Gaumont Theatre was made a Grade II listed building and bought by Southampton City Council in 1986.
This archive item has been selected as part of our Mayflower 90 Collection, which features 90 archive items spanning across our 90 year history. If you would be interested in exploring more of our Mayflower 90 Collection then you can do so by searching Mayflower 90 in our online archive or through visiting the displays in our theatre.