About Us

An ideal destination for artists and audiences alike

Turner Sims is acknowledged as one of the finest music venues in the country. Hosting over 60 concerts a year, it attracts internationally renowned performers such as Courtney Pine, Nicola Benedetti, Hugh Masekela, Mitsuko Uchida and the Vienna Piano Trio. Situated on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus, the varied programme includes classical, jazz, folk and world music, as well as talks from personalities. The venue is also available for private hire and is fully licensed for weddings and naming ceremonies.

Turner Sims’ intimate auditorium, outstanding acoustic and garden setting make it a favourite destination for artists and audiences alike.


Box Office Opening Hours

The Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 10am – 5pm



Turner Sims is located in the gardens of the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus, set back from University Road between the Nuffield Theatre and the John Hansard Gallery.

OUR ADDRESS is Turner Sims, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

BY BUS Turner Sims is served by both Uni-link (023 8059 5974) and First Southampton (023 8022 4854)

BY CAR Free parking is available in all University car parks after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends

BY TRAIN For details of trains to Southampton Parkway and Southampton Central stations, call 08457 484950

BY BICYLCE Bicycle racks are located at the rear of Turner Sims next to the John Hansard Gallery. Box Office can store helmets on request.

For comprehensive information on directions, travel and parking, please visit www.southampton.ac.uk/visitus/campuses/highfield.html


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Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.

CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust was formed in 1998 with the aim of developing young audiences for chamber music. It is the only organisation which concentrates solely on increasing awareness of chamber music amongst young people.

To get your free ticket, look out for the Cavatina logo on selected events, fill in the Cavatina form (available to download here)  with your name, school or student ID number. Then exchange your completed form at our box office for your free ticket at the event. Students under 15 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Proof of age may be required. Terms and conditions apply.


Turner Sims is provided by Univeristy of Southampton. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organisations:

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Turner Sims offers a dynamic programme of corporate partnership opportunities that can benefit your organisation.