A Southampton theatre are calling on budding Elsa’s and Anna’s from across the UK to try and break a world record.

The Mayflower Theatre are trying to break the Guinness World Record for having the most number of people dressed as princesses in their auditorium.

They need over 351 people by December 19, with proceeds from the event going to charity.

Mayflower CEO, Michael Ockwell, said:  “Having fun and breaking records is actually a very serious business!

“Because this is an official Guinness World Record attempt there are strict rules which must be adhered to make this day a success.

“For instance all those taking part must wear a long traditional princess dress and a crown or tiara – and these must not be made of paper!

“Mayflower Theatre has tasted fantastic success over the last few years, success which is owed in a large part to the people of our local community.

“We try to give back to that community through Mayflower Engage; providing opportunities and support for local people, young and old in the arts.”

The event will raise money for Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity, with the £5 entry fee being split between them and Mayflower Engage.

Pam Bates, Fundraising Manager at Countess Mountbatten said: “We are thrilled to be part of this brilliant event which I know will capture everyone’s imagination.

“I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that we will smash the target!”

The event is taking place on December 19.

The current world record is held by Festival Leisure Park in Essex.

The Mayflower Theatre is looking to break the Guinness World Record for the number of princesses in one place on December 19. For more information, and tickets, click here.