Mayflower Education


We create exciting opportunities for children, young people and students for primary and secondary schools as well as local colleges & community groups, either at the theatre or in your own setting.

Offering bespoke creative workshops, events and backstage tours of the theatre that are tailor made for your school.

You may also wish to combine your theatre experience with show tickets.


We offer extended workshops and conferences for young people exploring a range of creative careers, in particular non-performance based careers. 

We draw on the expertise within the theatre in Marketing, Film & Media, Lighting, Sound, Digital & Social Media, Theatre Making and Make-up. These exciting sessions are delivered by a range of theatre professionals.

For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Contact Jo on 02380 711811 or email.


This is a free regular networking event for teachers, lecturers and community group leaders to catch-up, meet local colleagues, find out about all of our exciting plans and activity coming up at Mayflower Theatre.

Discuss the basics for a theatre trip outside school such as planning a risk assessment, where to have lunch and parking.
Please contact Jo on 02380 711811 to find out more.

Planned Education Forums:

Forums will return.

Book now to reserve your place on 02380 711811.*
*Spaces limited to 15 per forum and includes a complimentary show ticket for that evening where possible.

Careers in the Arts

Join our team

View current vacancies on our Careers page.

Work Experience & Apprenticeships

Due to the nature of our business we receive a huge number of enquiries from students regarding work experience. Find information about the programmes we offer and how to apply here.

Starting a career in the Arts

Each year we run a Creative Careers Conference designed for ages 13-17. This is an opportunity to go ‘behind the scenes’ of a cultural & creative industry and discuss new and alternative routes in to the Creative Arts. These events will draw on the expertise within our theatre; ranging from marketing, sales, and technical.


Higher Education Bursaries

Our Bursary scheme is currently closed until further notice

As part of our work to support the next generation of theatre makers we offer a bursary scheme to local young people. The Bursary scheme aims to support young people based in Hampshire, who would like to pursue a career in theatre whether that is as a performer, a technician or an arts administrator. This bursary scheme is being facilitated by Mayflower Theatre and is awarded to young people who reside in Hampshire. Through this scheme young people have the opportunity to access funding to support training or development opportunities that pertain to the arts.



After School Clubs

An After School Club that will inspire and develop young people

Mayflower Theatre partners with local primary schools who host After School Clubs for KS1 & KS2 pupils. In your own school setting, Mayflower Theatre Practitioners can work with your young people providing an opportunity to enhance their social and life skills, whilst developing their creativity through fun, interactive drama based activities running alongside the programme of shows at the theatre. Registered participants are entitled to a complimentary Mini Membership. Mayflower Theatre provide Practitioners who are qualified First Aiders and administer all sign-up and registrations. If you would like to host a Mayflower After School Club or arrange a free taster session, please contact us.


We will be undertaking a refurbishment of our Grade II listed auditorium in summer 2018. Please consider a donation to our auditorium appeal. Your help is essential in securing our future.