Mayflower Education


We create exciting opportunities for children, young people & students offering workshops for both primary & secondary schools as well as local colleges & community groups.

We can deliver a diverse range of workshops & events tailor made for your school, college or group. Either at the theatre or in your own setting. 

We can also offer bespoke creative theatre including a variety of creative workshops and a backstage tour of the theatre. You may also wish to combine your theatre experience with show tickets.


We also 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, Sales, Technical and FOH departments. We are also able to call on a wide range of theatre professionals to deliver workshops on careers in performance.

Contact Kirsten on 02380 711811 or email.


This is a regular free networking event for teachers, lecturers and community group leaders to catch-up, meet local colleagues, find out about all of our exciting plans at Mayflower Theatre and discuss the basics for a trip outside school such as risk assessments and parking.

View upcoming forums

Planned Education Forums:

Wednesday 9 October 2019 | 4.30pm-5.45pm includes complimentary ticket for Motown The Musical
Wednesday 15 January 2020 | 4.30pm-5.45pm includes complimentary ticket for Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Wednesday 1 July 2020 | 5.30pm-6.45pm includes complimentary ticket for SIX

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, technical, and front of house departments.


Higher Education Bursaries

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.

If you would like to be considered for a Bursary, complete the following form.

Apply for a Bursary


After School Club

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.



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