Mayflower Youth

We are committed to offering young people opportunities to develop their creative talents and skills.

Involvement in the arts can be life changing both for those who love to join in as a hobby and those planning to pursue a creative career.

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ZooNation The Kate Prince Company Curtain Raiser

After the success of our first public Curtain Raiser - Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, Mayflower Engage is excited to announce our second public Curtain Raiser in conjunction with ZooNation - The Kate Prince Company. This year our Curtain Raiser Project will be linked with Some Like It Hip Hop. This fantastic project gives young performers the opportunity to work alongside a world renowned company, creating a short live performance that will be performed for our main house audience as the "curtain raises" on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 October 2019. 

We are delighted to continue building on our great partnership with ZooNation - The Kate Prince Company through these projects and invite young people aged 12-18 to audition.


Audition registration deadline: 2 June 2019
Suitable for ages 12-18 | Project Fee: £50 (Sibling Discount and Bursary Available)


Mayflower Summer Youth Dance Intensive
19 – 23 August 2019
Nuffield Southampton Theatres - City

We are delighted to offer a one-week dance workshop for 10-18 year olds. The workshop will give participants a chance to have fun and make new friends whilst experiencing Zoielogic Dance Theatre’s unique style, which fuses contact work with narrative-led contemporary dance.

The workshops will run from Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm with a later finish and show-back on the final day at 5.30pm.

Participant fee is £130 (sibling discounts and bursaries available - please enquire at time of booking).

Call Box Office on 02380 711811 to book.

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ZoieLogic Dance TheatreNuffield Southampton Theatres

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Swan Lake
Dreams - a performance project for ballet students

July 2019 – February 2020 

This is your chance to train and perform with professional dancers from Birmingham Royal Ballet. Dance students of all abilities, aged nine to adult, are invited to audition to take part in this exciting project, which culminates in a performance on the Mayflower stage. If you are selected, you will receive weekly classes and full-day intensives led by former company dancers, before performing Swan Lake on Sunday 2 February. Click here for more information.

SYP 2019

Summer Youth Project 2019

Mayflower Production's Summer Youth Project for 2019 is Peter Pan: An Awfully Big Adventure.

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Mayflower ZooNation Academy of Dance

We are excited to announce our new Mayflower ZooNation Academy of Dance (MZAD). MZAD is a weekly training academy with ZooNation teachers, covering a range of hip hop styles.

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Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

If you would like the opportunity to sing, dance and around the region and occasionally on our stage, Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre is for you!

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 Mayflower Young Writers

Mayflower Young Writers

If you like writing and would like to work with a professional writers, as part of the SO:Write literature development initiative, ArtfulScribe and Mayflower Theatre are inviting young people to get involved with a free exciting creative project that will help develop skills, confidence, and experience of a writer’s life.

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 Mayflower After School Club

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.


Become a Youth Member to access benefits including exclusive events.

Open to those aged 10 to 18 years.

Become advocates for your local theatre and get involved.

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Youth & Mini-Members

Our next Youth & Mini Members tour event will take place on Saturday 27 July at 10am. Free to all Youth & Mini-Members, you will explore our newly refurbished theatre from the heights of the Balcony to the depths of sub-stage and visit parts of the theatre not normally open to the general public. If you are unable to attend on this occasion, you can access a free place on any advertised public tour if you are accompanied by a full paying adult.

Please contact our Box Office on 02380 711811 to book your place.


First Nights

Youth First Nights is a discount scheme open to Youth Members.

Tickets are available under this scheme for £5 each (max 4 tickets per youth member). The following shows are available to book using your Youth First Nights discount:

Club Tropicana
22 July at 7.30pm
(Recommended age 8+)

An Inspector Calls
17 September at 7.30pm
(Recommended age 8+)

Tom Gates Live On Stage
18 October at 7pm
(All ages are welcome)

ENB Cinderella
23 October at 7.30pm
(Recommended age 5+)


Click on a button below to view videos and images from our previous Summer Youth Projects:

Groove On Down The Road
Summer Youth Dance Project 2018

Guys and Dolls
Summer Youth Project 2017

Guys and Dolls (Backstage Roles)
Summer Youth Project 2017

The Guys and The Dolls
Summer Youth Dance Project 2017

The Pirates of Penzance
Summer Youth Project 2016

Lighten Up 2016

Summer Youth Project 2015

Five of the Best
Summer Youth Project 2014

Bugsy Malone
Summer Youth Project 2013


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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