Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre is for young people aged 10 – 18yrs with a passion for theatre. Our programme gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in singing, dancing & acting in a fun and friendly environment.

As well as the weekly meetings there are regular opportunities linked to our main house programme to see shows and take part in other events.

Over the year all participants are supported to gain an Arts Award. These are accredited awards that focus on developing artistic skills and knowledge of the arts world.

Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre has grown every year and we are building on that success this year to bring you the best possible offer!

Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre gives local young people the chance to:
• Learn new skills
• Make new friends
• Achieve an Arts Award
• Perform

Membership of Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre will also entitle you to:
• 10% discount on any other education workshops
• Annual backstage tour of Mayflower Theatre 
• Advance notice of any casting taking place in the area that we are aware of
• Trips, outings and unique opportunities
 Mayflower Theatre Youth Membership
Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre members will also receive a branded t-shirt.

Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre consist of three groups:

Limelights: School years 6-7 | Tuesdays 6.00pm-7.45pm
Footlights: School years 8-9 | Tuesdays 7.45pm-9.30pm
Spotlights: School and college years 10-13 | Mondays 6.00pm-7.45pm

Each of these groups performs in the community at least once in the year and shows back a small selection of work for parents/guardians once a term.

Each group focuses on developing acting, singing and dance skills. We also give opportunities throughout the year linked to the visiting companies that form Mayflower Theatre’s programme. This coming year we will link the work in sessions with Rambert, Welsh National Opera, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, War Horse and Titanic. 

We meet at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College on Hill Lane.

In addition to these exciting opportunities, the members of Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre will get a chance to audition to be a part of our annual production. The production will take place during May half term and will rehearse on Thursday evenings, separately from the regular sessions. This means that if you are in the production you also come to the regular sessions so that you don’t miss any opportunities! Auditions to get into the production will be held towards the end of the autumn term.

 Standard Pricing - £180 per participant per term

We are pleased to announce that there are £90 bursary places available on application. These must be applied for every term and are not guaranteed for the whole year. These can be awarded on a financial or talent basis. Applicants applying for a bursary should complete their application four weeks before term starting accompanied by a deposit payment of £90.00. You will be notified by the beginning of the term whether your application has been successful.

To apply for a bursary click here.

To book your place, please phone our box office on 02380 711811. If you have any further questions you can email 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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