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Both of our venues are independent not-for-profit charities. We put participation and inspiring experiences at our heart.  

You can support us through buying tickets, a membership, seat plaque or donation. These funds help our community and education programme. Our work reaches over 125,000 people through workshops, events, projects and performances.  

We believe that engagement in the arts can be life changing and we want people of all ages to take part.  

With thanks to our Patrons

Dr Nick Allen and Lynn Noble, Julia and Brian Bland, Keith and Liz Bosley, Miranda and Stuart Clegg, Victoria and Joanna Clemo,
Roger and Tina Harrison, Sally Louise Hillyear Bsc, Gary and Jane Joyce, Linda and Ian Ritchie, Ernie and Anthea Sage,
Andy and Cindy Taylor, David and Eva Wilson, Ian and Joanne Hunt

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A unique gift, seat plaques in Mayflower Theatre Auditorium are a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion or remember a loved one.

Your dedication can be up to 60 characters long and could credit, for example:

  • your name
  • a family member
  • a message in memoriam
  • support for the theatre
  • a favourite memory
  • your business or community group

Plaques can be secured with a donation of £500 for ten years or £300 for five years .

As an independent and unsubsidised charitable Trust we rely on the support of our loyal audience. By dedicating a plaque you will be helping to preserve the theatre for future generations and supporting the development of our community and education programme. Thank you.


My dear mum was a regular performer at Mayflower Theatre for many years as a member of Southampton Musical Society and was always a very keen theatre goer. She was particularly thrilled when on her 102nd birthday Anton Du Beke wished her a Happy Birthday from the stage. Hence, a plaque on her favourite seat was the perfect way to celebrate her love of this beautiful theatre and keep her treasured memory alive.


I decided to take a seat plaque at Mayflower Theatre in Southampton as it seemed to be a fun way to support the theatre and to record our appreciation of happy times spent there. Although we don’t live in Southampton, we consider Mayflower Theatre to be one of our ‘regular’ theatres and so want to help it to continue and to prosper.


I loved the theatre from an early age and, after five years training at Art School, worked in TV and Film as a Costume Designer for 40 years; so it is in my blood!!  I am proud to support Mayflower Theatre, the plaque is like a memorial reminding me of the joy of seeing a variety of productions. It makes you feel a part of the theatre.


As a regular visitor to Mayflower Theatre I wanted to contribute towards its upkeep and refurbishment whist also adding my own personal touch within the theatre.

For more information, please call us on: 02380 711811 or email.

Please note that your plaque will be placed onto the back of your chosen seat. Dedicating a plaque will not entitle you to any preferential booking terms for the seat. Certain seats may not be in place for all performances.