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Auditorium at Mayflower Theatre
Auditorium at Mayflower Theatre

Paris Smith extends sponsorship of Mayflower Theatre

We are thrilled to announce the renewal of Paris Smith’s partnership with Mayflower Theatre, which now spans 3 decades!

During our partnership, the iconic Paris Smith Logo has become a familiar sight, gracing the fire curtain and viewed by millions. Their sponsorship has helped us make the arts more available to everyone. We have been able to give out almost 500,000 tickets either for free or at a lower cost to students, the elderly, and families facing financial hardships. We’ve also been able to run art workshops in lots of schools and community groups. This has helped thousands to embrace creativity and learn how to express themselves.

“Our relationship with Mayflower Theatre is much more than a sponsorship; it’s a shared journey in promoting arts and culture that enrich our community. Renewing this partnership reflects our dedication to the arts and our belief in its power to inspire and transform lives.”
Huw Miles, Managing Partner of Paris Smith

“The wonderful backing of Paris Smith over the past three decades has been incredible. Their support has been instrumental in our growth and success, allowing us to present the very best productions on our stages and meet the Trusts objective to enhance the arts provision in Hampshire. There is a tangible positive impact on our community through the educational opportunities we are able to offer as a direct result of this partnership. We are thrilled to continue this fruitful relationship and look forward to more collaborative achievements ahead.”
Michael Ockwell, Chief Executive of Mayflower Theatre and Creative Director of MAST Mayflower Studios

In 2021, Paris Smith expanded their support to also include MAST Mayflower Studios,  a hub for artist growth and youth engagement, ensuring arts and culture are avilable for present and future generations.

The joint partnership is a clear sign of Paris Smith’s strong commitment to making arts and culture accessible for everyone in our community.

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