This is a challenging time for the arts industry and as an independent charity we receive no regular public funding, relying on support of our audiences to deliver our life-enhancing work both on stage and through our Mayflower Engage community and education activities..
Your donation will help to support us, protect the theatre for people now and in the future.
Thank you for your continued support.
Become a Corporate Sponsor and put your business in the spotlight by downloading our latest brochure! We have various opportunities for your company and staff to enjoy unique sponsorship benefits and get involved with shows, events, audiences and supporting our community projects.
Become part of our heritage, secure your seat in history. Personalised seat plaques are a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion or remember a loved one. Plaques are secured with a donation of £300 for five years or £500 for ten years.
Our Grade II Listed building has stood in the heart of Southampton since 1928, providing entertainment to thousands of families across the region. Your legacy gift will help to ensure that the theatre continues to delight and enhance our community for generations to come. Making a gift to The Mayflower Theatre Trust is not only a wonderful way of benefiting the theatre but can also be useful for Inheritance Tax Planning, as sums left to a charity are exempt from Inheritance Tax. If you are considering a legacy, please obtain advice from your Solicitor.
You Love Live Theatre just the same as we do, so join us in keeping our Grade II listed building alive and receive the great benefits of being a Member.
"Paris Smith are incredibly proud to be the longest known on record sponsor of a theatre! Our continuing business relationship with Mayflower Theatre goes back a very long way. We believe in the power of the Arts to engage the community and give something back. Also, it shows how important we feel this regional theatre is to both the City of Southampton and our firm. All our staff, their families and our clients have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of our partnership.“
Helen Freeston, Head of Marketing Paris Smith LLP.
“TNG has been delighted to sponsor Mayflower Theatre this year. The Theatre is something we are very proud of as a Southampton business and as residents of the area. Being able to engage directly with the charity has been very rewarding for our staff; we feel like we are part of their team, so we get so much back in return.“
Lisa Pitman, Director, TNG Consulting Engineers Limited.
“As long standing supporters of the arts, the Peter Cooper Motor Group proudly supports The Mayflower Theatre, one of the largest auditoriums in the country. We believe that a strong performance is key to success.”
Darren Cooper, Managing Director, Peter Cooper Motor Group.
HWB, which has its head office at Chandler's Ford, has signed a new two-year agreement to support the 2,270-seat theatre, the biggest on the south coast and one of the largest outside London. “The entertainment world has faced an extremely challenging two years because of the pandemic and we wanted to show our ongoing support for our local theatre by extending our sponsorship."
HWB director Michaela Johns.
"GEO Specialty Chemicals Company and its employees are excited to enter into a Corporate Partnership with Mayflower. We are proud to be part of the theatre which is responsible for promoting culture and providing world-class entertainment."
Spokesperson, GEO Speciality Chemicals.
"We are delighted to be working with Mayflower theatre and to introduce a new community partner to our programme. Mayflower Theatre is a prestigious attraction in our county, bound with a long history and legacy much like our own association. The partnership will see Hampshire FA communicate to a diverse range of audiences; we will also be featured as a partner in the brochures increasing awareness of our brand and what we represent as an organisation in non-football environments. Our aim and mission is to use the power of football to build a better future for all, linking with key partners will help spread the word for grassroots football opportunities by communicating this very mission to as many persons and as many demographics as possible." Neil Cassar, Hampshire FA Chief Executive.
We are delighted to thank our Mayflower Patrons for supporting our theatre:
Roger & Tina Harrison, Ian & Linda Ritchie, Brian & Julia Bland, Mrs Denise Pope,
Mr David & Mrs Eva Wilson, Sally Louise Hillyear BSc, Gary & Jane Joyce, Ernie & Anthea Sage, Nick Allen & Lynn Noble, Russel Whitlock and Mark Chambers, Miranda & Stuart Clegg, Ian & Joanne Hunt.
We are very grateful to the Trusts and Foundations that support Mayflower Theatre. As an independent and unsubsidised charitable organisation, this funding enables us to offer an increasing range of cultural activities and helps to keep the theatre at the heart of our community.
Projects that have been delivered with grateful thanks to the support of Trusts and Foundations include:
For more information on Trust support, please contact our fundraising team on 02380 711834 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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