Artist impression of new auditorium

In celebration of our 90th year, in the summer of 2018 we will close between June and September for a multi-million pound refurbishment of our Grade II listed auditorium.

We need your help towards the cost of this multi-million pound project.

The plans include repainting the whole of the auditorium, installing brand new seating in the Stalls and Circle, increasing accessibility and improving technical and environmental efficiency.

This work is essential not just to preserve the building, but to benefit the more than 500,000 people each year who enjoy visiting our theatre, as well as the thousands of people who participate in our community workshops, events, projects and performances.

It will provide higher levels of comfort, better access and more opportunities to experience live performance.

As a charitable trust we are appealing to our audience, members and partners for your help.


Thank you for your support.

Michael Ockwell
Chief Executive

We are delighted to thank our Mayflower90 Patrons for supporting our auditorium appeal:

Amanda & Martyn Hole
Roger & Tina Harrison
Andy & Cindy Taylor
Robert & Judith Dowdall
Ian & Linda Ritchie
Brian & Julia Bland
Cameron & MacKenzie Ritchie-Cox
Mrs Denise Pope
Mr David & Mrs Eva Wilson
Mrs Rita Boxall
Sally Louise Hillyear BSc
Gary & Jane Joyce
Ernie & Anthea Sage
Russell Whitlock & Mark Chambers
Nick Allen & Lynn Noble
Mike Andrews

About Mayflower 90 Patrons Membership

To find out more about becoming a corporate Patron:

View our Brochure


If you are interested in hearing more about our development plans and the impact of your support we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Fundraising Team on 02380 711834 or email

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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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