In celebration of our 90th year, in the summer of 2018 we will close between June and September for a £3.9m refurbishment of our Grade II listed auditorium.

We need your help towards the cost of this project.

The refurbishment will cost £3.9 million. We have already secured £2.5 million towards this amount but need help to raise the remaining £1.35 million needed.

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 and Martyn Hole
Roger and Tina Harrison
Andy and Cindy Taylor
Robert and Judith Dowdall
Ian and Linda Ritchie
Julia Bland
Ann Ritchie-Cox,
Mrs Denise Pope
Mr David and Mrs Eva Wilson
Mrs Rita Boxall

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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Did you know we are an independent, not for profit charity receiving no public subsidy or grants to support our running expenses? Please consider a donation to our auditorium appeal. Your help is essential in securing our future.



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