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Join our community and find a group or activity for you

It’s your time to shine!

Unleash your creativity in our workshops. Extend your passion for theatre and our history with talks, tours, and archiving.

Open Voices

Over 55 and love to sing? Join our weekly singing group where you can connect with others with the same interest. We sing a variety of songs from a range of genres throughout the term. Open Voices is generously funded by Southampton City Council.

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Carers Southampton Wellbeing Choir

We partner with Carers Southampton to bring adult carers together to sing and socialise. The weekly group is generously funded by Southampton City Council. Bookings are through Carers Southampton website.

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Talks and Q&As

Themed talks hosted by different speakers across both venues.

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We host post-show talks for some productions, with a panel of the cast and creative team. These give the audience an opportunity to ask questions.


Theatre Tours at Mayflower Theatre

A unique opportunity to access the rich history of our auditorium and the exhilarating thrill of the fly floor and beyond.

Public tours last an hour and take place monthly on Saturday mornings.
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Private tours are bookable for groups of up to 30 people. They include a complimentary hot drink.

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Heritage volunteers

Support with the organisation and upkeep our archive in weekly sessions.

If you’d like to get involved, please email

Writing for Page & Stage

Delivered in partnership with ArtfulScribe. Writing for Page and Stage is an online, relaxed, interactive writing group for anyone aged 18+. If you are interested in creative writing – no past experience is necessary. Together, the group will explore writing across forms and genres. These include: poetry, short fiction, playscripts, and more. You will work on individual and collaborative writing pieces, through a wide range of prompts, challenges, guided writing activities and games.

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Mayflower Young Company

Join our performance programme for people aged 18-30 interested in performing, acting and creating theatre. Focus on performance and ensemble skills, generating new ideas, and developing theatre knowledge. Receive masterclasses and workshops from local and national artists.

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MAST Theatre Collective

Are you 18+ and interested in acting? Learn new acting skills, or build on existing ones, in a supportive and relaxed environment. Explore, invent, learn, play and create work using improvisation, devising, script work and more!

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The History of Mayflower Theatre talk

Discover our rich and exciting history. We guide you from Empire Theatre in 1928, through our iconic rock and roll years as the Gaumont, to Mayflower Theatre as it’s known today – and beyond.

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Emerging artists

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Community groups

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