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Secondary Schools

We enable secondary schools to go behind the scenes and get closer to a production. Students learn about the process from both a creative and practical real-world perspective.

Production Insights

Join our touring companies and gain an insight into rehearsal room technique and repertoire. Including opportunities to shadow technical rehearsals.

Behind the Curtain Careers Tours

Join us on an inspiring backstage tour as we introduce the various careers that work at Mayflower Theatre.

Available throughout the year, priced £150 for up to 30 students.

Creative Careers Days

Explore the creative careers that go into bringing productions to our stage.

A day jam-packed with interactive talks and insights will inspire students. We may pique your curiosity with a career your students have not considered before!

Prices start from £150 per class.

Tech Tasters

Watch a show and then take part in a 30-minute introduction to the world of technical theatre and its careers. Tech Tasters are delivered by our technical teams and visiting companies.

We will give a demonstration of up to five technical areas pertinent to the production. To support the insight, we provide a video resource and in-classroom exercises.

Show Packages

Available throughout the year, this package for KS3 and KS4 includes:

  • A behind the curtain tour of Mayflower Theatre
  • A theatre-based workshop
  • A matinee show performance

Workshop subjects include an introduction to puppetry, musical theatre, Shakespeare, and pantomime.

Contact us for a quote, which will depend on the production chosen.

Illuminate Drama Teacher Conference

We have a partnership with Open Drama UK, and together we have created Illuminate. Open Drama UK are teachers who programme opportunities and support for other teachers.

Illuminate is a full day CPD with practical workshops from a range of theatre companies. Join us to develop your skills and experience and take learnings back to your classroom.

Contact us

Phone or email us to enquire about any secondary school activities.

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New Adventures School Workshops

Mayflower are pleased to offer your school the unique opportunity to participate in an exclusive workshop with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. This exciting programme provides students with the chance to engage directly with professional performers and gain valuable insights into the world of dance and theatre.

We invite you to take a look at our recent workshop with Testwood School held at MAST Mayflower Studios where students experienced the transformative power of performing arts through hands-on activities and expert guidance.

Contact us for more information

Take advantage of our Theatre Pass

Are you a Hampshire-based school with a high percentage of free school meals? We have an opportunity for you. Unlock highly-reduced ticket prices  of up to £10 for your secondary and further education students.

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