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Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre (MMYT) is returning in a new format for the Spring term. All sessions will be online and the term will be a fantastic exploration of musicals throughout history!

MMYT gives local young people the chance to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Make new friends
  • Build confidence

Participants are welcome to try a session before committing to the group with a free taster session. Please ring the Box Office to book your taster on 02380 711811.

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NT Connections

This term we are thrilled to be offering participants of Starlights the opportunity to create and perform in a brand new play Wind/Rush Generation(s) by Mojisola Adebayo, directed by Kirsten Skinner & commissioned by the National Theatre in their nationwide ‘Connections’ Youth Theatre Festival.

Each year the National Theatre commissions new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. MAST Mayflower Studios are proud to be a partner theatre of the festival as well as our Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre participating in the Connections Festival.

Connections 2021 will involve talented young people from right across the UK, inspiring & entertaining audiences with plays for and about young people that are current, challenging and resonant. To get involved with this exciting opportunity simply book your place.

Earl Carpenter
Patron of Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

Earl Carpenter has more than 20 years’ experience in the musical theatre industry and has played principal and title roles in a number of shows
including the 25th anniversary touring production of The Phantom Of The Opera, We Will Rock You, Evita and the original 25th anniversary 
touring production of Les Misérables.

Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre chief executive said: ‘Earl is one of the most experienced performers who started out his career in local
amateur productions in Bournemouth and Southampton, and is the perfect inspiration for all the young people who are members of the youth 
theatre. It would be amazing to think that some of these young people will be as successful in their careers as Earl and return one day to 
lead a company in a show on Mayflower Theatre’s stage.’

Earl said: ‘...Having this platform to impart what I’ve learnt about the musical theatre industry over the last 20 plus years and with 
Mayflower Theatre supporting youth theatre as it does, this is a great opportunity and I look forward to achieving what this honour dictates.’


Running Time

Limelights and Footlights (combined): Tuesdays, 5.30pm - 7pm.
Spotlights (combined with MYT Group 3): Tuesdays, 7.15pm - 9pm.
Starlights/NT Connections: Mondays, 7.15pm - 9pm. NOT AVAILABLE

Age Advice:

For ages 10-18.

Standard Pricing

Due to the difficult circumstances we find ourselves in, we are operating a new structure where you can pick a payment option to pay according to your situation. There is a 'Reduced' rate as well as a 'Supporting' rate where you can help someone access the arts. Please pick your payment choice from the three options below:

Supporting fee - £100
Standard fee - £80
Reduced fee - £60


Bursary - £40

There are bursaries available on application each term. These must be applied for every term and are not guaranteed for the whole year. These can be awarded on a financial or talent basis. Applicants applying for a bursary (which is half the standard fee) should complete their application before term starting accompanied by a deposit payment of £40. You will be notified by the beginning of the term whether your application has been successful.

Please book your bursary place and fill out the bursary jotform
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Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

Term dates:  

Spring 2021
18 January - 30 March
Academic  Years 12-13
(meet Mondays)
Limelights & Footlights
Academic Years 6-9
(meet Tuesdays)
(combined with MYT Group 3)
Academic Years 10-11

(meet Tuesdays)
18 January 19 January 19 January
25 January 26 January 26 January
01 February 02 February 02 February
08 February 09 February 09 February
22 February 23 February 23 February
01 March 02 March 02 March
08 March 09 March 09 March
15 March 16 March 16 March
22 March 23 March 23 March
29 March 30 March 30 March