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Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

 

Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre is for young people aged 10 – 18yrs with a passion for theatre. Our programme gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in singing, dancing & acting in a fun and friendly environment.

As well as the weekly meetings there are regular opportunities linked to our main house programme to see shows and take part in other events.

Over the year all participants are supported to gain an Arts Award. These are accredited awards that focus on developing artistic skills and knowledge of the arts world.

Earl Carpenter, Patron of Mayflower Musical Youth TheatreEarl Carpenter,
Patron of Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

Earl Carpenter
Patron of Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

 

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.’

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Running Time

Each session will run for 1 hour and 45 minutes

Age Advice:

For ages 10-18

Standard Pricing

£180 per participant per term

Discounts

£165 per sibling, sibling discount

Bursaries are available (see Additional Information)

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Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre sessions will take place at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Hill Lane, Southampton SO15 5RL. View on map

Term dates: 

 

Autumn 2018
17 September - 27 November
Limelights
(meet Tuesdays)
6.00pm-7.45pm 
Footlights
(meet Tuesdays)
7.45pm-9.30pm 
Spotlights
(meet Mondays)
6.00pm-7.45pm 
2 October 2 October 1 October
9 October 9 October 8 October
16 October 16 October 15 October
HALF TERM
30 October 30 October 29 October
6 November 6 November 5 November
13 November 13 November 12 November
20 November 20 November 19 November
27 November 27 November 26 November
4 December 4 December 3 December
11 December 11 December 10 December

 

Spring 2019
14 January - 2 April
Limelights
(meet Tuesdays)
6.00pm-7.45pm 
Footlights
(meet Tuesdays)
7.45pm-9.30pm 
Spotlights
(meet Mondays)
6.00pm-7.45pm 
15 January 15 January 14 January
22 January 22 January 21 January
29 January 29 January 28 January
5 February 5 February 4 February
12 February 12 February 11 February
HALF TERM
5 March 5 March 4 March
12 March 12 March 11 March
19 March 19 March 18 March
26 March 26 March 25 March
2 April 2 April 1 April

 

Summer 2019
23 April - 15 July
Limelights
(meet Tuesdays)
6.00pm-7.45pm 
Footlights
(meet Tuesdays)
7.45pm-9.30pm 
Spotlights
(meet Mondays)
6.00pm-7.45pm 
23 April 23 April 29 April
30 April 30 April BANK HOLIDAY
7 May 7 May 13 May
14 May 14 May 20 May
21 May 21 May  
HALF TERM
4 June 4 June 3 June
11 June 11 June 10 June
18 June 18 June 17 June
25 June 25 June 24 June
2 July 2 July 1 July
  8 July
  15 July

Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre (Mayflower MYT) is a unique way to learn theatre skills, be involved in performances throughout the year and get involved with Mayflower Theatre. We enjoy involving young people in the arts and think it is vital to their artistic development, whether they are joining in as a hobby or wish to pursue an artistic career.

Mayflower MYT’s programme will develop the skills of all our participants in singing, dancing & acting. Over the course of the year all participants will have an opportunity to gain an Arts Award. These are accredited awards that focus on developing artistic skills and knowledge of the artistic world.

Mayflower MYT has grown every year and we are building on that success this year to bring you the best possible offer!

Mayflower MYT consists of three groups:

Limelights: School years 6-7 Tuesdays 18:00-19:45
Footlights: School years 8-9 Tuesdays 19:45-21:30
Spotlights: School and college years 10-13 Mondays 18:00-19:45

Each of these groups will perform at least once in the year and show-back once a term. These groups shall focus on developing drama skills and will be linked with the visiting companies that form Mayflower Theatre’s programme. This coming year we will link with Wicked, Shrek, Dick Whitington, Beauty and the Beast, The Girl on the Train, Jersey Boys, Horrible Histories, The Great Gatsby and Matilda.

In addition to these exciting opportunities, the members of Mayflower MYT will get a chance to audition to be a part of our annual production. The production will take place during May half term and shall rehearse separately from the regular sessions listed above on Thursday evenings. This means that if you are in the production you also come to the regular sessions so that you don’t miss any opportunities! Auditions to get into the production will be held towards the end of the autumn term.

Mayflower MYT gives local young people the chance to:
• Learn new skills
• Make new friends
• Achieve an Arts Award
• Perform

Membership of Mayflower MYT will also entitle you to:
• 10% discount on any other education workshops
• Annual backstage tour of Mayflower Theatre
• Advance notice of any casting taking place in the area that we are aware of
• Trips, outings and unique opportunities
Mayflower Theatre Youth Membership
• Mayflower MYT members will also receive a Mayflower MYT t-shirt.

To book your place for next year, please phone our box office on 02380 711811. If you have any further questions you can email us on mmyt@mayflower.org.uk.

Bursaries
We are pleased to announce that there are eight bursaries available on application per 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 half bursary should complete their application four weeks before term starting accompanied by a deposit payment of £90.00. You will be notified by the beginning of the term whether your application has been successful.

CLICK HERE to apply for a bursary.