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We are thrilled to be running these online drama sessions for young people with a passion for drama and theatre-making.

Each week participants will be inspired and guided as they develop their experience in theatre-making. Our programme gives young people the opportunity to be creative and express themselves using drama games, stage craft, improvisation, character and script work in a fun and supportive environment.
All sessions will take place online via Zoom.

Mayflower Youth Theatre 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: 02380 711811.

See timetable tab and running time for further information.

NT Connections

This term we are thrilled to be offering participants of Group 4 the opportunity to create and perform in a brand new play The IT by Vivienne Franzmann, directed by Jacquelyn Ockwell & 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 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.

Liam Gifford


Liam is a theatre-maker, qualified teacher and engagement professional specialising in leading community projects, directing plays and devising new work with and for experienced and non-experienced theatre-makers of all ages and backgrounds.

Running Time

Groups 1 & 2 - Academic years: 6-7 and 8-9 - Thursdays, 5.30pm - 7pm

Group 3 - Academic years 10-11 - Combined with MMYT Spotlights. You can find out more and book on the MMYT page.

Group 4/NT Connections - Academic years 12-13 -Thursdays, 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 3 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. They 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 £40.00. You will be notified by the beginning of the term whether your application has been successful.

Please book your bursary place directly through the box office 02380 711811 and fill out the bursary form here: If you have any further questions you can email us at:

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Term dates:  

Spring 2021
21 January - 01 April
Groups 1 & 2
Academic Years 6-7 & 8-9
(meet Thursdays)
Group 4
Academic Years 12-13
(meet Thursdays)
21 January 21 January
28 January 28 January
04 February 04 February
11 February 11 February
25 February 25 February
04 March 04 March
11 March 11 March
18 March 18 March
25 March 25 March
01 April 01 April

Location: Online via Zoom

Group 3 has been combined with MMYT Spotlights. Find out more and book on the MMYT Page.