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Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

Due to government guidelines, from 05 November sessions will take place online until further notice.

Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre (MMYT) is delighted to be returning for the autumn term. This unique term will focus on developing skills in singing, dancing and acting working with Kirsten Skinner and William Pickering. The weekly sessions will allow you to create, learn and build on your performance skills. Inspired by the fantastical shows of the West End.

You will also have the exciting opportunity to gain an Arts Award

MMYT gives you the chance to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Make new friends
  • Gain free Youth Membership until the end of the academic year

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.’

See Timetable tab for further content.

Running Time

Limelights - Academic Years 6-7 | 5.30pm-7.00pm (Tuesdays)
Footlights - Academic Years 8-9 | 5.30pm-7.00pm (Mondays)
Spotlights - Academic Years 10-11 | 7.15pm-9.00pm (Thursdays) 
Starlights - Academic Years 12-13 | 7.15pm-9.00pm (Mondays)

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 - £180
Standard fee - £150
Reduced fee - £120


Bursary - £75
There are bursaries available on application each term. Applicants applying for a bursary (which is half the standard fee) should complete their application before term starting accompanied by a payment of £75. You will be notified before the beginning of the term whether your application has been successful.

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

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Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre

Term dates:  

Autumn 2020
28 September - 8 December
Academic Years 8-9
(meet Mondays)
Academic  Years 12-13
(meet Mondays)
Academic Years 6-7
(meet Tuesdays)
Academic Years 10-11

(meet Thursdays)
28 September 28 September 29 September 1 October
5 October 5 October 6 October 8 October
12 October 12 October 13 October 15 October
19 October 19 October 20 October 22 October
2 November 2 November 3 November 5 November
9 November 9 November 10 November 12 November
16 November 16 November 17 November 19 November
23 November 23 November 24 November 26 November
30 November 30 November 1 December 3 December
7 December 7 December 8 December 10 December


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