Our Community team are here to support you! Whether you are an individual interested in finding out more about MAST, a community organisation wanting to get involved in our project work, or an artist looking for your next development opportunity, we have something for you here.

MAST Mayflower Studios are passionate about ensuring that the arts are for everyone. Our Community team offer inspiring experiences that seek to remove barriers, and support our communities in enjoying performances, events, workshops, projects and more.

Find out more about what we do at MAST:  

Community First Nights
Our Community First Nights scheme is designed to connect with communities who are facing barriers to participating in arts and culture activities. The scheme includes a backstage tour of one of our venues, as well as tickets to performances across either MAST Mayflower Studios or Mayflower Theatre for a nominal fee which enables us to make theatre accessible for these communities.

Family Fun Days
Families from across our local community join us throughout the year for our Family Fun Days. Families are invited to attend for a day of fun, free arts-based activities such as arts and crafts, workshops, and work in progress scratch performances.

Our activities appeal to the wider community and are delivered in a variety of ways covering a range of artforms, including drama, music, dance/movement, and craft.

Community Exhibition Takeover
Our community exhibition takeover projects connect community groups with local artists to co-create exciting art installations, that help to turn our building into a magical world around our Christmas shows. Groups take part in a drama, music, and art-based workshops as part of this programme.

Visual Arts Projects
When running our bespoke visual arts projects, we work alongside community groups to explore new art forms and create work which is displayed in our venue.

Previous projects have included creative writing, photography, painting and collages.

Our Serendipity workshops, run in partnership with Autism Hampshire, take place on the third Monday of every month and are a social opportunity for adults living with Autism. Each workshop explores a different art style or theme, and participants can feed back on what they would like to do in future sessions.

Previous sessions have included singing for wellbeing, drama games, theatre tours and employability skills.
Please email serendipity@autismhamsphire.org.uk to register.

The Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) programme offers valuable support to families on lower incomes, giving them the opportunity to access rewarding and active activities alongside healthy meals over the school holidays. We are proud to partner with Southampton HAF, providing creative workshops across the city throughout the year.

Opportunities to get involved
At MAST Mayflower Studios, we offer regular opportunities as part of the community programme – working alongside local artists, schools, and community groups to create engaging projects and exciting new exhibitions. If you would like to get involved with the programme, please email community@mayflower.org.uk.


Mayflower Young Company

Mayflower Young Company is an exciting opportunity for adults aged 19-25 years and aims to nurture and empower aspiring actors and theatre makers, developing their voice and creative theatre practice. 


MAST Theatre Collective

Share the writer’s journey with like-minded people in a supportive, creative environment, guided by a professional writer.
Offered in association with ArtfulScribe, MAST Theatre Collective (18-25yrs) is ideal for young adults to get involved with a regular creative writing group that will help develop skills, confidence and experience of a writer's life.

Take Part

Writing for Page & Stage

Writing for Page and Stage is an online, relaxed, interactive writing group for anyone aged 18+ who is interested in creative writing - no past experience necessary!

Get Involved


We will be undertaking a refurbishment of our Grade II listed auditorium in summer 2018. Please consider a donation to our auditorium appeal. Your help is essential in securing our future.