MAYFLOWER Theatre has been awarded a coveted Gold in the Access for all Tourism Award at the Beautiful South Awards 2016.

Held at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl last week, the ceremony celebrated the fantastic visitor experiences available across the South and South East of England. Established over 20 years ago, the Beautiful South Awards reward excellence, quality, innovation and customer service.

Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive added, “We are delighted to be recognised once again for our commitment to making Mayflower Theatre an accessible venue for all. It is a team effort across the company to excel in being accessible. We continue to offer the very best in theatre for all including audio described, captioned, signed and relaxed performances in 2017”

Nigel Smith, Chief Executive of Tourism South East, said, “Achieving excellence isn’t easy – it takes vision, years of commitment, hard work and talented people. All of the finalists can be proud about their achievements and the example they are setting for others to follow. I want to thank headline sponsor Shepherd Neame and the rest of our sponsors who make the Awards possible and the judges who give their time and expertise voluntarily. Sometimes the margin between businesses is tiny and they have the unenviable task of deciding between them.”