Paris Smith's long standing 30 plus year partnership with Mayflower Theatre has been renewed. 

Over the decades, millions of theatre-goers will have seen the leading law firm's logo on the theatre's on stage fire curtain. 

Paris Smith has helped make the arts available to people of all backgrounds by funding over  half a million free and reduced-price tickets for students, seniors, and families in need.

READ MORE: Strictly stars heading to Southampton for global dance contest

The sponsorship has also contributed to allowing Mayflower to provide arts education workshops to multiple schools and community organisations, nurturing creativity and self-expression in thousands of children.

Paris Smith has helped bring world-renowned dance, musical artists and theatrical productions to Southampton's flagship theatre, which boasts 2271 seats and is the third largest regional theatre in the country. 

The firm also extended its support to MAST Mayflower Studios, which fosters artist development and promotes youth engagement, when the two venues came under the same banner in 2020.

Huw Miles, Managing Partner of Paris Smith, said: "Our relationship with Mayflower Theatre is much more than a sponsorship; it's a shared journey in promoting arts and culture that enrich our community. Renewing this partnership reflects our dedication to the arts and our belief in its power to inspire and transform lives."

Daily Echo: Bonnie and Clyde is at Mayflower Theatre until Saturday

Michael Ockwell, Chief Executive of Mayflower Theatre and Creative Director of MAST Mayflower Studios, added: "The wonderful backing of Paris Smith over the past three decades has been incredible.

"Their support has been instrumental in our growth and success, allowing us to present the very best productions on our stages and meet the Trusts objective to enhance the arts provision in Hampshire.

"There is a tangible positive impact on our community through the educational opportunities we are able to offer as a direct result of this partnership. We are thrilled to continue this fruitful relationship and look forward to more collaborative achievements ahead."

Direct from the West End, Bonnie and Clyde continues until Saturday at Mayflower Theatre, while MAST has a whole host of children's theatre during the school Easter holidays including Science Museum Live. 

Other shows this month include Michael McIntyre, The Gruffalo's Child and Come From Away with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opening on  April 30.