Mayfest is Bristol’s unique biennial international festival of contemporary theatre, dedicated to presenting a broad range of unusual, playful and ambitious work from leading theatre makers from Bristol, the UK and beyond.
“A mix of work so tasty it makes you want to up sticks and move to Bristol permanently.” The Guardian
2018 marked the 15th anniversary of the festival, and its first as a biennial festival. The programme featured artists from Canada, Rwanda, Ghana, USA, Japan, Australia and all over the UK.
Mayfest is produced by MAYK, in partnership with arts organisations across Bristol. From pubs and clubs to community centres and libraries, from theatres and galleries to streets and woods; the city is a playground.
The festival has collaborative relationships with nearly every arts organisation in the city, from Bristol Old Vic to Tobacco Factory Theatres, from Arnolfini to the Cube, from Trinity to Circomedia.
Mayfest is MAYK’s gift to the people of Bristol – a feast of performance for a diverse, multi-cultural.
Mayfest’s Artistic Directors are Matthew Austin and Kate Yedigaroff.