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Mayfest 2020


*** The team at Mayfest have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year's festival, but please check the festival website for the latest updates and plans ***


Mayfest is Bristol’s biennial international festival of contemporary theatre, and over the last twelve years has consolidated its reputation as a vibrant and boundary-blurring context for the presentation of unusual, playful and ambitious live performance from artists all over the world.

Led by Creative Producers Kate Yedigaroff and Matthew Austin, Mayfest is a cross-city celebration that promotes the creative vitality of Bristol and explores the parameters of the city as a creative playground. Cultivating connections between artists, audiences, participants and venues, Mayfest champions the voices and experiences of a diverse international community of artists who ask brave questions about how we live in a modern world. 

Over the past decade Mayfest has featured companies and artists such as Dead Centre, Selina Thompson, Still House, Hofesh Shechter Company, Kate Tempest, Belarus Free Theatre, National Theatre Wales and Neon Neon, National Theatre of Scotland, Opera North, Banana Bag and Bodice, Fuel, The TEAM, Chris Goode and many more. 

Please click here for this year's full programme

Prices vary per performance

Festival Passes £150.00
With a Mayfest Festival Pass you will have access to every show in the programme, a massive saving of £162 (an average of £5.50 on every ticket.) Best of all, they can start using it immediately after opening.


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Tuesday, 19th May 2020 - Saturday, 23rd May 2020

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Wednesday, 20th May 2020 - Saturday, 23rd May 2020

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