A feast of performance that pours onto the city streets

  • Art
  • Theatre
  • Festivals

Mayfest is Bristol’s unique biennial international festival of contemporary theatre, presenting unmissable theatre from all over the world in unique places around the city.

From theatres and galleries to pubs and clubs, from community centres and libraries to unique hidden locations, Mayfest is a feast of performance for a diverse, multi-cultural city. The festival takes place every other year for eleven days in May. 

For visitors to Bristol, Mayfest is a great way to explore the city through its culture. You’re as likely to see a world-class international show on the stage of Bristol Old Vic as to catch a hidden gem down a backstreet - or even in someone’s living room! 

“A mix of work so tasty it makes you want to up sticks and move to Bristol permanently.” The Guardian

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