MAYK Theatre CIC is a small organisation with big ideas. We currently deliver Mayfest – a major international festival – and many other public projects throughout the year.

I support organisations that produce contemporary artistic work that doesn’t sit within a simple genre and can appeal to the widest audience. MAYK deliver this more than any other organisation I know.” MAYK Friend

We are only able to continue doing the work we do through the generosity of our funders and supporters. Ticket sales only make up about 15% of our annual income, with a further 30% from public funding. We need to raise the rest ourselves in order to be able to continue supporting and presenting the most inspiring artists for our audience.

Please consider supporting us and help us make extraordinary things happen. To find out more about how you can support our work, click here.

Are you a local business with a big heart who wants to reach new customers?

Festivals are an excellent way of promoting your brand to new customers and gaining visibility throughout Bristol, one of the UK’s most vibrant and creative cities. And what better way to do that than by sponsoring Mayfest, described by the Guardian as having

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

Each year, Mayfest takes over venues across the city for an explosion of performance. From the Georgian splendour of the newly refurbished Bristol Old Vic to Circomedia’s beautiful church on Portland Square, to the Tobacco Factory Theatres, Arnolfini and various nooks and crannies around the city, Mayfest is a festival for Bristol with an international reach.

Mayfest is produced by MAYK, a small organisation. To date, we have received generous support from a range of partners, including Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Bristol Old Vic and our other partner venues.

We’re always on the look-out for new partners. There are a number of different ways for you to get involved, including advertising in our brochure, offering support-in-kind and becoming a festival sponsor.

Mayfest is an important part of Bristol’s cultural life – a platform for artists, and a celebratory festival which enriches its audiences lives. We’d love to hear from you if you are an individual or organisation and would like to support the work we do or discuss sponsorship or advertising opportunities.

To get in touch, email Matthew Austin.

Previous sponsors and supporters include: Triodos Bank, Venue Magazine, Start The Bus, Clifton Rocks, Mark’s Bread, City Cafe, The Spotted Cow, Bordeaux Quay, Deckchair, The Churches Conservation Trust and Pukka Teas.

MAYK a difference to Mayfest

Sign up to become a friend of MAYK, the visionary producing organisation behind Mayfest. Visit the MAYK website to become a friend.

MAYK Friends

A huge thank you to our current friends:

Dorothy Austin, Kerrie Avery, Jen Bell, Emma Bettridge, Lottie Donovan, Danny Dyer, Richard Farrer, Jonathan Harper, Gary Hills, Seth Honnor, Jo Hunter, Helen Legg, Sarah Jane Murray, Mel Scaffold, Chris Seal, Claire Stewart, Pam Tait, Annie Warburton.

Image: Praxis Makes Perfect, Neon Neon, Mayfest 2013. Paul Blakemore.