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.


You can make a one-off donation and know you're giving a helping hand to the work we do. Your donations go directly into supporting the creation and presentation of exciting new theatre.


business partnership

If you're a national or local brand looking to make a splash, we can work with you to place your business at the heart of one of the UK's most exciting festivals. We have a range of sponsorship and partnership opportunities available.


Become a MAYK Friend by signing up for a regular, monthly donation from as little as £5 a month. We'll send you a little thank-you and a MAYK tote bag in return.


As a Community Interest Company, charitable trusts and foundations play a crucial role in helping us achieve our aims. From supporting our work with children and young people, to the festival programme and our ongoing running costs, there are many ways that trusts can help us thrive.

“Mayfest is the magnesium of the creative life of Bristol. It’s a rare metal which precipitates beautiful explosions of work which would otherwise be undreamable. it’s the kind of catalyst that every city should have.”
— Tom Morris, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic

Thank you

Thank you to our current MAYK Friends: Tanuja Amarasuriya, Dorothy Austin, Belal Awad, Kerrie Avery, Lottie Donovan, Danny Dyer, Richard Farrer, Jonathan Harper, Kerry Hector, Gary Hills, Seth Honnor, Jo Hunter, Owen Kimm, Jennifer MacTaggart, Ruth Moesby, Tom Morris, Anna Nicholsby, Clare Reddington, Melanie Scaffold, Chris Seal, Philippa Shelton, Claire Stewart, Pam Tait, Sarah Taylor, Annie Warburton, O F Winteringham.

All photography provided by Paul Blakemore