A vibrant and engaging, fringe arts festival in Milton Keynes, showcasing some of the most pioneering and experimental work in outdoor arts, immersive theatre, visual arts, performance, comedy, music and dance! As the official Fringe to the MK International Festival, MK Festival Fringe is held biennially, with a programme that includes specially commissioned, invited and self-funded productions.

MK Festival Fringe dates for 2016 are Wednesday 13th July to Saturday 23rd July. 

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Calling all Artists!

If you are an artist, performer or creative company; and would like to be included in the festival programme this year, then please register to take part. Submission proposals are being accepted from now until midnight on Sunday 13th March. For more details about registering, please click here.

Details about the festival and the programme will be released on our website and via social media over the coming months. For the latest updates, follow us on twitter @MKFringe and via our Facebook page

Calling all Producers!

In 2014 MK Festival Fringe offered 37 separate events (many repeated); 60% of attendees surveyed came specifically to see the MK Festival Fringe and 98% are interested in returning to future events. For local and/or heritage funding opportunities, please click here: (links to MK Council website).
Together, let’s help MK to celebrate being 49 and programming slightly less than 50 events!

Funding Partners

MK Festival Fringe is a community interest company that delivers MK Festival Fringe every two years using funding from our partners. The festival programme includes several free events, all presented within the unique and vibrant landscape of Milton Keynes. Our work is supported by funding from: Arts Council England, MK Council, CMK Town Council and MK Community Foundation for their continued support.

Make a Donation

We can now accept online donations towards the running of MK Festival Fringe. Making a donation will help us to support and commission new, exciting artistic projects for the festival programme.
Your support could help in a variety of ways at the festival:
£10 will pay for transporting artists to an Milton Keynes venue
£25 will pay for the construction of an installation
£50 will pay for an artist to deliver a performance

To make an online donation, please click here to visit our event page on Eventbrite.
Thank you for your support.