Established in 1968, the Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts is an educational charity run on a
self-funding basis by a small committee of unpaid volunteers, with the objective of providing a safe and constructive performance platform for amateur performers of all ages and levels of experience.
The 2021 dates are shown under the Festival 2020 tab.
We managed to deliver our 2020 festival in February and March just before the virus took hold. Many of our colleague festivals will find themselves unable to do so and will cancel, and some may suffer hardship because of this. We send them all our best wishes for the decisions they may have to take during this challenging time.
Vice Chair and Drama / Music Festivals Organiser, Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts
21 March 2020
Here are copies of our 2020 programmes for your information and interest
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for letting us participate in the festival this year. The students loved having the opportunity to perform and learn from their peers as well as receiving such positive feedback from the adjudicators which I know they found really encouraging"
"Thank you so much for organising the festival. xxxxxxxxx was nervous about speaking in public but she bravely faced her fears and got so much out of the experience. I think it's done her confidence the world of good. The whole event was very well organised and thoroughly enjoyable."
"I just wanted to email to say Thank You for running such a lovely and friendly festival. We really enjoyed it. Everybody was so encouraging and reassuring and accommodating. So thanks again and we hope to join in again next year. I will be recommending entering to some of my friends in the future."