With heavy hearts, we have taken the decision to postpone IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2020.

Although we are still some months away from July, when the Festival would have taken place, the current uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic makes it increasingly difficult for us to continue to plan, and safely and effectively deliver a large-scale international event with a number of anticipated mass gatherings at its core.

Additionally, The Stables - which produces the Festival - is now closed to the public and the team is working to reschedule events planned for the Festival and the venue. 

We are very sad that, having developed such a strong programme, we are unable to unveil it and present ’10 amazing days’ in Milton Keynes this July. 

However, with the support of our funders, partners, artists, team, volunteers and festivalgoers, we are committed to bringing a very special edition of the Festival to life in 2021.

The Stables is a registered charity and the COVID-19 crisis comes at our moment where we find ourselves already committed to significant infrastructure and project costs but cannot currently raise box office income.

We are therefore asking for your support in the following ways:

  • If you have tickets booked for any 2020 performances, the Box Office will be in touch shortly about rescheduled and cancelled performances.  If you have the capacity to donate part or all of your ticket fee for a cancelled event towards supporting the Festival, we would be extremely grateful. 
  • If you had not yet purchased tickets and would like to make a donation now towards the delivery of IF: 2021, please click here

Funds received will help to support us as we work towards IF: 2021.   

We will continue to monitor the Government guidance and the world-wide response to the pandemic as we reimagine the Festival. 

Take care - and thank you for your support

Monica Ferguson
Chief Executive of The Stables and Artistic Director of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival