centre:mk is the proud headline sponsor of the IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2018 for the second year. Throughout the festival we will be hosting a number of events in our Circus Hub (a specially built venue for international circus shows (no animals!) across the 10 days in Middleton Hall; 20 - 29 July 2018)
250 years ago in 1768, on an abandoned patch of land near London’s Waterloo, showman, entrepreneur and equestrian rider Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus.
#Circus250 celebrates 250 years of circus throughout 2018 with performances, exhibitions, and events nationwide.
See below our overview of events happening in Middleton Hall (please note these are ticketed performances).
We also have a free Curiosities Fair:
You can watch the IF: 2018 trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8aK9rdWUEY
For individual show information please see our What's On page...