About The Factory
The Factory will be a new kind of large-scale multi-arts venue in the heart of Manchester. Designed by world renowned architecture practice OMA and with an ambitious vision inspired by MIF, The Factory will be capable of making and presenting the widest range of art forms under one roof spanning 13,500 square metres of floor space.
The Factory will commission, produce and present innovative contemporary work throughout the year, serving as a genuine cultural counterweight to London. The building’s component areas, a 5,000-capacity warehouse and a versatile theatre space with a capacity of between 1,500 to 2,000 can be arranged into a variety of different configurations, creating spaces suitable for a diverse array of performances, displays and making. The Factory will also offer significant opportunities for learning, training and participation, playing a leading role in developing future generations of technicians, producers and creatives.