29 June – 16 July 2017

Access information and performances

MIF aims to meet everyone’s accessibility needs. We offer discounts for disabled patrons, create accessible performances and work hard to ensure our venues are accessible for all.

Below is a list of all accessible performances that are currently confirmed. As MIF is dedicated to world premieres and special events, often staged in unusual venues and found spaces, many projects are still in the planning stages. As these plans develop, we’ll announce more accessible performances here, and post more information and updates about access around the events and the venues hosting them.

If you’d like to receive information by email, sign up to our access newsletter here. If you have any specific access requests, please email us at access@mif.co.uk.

What Is the City but the People?
Access details will be posted here soon.

New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes..
Access details will be posted here soon.

True Faith
Access details will be posted here soon.

What if Women Ruled the World?
Access details will be posted here soon.

10000 Gestures
Access details will be posted here soon.

Cotton Panic!
Access details will be posted here soon.

Party Skills for the End of the World
Access details will be posted here soon.

Dinner Party for the End of the World
Access details will be posted here soon.

Fatherland
Captioned performance
Thur 13 July, 7.30pm

BSL interpreted performance
Fri 14 July 7.30pm

Audio-described performance
Sat 15 July, 2.30pm

Music for a Busy City
Access details will be posted here soon.

ToGather
Accessible exhibition tours
Every Tue, 2pm: Audio Plus tours
Sun 9 July, 2pm: Mind’s Eye AD tour

Last and First Men
Access details will be posted here soon.

HOME1947
Access details will be posted here soon.

An Evening of Sublime Sufi Music
Access details will be posted here soon.

Returning to Reims
Access details will be posted here soon.

Available Light
Access details will be posted here soon.

The Welcoming Party
BSL interpreted performance
Thur 13 July at 7pm

Relaxed performance
Sat 15 July at 11.30am

Dark Matter
Access details will be posted here soon.

No End to Enderby
Accessible exhibition tours
Every Tue, 2pm: Audio Plus tours
Sun 9 July, 2pm: Mind’s Eye AD tour

The World Was Once All Miracle
Access details will be posted here soon.

Manchester Street Poem
Access details will be posted here soon.

BambinO
Access details will be posted here soon.

One of Two Stories, or Both
Access details will be posted here soon.

Ceremony
Access details will be posted here soon.

Lost Memories Dot Net
Access details will be posted here soon.

FlexN Residency
Access details will be posted here soon.

Interdependence: We Need to Talk
All sessions will be BSL interpreted

Machynlleth Comes to Manchester
Access details will be posted here soon.

Arcade Fire
Access details will be posted here soon.

Bonobo
Access details will be posted here soon.

Sampha + PAULi
Access details will be posted here soon.

Ride
Access details will be posted here soon.

Live at the Pavilion Theatre
Access details will be posted here soon.

Festival Square events & MIF17 tours
Access details will be posted here soon.


Booking tickets
You can book tickets from individual show pages, or via the dedicated MIF accessibility number on 0843 208 1849. If you make an online booking, the MIF Box Office will be in touch to discuss your specific accessibility requirements.

You can also contact several MIF17 venues directly for more information about venue accessibility and to book tickets:

For Fatherland at the Royal Exchange Theatre, call 0161 833 9833.

For Last and First Men and The World Was Once All Miracle at The Bridgewater Hall, call 0161 907 9000.

For Returning to Reims and the Ceremony film season at HOME, call 0161 200 1500.

For Available Light at the Palace Theatre, call 0800 912 6971.

For Arcade Fire at Castlefield Bowl, call 0844 811 0051.


Types of accessible performance
MIF stages four distinct types of accessible performance.

AD: Audio-described performance
Audio description offers a live commentary of the action to assist blind and visually impaired patrons.

BSL: British Sign Language-interpreted performance
A British Sign Language-interpreter will relay the spoken words for audiences who are deaf and hearing-impaired.

CAP: Captioned performance
Captioning displays dialogue and some sound effects as visible text to assist deaf and hearing-impaired patrons.

REL: Relaxed performance
Relaxed performances welcome all who may benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability.


MIF17 brochure
The brochure is available as a PDF download here. For a large-print version of the brochure, please email access@mif.co.uk.