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.

This page contains information on disabled access and accessible performances for all MIF17 shows. As MIF is dedicated to world premieres and special events, a number of which are staged in unusual venues and found spaces, many of our projects are still in the planning stages. As our plans develop, we’ll post more information and updates about access to our venues and accessible performances during the Festival. 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.

We have included details of the nearest disabled parking bays to each venue. For a full map of disabled parking bays in Manchester city centre, please visit the Manchester City Council website.

All events are ticketed unless otherwise stated. Some shows are currently sold out, but more tickets may be released nearer the time – follow us on Twitter @MIFestival for updates on availability.


10000 Gestures
10000 Gestures is a non-narrative dance piece with no spoken word. It is a seated event and there will be level access into the venue. Due to the tiered seating configuration, wheelchair users must book wheelchair spaces in advance on 0843 208 1849. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue Mayfield, Baring Street, Manchester M1 2PZ
Nearest stations Manchester Piccadilly (rail) and Piccadilly (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue, but there are no disabled parking bays on nearby streets.


Arcade Fire SOLD OUT
Arcade Fire is a concert with amplified music, and may include high sound levels and strobe or flashing lights. It is an open-air, standing event and will attract a large crowd. There will be wheelchair spaces on a disabled viewing platform: wheelchair users must book these spaces in advance. Tickets for essential carers for wheelchair users only are also available. If you have any specific access queries, please contact gigsandtours.com on 0844 811 0051.

Venue Castlefield Bowl, 101 Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4JN
Nearest stations Deansgate (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue, but there are no disabled parking bays on nearby streets.


Available Light
Available Light is a non-narrative dance piece with music and no spoken word. It is a seated event. For more information on access, please call the Palace Theatre on 0161 245 6605 or visit the access page on the theatre’s website.

Venue Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FT
Nearest stations Oxford Road (rail) and St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are directly outside Oxford Road rail station, very close to the venue. 


BambinO SOLD OUT
See below Festival Square & the Pavilion Theatre.


Bonobo SOLD OUT
Bonobo is a concert with amplified music, and may include high sound levels and strobe or flashing lights. It is a standing event and there will be level access into the venue. Wheelchair tickets must be booked in advance on 0843 208 1849. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1SX
Nearest stations Manchester Victoria (rail) and Exchange Square or Victoria (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. There are five disabled parking bays on Market Street, opposite Marks & Spencer, and 60 disabled parking spaces in the NCP Manchester Arena car park.


Ceremony
Ceremony is an outdoor event with spoken word, film, music and live presentations. There will be a BSL interpreter. It is a standing event with a disabled viewing area. The event is likely to draw a large crowd. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue NCP Bridgewater Hall Car Park, Little Peter Street, Manchester M15 4PS
Nearest stations Deansgate (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue, including 28 disabled parking spaces in Q-Park at First Street (next door to HOME).


Cotton Panic!
Cotton Panic! is a music-based drama with film images. It is a standing event and there will be level access into the venue. This show is currently in development, and we may be able to provide further access information in due course. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue Upper Campfield Market Hall, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester M3 4FN
Nearest stations Deansgate (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue, but there are no disabled parking bays on nearby streets.


Dark Matter – Gorilla
Dark Matter is a series of immersive music events with amplified sound and innovative lighting designs. The eight shows in the series are standing events that take place at two venues, Gorilla and the O2 Ritz. This access information relates to the six shows at Gorilla. For Dark Matter at the O2 Ritz, please see below.

If you have booked a wheelchair user ticket, you may access a wheelchair position within the auditorium. Tickets for essential carers are also available. For step-free access, please enter via the Whitworth Street West entrance and speak to security or front-of-house staff, and a member of the team will escort you into the venue. Please note that due to the size of the venue, wheelchair tickets are limited.

Venue Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW
Nearest stations Oxford Road (rail) and St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are directly outside Oxford Road station, very close to the venue.


Dark Matter – O2 Ritz
Dark Matter is a series of immersive music events with amplified sound and innovative lighting designs. The eight shows in the series are standing events that take place at two venues, Gorilla and the O2 Ritz. This access information relates to the two shows at the O2 Ritz. For Dark Matter at Gorilla, please see above.

If you have booked a wheelchair user ticket, you may access a wheelchair position within the auditorium. Tickets for essential carers are also available. For step-free access, please speak to security staff at the main entrance and a member of the team will escort you into the venue. If you require a seat for access reasons, please call the O2 Ritz on 0161 714 4140 on the day of the performance to reserve one. The O2 Ritz recommends that anyone with an access need should arrive 15 minutes before the doors open in order to ensure that your arrival is as smooth as possible. For any other specific access requirements, please visit the O2 Ritz website or contact the venue on the number above.

Please note that Clark (Sat 8 July) will contain strobe lighting, and that the noise levels for SUNN O))) (Sat 15 July) will be higher than at other Dark Matter events. Ear plugs will be provided.

Venue O2 Ritz, Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5NQ
Nearest stations Oxford Road (rail) and St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are at Oxford Road station, very close to the venue.


Dinner Party at the End of the World SOLD OUT
Dinner Party at the End of the World is an eating and drinking event. This project is currently in development, and we will be providing further access information in due course. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue We will contact all ticket-holders in advance with full details of the venue, access, nearest stations and parking.


Fatherland
Fatherland is a theatrical presentation within the Royal Exchange Theatre module. There is an accessible entrance to the venue on St Ann’s Square. The Royal Exchange Theatre website contains detailed access information. If you would like to speak to someone about access before your visit, please contact the Royal Exchange Theatre box office on 0161 833 9833 or box.office@royalexchange.co.uk.

Venue Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH
Nearest stations Manchester Victoria (rail) and Exchange Square (Metrolink)
Parking The nearest disabled parking bays are on Market Street, opposite Marks & Spencer and St Ann’s Street.

Accessible performances Thur 13 July at 7.30pm (captioned), Fri 14 July at 7.30pm (BSL interpreted) and Sat 15 July at 2.30pm (audio-described).


Festival Square & the Pavilion Theatre
Festival Square contains an eating and drinking area and a separate performance space, the Pavilion Theatre. There is level access throughout, and the theatre will contain a disabled viewing area. There are accessible toilets nearby in the Town Hall extension. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB
Nearest stations Manchester Piccadilly (rail) and St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are on Mount Street, next to Manchester Central Library.


HOME1947
HOME1947 is a gallery installation. Visitors will be able to move through the gallery at their own speed. The Lowry is a fully accessible venue and guide dogs are welcome. This show is currently in development, and we may be able to provide further access information in due course. For more access information, please call The Lowry’s dedicated access line on 0161 876 2183, email access@thelowry.com or visit The Lowry website.

Venue The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
Nearest station MediaCityUK (Metrolink)
Parking The main disabled parking is in the Lowry Outlet car park, where there are 80 disabled parking bays. There are also two disabled parking spaces on The Lowry’s service road, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Interdependence: We Need to Talk – Albert Hall
Interdependence is a series of spoken-word discussion events taking place at three venues: Hallé St Peter’s, The Stoller Hall and the Albert Hall. Each event will be seated, and seating will be unreserved. There will be direct BSL translation at each venue, and an area will be set aside for BSL users. On arrival at the venue, please speak to a member of staff if you would like to use this service. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Visitors to the Albert Hall with a disability or who require assistance should use the Production Entrance at the front of the venue on Peter Street. Wheelchair access to the venue is available with a stair climber, and dedicated staff will be on hand to help during your visit. Access spaces must be booked in advance on 0843 208 1849 or access@mif.co.uk.Please visit the Albert Hall website for full access information.

Venue Albert Hall, 27 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5QJ
Nearest stations Deansgate or Oxford Road (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield or St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are on Mount Street, next to Manchester Central Library.


Interdependence: We Need to Talk – Hallé St Peter’s
Interdependence is a series of spoken-word discussion events taking place at three venues: Hallé St Peter’s, The Stoller Hall and the Albert Hall. Each event will be seated, and seating will be unreserved. There will be direct BSL translation at each venue, and an area will be set aside for BSL users. On arrival at the venue, please speak to a member of staff if you would like to use this service.

There will be level access into Hallé St Peter’s. Wheelchair spaces must be booked in advance on 0843 208 1849 or access@mif.co.uk. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue Hallé St Peter’s, Blossom Street, Manchester M4 6BF
Nearest stations Manchester Piccadilly (rail) and Piccadilly or Shudehill (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue, but there are no disabled parking bays on nearby streets.


Interdependence: We Need to Talk – The Stoller Hall
Interdependence is a series of spoken-word discussion events taking place at three venues: Hallé St Peter’s, The Stoller Hall and the Albert Hall. Each event will be seated, and seating will be unreserved. There will be direct BSL translation at each venue, and an area will be set aside for BSL users. On arrival at the venue, please speak to a member of staff if you would like to use this service. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

The Stoller Hall is a fully accessible venue. Wheelchair spaces must be booked in advance on 0843 208 1849. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk, or visit The Stoller Hall website for full access information.

Venue The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1UN
Nearest stations Manchester Victoria (rail) and Victoria (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. There are 60 disabled parking spaces in the NCP Manchester Arena car park and four disabled parking spaces in the Manchester Victoria station car park.


John Robb Presents
See above Festival Square & the Pavilion Theatre.


Last and First Men
Last and First Men is a classical music and multimedia presentation that will include film, amplified sound, haze and lighting, and may include flashing lights. There are 16 wheelchair spaces in the venue, with four spaces located in each of four level access areas within the auditorium. These spaces must be booked in advance through The Bridgewater Hall on 0161 907 9000. Please visit The Bridgewater Hall website for full access information.

Venue The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Nearest stations Deansgate or Oxford Road (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield or St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking Please see The Bridgewater Hall website for detailed disabled parking information.


Live at the Pavilion Theatre
See above Festival Square & the Pavilion Theatre.


Machynlleth Comes to Manchester – 53two
Machynlleth Comes to Manchester is a series of stand-up and sketch comedy performances. It is a seated event that takes place at two venues, 53Two and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. This access information relates to the shows at 53two. For Machynlleth Comes to Manchester at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, please see below.

53two is an accessible venue with ground-level entry. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue 53two, Corner of Albion & Great Bridgewater Streets, Manchester M1 5LN
Nearest stations Deansgate (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue.


Machynlleth Comes to Manchester – International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Machynlleth Comes to Manchester is a series of stand-up and sketch comedy performances. It is a seated event that takes place at two venues, 53two and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. This access information relates to the shows at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. For Machynlleth Comes to Manchester at 53two, please see above.

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation is fully accessible. There is ground-level entry to the venue and café, a lift to all floors and an induction loop. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY
Nearest stations Oxford Road (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue.


Manchester Street Poem
Manchester Street Poem is a gallery installation with amplified record music. This show is currently in development, and we will be providing further access information in due course. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue We will post full details of the address, access, nearest stations and parking when we have announced the venue.


MIF17 Opening Party & MIF17 Closing Party SOLD OUT
See above Festival Square & the Pavilion Theatre.


MIF17 Supper Clubs SOLD OUT
See above Festival Square & the Pavilion Theatre.


MIF Tours
MIF17 Tours are guided, spoken-word walking tours in the centre of Manchester. A reasonable level of fitness is recommended. The tours take place outdoors: please dress appropriately, with suitable footwear and appropriate precautions for the weather. There are accessible toilets in the Manchester Town Hall extension, very close to the start of the tour in Festival Square, but it may not be possible to stop for toilet breaks during the tour. Some surfaces may be uneven. The routes are wheelchair-accessible, and places must be booked in advance on 0843 208 1849. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue meet at Albert Memorial, Festival Square (Albert Square), M2 5DB; see the MIF website for details of where each tour ends
Nearest stations Manchester Piccadilly (rail) and St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are on Mount Street, next to Manchester Central Library.


New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. SOLD OUT
New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes.. is a music performance with amplified sound and directional lighting. It is a standing event with level access into the venue. This show is currently in development, and we may be providing further access information in due course. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue Stage 1, Old Granada Studios, Atherton Street, Manchester M3 3GS
Nearest stations Deansgate (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield or St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are in Spinningfields.


No End to Enderby
No End to Enderby is a gallery installation featuring films and visual art. Visitors will be able to move through the gallery at their own speed and watch the films in their own time. The Whitworth is a fully accessible venue with accessible toilets (with baby changing), lifts, seating inside and outside the gallery, free portable stools and a café. Guide dogs are welcome, and there are wheelchairs available for public use. If you need assistance when arriving, please contact the Whitworth’s Visitor Team on 0161 275 7450. For more access information, please visit the Whitworth website.

Venue The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Nearest stations Oxford Road (rail) and St Peter’s Square (Metrolink) are both a 20-minute walk from the Whitworth; buses 15, 41, 42, 43, 140, 141, 142, 143 and 147 stop close to the gallery
Parking There are on-street parking spaces near the venue, and disabled parking bays on Denmark Road – please see the accessible parking map on the Whitworth website.

Accessible exhibition tours Audio Plus tours every Tue at 2pm; Mind’s Eye AD tour on Sun 9 July at 2pm.
Captioned film presentation We will be presenting the films with captions at selected times during the Festival. When we have confirmed the schedule, we will post it on this page.


One of Two Stories, or Both – Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
One of Two Stories, or Both is a mixed-media installation containing artefacts, imagery and possible audio-visual content. The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is fully accessible and allows guide dogs, and offers large-print versions of gallery interpretation texts. One of Two Stories, or Both is currently in development, and we may be providing further access information in due course.  If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, 13 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1EU
Nearest stations Manchester Victoria (rail) and Shudehill (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are on Brick Street, just off Thomas Street, and High Street, near the junction with Thomas Street.


One of Two Stories, or Both – Low Four, Old Granada Studios
One of Two Stories, or Both is a live broadcast of a radio serial. It is a standing event and there will be level access to the venue. There will be a small area for chairs or wheelchairs, which must be booked in advance on 0843 208 1840. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue Low Four, Old Granada Studios, Quay Street, Manchester M3 4PR
Nearest stations Deansgate (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield or St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are in Spinningfields.


Party Skills for the End of the World
Party Skills for the End of the World is an immersive, non-static show with audience participation. This show is currently in development, and we will be providing further access information in due course. To book disabled tickets, please call 0843 208 1840. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue Centenary Building & Old Adelphi Building, Peru Street, Manchester, M3 6EQ
Parking There is a car park opposite which is £2 and you will need the paybyphone app to pay.


Returning to Reims
Returning to Reims is a theatrical presentation. It is a seated event: to buy advance tickets for a wheelchair space (and seats alongside, if required), please call HOME’s Box Office on 0161 200 1500. The HOME website contains detailed venue access information.

Venue HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester M15 4FN
Nearest stations Deansgate or Oxford Road (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue, including 28 disabled parking spaces in Q-Park at First Street (next door to HOME). Visitors to HOME receive a 20% discount on parking: validate your ticket or show a receipt from the café-bar or restaurant in the venue before leaving.

Accessible performances Tues 11 July at 7.30pm (captioned) and Wed 12 July at 7.30pm (audio-described).


Ride
Ride is a rock concert with amplified music. It is a standing event. If you have booked a wheelchair user ticket, you may access a wheelchair position within the auditorium. For step-free access, please speak to security staff at the main entrance and a member of the team will escort you into the venue. If you require a seat for access reasons, please call the O2 Ritz on 0161 714 4140 on the day of the performance to reserve one. The O2 Ritz recommends that anyone with an access need should arrive 15 minutes before the doors open in order to ensure that your arrival is as smooth as possible. For any other specific access requirements, please visit the O2 Ritz website or contact the venue on the number above.

Venue O2 Ritz, Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5NQ
Nearest stations Oxford Road (rail) and St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are at Oxford Road station, very close to the venue.


Sampha + PAULi
Sampha + PAULi is a concert with amplified music, and may include high sound levels and strobe or flashing lights. Visitors to the Albert Hall with a disability or who require assistance should use the Production Entrance at the front of the venue on Peter Street. Wheelchair access to the venue is available with a stair climber, and dedicated staff will be on hand to help during your visit. Access spaces must be booked in advance on 0843 208 1849. Before the event, please contact the Albert Hall on 0161 817 3490 or accessibility@alberthallmanchester.com to confirm arrangements. Please visit the Albert Hall website for full access information.

Venue Albert Hall, 27 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5QJ
Nearest stations Deansgate or Oxford Road (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield or St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are on Mount Street, next to Manchester Central Library.


Sangam 2017
Sangam 2017 is a seated concert with amplified music. The Lowry is a fully accessible venue. For more access information and to book accessible tickets, please call The Lowry’s dedicated access line on 0161 876 2183, email access@thelowry.com or visit The Lowry website.

Venue The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
Nearest station MediaCityUK (Metrolink)
Parking The main disabled parking is in the Lowry Outlet car park, where there are 80 disabled parking bays. There are also two disabled parking spaces on The Lowry’s service road, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Substance SOLD OUT
See above Festival Square & the Pavilion Theatre.


The Sunday Boys
See above Festival Square & the Pavilion Theatre.


ToGather
ToGather is a gallery installation. Visitors will be able to move through the gallery at their own speed. The Whitworth is a fully accessible venue with accessible toilets (with baby-changing facilities), lifts, seating inside and outside the gallery, free portable stools and a café. Guide dogs are welcome, and there are wheelchairs available for public use. If you need assistance when arriving, please contact the Whitworth’s Visitor Team on 0161 275 7450. For more access information, please visit the Whitworth website.

Venue The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Nearest stations Oxford Road (rail) and St Peter’s Square (Metrolink) are both a 20-minute walk from the Whitworth; buses 15, 41, 42, 43, 140, 141, 142, 143 and 147 stop close to the gallery
Parking There are on-street parking spaces near the venue, and disabled parking bays on Denmark Road – please see the accessible parking map on the Whitworth website.

Accessible exhibition tours Audio Plus tours every Tue at 2pm; Mind’s Eye AD tour on Sun 9 July at 2pm.


True Faith
True Faith is a gallery exhibition. Visitors will be able to move through the gallery at their own speed. Manchester Art Gallery is a completely accessible venue with accessible toilets on the ground and first floors, and baby-changing facilities on the ground floor. There are lifts to all floors. For more access information, please visit the Manchester Art Gallery website.

Venue Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL
Nearest stations Manchester Piccadilly (rail) and St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are on Mount Street, next to Manchester Central Library.

Accessible exhibition tours Mind’s Eye AD tour on Thur 6 July at 10.30am.


The Welcoming Party
The Welcoming Party is an immersive experience for which the audience will follow a cast of dancers, puppeteers and musicians through different floors of a warehouse building. The audience will use stairs to move between floors, but lifts will be available. The audience will occasionally be seated during the performance. Please wear sensible footwear to this event. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue 1830 Warehouse, Museum of Science & Industry: use the MIF entrance on Water Street, Manchester M3 4PU
Nearest stations Deansgate (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. Details of accessible parking are not yet available – please check these pages nearer the time for information.

Accessible performances Thur 13 July at 7pm (BSL interpreted) and Sat 15 July at 11.30am (relaxed performance)


What if Women Ruled the World?
What if Women Ruled the World? is a spoken word presentation. It is a seated event and there will be level access into the venue. Due to the tiered seating configuration, wheelchair users must book wheelchair spaces in advance on 0843 208 1849. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue Mayfield, Baring Street, Manchester M1 2PZ
Nearest stations Manchester Piccadilly (rail) and Piccadilly (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue, but there are no disabled parking bays on nearby streets.


What Is the City but the People?
What Is the City but the People? is an open-air, non-ticketed event in Piccadilly Gardens and is likely to attract large crowds. There will be two viewing areas for wheelchair users which are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The first is accessed via Byron on the corner of Piccadilly One building, and the second viewing area is on the bridge over the fountain, which can be accessed on the North Side of Piccadilly Gardens via opposite Yorkshire Building Society. Piccadilly Gardens is a mostly flat site and there will be good visibility in most areas.

If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.

Venue Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M1 1LS
Nearest station Manchester Piccadilly (rail) and Piccadilly Gardens (Metrolink)
Parking There are on-street parking spaces and public car parks near the venue. The nearest disabled parking bays are on Tib Street (at the side of Debenhams) and on Fountain Street (outside Primark).


The World Was Once All Miracle
The World Was Once All Miracle is a classical music concert. There are 16 wheelchair spaces in the venue, with four spaces located in each of four level access areas within the auditorium. These spaces must be booked in advancethrough The Bridgewater Hall on 0161 907 9000. Please visit The Bridgewater Hall website for full access information.

Venue The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Nearest stations Deansgate or Oxford Road (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield or St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking Please see The Bridgewater Hall website for detailed disabled parking information.


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:


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
For a PDF or large-print version of the brochure, please email access@mif.co.uk or download an electronic version of our brochure:

MIF17 brochure

 

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