29 June – 16 July 2017

Already booked? Important Information for your visit

Thank you for booking tickets to an event at MIF17. Here’s some information that you may find useful…

Before you scroll down to the event you have booked for don’t forget to join us in Festival Square, the home of the Festival in the heart of the city, before or after the show. Open in Albert Square from noon till late every day from Fri 30 June to Sun 16 July, Festival Square features great food and drink, free live music, nightly DJs and other special events – and admission is always free.

Following recent incidents in Manchester and London, we have reviewed all our security procedures. To help minimise queues, please leave large items of luggage at home, and note that all bags may be subject to a random search. Please allow extra time to clear security before the show begins.

 


Ceremony

Ceremony will be presented in the NCP Bridgewater Hall Car Park. It is an outdoor standing event featuring film, spoken word and live presentations. Please come prepared to expect the unexpected. The event will happen come rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Ceremony may include some bad language and adult themes. We recommend that it is suitable for over-14s only, but younger children are welcome to attend at the discretion of their parents.

All ticket holders should arrive no later than 5.30pm. If you have not arrived by 5.30pm, your ticket will not guarantee entry. The venue has limited capacity: we are expecting a large number of people to turn up on the day, and we want to make sure as many people as possible can experience the event.

Venue: NCP Bridgewater Hall Car Park, Little Peter Street, Manchester M15 4PS

Venue opens: 4.30pm
Tickets valid until: 5.30pm
Start time: 6pm
Finish time: 7.30pm (approx)

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).
Security: Following recent incidents in Manchester and London, we have reviewed all our security procedures. To help minimise queues, please leave large items of luggage at home, and note that all bags will be searched so please allow extra time to clear security before 5.30pm.

Refreshments: There will be no refreshments available at NCP Bridgewater Car Park. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments, but there is a strict no-glass rule on the site – all glass bottles and other glass items will be confiscated by security and will not be returned.

Cloakroom: There will be no cloakroom at NCP Bridgewater Hall Car Park, and we kindly ask you not to bring large bags to the event.

Seating: Ceremony is a standing event and there is no seating available at the venue.
Access: Ceremony is an outdoor event with spoken word, film, music and live presentations. The event is likely to draw a large crowd. It is a standing event with a viewing area for wheelchair users and their parties. The performance will be BSL interpreted – if you require this service please make yourself known to a member of staff. If you have any specific access queries, please email access@mif.co.uk.


10000 Gestures

10000 Gestures will be presented in a derelict part of the former Mayfield railway depot. Please come prepared – wear warm clothing and sensible shoes. All seating is unreserved. Please note that the performance contains nudity and we recommend that is suitable for over-14s only.

Venue: Mayfield, Baring Street, M1 2PZ
Front of house area opens: 8.30pm (there will be a bar from 8.30pm in GRUB, next to the venue).
Auditorium doors open: 9.15pm
Start time: 9.30pm – please note that late comers will not be admitted
Finish time: 10.30pm (approx)

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.
Security: Following recent incidents in Manchester and London, we have reviewed all our security procedures. To help minimise queues, please leave large items of luggage at home, and note that all bags may be subject to a random search. Please allow extra time to clear security before the show starts at 9.30pm.
Refreshments: A bar will be open from 8.30pm in GRUB, next to the venue.
Cloakroom: There will be no cloakroom at Mayfield, and we kindly ask you not to bring large bags to the event.
Access: Please see mif.co.uk/access

Cotton Panic!

Venue: Upper Campfield Market Hall, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester M3 4FN

Start times:

  • Doors open 6.30pm, event starts 7.30pm for performances on Sat 8 July, Mon 10 July, Tue 11 and Wed 12 July, Finish time: 8.45pm (approx).
  • Doors open 8pm, event starts 9pm for performances on Thu 13 July, Fri 14 July and Sat 15 July, Finish time 10.15pm (approx).

Please be aware that Cotton Panic! is a standing event.

Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

Content: Cotton Panic! is an industrial music drama created by Jane Horrocks, Nick Vivian and Wrangler as a unique gig/theatre hybrid. It uses a compelling collage of live music, words and film to tell the story of the Cotton Famine of the 1860s which brought the prosperous North to its knees. The show contains strobe lighting, theatrical smoke, low lighting levels and loud music.
Nearest stations: Deansgate (rail) and Deansgate–Castlefield (Metrolink)
Parking: The nearest NCP car park is Manchester Gt Northern Warehouse 1 & 2, you can pre-book a space at a fantastic discounted rate here. Please be aware there is no disabled parking bays on nearby streets.
Security: Following recent incidents in Manchester and London, we have reviewed all our security procedures. To help minimise queues, please leave large items of luggage at home, and note that all bags may be subject to a random search. Please allow extra time to clear security before the show begins.
Refreshments: There will be a cash bar at the venue, and there are a number of ATMs nearby on Deansgate.
Cloakroom: There will be no cloakroom at the venue, and we kindly ask you not to bring large bags to the event.
Access: Cotton Panic! is a standing production, although there are a limited number of seated tickets which are being provided as part of our commitment to meet everyone’s accessibility needs. If you would like to reserve one of these seated tickets (subject to availability) please ensure that you have contacted the Access team in advance of the performance on email access@mif.co.uk or telephone 0843 208 1849*.

*Daily 9am-8pm. Calls to this number will cost 7p per minute plus your network operator’s access charge.

 


Fatherland

Venue: Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH
Start time: 7.30pm (evening performances) or 2.30pm (matinées)
Finish time: 9.05pm (approx) / 4.05pm (approx), please note there is no interval.

Nearest stations: Manchester Victoria (rail) and Exchange Square (Metrolink)
Parking: The nearest NCP car park is Manchester Arndale, you can pre-book a space at a fantastic discounted rate here. The nearest disabled parking bays are on Mount Street, next to Manchester Central Library.

Security: Following recent events additional security measures have been put in place at the Royal Exchange Theatre. To help minimise queues, please leave large items of luggage at home and note that all bags may be subject to random search.
Cloakroom: Located next to the blue staircase, the cloakroom opens 45 minutes before the performance and closes around ten minutes after the end.
Access: Please see www.royalexchange.co.uk/access


Party Skills for the End of the World

Venue: Centenary Building, Peru Street, Salford M3 6EQ
Please enter through the double gates on Peru Street
Start time: 7.30pm – latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance

Nearest stations:  Salford Central (10min walk) and Salford Crescent (15min walk)
Parking: There are on-street parking spaces near the venue. Visitors may also park at the Farmer Norton car park opposite the venue (£2/day).

Security: Security checks will be in operation at the venue. Please allow extra time to clear security before the show begins, but note that the doors will not open until 30mins before the start of the show
Content: Party Skills for the End of the World is suitable for over-18s only. The show contains strobe lighting, theatrical smoke, low lighting levels and loud music. It is an immersive production: you will be standing or walking for much of the show, and will be required to climb up and down several flights of stairs (lifts are available if required). Please wear suitable clothing and sensible footwear – open-toed sandals or flip-flops are not suitable.
Refreshments: There will be a cash-only bar at the venue. The nearest ATM is at the Co-op on Chapel Street.
Cloakroom:  There will be no cloakroom at the Centenary Building, and we kindly ask you not to bring large bags to the event.
Access: Please see mif.co.uk/access


Dinner Party at the End of the World at MIF17

Venue: Centenary Building, Peru Street, Salford M3 6EQ. Please enter through the double gates on Peru Street.
Start time: 5pm – please arrive promptly
Finish time: 7pm

Nearest stations: Salford Central (10min walk) and Salford Crescent (15min walk)
Parking: There are on-street parking spaces near the venue. Visitors may also park at the Farmer Norton car park opposite the venue (£2/day).
Security: Following recent incidents in Manchester and London, we have reviewed all our security procedures. To help minimise queues, please leave large items of luggage at home, and note that all bags may be subject to a random search.
Cloakroom: There will be no cloakroom at the Centenary Building, and we kindly ask you not to bring large bags to the event.
Access: Please see mif.co.uk/access


New Order + Liam Gillick: So it goes..

Venue: Studio 1, Old Granada Studios, Manchester M3 3GS (Entrance via Atherton Street)

Doors: 7.30pm
Start: 8.30pm
Finish time: 10pm approx.

Nearest stations: Deansgate Train Station (5 minute walk)
Parking: The nearest NCP car park is Manchester Spinningfields, you can pre-book a space at a fantastic discounted rate here.

Security: Following recent incidents in Manchester and London, we have reviewed all our security procedures. To help minimise queues, please leave large items of luggage at home, and note that all bags will be subject to a full search. Please allow extra time to clear security before the show begins.
Refreshments: There will be a bar at the venue accepting cash and card payments. The bar is open from 7.30pm, throughout the show and for half an hour post show.
Cloakroom: There will be no cloakroom at the event, and we kindly ask you not to bring large bags to the event.
Access: Please see mif.co.uk/access


Live at the Pavilion Theatre

Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Albert Square, M2 5DB
Doors open: 7.30pm (3pm on Sun 16 July)
Start time: 8pm (3.30pm on Sun 16 July)
Finish time: 10pm (5.30pm on Sun 16 July)

Nearest stations: Manchester Piccadilly (rail) and St Peter’s Square (Metrolink)
Parking: The nearest NCP car park is Manchester Central, you can pre-book a space at a fantastic discounted rate here. The nearest disabled parking bays are on Mount Street, next to Manchester Central Library.

Security: Following recent incidents in Manchester and London, we have reviewed all our security procedures. To help minimise queues, please leave large items of luggage at home, and note that all bags may be subject to a random search. Please allow extra time to clear security before the show begins.

Refreshments: Festival Square has four bars and four resident kitchens, open from noon until late every day.
DJs: Stay on after the gig and join us in the Festival Pavilion, where a hand-picked selection of DJs, including some very special guests, will be spinning tunes from 10pm until late – all for free. Check the MIF website for a schedule.
Access: Please see mif.co.uk/access