Virtual Factory returns with Turner Prize-winning artist Tai Shani with her first online work Neon Hieroglyph. Visit our What's On page to find out more plus find out how you can get involved at MIF21 by joining our diverse community of volunteers.



Viewpoints is designed to encourage debate and insight into the themes and work featured in the festival. From interviews, articles to podcasts and immersive content, you can browse via watch, listen, immerse or read. Find out more about our latest online experience

Get Involved

Thousands of people take part in each Manchester International Festival – as volunteers, as participants in shows, in skills development workshops and creative activities, or even as planners of their own micro-festival. Click through to find out more about our opportunities for Greater Manchester residents.

The Factory

The Factory is a world-class cultural space currently being built in the heart of Manchester. Building on the success of MIF, it will commission and present the world’s most exciting artists, attracting up to 850,000 visitors a year. We've just launched Factory Futures, a scheme to help young people learn key skills through free work experience programmes, traineeships and paid internships.

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