Manchester International Festival commissions, produces and presents dynamic new work by leading artists from different art forms and backgrounds.

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Our future home is The Factory, a world-class arts space currently being built in the heart of the city.

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The Factory is a world-class cultural space being developed 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.



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-international festival. Discover more about our Jerwood Fellows, our conversation series that took place throughout the Festival, Talking Points & find out what our Creative Critics thought in their reviews.



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.

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