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The Factory is Coming

This is the Factory. Where we invent tomorrow, together

In the heart of Manchester, on the site of the former Granada television studios, a new cultural venue is taking shape. The Factory, one of the largest and most significant developments of its kind in Europe

Building on the success of MIF, it will commission and present the world’s most exciting artists


Get Involved

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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


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