Manchester International Festival


Coming Soon

Welcome Little Amal to Manchester

The Little Amal puppet, with one of the puppeteers nestled inside, looks around her in a Turkish park. Behind her head are a flock of birds in the late evening sky, and a procession of people follow after her.

The Walk: When the Birds Land

Join us for the finale to an extraordinary journey across Europe.



A portrait of Christine Sun Kim against a black background

Read, Watch, Listen

Explore MIF through interviews, videos and podcast…

  • Young MIF

    Age 16-26? Join Young MIF for discounts, training, courses and more

  • Get involved

    Click through to find out more about our opportunities for Greater Manchester residents

  • Train with us

    The Factory Academy helps people from all backgrounds start new careers in the creative industries

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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