Welcome to the MIF Press Office

Manchester International Festival has a dedicated Press & PR team who are on hand to supply press materials, arrange interview opportunities, review tickets, photopasses and answer enquiries.

If there is anything you can’t see or think you may like to know more about, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help.


Contact us
The Press & PR team are:

Ben McKnight, MIF Press and PR Director
+44(0)7716 778 850

Emma Robertson, MIF Press and PR Manager
+44(0)7813 521104

Jamie-leigh Hargreaves, MIF Senior Press Officer

Oscar Lister, Press Officer


Press Releases
A selection are available to download from our online media library. Please contact to access the site.


High-res images and Assets
To access MIF’s online library, where you can download press releases and high-resolution images, or to request broadcast-quality footage, please contact You can also find a range of embeddable videos on MIF’s YouTube channel.


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Out of hours contact
If you need to contact the Press Office out of hours please contact
Ben McKnight +44 (0)7716 778850 or
Emma Robertson +44(0)7813 521104

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