Manchester International Festival runs a low-cost ticket scheme for local audiences, which is designed to make MIF events more accessible to more people across Greater Manchester. Around 10% of all tickets for MIF events will be available at £10 to residents of Greater Manchester on a lower wage.

A proportion of MIF’s £10 tickets will be sold from the MIF (0843 208 1844, mif.co.uk) on a first-come, first-served honesty basis, with a maximum of two £10 tickets per show. The remainder will be allocated by MIF to groups and communities that qualify for the scheme.

Do you live in Greater Manchester? Are you earning a lower wage*?

We want as many people as possible to experience MIF’s 18 extraordinary days – which is why we’ve devised an innovative low-cost ticket scheme to make our Festival more accessible to more people across Greater Manchester.

Around 10% of all MIF tickets are available exclusively to Greater Manchester residents on a lower wage for just £10, saving as much as 70% on our standard ticket prices.

These lower-priced tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served honesty basis. Each purchaser may buy a maximum of two £10 tickets per show in accordance with our standard terms and conditions.

To buy these special tickets, you’ll need to register online in advance to confirm you live in Greater Manchester and are on a lower wage. To do so

  1. Click ‘Add to basket’ below

  2. Find your chosen event on our website and click ‘Book tickets’

  3. Select ‘£10 Greater Manchester resident lower waged’ from the list of ticket options

You can then collect your tickets from the event venue on the day of the show with photo ID and proof of your address.

Once you’ve purchased tickets through the scheme, you won’t need to visit this page to do so again. Instead, simply log in to your account and you’ll automatically be given the option to book £10 Greater Manchester resident lower-waged tickets.

* We suggest that anything around or below an annual full-time salary of £16,000, which approximately equates to the UK Living Wage, could be considered a lower wage.