MIF aims to meet everyone’s access requirements. We create accessible performances wherever possible and work hard to ensure our venues are as accessible as they can be. We have a dedicated Access Coordinator, and we’re committed to learning, testing new approaches and improving our access offer.

As MIF is dedicated to world premieres and special events, some of which are staged in unusual venues and found spaces, many of our projects are still in the planning stages when they are announced.

That means we can’t always provide detailed access information straight away, but as our plans develop we’ll post more information about access to venues and accessible performances on the relevant event’s page. You’ll always be able to find the most up-to-date access information we have on those pages.

We offer discounts for disabled people, and we can provide a Personal Assistant ticket free of charge if you require one.

If you’re interested in hearing updates about our accessible performances or booking access tickets, you can join our Access Mailing List by registering or logging in to ‘My Account’ and selecting your access requirements under ‘other preferences’.

If your access requirements change, you can update your preferences any time by logging into your account and selecting additional requirements.

You can also set up an account or amend your preferences by calling our dedicated access number on 0161 817 4547.

We welcome specific access enquiries, you can email us at access@mif.co.uk or call us on our dedicated access number on 0161 817 4547.

For a full map of disabled parking bays in Manchester city centre, please visit the Manchester City Council website.

For a map of Changing Places toilet facilities in Manchester city centre please visit the Changing Places website.

All events are ticketed unless otherwise stated. Follow us on Twitter @MIFestival for updates on availability.


Booking tickets

You can book access tickets online from the individual event pages, by calling the dedicated MIF access number on 0161 817 4547 or by emailing us on access@mif.co.uk.

For detailed instructions on how to book access tickets online, please visit our access tickets page.

If you make an access booking, we will contact you shortly before your chosen event with detailed access information.


Everything That Happened and Would Happen

Information on accessibility for this event can be found on the event webpage under ‘Access information’.


MIF and The Warehouse Project – SPECIAL EDITION

  • The venue, Mayfield, is a large former railway depot close to Manchester Piccadilly station. Please wear warm clothing and flat shoes: it may be cold inside the venue and parts of the floor may be uneven.
  • There is step free, flat floor access to all areas of the event
  • Limited seating with a view of the stage is available for those unable to stand for long periods. This can be requested in advance through our access email or telephone number.
  • There will be toilets on site including accessible facilities.
  • Disabled parking will be available at the venue, details will be released closer to the time to Access bookers, email access@mif.co.uk or call 0161 817 4547 for more information.
  • This event will feature high sound levels, strobe, haze and laser effects
  • Earplugs will be available
  • We welcome any specific requests for Access provision via access@mif.co.uk or 0161 817 4547.

Types of accessible performance

MIF stages four distinct types of accessible performance.

AD: Audio-described performance
Audio description offers a live commentary of the action to assist blind and visually impaired patrons.

BSL: British Sign Language-interpreted performance
A British Sign Language-interpreter will relay the spoken words for audiences who are deaf and hearing-impaired.

CAP: Captioned performance
Captioning displays dialogue and some sound effects as visible text to assist deaf and hearing-impaired patrons.

REL: Relaxed performance
Relaxed performances welcome all who may benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability.

 

 

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