Since its inception, MIF has worked closely on many new shows with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations around the world. The financial and creative input from these partners helps to make many projects possible and guarantees they have a life after the Festival – our co-commissioners and co-producers generally go on to stage these shows after their Manchester premieres, bringing them to an entirely new audience.

Since the first Festival in 2007, we’ve collaborated with over 60 commissioning partners on more than 50 different shows, which have travelled as far afield as Los Angeles, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi. As we move towards The Factory, we’re building relationships with many new organisations all the time, as well as continuing our fruitful partnerships with several past collaborators.