Access Performances at MIF

MIF aims to be a truly open and accessible Festival and we make every effort to meet everybody’s access needs.

We have announced nearly 30 access performances and tours for MIF19 – full list below.

The Anvil: ANU
BSL – Sun 7 July, info here.

CAP – Tue 9 & Wed 10 July, 8pm

Invisible Cities
CAP Wed 10 July, 8pm & Sun 14 July, 2.30pm
BSL Thur 11 July, 8pm

Parliament of Ghosts 
Audio+ tours Tue 9 & Tue 16 July
CAP tour Tue 16 July, 2pm

David Lynch – My Head is Disconnected
BSL-led tour Sat 20 July, 3pm

Atmospheric Memory
REL Tue 9 & Sun 14 July, 10.30am – 12.30pm
AD, All sessions (downloadable)

BSL & CAP, All sessions – the introductory film for this artwork is captioned and presented in both English and BSL.

All sessions BSL, CAP

BSL Sun 21 July, 3pm

Re: Creating Europe
BSL, CAP Fri 12 July, 8pm

The Nico Project
BSL Tue 16 July, 7.30pm
AD  Wed 17 July, 6pm

Tao Of Glass
REL Thur 18 July, 2.30pm
CAP Thur 18 July, 7.30pm
BSL Fri 19 July, 7.30pm
AD Sat 20 July, 2.30pm

Thank You Very Much
BSL Sat 20 July, 7.30pm
AD Fri 19 July, 7.30pm

The Fountainhead
CAP, All performances surtitled in English

You can book access tickets online from each event page, by calling 0161 817 4547 or by emailing For more information, see the Access page on this website.

We also run a free Access mailing list, where we give updates on venue access and accessible performances. To join, simply create or log in to your online MIF account and select your access requirements under ‘Other Preferences’.

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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