The support of our Members is crucial in everything we do. By becoming an MIF21 Member, you’ll be directly helping the creation of the new commissions we’re presenting this summer – and by way of thanks, you’ll get priority booking, exclusive invitations, a free livestream ticket and much more.

Beyond the Festival, our Members’ support is vital in helping us to deliver our year-round programme of creative and educational activities – which includes inviting the people of Greater Manchester to create and livestream mini-festivals in their homes, giving emerging artists invaluable experience through our Creative Fellowships scheme, and offering practical and financial support to artists and creatives during COVID-19 through initiatives such as MIF Remote Residencies and MIF Sounds.

By becoming an MIF21 Member, you’ll be supporting our transition towards the opening of The Factory, our future year-round home – and as a special thank-you for your ongoing support, your MIF21 membership will also include membership for the first year of The Factory.

“Being an MIF Member isn’t just about getting priority booking or discounts in Festival Square – it’s also about supporting an event that does so much to raise the global profile of Manchester”

— MIF Member (anonymous)


Join MIF today

Sign up today to receive:

• Exclusive stream of the MIF21 programme launch on Wednesday 28 April
• Priority booking on selected MIF21 shows *
• Free ticket to a streamed or livestreamed event *
• Invitations to exclusive MIF Members’ events and talks
• Offers and discounts at MIF21
• MIF21 membership card
• The MIF21 Members-only e-newsletter
• A special MIF Members’ gift
• … And a year’s free membership for The Factory!

* Subject to availability. Priority booking limited to maximum two tickets per live event.


MIF membership is open to everyone aged 18 or over, and is both non-transferable and non-returnable. It doesn’t guarantee tickets to every performance and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. MIF21 Membership expires on 19 July 2021, and we will contact all Members at a later date with details on how to claim your free year’s membership for The Factory.