World premiere

Utopolis Manchester

Rimini Protokoll (Haug / Kaegi / Wetzel)

Running time

4-4.5 hours approx.

Age guidelines

12+, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Price range

£10 Greater Manchester residents on lower wage Register here

£20 webBreak £15 Concessions webBreak £2 transaction fee per order (no per ticket fee) Price range for tickets


Access information

Click below to register for £10 Greater Manchester resident lower wage tickets. More info

Join your fellow citizens for an extraordinary journey through Manchester.

Utopolis Manchester is a visionary site-specific work that uses intricate tapestries of sound and voices to transform our view of the city. Gathering in dozens of small groups at multiple locations, we’ll head out to explore the people and places that shape Manchester’s daily life – and discover the many ways in which citizens build communities, society and democracy.

As our assembly reaches critical mass, a question emerges. Can a group of disparate individuals come together to forge a utopian state? And how large can this system grow before it falls apart?

Created by Rimini Protokoll and inspired by Thomas More’s Utopia, Utopolis Manchester asks whether another society might exist, if only for a utopian moment…

Utopolis Manchester takes place in multiple locations around the city. Your meeting place is on your e-ticket and if you are unable to find your location please call 0333 320 2890 or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

Parts of the event take place outdoors and involve travel by foot or other means. For access queries, call 0161 817 4547 or email

Event FAQ’s listed here

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Schauspiel Köln. Produced by Manchester International Festival.

Photo: Lee Baxter

£10 Greater Manchester resident lower wage tickets are available.

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