World Premiere

Utopolis Manchester

Rimini Protokoll (Haug / Kaegi / Wetzel)


Wed 10 July -
Sat 13 July

Starting time


Running time

4-4.5 hours approx.


Multiple locations webBreak Manchester City Centre (Central OR Oxford Road Corridor)


Age guidelines

12+, under-16's 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)

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. 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

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£10 Greater Manchester resident lower wage tickets are available.

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Starting time:


Wed 10 July 2019
Thu 11 July 2019
Fri 12 July 2019
Sat 13 July 2019


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