Chris Thorpe’s cycle of six warm, witty new plays crosses Northern England, exploring the landscapes that surround us and how we live with each other.
Site-specific theatre rooted in political contemporary issues, encompassing sound, new writing, visual design and verbatim.
A beastly theatrical bonfire and firework display to celebrate NYE17 in Newcastle, created in collaboration with Walk the Plank.
Turner Prize-nominated artist Phil Collins returns a Soviet-era statue of Friedrich Engels to the city where he made his name in an extraordinary live film event.
A new initiative offering residents the opportunity to present their very own micro-international festival in their home for local community members.
A modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, conceived and created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller.
An exhibition created from the stories and opinions that Royal Exchange visitors shared with the Theatre as part of the You, The Audience programme.
One of the UK’s leading multi-arts festivals, programming and commissioning artists across music, comedy, visual arts, performance and more.
An evening packed with thought-provoking talks, rants and creative provocations by young people aged 14 to 25.
A dance competition which honours the culture of the street dance community, encouraging dancers to go head to head with each other in tag-team and two-man battles.
The Royal Exchange Theatre’s first Relaxed Performance, designed to welcome anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment.
A night of bespoke entertainment, lively discussion, workshops, candle-lit stories and midnight feasts at the Royal Exchange Theatre’s very first sleepover
A new commission for MIF15 working with Brooklyn-based Flex dance pioneer Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray and a specially assembled team of dancers from New York and Manchester.
A giant conversation with everyone who has ever been part of a theatre audience, to find out what theatre is for in the 21st century, why it matters and what it should be.
A £700,000 programme funded by The Co-operative Foundation exploring ways of challenging and changing negative perceptions of young people.
A music, drama and visual arts programme for young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition, delivered by the Royal Exchange Theatre and Manchester Camerata.
An innovative three year partnership with the Booth Centre which used creativity and theatre to develop the personal and social skills of homeless adults.
An audio walk around the streets of Manchester, based on a series of frank and funny conversations between a group of young adults and a group of over 60s.
A three year partnership with New Charter Housing Trust and their Academy in Ashton under Lyne designed to explore ways of creating sustainable cultural change in the neighbourhood.
A creative training project using theatre processes to equip young people with skills, confidence and knowledge that will help raise aspirations and improve employment prospects.
A live documentary made in collaboration with a group of young people who broadcast live from their own communities to an online audience.
An immersive installation exploring the important issues that young people face, complete with exhibitions, performances, speeches and opportunities for critical debate.
A weekend of deckchair lounging, free entertainment and a few surprises, featuring a packed programme of music, performance and street theatre.
A pupil-led, creative walking project using drama, soundscape, film, visual mapping, photography, story and townscape art to map the journey between two local primary schools.
Fourteen days and nights of theatre, music, film, cooking, exhibitions and opinion-gathering – produced and managed by young people.
A professional showcase opportunity for young Greater Manchester performers across a range of artforms including theatre, multimedia, spoken word, music and dance.
An exhibition with a difference, with contributions from community groups, artists, makers, children, schools and individuals.
An installation of old school desks, revealing topographies of memory, landscapes of dreams and maps of the imagination.