Festival Square will introduce visitors to Factory International’s new outdoor spaces, with live sets from over 100 bands, artists and DJs and a wide variety of food and drink
An epic cultural journey across Europe by Little Amal, a 3.5-metre puppet of a nine-year-old refugee girl, culminating in a finale event in Manchester.
A mass participatory public realm dance work created by choreographer Boris Charmatz for the opening of MIF21.
A city-wide, spirits-lifting, socially-distanced community singalong bringing together communities across Greater Manchester.
A temporary brewery and public toilet pub in a secret location for MIF19, created by Tokyo art collective Chim↑Pom.
A stirring theatrical and musical immersion into the sound and identity of singer Nico, co-created by Maxine Peake and Sarah Frankcom.
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.
An anarchic street theatre extravaganza, bursting with colour and sound and rallying impromptu raves on street corners.
A beastly theatrical bonfire and firework display to celebrate NYE17 in Newcastle, created in collaboration with Walk the Plank.
A unique gig/theatre hybrid industrial music drama created by Jane Horrocks, Nick Vivian and Wrangler for Manchester International Festival 2017.
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 interactive sound and visual installation created by artists Jason Singh and Cassiel for the Great Hall at the Royal Exchange Theatre.
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.
Playful and inspiring children’s theatre with a distinctive handmade aesthetic based around beautifully carved puppets, handmade masks and music.
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.
Oddball shows and experiences for unlikely locations, taking audiences on an immersive, emotional and transformational journey which escapes the daily trappings of indoor entertainment.
With that little bit of puppet magic, this menagerie of giant puppets and walkabouts are big, surprising, colourful and connect with the child in all of us.
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 new work from Manchester-based Percussive Customer Projects on Northern Soul culture, incorporating documentary, video projection, dance and live performance.
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.
Development of the Education programme to accompany the national mid-scale tour of Sebastian Faulkes’ BIRDSONG.
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.
Assistant Producer for 3-sixty – a creative production partnership committed to inspiring the next generation of outstanding performance work.
An exhibition with a difference, with contributions from community groups, artists, makers, children, schools and individuals.
A successful cross-artform platform event for new and emerging NW-based artists and performers.