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 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.
An anarchic street theatre extravaganza, bursting with colour and sound and rallying impromptu raves on street corners.
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.
One of the UK’s leading multi-arts festivals, programming and commissioning artists across music, comedy, visual arts, performance and more.
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.
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.