Manchester International Festival

Twenty-five dancers fill the large, temporary stage, a shiny silvery padded floor set amid the industrial columns of the abandoned warehouse in Manchester city...

The concept behind Jane Horrocks’ latest gig-theatre project is an excellent one. In 1861, due to the American Civil War, the supply of slave-produced...

Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari’s Party Skills at the End of the World asks what will be left when the world ends. What skills...

Update: This story was amended on June 27 to correct information about funding for Youth Music Theatre UK. Hampstead Theatre is one of the biggest losers in...

A few days before we meet to talk about putting together his first Manchester International Festival as artistic director, John McGrath has been skydiving...

In summer, the arts take on a different complexion. Instead of a way of life, they become a destination, with cities and venues up...

Manchester International Festival has been announced as the operator of the city's new flagship arts venue Factory. MIF will create a year-round programme for...

Manchester International Festival artistic director John McGrath has announced the first four commissions of his inaugural programme, including a reimagining of Dr Strangelove and...

Artists who do not work in theatre are to be supported to make ambitious new performances in Manchester. Theatremakers will also be encouraged to make...
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