Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years in Manchester, UK. MIF launched in 2007 as an artist-led festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.

We aim to embody the values implicit in our name:

  • Manchester: We will seek to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and programme
  • International: We will work with artists, producers and creative partners from all over the world, ensuring a global diversity to our work and cultivating a rich and ongoing cultural conversation
  • Festival: We will create a space for ambitious cultural exchange, and the imagining of new global possibilities