Thu 2nd July
Fri 3rd July
Sat 4th July
Sun 5th July
Mon 6th July
Tue 7th July
Wed 8th July
Thu 9th July
Fri 10th July
Sat 11th July
Sun 12th July
Mon 13th July
Tue 14th July
Wed 15th July
Thu 16th July
Fri 17th July
Sat 18th July
Sun 19th July
Thu 2st July
Fri 3st July
Sat 4st July
Sun 5st July
Mon 6st July
Tue 7st July
Wed 8st July
Thu 9st July
Fri 10st July
Sat 11st July
Sun 12st July
Mon 13st July
Tue 14st July
Wed 15st July
Thu 16st July
Fri 17st July
Sat 18st July
Sun 19st July

The MIF Team

Alex Poots CEO and Artistic Director
Christine Cort Managing Director
Jim Forrester Executive Director
Tracy Longdin PA to CEO and Artistic Director and Executive Director
Gemma Saunders Assistant to Managing Director

Paul Clay Executive Producer*
Jo Paton Executive Producer
Christine Gettins Executive Producer
Tracey Low Executive Producer
Kate Mackonochie Senior Producer
Katie Vine Touring Producer
David Lawrence Producer*
Pollyanna Clayton-Stamm Producer*
Conrad Lynch Producer*
Jude Jagger Festival Square Producer*
Anna Moutrey Producer*
Phoebe Greenwood Producer*
Tricia Coleman Assistant Producer
Sophie Ignatieff Assistant Producer
Holly Aston Clore Leadership Placement

Jack Thompson Technical Director
Helen Gorton Technical Co-ordinator*
Tom Besford Head of Artist Liaison
Rachel Down Deputy Head of Artist Liaison
Chloe Foy Artist Liaison Assistant (Internship)
Sarah Rowland Festival Square Co-ordinator*

Jackie Thompson Head of Guest Liaison
Michelle Binieda Guest Liaison Co-ordinator
Francesca Ribolini Guest Liaison Assistant (Internship)

Vanda Hagan Head of Finance
David Fox Administration & IT Manager
Hannah Clapham-Clark London Office Administrator
Nadia Balfe Finance Officer
Marney Guy Administration Assistant

Fiona Cariss Volunteer Co-ordinator**
Ella Walker Assistant Volunteer Co-ordinator

Jennifer Cleary Creative Learning Director
Sarah Hiscock Creative Learning Manager
Kate Reynolds Producer, MIF Creative*
Kate Houlton Assistant Producer, MIF Creative

Rachel Green Development Director
Jane Reynolds Development Manager
Andrea Lowe Development Co-ordinator
Emma Shiel Development Account Manager
Emily Ross Development Account Manager

Nadja Coyne Press and PR Director
Jamie-Leigh Hargreaves Press Officer

Janina Mundy Head of Marketing
Cathy Gallagher Marketing Consultant
Billy Partridge Ticketing Manager
Ben Williams Marketing Officer
Eleanor Scott Digital Content Producer
Tom Emery Marketing Assistant
Sarah Eastaff Ticketing Assistant (Internship)
Cathryn Ellis Designer*
Will Fulford-Jones Editor*

*Consultant  **Secondment

Festival Board
Tom Bloxham MBE (Chair)
Cllr Rosa Battle
Keith Black
Jeremy Deller
Steve Downes
Joyce Hytner OBE
Sir Brian McMaster CBE
Chris Oglesby
Richard Paver
Nancy Rothwell
Peter Salmon
Andrew Stokes
Kully Thiarai

Edward Pysden (Board Associate)
Anna Hassan (Board Observer)

Artistic Advisors
Michael Morris
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Peter Saville

Thank you to our dedicated and talented volunteers, whose contribution helps to make the Festival a success.

Festival Square

What's On

Your Journey

Visitor Information

Box Office

0844 871 7654
Opening Hours


Support MIF


Manchester International Festival is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events and takes place biennially, in Manchester, UK. The Festival launched in 2007 as an artist-led, commissioning Festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.

Manchester International Festival, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester M3 2JA
t +44 (0)161 817 4500 f +44 (0)161 839 2662 email

© Manchester International Festival All Rights Site Map Privacy Terms & Conditions WEB