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  • MIF13: Launch Party

  • MIF11: The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic

  • MIF13: MIF Creative, ZigZag ZigZag

  • MIF11: Bjork, Biophilia

  • MIF13: Nikhil Chopra, Coal on Cotton

  • MIF13: The Masque of Anarchy

  • MIF11: Victoria Wood, That Day We Sang

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As a charity, Manchester International Festival relies on private support to help us commission the very best international artists to create new work, premiered here in Manchester and then shared with the world.

In the past 10 years, over a million people have enjoyed nearly 100 MIF commissions – whether in theatres and galleries, or schools or car parks.  We couldn’t have done this without you.

Join us as a member, donor or sponsor to enjoy a range of benefits and special events, and help us continue creating unforgettable experiences for artists and audiences alike.


MIF Member

Enjoy a wide range of benefits including priority ticket booking.
Find out more here.

MIF Pioneers

Get closer to the Festival with a personalised booking service and by attending the MIF Programme Launch and Opening Night VIP Party.
Find out more about joining as an MIF15 Pioneer here, and read the story of one of our newest Pioneers here.

MIF Patrons

Develop a deeper understanding of the Festival with your dedicated Account Manager, plus receive confidential programme previews and invitations to a number of special events.
Find out more here.

MIF Commissioning Circle

Join us on the creative journey of three or four of our MIF15 shows and learn about the commissioning process whilst developing a closer relationship with the work.
Find out more about joining the Commissioning Circle here, and read the experiences of two of our members here.

MIF Corporate Sponsors

There are a number of ways we can work with you and your staff including marketing & profile raising, networking & corporate entertaining and staff discounts & volunteering opportunities.
Find out more here
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Thank you to all of our MIF15 supporters for making this year’s Festival possible.

MIF News

Call out for dance participants

Call out for dance participants

MIF is on the hunt for talented, Greater Manchester-based dancers

wonder.land Press Coverage

wonder.land Press Coverage

Round-up of press coverage for the launch of wonder.land

Box Office Christmas Opening Hours

Box Office Christmas Opening Hours

Bookings made by phone will not be available during certain times

Manchester International Festival's founding CEO & Artistic Director to leave after 2015 Event

Manchester International Festival's founding CEO & Artistic Director to leave after 2015 Event

Alex Poots, founding CEO and Artistic Director of Manchester International Festival, is to leave following next summer’s Festival.

MIF15 Press Coverage

MIF15 Press Coverage

Highlights from the initial MIF15 press coverage

MIF15 First Announcements

MIF15 First Announcements

Tree of Codes, The Tale of Mr Tumble and The Age of Starlight

MIF Images