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Manchester International Festival: 2-19 July

26 May 2009

Special offer for University of Manchester staff

The biennial Manchester International Festival is an artist-led, commissioning festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, music, visual arts and popular culture.

All events and works have been specifically created for the Festival and will include music, visual arts, theatre, dance, food and family events. There will be a range of indoor and outdoor commissions, all presented by world-class artists and co-producers.

As a member of staff at The University of Manchester, you can become a Festival Friend at the discounted rate of £10. This scheme gives you a chance to get closer to the heart of the Festival while also contributing directly to the Festival’s future commissions. Friends get a host of great benefits both during the Festival and beyond it.

Friends' benefits include:

  • a Friends Card (valid until the end of August 2010)
  • a copy of the Festival brochure, mailed on its release
  • priority access to tickets
  • a regular e-newsletter
  • an invitation to a welcome drink with the Festival Director
  • 10% off food and drink at City Inn bars and restaurants across the UK*
  • discount on programmes at selected shows

For more information on the Friends' scheme, visit:

For full details of the Festival programme and booking links, visit: