International Festival of New Theatre, Manchester, 4-8 July


Full festival programme to be announced on May 4th - check back for details


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FLARE17 will take place from Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 July 2017, when some great new makers of innovative theatre, selected internationally, will arrive in Manchester with major new performance pieces.
Hosted by Home, Contact, The Lowry, The Royal Exchange Theatre, the Martin Harris Centre at Manchester University and No 70 Oxford St (the old Cornerhouse building), FLARE17 promises a packed programme of extraordinary theatre events.
With performances drawn from a number of international networks, plus a world-wide call out, FLARE17 will also feature a whole host of workshops, discussions and other events that together will amount to an unmissable experience for anyone curious about the future of theatre as an art form.



Early Bird Festival Passes now available

The First Shows...


In Baardeman a body repeatedly walks on and off the stage. Again and again it tries out new shapes, shapes through which to construct and re-construct itself. Only gradually do...


In the darkness of a cinema space, the audience sits blindfolded. Behind each row of audience members is a row of children who in hushed voices describe a film only...


In Carmen, Don José falls in love with Carmen who becomes infatuated with the bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s love quickly turns to violent jealousy. He tracks Carmen down and kills...


Full programme coming soon...




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