Aviva Studios

Photo of the exterior of Aviva Studios from across the river
Aviva Studios, the home of Factory International, is a landmark new cultural space for Manchester and the world. Planning a visit? Our regular opening hours are 10am – 11pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Check out what's on offer and how to get here.


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  • Factory Settings

    Switch on and step into Factory Settings and access a whole new dimension to Aviva Studios through inventive and playful virtual experiences.
  • Factory Works

    A new audio artwork and accompanying film by Neville Gabie – created with Nabihah Iqbal, Mark Thomas and the Aviva Studios construction workers.
  • Dream Space Podcast

    What does art have the power or potential to do, when we allow ourselves to dream? We explore this in our new podcast, hosted by Gemma Cairney.
  • Editor in Residence

    Factory+ commissions some of the most exciting voices in contemporary writing to explore a selection of themes.
  • Games

    Play games and experiences by some of the most exciting artists working in the digital field.
  • Talks

    Watch our selection of talks and discussions from artists from across the programme of Factory International and MIF.
  • Videos

    Watch our latest video series across Factory+ featuring studio visits, behind the scenes, music sessions and more.
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