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Everyone should get to experience great art and events. With affordable ticketing options across all our own programme, we want to make sure there’s nothing stopping you from getting involved.

Our affordable ticket offer includes:

  • Aviva £10 Tickets. There are £10 tickets for those who might need them across all our own shows and events, supported by Aviva. This includes for Manchester International Festival, which also has plenty of free events in each edition to get stuck into.
  • Concessions. Students, over 65s, and people on low incomes get up to 50% discount across all our own shows. Check out our FAQs below to find out more.

We offer discounts for disabled people, and can provide a Personal Assistant ticket free of charge if you require one. For more info on booking access tickets, head to our Access hub


Our affordable ticket options are intended for:

  • Those on minimum wage or the National Living Wage
  • Students – in higher education
  • Children – check individual events for age ranges
  • Seniors – 65+ on benefits
  • Unwaged – people on benefits
  • Those who can't afford a full price ticket

Affordable tickets are subject to availability so please do choose a full price ticket option if you can afford to do so. We operate on a trust basis, and standard tickets contribute to keeping prices low for those who otherwise wouldn't be able to visit.

Affordable ticket options operate on a trust basis and are self-selecting. We hope those who can will opt for standard, full price tickets; leaving affordable options available to those who need them.

Ticket options are self-selecting and operate on a trust basis. We hope affordable tickets will be left for those who need them.

Some of our shows have a minimum age range for entry and children must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Tickets for children are discounted by up to 50%, while babies under two go free.

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For ticketing queries, please contact tickets@factoryinternational.org

For access queries, please contact access@factoryinternational.org

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