Filming and Photography

Visitors to our building are welcome to take photographs and videos of themselves, family and friends in our spaces. We encourage you to share your experience of your visit on social media, provided it is for private, non-commercial purposes. 

These photographs must be for personal use only, using hand-held cameras and phones. Additional equipment such as tripods, gimbals and lighting is not permitted across the building.

There may be certain exhibitions or shows where photography is not permitted, and this will be clearly stated in the space. In spaces where photography is allowed, please do not touch artworks, objects or cases while taking photographs or filming.

When taking photographs or filming in our building, you may be approached by our front-of-house staff and asked about the purposes of your photography or filming. Factory International reserves the right to request you stop your activities if they are found to be in breach of its terms and conditions. Please do get in touch with if you have any questions.

Press requests

Filming and photography at Manchester International Festival and other Factory International events may only take place by prior arrangement. If you have a media filming or photography enquiry please contact us at with a minimum of 2 weeks lead time.

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