Address: Factory International, Water St, Manchester M60 9EA.
Our main entrance will be on the river side of the building.

Travelling by Public Transport

Our closest stations are:

Salford Central station
0.4 miles / eight-minute walk

Deansgate station and Deansgate-Castlefield tram
0.6 miles / 12-minute walk
(Step-free access to platforms via a lift from the corner of Deansgate and Whitworth St West)

St Peter’s Square tram
0.6 miles / 12-minute walk
(Step-free, ramp access to all platforms)

Manchester Victoria station
is approximately one mile from Factory International / 20-minute walk

Manchester Piccadilly station
is approximately 1.3 miles from Factory International / 26-minute walk

Travelling by Car

Factory International will have free accessible Blue Badge parking spaces.

There are also a small number of Blue Badge spaces along Water St and Quay St. Otherwise head towards Liverpool Road, Great John St and Lower Byrom St – close to our neighbours, the Science and Industry Museum.

For a list of other parking bays available in the area, visit Manchester City Council website.

How to book

Visit our what's on page for all the latest events. Tickets for our first events will be on sale in October 2022.

A photograph of the audience at the launch event for MIF17

Become a member to make the most of your visit

Want to be first in line for unforgettable experiences and special invitations? Then become a Member of Factory International.

You'll get priority booking for events, offers and discounts across Factory International, invites to special members' events and more.


From free tickets for Personal Assistants to priority seating and a variety of accessible performances, Factory International is open to all. If you are thinking of visiting us, head over to our Access area for more information :

AD: Audio-described
Introduction and commentary of the visual aspects of a show to assist blind and visually impaired patrons. This is usually delivered via infrared headsets. These performances often include a Touch Tour where guests can also explore the more tactile elements.

BSL: British Sign Language interpreted
A British Sign Language interpreter will translate the spoken words for BSL users.

CAP: Captioned
Captioning displays dialogue and some sound effects as visible text on a screen or mobile device for anyone who would find this useful.

REL: Relaxed
A more relaxed performance environment that is suitable or people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, a learning disability or those with babes in arms.

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