• Photo: Florence Delahaye

  • Photo: Nicolas & Yannick Blaser

  • Photo: Florence Delahaye

The Great Indoors

Held in the stunning surroundings of Manchester Town Hall, The Great Indoors  was  two-day adventure curated by Rachel Clare and delivered an extraordinary array of activity as international artists took over the rooms and corridors of one of Manchester’s true treasures.

One of the great successes of the first Manchester International Festival in 2008, The Great Indoors  returned for a second round in 2009.


  • ‘Many arts festivals try hard to be engaging for young people. Over the weekend the Manchester International Festival went all out.’

New York Times Artsbeat Blog

Audience Comments

  • ‘It was definitely worth the 2 hour drive each way from Snowdonia and we’ll be back in two years'.

    Audience member

  • ‘It was brilliant! We got a great big dose of culture and the fact that it was free made it even better’.

    Audience member