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Theatre

We work with artists to produce questioning and ambitious artistic projects and involve audiences with new and extraordinary theatrical experiences.

We programme an exciting, eclectic mix of plays, and our focus is celebrating and commissioning artists with an unique theatrical language. Sitting so closely to the best of international, independent cinema and contemporary visual art has inspired us to have strong visual ambitions for all our work in the theatre.

Theatre at HOME has an international focus. We are a home for UK premieres of foreign language plays and celebrate many of the most inventive international theatre companies making work around the globe. Our annual ¡Viva! festival joins together with our partner art forms in a venue-wide exploration of film, theatre and visual art from across the Spanish-speaking world.

Dance theatre, combining the raw emotion of dance with the narrative of theatre also has a new home in Manchester and we are working with international partners to commission and produce bold new work as well as host the best touring productions in this exciting medium.

Theatre 2 was launched in 2016 with a desire to explore the world around us through the lenses of the most exciting local, national and international companies. These companies are playful, questioning and challenging sharing unique viewpoints through daring performance practise.

Orbit is Theatre 2’s annual showcase festival and bring’s together a collective of artists and performances from some of the world’s best festivals as well as premiere productions into a two week celebration

We continue to work with the best of Manchester’s thriving fringe scene with our annual PUSH Festival, which is dedicated to supporting emerging artists, filmmakers and theatre makers to help them to develop, promote and showcase their practice.

To advise and oversee our programming and ensure we are kept abreast of developments, we work with an international network of dramaturgs and we are also delighted to welcome new Associate Companies 1927 and Mighty Heart Theatre and Associate Artist Katie West. They join existing Associates Quarantine, Manchester’s leading experimental theatre company.

We also have a focus on developing the work and careers of emerging and mid career theatre makers. A programme of encounters, events and workshops – many lead by visiting practitioners of national and international standing – will provide the support, insight and platform needed to allow theatre’s next generation to flourish.