The Welcoming Party
4 – 16 July 2017
The Welcoming Party will take you on an exciting journey through a historic hidden warehouse at the Museum of Science and Industry.
You'll walk alongside people who have travelled here from towns and cities far beyond Manchester, all looking for a place where they can feel safe and sound. And along the way, perhaps you can help them find what they’re looking for.
A beautiful blend of puppetry, performance, dance and live music for both children and family audiences, The Welcoming Party invites you to think about what it means to feel different – and why we should all be proud of who we are.
Book tickets via the Manchester International Festival website
4 July (preview): 7pm
5 – 7 and 12 – 14 July: 7pm
8, 9, and 15 July: 11.30am, 3pm and 7pm
16 July: 11.30am and 3pm
Shows are 90 minutes long.
13 July: 7pm – BSL interpreted
15 July: 11.30am – Relaxed performance
7 July: 1pm
Free (ticket required)
Sue Buckmaster (director), Liz O’Neill, Phelim McDermott, Jane Davidson MBE, Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari will discuss creating work for younger audiences.
The Welcoming Party has been commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Theatre-Rites, Z-arts and Ruhrtriennale International Festival of the Arts. Produced by Manchester International Festival, Theatre-Rites and Z-arts. Supported by the Granada Foundation.