WELCOME TO MANCHESTER’S 24:7 THEATRE FESTIVAL: TEN GREAT NEW PRODUCTIONS IN ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION.

What’s happening at 24:7?

A Packed Weekend of Theatre Fun and World Premieres

Introducing: The 24:7 Big Weekend Festival Pass!

For just £30 you can see ALL SEVEN ticketed shows in this year’s Festival: that’s four main shows, two rehearsed readings and one You Are Here presentation.

And there are ONLY 50 PASSES to be had!

Once you’ve bought your Pass, we’ll email you with the Weekend showtimes. All you have to do is indicate which seven performances you’re coming to and we’ll reserve you a seat for each. (This is because we can’t have everyone turning up at the same time, so you’ll have to be quick to have first pick!) Collect your tickets when you arrive at the Martin Harris Centre at the Weekend and you’re away!

Please Note: If you don’t reply with your selections by midday on Wednesday 22 July, your Pass will become a Standby Pass: you won’t have to pay again to get in, but you’ll have to wait until those with tickets for that performance have been admitted.

Hope that’s all clear!

If a Festival Pass is your purchase of choice, then CLICK HERE!

 

The Weekend

Running from 24 – 26 July, 24:7′s Big Weekend of new theatre-making will take place in and around the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama in the University of Manchester. It will feature four main productions, a series of six monologues performed outdoors on the University campus, a family-friendly adventure in Manchester Museum and another of our exciting collaborations with Canberra’s ‘You Are Here’ festival.

Together with rehearsed readings and workshops for writers and actors, the whole event will once again demonstrate that, for 11 years, 24:7 has always been about developing people.

However, this 12th edition will be the final Festival in our recognisable format. Have we run our course? There are many initiatives now underway by any number of agencies, large and small, and we would hate to be more of a competitor than collaborator.

When there was next to nothing happening for developing and emerging theatre-makers in Manchester, we led the way in putting on small-scale work in non-theatre venues. Many have followed and are doing the same, which is what we wanted!

We led in giving opportunity to groups of theatre-makers – hundreds have been part of our Festivals – and now the established producing theatres are being funded to set up schemes to do that.

We’re not finished in our mission – we will continue to develop people – so look out for the 24:7 in different guises in the future!

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Show Calendar (July 2015)

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WRITERS

To further maintain and develop our unique relationship with writers, 24:7 is not only continuing to run writers’ lunches and writing events, but will offer mentoring support and one-off workshops. We are also hoping to offer dramaturgical support, rehearsed readings with actors, and discussion groups.

“Writers have always been at the forefront of what makes 24:7 unique,” says Writers’ Liaison Ian Townsend, “and we intend to continue our support and encouragement. It really does show how passionate 24:7 is to develop emerging writing talent, helping writers get to grips with their plays and how to make the best of them.”

Watch this space for the next events in the calendar!

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