24:7 is a unique theatre festival that brings innovative drama to the people of Manchester and nurtures the writing, directing, performing and producing talent of tomorrow.
In 2004, the first Festival took place in bars and clubs around Manchester city centre. With no finance but bags of determination, we managed to attract 1,600 audience members in one week. Since then, tens of thousands have taken their seats for an hour of great entertainment.
24:7 is proof that theatrical excellence can be achieved with little money but big ideas.
We now have the support of many high-profile names from theatre, film and television and have attracted financial backing from Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, Manchester Airport and The Co-operative. Above all, our festival is run by passionate theatre lovers who want 24:7 to continue growing and provide even more opportunities.
Even if you don't consider yourself artistic, you can get involved as an audience member, volunteer or sponsor.
Join us in July for Season 10!