THE WELCOMING PARTY
2017 Manchester International Festival
How do we welcome new arrivals? What stories have they to tell?
Come and join The Welcoming Party and journey through a hidden warehouse at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester. You will walk alongside people who have travelled from towns and cities far beyond Manchester, all looking for a place where they can feel safe and sound.
A beautiful blend of installation, live music, puppetry and dance, The Welcoming Party is for children aged 8 plus and adults and invites you to think about what it means different – and why we should all be proud of who we are.
Co-commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Theatre-Rites, Z-Arts and the Ruhrtriennale Festival.
We've almost finished week 2 of The Welcoming Party rehearsals working with our incredible creative team, performers, stage managers, producers, educationalists, associate artists ... Every day the membership grows bigger and bigger.
Not long now until we open on 4th July at the Manchester International Festival. You can book tickets here
The Welcoming Party is our new site-specific production and is co-commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Theatre-Rites, Z-Arts and the Ruhrtriennale Festival.
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The Welcoming Party marks 21 years since Theatre-Rites' created Houseworks, a site-specific production that altered notions of what immersive art for children could be. On this special birthday, as we celebrate the power of theatre to allow us all to reflect on the world around us, it is fitting that The Welcoming Party is our first collaboration as an Associate of Z-Arts, Manchester's dedicated venue for children and families.