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Confused About MIF Tickets?

This is what's happening over Manchester International Festival tickets from the horse's mouth

Published on March 7th 2013.


Confused About MIF Tickets?
 

THIS is an official release from Manchester International Festival explaining the ticketing situation for 2013. The words below are the Festival's not Confidential's.

Tickets are selling well across the Festival and two shows are currently sold out for the entire run. These are: Macbeth live performance and The xx in residence.

The Festival's policy on reselling tickets is very clear. We aim to stop the practice of reselling and therefore any tickets bought to be resold or touted will be cancelled with immediate effect.

Both Macbeth and The xx have small audiences – the Festival could have sold these events many times over. The limited capacity is part of the artists' vision for the work and both shows are playing throughout the entire Festival to accommodate as many people as possible.

In response to demand we have announced a big screen relay to 5000 people for Branagh's Macbeth on 20 July; tickets are still available for this event.

Some other events are sold out on specific nights with plenty of tickets available for other performances; this includes Massive Attack v Adam Curtis and Rite of Spring.

MIF supports artists to make new work – as plans grow and change we are sometimes able to release more tickets for shows which have been listed as sold out.

This has been the case for several of MIF13 shows including Goldfrapp, Mogwai/Zidane and Masque of Anarchy – these shows currently have availability.

We will continue to release tickets when we can; please see www.mif.co.uk and Twitter.com/MIFestival for up to the moment ticket availability.

We have a number of tickets available for every performance at £12 for Greater Manchester residents on a lower wage, bookable on a first-come-first-served, honesty basis by phone only and via existing community networks.

There are also several free events that do not require a pre-booked ticket, see here for details. 

The Festival's policy on reselling tickets is very clear. We aim to stop the practice of reselling and therefore any tickets bought to be resold or touted will be cancelled with immediate effect.

This includes tickets sold through Ebay, Viagogo, and other ticket re-selling websites, so you risk spending money on invalid tickets if you purchase tickets from these sites. 

All tickets for Manchester International Festival events are sold through our box office partner Quaytickets and other external ticket agents.

Tickets booked directly from venues or other agents are strictly non-refundable. If available, Quaytickets will facilitate exchanges between MIF events. Should you be unable to attend an event due to extenuating circumstances, please email ticketing@mif.co.uk and we will deal with refund/exchange requests on a case by case basis.

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16 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Man InashedMarch 7th 2013.

Rivers of Fundament with Matthew Barney has been showing as "Not Available*" now for a couple of days? No explanation what the "*" is for on the page. Sold out or just not available right now???

Hero
Manc GuyMarch 8th 2013.

£12 for low income Manchester residents? That's a huge difference from the £65 MIF is charging for a full price Macbeth ticket!!! Also, they'll be sold on an 'honesty basis'?!!! Never mind 'honesty', I'd like to think Quay Tickets and the MIF requires proof of income by asking for ID, bank statements from now up to July, utility bills, council tax bills and proof of any benefits on the day of the event.

Will they get front rowseats and be invited to an after show party too?

Reaching out to the community to encourage people to enjoy an arts festival is one thing, but that's an unfair discount. In fact all of the discounts are unfair. If I recall, in 2011, the MIF low income discount was a fiver off a full price ticket.

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Hero
Manc GuyMarch 8th 2013.

...so yeah!...I am 'confused about MIF tickets'.

AnonymousMarch 8th 2013.

If you're so enraged, why don't you quit your job and buy a cheap ticket?

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Hero
Manc GuyMarch 8th 2013.

I can't ANON. I have a mortgage and utility bills to pay, and if I didn't pay them my bank would have me removed from the premises and I would become homeless. Besides, some of us responsible English citizens have to pay tax to provide [amongst other things] benefits for people on low income.

AnonymousMarch 8th 2013.

Manc Guy - £12 is 2 hours on the minimum wage. How much do you earn in 2 hours?

Hero
Manc GuyMarch 8th 2013.

Errr...it's none of your business ANON!

What's your salary?

AnonymousMarch 8th 2013.

£24,250.

Hero
Manc GuyMarch 8th 2013.

WOW...that's wicked sick man!

AnonymousMarch 8th 2013.

tesy

Poster BoyMarch 11th 2013.

And credit to MIF for not getting involved with legalised touting via Viagogo, Seatwave etc. Some local event promoters, and football clubs should take note...

AnonymousMay 1st 2013.

hmmm......

AnonymousMay 1st 2013.

Khm....

AnonymousMay 1st 2013.

hmmm.......

AnonymousMay 1st 2013.

Great..... !!!

MeMay 2nd 2013.

My friend and I accidentally bought tickets for Delphic on different days, I now have 4 too many tickets... does this mean I cannot sell them online and wont be offered a refund?

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