Each year we throw open our doors for our local friends and neighbours to discover the variety of work we do here at the University.
This free day is jam-packed with fun activities for all the family, including interactive demonstrations, musical and drama performances, and behind the scenes tours. Take a look at photos from previous festivals.
Our Community Festival offers an inviting, informal space for visitors to meet our staff and students and community partners, and for us to take part in conversations that connect and inspire.
We’ve got something for everyone. There are creative sessions with poetry, music, and art; tours and meets-ups with our inspiring curators; activities for your wellbeing; science experiments; and stories of local history and experiences for you to share.
The Festival is a great way to find out exactly what goes on at our University and see behind our doors.
The Community Festival returns 10 June 2023, 11am – 4pm. Take a look at our packed programme of events and activities!
Take a look at our festival films from previous years.
Community Festival 2022
- Community Festival 2019 (YouTube)
- Community Festival 2018 (YouTube)
- Community Festival 2017 (YouTube)
“We had an incredible day exploring all the work that University of Manchester are doing – there was so much to see and do!” – Festival Visitor 2022
Take a look at our reports from our previous festivals.