Community Festival

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.

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.

In 2020 and 2021 we teamed up with the University’s Manchester Museum, the Whitworth, John Rylands Research Institute and Library and staff and students from across the University to bring you a packed programme of exciting digital events.

Save the date - 25 June 2022

In 2022, the Community Festival returns with an on campus free, fun-filled event open to everyone. Look out for the forthcoming programme of events taking place Saturday 25 June 2022.

Download our Community Festival Summary Evaluation Report 2017 – 2019

Take a look at our festival films from previous years: