By 2025 St. John’s will be synonymous with culture and creativity. A place unlike any other in the UK and Europe; a place where art is created and modern industry thrives.
Where else will you find a ground-breaking new arts and cultural venue offering audiences the opportunity to experience one of the most ambitious and adventurous year-round creative programmes in Europe, all alongside the premier business district for tech, media and creative industries.
Our vision for a successful culture is focused upon innovation, the arts and creativity. St. John’s is a stage for exploration and enriching experiences, supporting emerging talent by creating space for artistic experimentation. Exhibitions, screenings, workshops, leisure and retail will provide inspiration and opportunity around every corner.
The Factory is the new home of Manchester International Festival (MIF) and will present new work by the world’s most exciting artists. Designed by Rem Koolhass’ OMA and backed by Manchester City Council, HM Government and Arts Council England, The Factory will be capable of presenting everything from multimedia performances to epic installations, allowing artists to create works of unprecedented ambition and scale.
RESTORING THE ICON THAT IS GRANADA TV
Film and TV production are back to the city. Manchester Studios have brought the former Granada TV studios back to life as part of a national network of broadcast, TV and film studios, providing the facilities and services needed to create world-class content.
The iconic studios were built for broadcast TV, but Manchester Studios has already welcomed a range of producers including ITV, BBC, Sony, Viacom to create titles such as Snatch, Peaky Blinders, Cold Feet and Wanderlust. By 2022 Manchester Studios will operate more than 15 studios within St. John’s.
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