Festival for young people targeting emotive issues
Base Building, MSP, Greenheys Lane, Manchester, M15 6LR

Contact phone

0161 696 6410

Contact email



Any age

Opening times

Various (Check the website)

Cost details

Free (SEND young people) From £5 - £15


SICK! Festival faces up to the complexities of mental and physical health. We present an outstanding international arts programme, weaving in perspectives from researchers, clinical practitioners, public health professionals, charities and those with lived experience of the issues we address.

Themes are explored through many art forms – dance, theatre, film, spoken word – and through discussion and debate. We present and commission powerful, innovative and engaging work by artists from across Manchester, the UK and the world.

We take the conversation into the heart of the communities where the subjects matter most as well as major cultural venues.

Topics to be discussed are:

  • Disability

  • Mental health and young people

  • End of life and dying

The event will run from Wednesday 18 September to Saturday 5 October 2019

Updated: 03/09/2019