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The Massachusetts Int’l Festival of the Arts (MIFA) has presented great art since 1994 with artists like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vanessa Redgrave, Hal Holbrook, Eddie Palmieri, William Kentridge, and London’s Globe Theatre along with wonderful Massachusetts artists and institutions.

To date, MIFA has presented 389 events with 2,581 artists from 61 international and national companies including 29 company debuts in America and 17 world premieres.


Since 2005, MIFA has sponsored Holyoke-based events such as Enchanted Circle Theater, Celebrate Holyoke, Latin Jazz Festival, and the Great Holyoke Brick Race. To date, sponsoring 103 Holyoke-based community events.

Photo of the Victory Theatre stage and proscenium


MIFA’s mission is to present the finest examples of contemporary practice in the performing, visual, and literary arts for the purposes of educating, entertaining, and enriching lives. MIFA serves the economic revitalization of Holyoke and the region through the preservation and reopening of the historic landmark Victory Theatre.

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