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Mission Statement

Our 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 through the preservation and reopening of the historic landmark Victory Theatre.

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History

Since 1994, MIFA has presented 313 International & Specialty events featuring 1,972 artists from 57 international and national companies including 29 company debuts in America and 13 world premieres including the Rotterdam Opera, Ballet Nationale de Cuba, Dublin's Gate Theatre, South Africa's Market Theatre, the late Tito Puente, the very alive Eddie Palmieri, Vanessa Redgrave, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mira, and Paul Sorvino, Hal Holbrook, Oliver Mtukudzi, Archie Shepp, Frederick Wiseman and Rueben Santiago Hudson in “Lackawanna Blues,” and the First USA tour of London Shakespeare's GlobeTheatre.

We Are Excited to See You This Season

MIFA has been hard at work this past year! Check our Events sections to see what's coming up. Stay tuned here and on social media. We're excited about the world-class acts we are bringing to Holyoke and highlighting regional talent in Western Massachusetts.