Summer in Manifattura / 2023

From May 31st to September 30th

From May 31st to September 30th, it’s summer at Manifattura Tabacchi. For four months, a program of events featuring live music, art, cinema, children’s workshops, food and drinks, fashion and lifestyle, books and talks, and festivals will bring life to the spaces of the Factory, the areas of the boulevard, and the Giardino della Ciminiera. The summer proposal is realized in collaboration with different local entities and the Manifattura community: shops, bars, restaurants, and workshops that create a new center for meeting and exchanging ideas, inspired by the workshops that once thrived around the city squares.

Last but not least, the coworking space has reopened in building B11: an open space, with cocktail bar, where artists and creative people, professionals and students, tourists and local residents can work, study and meet.
The coworking space is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 00 a.m, Saturday and Sunday from 18.00 to 00.00.

On Thursdays and Fridays, F-CCKTLS the cocktail bar in building B11 will alternate between DJ sets and live music.
20.07 DJ Sgrida
21.07 Live by Colorificio Mario
27.07 Hotel Zero showcase
28.07 Dj set by Tommaso


Discover the Programme

The September program will soon be online.

From 26 July to 27 August, (Non solo) Cinema in Manifattura returns, curated by Fondazione Stensen, free entry
Every evening at 9.15 p.m
New this year: entry, the location, Maker Street, in the new Manifattura spaces, and the possibility of using headphones for a more immersive experience.
Discover the programme

Wednesday, May 31st from 9.00 p.m, free entry
Italia Tosta with Enea Pascal / Ivreatronic


Thursday, June 1st from 10.00 p.m
Nathan Fake live in Manifattura for his tour Crystal Vision
The next performers are DJ P.Flex and Michael Byrne.
Purchase the ticket


Friday, June 9th from 10.00 p.m 
Lattexplus Night w/ Courtesy, Gabrielle Kwarteng and Speaking Minds
Purchase the ticket


Saturday, June 10th from 5.00 p.m, free entry
Scuola di Musica di Fiesole presenting the concert-show with the musical fairy tale “Piccolo blu piccolo giallo”


Tuesday, June 13th from 7.30 p.m, free entry
Loudlift LIVE with Piers Faccini


Friday, June 16th from 10.00 p.m, free entry upon registration 
Pantha du Prince Live
Free entry upon registration


Wednesday, June 21st from 9.00 p.m, free entry
Italia Tosta with EKS. Guido Marziale


Friday, June 23rd from 10.00 p.m
Disco Stupenda | Pino D’Angiò and Daniel Monaco Live
Purchase the ticket


Wednesday, 28th and Thursday 29th of June, at 7.00 p.m and following at 9.00 p.m, free entry
Scuola di Musica di Fiesole introducing the series dedicated to the musicians of the Italian Youth Orchestra


Friday, June 30th from 10.00 p.m 
Lattexplus Night w/ Chaos in the CBD and Danee


Saturday, 1st and Sunday 2nd of July, at 9.00 p.m, free entry
Scuola di Musica di Fiesole introducing the series dedicated to the musicians of the Italian Youth Orchestra


Thursday, July 6th from 9.00 p.m, free entry
Italia Tosta / Giacomo Laser “riceve su appuntamento”


Thursday, July 13th from 9.00 p.m, free entry
Italia Tosta / Collettivo Occhilucidi


Until 1 September in the new outdoor spaces of the Factory and in B11, free entry
Opening Thursday 20 July at 6.00 p.m
From 7.00 p.m in B11, vernissage with drinks and music by Dj Sgrida
Exhibition narrating the link between Manifattura Tabacchi and contemporary art production, a selection of works conceived, designed and built in dialogue with the architectural complex and its history.


Until September 1st in B11, free entry
Toast Project Space presents DIALOG, Wieland Schoenfelder‘s first exhibition in Italy curated by Condylura


Until June 18th, free entry
Katja Novitskova
The exhibition is open for visits on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. Every Thursday, on the occasion of the extended opening hours from 2:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m, cultural mediators will be available to accompany the public on a guided tour. No reservation is required, and the service is free of charge.


Thursday, June 15th from 9.00 p.m, free entry 
Katja Novitskova Public Program | Calentamiento by the artistic collective Vaste Programme

Every Friday in June and July from 5:00 p.m at Skate Plaza 
Skate lessons for children with Fortezza Crew.
For information:


From Monday, June 19th to Friday, September 8th
The Summer Camps start in Manifattura in collaboration with the associations Onouka, Fortezza Crew, and Il Paracadute di Icaro.
For information, contact,, and


On Friday, June 16th, from 5:30 p.m, free event
In collaboration with Todomodo Dilà, the Laboratory of African Queens presents: Njinga Mbande, a storytelling about the life of the great Queen of the Kingdom of Ndongo, aimed at children aged 7 to 12 and teenagers aged 13 to 15.
To register, please write to the email address


On Sunday, June 18th from 4.30 p.m
The Eco Collage Workshop for children (aged 6-12) La Tomaia organized by Fondazione Ferragamo.
The Eco-Collage La Tomaia workshop aims to look at the future of sustainability in the shoe industry through the eyes of imagination. The young shoemakers will be engaged in the creation of a real upper with reused materials by working on a real wooden last, just like professionals in the industry.
You can register here


On Friday, July 14th, from 5.30 p.m, at Giardino della Ciminiera
Free workshop for children aged 7 to 13: Serigraphy workshop: African words with the Angolan Njinga Mbande Association.
For info and registration:


On Sunday, July 23th from 5.00 p.m
The Eco Collage Workshop for children Il Foulard (aged 6-12) organized by Fondazione Ferragamo.
You can register here.


Friday 21 July, from 6.00 p.m, opening of the Pump Track in building B11 | Until 6 August, free entry
Children can try out the pump track, with their own bike, roller skate or skate, in the presence of qualified instructors.
The pump track is open to the public on Friday from 3.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m and from 5.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m.


Tuesday, June 13th from 5.30 p.m 
SUPERDUPER officially presents, in its new atelier at the Factory, a new welcome-to-the-city capsule collection created in collaboration with Max Poglia of Poglia co. in Florence.


Tuesday June 13th from 4.00 p.m
Opening of the Archivi Sartoriali atelier


From Wednesday, June 14th to Sunday, June 18th, from 5:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m, free entry
The first floor of building B9 hosts the exhibition THreSH(h)ōld – a point of beginning, featuring installations created by  Polimoda students in Fashion Art Direction, exploring experiential fashion retail.


Thursday June 22th
Opening of PolvereNera Parrucchieri / On the opening day there will be a free haircut (reservation required – +39 370/3556735


On Saturday, June 24th, from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m and on Sunday, June 25th, from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m and from 3:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m
Longboard Dancing with Stradivarius Longboards, curated by Fortezza Crew.
For information: (The event will take place with a minimum of 10 registrations)


Friday 21 July, from 6.00 p.m, opening of the Pump Track in building B11 | Until 6 August, free entry 
Try out the pump track with qualified instructors, come with your bike, roller or skate
Friday from 3.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m and Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m and 5.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m.

Every Monday 
The food trucks in the boulevard, Chiosco ai Renai and Necciaio will host some excellent representatives of the local and non-local gastronomic scene. The guest chefs will enhance the street food offerings for the evening with some iconic dishes from their work. All updates on the instagram pages of Manifattura Tabacchi, Chiosco ai Renai and Necciaio.


Thursday, June 8th from 6.30 p.m
Opening of the new Bulli&Bulene space in the Factory


Sunday, June 11th from 6.00 p.m
Opening of Shake Café

Monday, June 19th at 6.30 p.m, free entry
The TMMT (a story of letters placed in the right spot at the right time) series dedicated to the world of publishing continues, presenting the column ‘Authors and Non-Fiction Books.‘ The next event will feature author Eric Gobetti discussing his latest book, I carnefici del Duce.


In June, it will be possible to visit Officina Botanica, the rooftop garden designed on the roof of Building 11, with landscape architect Antonio Perazzi (June 21st at 6.30 p.m / SOLD OUT).


On Thursday, July 20th, from 7.00 p.m at Officina Botanica, free entry by reservation
Manifattura hosts an appointment of the Firenze dall’Alto festival: La cerva di base by and with Teresa Cinque, a feminist reading on traditional fairy tales.
The registration link will soon be online.