Manchester’s centre for international contemporary art, theatre, film and books, officially opened its doors over the 2015 May Bank Holiday weekend featuring a 500-seat theatre, a 150-seat flexible theatre, a gallery space, five cinema screens and a café bar and restaurant. HOME is a centre for co-production, talent development and artistic creation, dedicated to learning, for people of all ages. A place for new work and playful ideas; of festivals and commissions; of artists and of audience engagement. HOME's five cinemas showcase the very best in contemporary and classic cinema, screening works by artists and filmmakers both established and new. The patrons of HOME are Danny Boyle, former National Theatre Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner, actress Suranne Jones, playwright and poet Jackie Kay MBE, artists Rosa Barba and Phil Collins, filmmaker Asif Kapadia, and actress and author Meera Syal CBE.