Contact Summer Season 2017

Andrew Anderson
Contact Summer Season
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Summer Season at Contact Theatre, Manchester 16 May — 30 June 2017 Entrance is free — Visit now

Normally at this time of year theatres are stacking up the seats and packing away the props in preparation for a well-earned summer break… but not Contact.

Instead, the radical theatre on Oxford Road has launched an entire season of summer shows, cramming in as much action as they can before closing for a year-long refurbishment project in 2018.

We begin with LEVIATHAN, which takes on the story of Moby Dick and turns it into a dance spectacular. Created by acclaimed choreographer James Wilton, it’s full of striking moments that we can’t wait to see. Schrödinger is another piece with powerful visuals, this time thanks to a set that allows actors to enter from all angles, in a commentary on the confused state of contemporary politics.

Then there’s Scorch, which has toured internationally and received five-star reviews from Edinburgh to Australia, and We Come From Far Far Away, a piece that proves there’s always hope even in the darkest hour.

Summer Season at Contact Theatre, Manchester 16 May — 30 June 2017 Entrance is free Visit now

What's on at Contact Theatre

Where to go near Contact Summer Season 2017

Music venue
The Deaf Institute

The Deaf Institute is a vibrant gig venue and nightclub for which it is well worth taking a jaunt out of the Northern Quarter.

Catalog Bookshop

Find Peter and his Christiania cargo bike around All Saints Park, a hop, skip and a bunnyhop from Manchester Poetry Library.

Bar or Pub

Sandbar, just off Oxford Road in Manchester, is a well-loved watering hole, with a great selection of ales and some eccentric seating.

Johnny Roadhouse store
Johnny Roadhouse

Buffeted by fried chicken outlets, legendary musical instrument emporium Johnny Roadhouse has been serving the local music community for over 50 years.

Café or Coffee Shop
Eighth Day

Eighth Day is a co-operative shop that sells ethically-sourced food, wine and cosmetics. There’s also café that serves hearty, healthy meals in the basement.

Event venue
The Proud Place

Based in the heart of Manchester on Sidney Street, The Proud Place houses The Proud Trust and serves as a community hub for the wider LGBT+ population across Greater Manchester and beyond.

What's on: Theatre

Sweet Dreams at Aviva Studios

Multi-sensory and surreal, Sweet Dreams is a brand-new storytelling experience that takes audiences on a journey through food, appetite and desire.

from £7.50
Open Air Theatre at Grosvenor Park
Open Air Theatre at Grosvenor Park

Expect another fabulous season of open-air theatre when The Gangs of New York, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Importance of Being Earnest play Grosvenor Park this summer.

from £6.75

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