Contact Theatre

Susie Stubbs
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Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA – Visit Now

It has been almost two decades since Contact Theatre – the strangely turreted arts venue jammed in behind Manchester Academy – signalled the seriousness of its new ethos by changing its name. To reach a new generation of theatre-goers it decided that the prime barrier was the class, race and age connotations of the word theatre itself, so the Contact Theatre became, simply, Contact. For once, a re-branding seemed to inspire genuine change and now the organisation is heralded as holding the blueprint for how arts organisations should engage young people, going from strength-to-strength with its own productions, and creating a place for itself’ in the city’s crowded theatre scene. This is the place to head to for emerging theatre, spoken word, hip hop and digital performance mash-ups, all of it with the sense of energy and urgency that comes with working with young talent.

  • Oxford Road
  • Manchester
  • M15 6JA
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10:00am – 11:00pm
  • Tue: 10:00am – 11:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 11:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 11:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 11:00pm
  • Sat: 3:00pm – 12:00am
  • Sun: Closed
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Services and Facilities

theatre, cafe/lounge bar

Accessibility

Wheelchair access to all public areas

Commercial and hire services

Private hire available

Things to do at Contact Theatre

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Dance 18 November 2017, from £6.00 - 10.00

Nuclear at Contact

Theatre 20 September–20 December 2017

Contact Autumn Season 2017

Theatre 18 November 2017, from £8.00 - 12.00

Who Wants to Live Forever? at Contact

Comedy 27–28 October 2017, from £7.00 - 13.00

Jumble Soul at Contact

Dance 31 October–1 November 2017, from £6.00 - 11.00

Treasuries of Mysteries at Contact

Families 24–25 October 2017, from £5.00 - 13.00

Duckie at Contact

Comedy 13–14 October 2017, from £20.00 - 25.00

Hocum Pokem at Contact

Sports 20–23 September 2017, from £10:00 - 15.00

We’re Not Really Here – A Football Opera at Contact

Comedy 27 October–11 November 2017, from £6.00

Flying Solo Festival 2017 at Contact

Dance 10–12 October 2017, from £06.00 - 10.00

#JeSuis (In Progress) at Contact

Dance 17–18 November 2017, from £7.00

Black Gold Arts Festival at Contact

Comedy 7–9 December 2017, from £20.00 - 25.00

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Vaudevillians at Contact

Theatre 28–29 November 2017, from £10.00 - 15.00

Re-member Me at Contact

Families 13–20 December 2017, from £5.00

The Siege of Christmas at Contact