Contact Theatre

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
exterior of Contact Theatre building
Image courtesy of Contact Theatre

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

The £7m refurbishment of Contact was completed last summer, paving the way for a whole new run of theatre productions and performances in 2021. Following this major redevelopment, the iconic venue on Oxford Road will be reopening its doors and welcoming the public back into the building this autumn, for what promises to be an incredible reopening season.

Boasting new facilities and a phenomenal reopening programme of live performance, screenings, exhibitions and visual art, we’re thrilled that Contact is back to support and inspire the next generation of audiences and young artists.

Contact Theatre
Contact Theatre’s new interior fit-out by Architects Sheppard Robson.

The new space houses a state-of-the-art recording studio, multiple performance and rehearsal spaces, and a dedicated, first-of-its-kind art and health area. The renovation has also improved the venue’s accessibility, upgraded the theatre and made the building more environmentally sustainable. The venue’s makeover was overseen by Con:Struct, a team of bright young sparks who were involved in the renovation from the start – a testament to Contact’s ethos of placing young people at the heart of its decision making.

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Manchester’s Indian street food heroes Chaat Cart.

Contact have also partnered with Chaat Cart, Manchester’s Indian street food heroes, who will be resident in the new building’s bar and café. So whether you’re picking up a pre-show dosa, enjoying drinks after the performance or relaxing with a coffee, they’ve got you covered.

Contact has always been the place for emerging theatre, dance, spoken word, hip hop and digital performance mash-ups, and we’re elated to see them back doing what they do best.

  • 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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Ell and Mary - Fitter at Contact
Theatre 16 February 2022 7:30 pm, from £8.00

Ell and Mary – Fitter at Contact

Emma Frankland - Hearty at Contact
Theatre 17 February 2022 7:30 pm, from £8.00

Emma Frankland – Hearty at Contact

Palaver Party at Contact
Childrens 13 February 2022 11:00 am, from £7.50

Palaver Party at Contact

The Family Vogue Ball at Contact
Families 13 February 2022 2:00 pm, from £7.50

The Family Vogue Ball at Contact

Scratch at Contact
Theatre 12 February 2022 2:00 pm, from £0.00

Scratch at Contact

The Bitten Peach at Contact
Theatre 19 February 2022 4:00 pm, from £8.00

The Bitten Peach at Contact

House of Suarez + Contact: Vogue Ball 2022
Dance 18 February 2022 7:00 pm, from £15.00

House of Suarez + Contact: Vogue Ball 2022 at Contact

The Enby Show with Davina De Campo at Contact
Theatre 12 February 2022 7:30 pm, from £10.00

The Enby Show with Davina De Campo at Contact

Glamrou at Contact
Comedy 15 February 2022 7:30 pm, from £10.00

CANCELLED: Glamrou at Contact

Pecs: Kings of the North at Contact
Theatre 11 February 2022 7:30 pm, from £10.00

Pecs: Kings of the North at Contact

House of Suarez + Contact: Vogue Ball 2022
Dance 11–19 February 2022

Queer Contact Festival 2022