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

We’re pleased to announce that a £7m refurbishment of Contact has recently been completed, gearing up for theatre and performance to restart in early 2021. At such a difficult time for the arts industry, news like this really lifts the heart.

Contact Theatre Manchester Internal

Although Contact closed its doors back in 2018 to embark on the major renovation, the organisation continued to produce brilliant and provocative pop-up performance across Manchester throughout the period of closure. Now that the construction project has been completed, young people will be able to visit the newly renovated Oxford Road performance space from September 2020 to participate in socially distanced creative activities. Furthermore, Contact hopes to resume a full performance programme from early next year; we can’t wait to bring you the details, once we know more…

The new cutting edge space will house a brand new recording studio, performance and rehearsal spaces and a dedicated – first-of-its-kind – arts and health area. Always placing young people at the heart of all decision making, the venue’s makeover was overseen by Con:Struct, a team of bright young sparks who were involved in the renovation from the start.

Contact has always been the place for emerging theatre, dance, spoken word, hip hop and digital performance mash-ups, and we’re looking forward to experiencing all of this in the new building.

We’re awaiting further announcements. We’ll bring you the full lowdown as soon as we know.

  • 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


Wheelchair access to all public areas

Commercial and hire services

Private hire available

Things to do at Contact Theatre

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