Contact Theatre

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exterior of Contact Theatre building
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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 to restart in 2021. The online festival Queer Contact 2021 is running from 28th April to the 1st May. After speaking to the team, the reopening date for the physical venue is pencilled in for September, with the specific date to be confirmed.

Contact first 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. 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.

  • 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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