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.
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.
Services and Facilitiestheatre, cafe/lounge bar
AccessibilityWheelchair access to all public areas
Commercial and hire servicesPrivate hire available