Contact Theatre

Susie Stubbs
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Contact theatre at night
Image courtesy of Contact Theatre

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

It has been a decade since the 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 niche 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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Lemn Sissay at the 8th Black and Asian Writers Conference
Literature 8 October 2016, from £7.00

Lemn Sissay at Contact

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Families 15 December 2016–22 December 2016, from £5.00

The Siege of Christmas at Contact

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Theatre 25 October 2016–26 October 2016, from £7.00

Upswing: Bedtime Stories