Contact

Contact
Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M15 6JA
  • Telephone 0161 274 0600
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–6pm
  • Website www.contactmcr.com
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Arts Award Drop (Autumn)

Work on the arts and develop your skills in these drop sessions.

Wed 25 Oct

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Wed 1 Nov

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Wed 8 Nov

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

Cheryl Martin: Who Wants To Live Forever?

One woman’s life-long love for Billie Holiday’s music, for the stars, and for her lost baby brother. Who Wants To Live Forever? is about camping holidays and friendship; about learning how to sing so that you can sing to the stars; about loss and memory, and turning memory into myths of Amazon princesses sailing the…

Fri 17 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Sat 18 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0161 274 0600

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Contact + Slung Low: The Siege Of Christmas

Directed by Alan Lane. Back by popular demand! Starting outside the main doors of Contact, and roaming throughout our unique castle-y building, The Siege of Christmas is an immersive theatrical adventure for young audiences and the taller people that look after them. Can you help rescue The Spirit of Christmas?

Wed 13 Dec

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00
  • 13:15 – 15:15
  • 18:00 – 20:00

Thu 14 Dec

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00
  • 14:00 – 16:00
  • 18:00 – 20:00

Fri 15 Dec

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

  • 11:00 – 13:00
  • 14:00 – 16:00
  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 4 more dates until 20 Dec

Dickie Beau: Re-member Me

When award-winning performer and lip-synch maestro Dickie Beau realised he might never play the Dane, he decided instead to turn himself into a human Hamlet mix-tape. To channel great audio recordings of theatre’s most famous role and "re-member" the ghosts of Hamlet from the past. Then he got distracted on the way…

Tue 28 Nov

£15 (£10) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Wed 29 Nov

£15 (£10) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:00 – 22:00

FS2017: Afreena Islam - Daughters Of The Curry Revolution

"I’ve only been alive for about 30% of my dad’s life, so I’ve been trying to piece together what happened in the 70% I wasn’t…"

Fri 27 Oct

£9 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 13:00 – 14:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00
  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sat 28 Oct

£9 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 13:00 – 14:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00
  • 17:00 – 18:00

FS2017: Big Foot…And Tiny Little Heart Strings

Love, life and masculinity meet head-on in this poignant, funny and impassioned portrayal of becoming a man and the responsibility that comes with it.

Tue 31 Oct

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:00 – 21:00

FS2017: Desiree Burch - This Is Evolution

Our 30s are a decade of adjusted expectations, growing wisdom, diminishing relevance and drinking yourself to sleep on top of a pile of selfhelp books. This high-octane hour of stand-up comedy straddles the profound and the profane - exploring sex, death, relationships, race, body image and social change.

Sat 4 Nov

£10 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:30 – 22:30

FS2017: Elmi Ali - Water Seeds Not Stones

Water Seeds not Stones is a combination of traditional storytelling and performance art recounted by the post-modern character of Mamamawodi from the Edge. Over 13s.

Fri 3 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sat 4 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:00 – 21:00

FS2017: Jackie Hagan - This Is Not A Safe Space

From the award-winning creator of Some People Have Too Many Legs comes a new show featuring the real voices of proper skint disabled people about the complicated weirdness of being human. Expect audience interaction, poetic comedy, comedic poetry and one underclass amputee steering everything.

Fri 27 Oct

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sat 28 Oct

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:30 – 22:30

FS2017: Kate O'Donnell - You've Changed

It’s 14 years since Kate O’Donnell transitioned and a lot has changed. However, where gender is concerned, are we still stuck in the dark ages?

Fri 10 Nov

£16 (£11) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:00

Sat 11 Nov

£16 (£11) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:00

FS2017: Sheyda Darab - Treasuries Of Mysteries

Combining her own spoken word and the 12th century poem The Treasury of Mysteries by Iranian poet Nizami Ganjavi, Amsterdam Hip Hop theatre maker Sheyda Darab is out to start a dialogue with herself and her public. She invites us to look for treasure - in still images, slow motion, storytelling, music and explosive dance…

Tue 31 Oct

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:30

Wed 1 Nov

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:30

Le Gateau Chocolat: Duckie

Family-friendly glamour and glitz takes centre stage as critically acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell in his first work for children, a reimagining of The Ugly Duckling

Tue 24 Oct

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

  • 14:00 – 16:00
  • 19:00 – 21:00

Wed 25 Oct

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

  • 14:00 – 16:00
  • 19:00 – 21:00

Jinkx Monsoon + Major Scales: The Vaudevillians

After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run and an Australian tour, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon arrives at Contact Theatre with The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.

Thu 7 Dec

£25 (£20) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:00 – 21:10

Fri 8 Dec

£25 (£20) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:00 – 21:10

Sat 9 Dec

£25 (£20) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:00 – 21:10

Level Up: Music Project: Workshop (Ages 16-19)

Poetry performance workshops and open mic.

Tue 24 Oct

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 31 Oct

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 7 Nov

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 Nov

Mawaan Rizwan: Twerk In Progress

Comedy’s most irreverent idiot is back, performing a new concoction of standup, absurd songs and trippy poems with the help of his deadpan musician. A joyous and surreal celebration of the profound meaninglessness of life.

Sat 2 Dec

£10 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Media Drop

MCs, DJs, vocalists, poets and music producers are invited to collaborate, build your skills, share tracks and material in person and online.

Mon 23 Oct

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Mon 30 Oct

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Mon 6 Nov

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 20 Nov

Monday Drop (Autumn

Interested in drama skills and acting? Drop in and learn from professional performers, actors and directors. No experience necessary.

Mon 23 Oct

0161 274 0600

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Mon 30 Oct

0161 274 0600

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Mon 6 Nov

0161 274 0600

  • 18:30 – 20:30
…and 3 more dates until 27 Nov

Morale Is High (Since We Gave Up Hope)

  • 3 stars

A double act debut performance from Powder Keg predicting what could happen at the next general election.

Wed 6 Dec

£9 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Thu 7 Dec

£9 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Fri 8 Dec

£9 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Power Through Diversity: Leaders Of The Future

In this one-day event we invite leaders, Chairs and decision-makers of arts organisations to bring a guest. This person should be from the next generation of arts leaders. We want to provoke debate and inspire change for a future sector of diverse leadership.

Fri 1 Dec

0161 274 0600

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at Contact. Join us for an exhilarating evening of theatre, with a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools

Thu 9 Nov

£10 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Fri 10 Nov

£10 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 13 Nov

£10 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 4 more dates until 17 Nov

Uchenna Dance: The Head Wrap Diaries

An interactive dance theatre production in which three female characters take us through stories of community, heritage womanhood and friendship.

Wed 22 Nov

£10 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Thu 23 Nov

£10 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Young Identity

Develop your poetry skills with Manchester's premiere young spoken word artists.

Tue 24 Oct

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Tue 31 Oct

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Tue 7 Nov

0161 274 0600

  • 18:00 – 19:00
…and 4 more dates until 5 Dec

Young Identity: One Mic Stand

Join Manchester’s finest young spoken word performers for a boisterous night of poetry, music and visual art. Featuring an open slam and special guests. Over 12's.

Fri 1 Dec

£7 (£4) / 0161 274 0600

  • 19:00

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