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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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Ahilan Ratnamohan - Micheal Essien I Want To Play As You

Six West-African footballers invite an audience into their world of training, politics, visas and contracts. Michael Essien I want to play as you… is a football-dance-theatre performance exploring the line between hope and desperation for young African footballers in Europe.

Fri 24 Mar 2017

Arts Award Drop

Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 25. 18 Jan – 8 Mar. Work your way through Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Awards to explore the arts, develop your skills and become a creative leader.

Wed 18 Jan 2017

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Wed 25 Jan 2017

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Wed 1 Feb 2017

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…and 5 more dates until 8 Mar 2017

Contact and Slung Low: The Siege Of Christmas

Devised and performed by Contact Young Company. Directed by Alan Lane (Slung Low). 'Right, so if a gang of naughty, bad and ferocious misfits decided to kidnap the Spirit of Christmas, where would they stash her? ‘Exactly. In a castle. And there’s only one castle in Manchester, and some fool decided to put a theatre in…

Thu 15 Dec

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Fri 16 Dec

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Contact Young Company: Auditions

Contact’s award-winning ensemble recruited from a diverse mix of performers, actors, musicians, dancers, poets and MCs under 25. They create professional-standard public performances working with internationally acclaimed companies and directors, including the likes of Forced Entertainment, and Stacy Makishi.

Wed 14 Dec

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Thu 15 Dec

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Wed 29 Mar 2017

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Thu 30 Mar 2017

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Daniel Hellmann - Traumboy

Daniel is a sex worker. In the solo performance Traumboy *he reports on his experiences as a male prostitute. Without shame, honestly and interactively, *Traumboy questions the double standards of our capitalistic and hypersexualized society.

Wed 15 Mar 2017

£7–£13 / 0161 274 0600

Hetain Patel - American Man

American Man imagines a not too distant future where celebrity power and political correctness have reached new heights; where Barack Obama’s post Presidential job is the new head of Apple computers and where Stephen Hawking provides live translation for political speeches and rap concerts. Combining seamless vocal and…

Thu 16 Mar 2017

£7–£13 / 0161 274 0600

Fri 17 Mar 2017

£7–£13 / 0161 274 0600

I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip…

With 1 in 3 women having had an abortion ‘I Told My Mum I Was Going On An R.E. trip…’explores what seems to be one of society's last taboos. A multi-talented young female ensemble use verbatim text, live music, beats and rhyme to portray the stories of real women who’ve experienced pregnancy and abortion. This funny…

Wed 1 Feb 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Thu 2 Feb 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Fri 3 Feb 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Sat 4 Feb 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Imani Jendai: Speechless

Over 12s. A one-woman dance show that tells a story which is at once personal and universal.

Tue 21 Feb 2017

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Wed 22 Feb 2017

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Level Up: Music Project

Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 25. Tue, 6pm – 9pm, 17 Jan – 7 Mar. By audition only

Tue 17 Jan 2017

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Tue 24 Jan 2017

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Tue 31 Jan 2017

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Media Drop

Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 25. Mon, 6pm – 9pm, 23 Jan – 13 Mar. MCs, DJs, vocalists, poets and producers! Collaborate, build your skills, share tracks in person and online.

Mon 23 Jan 2017

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Mon 30 Jan 2017

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Mon 6 Feb 2017

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Monday Drop

Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 19. Mon, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 16 Jan – 6 Mar. Drop in and learn from professional performers, actors and directors. No experience necessary.

Mon 16 Jan 2017

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Mon 23 Jan 2017

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Mon 30 Jan 2017

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…and 6 more dates until 13 Mar 2017

QC17: 201 Dance Company - Smother

Over 12s. Can you stay true to yourself, when everything suggests you change? 201’s raw, contemporary hip-hop returns in Smother: a story of two men’s broken encounter. This groundbreaking production touches on themes of addiction, obsession, and the meaning of commitment. Choreographer Andrea Walker directs a cast of…

Tue 14 Feb 2017

£15 (£10) / 0161 274 0600

QC17: A Queer Revue!

This event will take place at Band on the Wall. Over 18s. A coming together of artists, performers and DJs from Manchester’s celebrated Queer underground. Film, dance, drag, poetry and more are all on the menu. Join us for queer frolics and experimental fun! We encourage artists and audience alike to try something new!

Fri 17 Feb 2017

£7.20 / 0161 274 0600

QC17: David Hoyle - Diamond

Over 14s Diamond is an unforgiving queer performance of sexuality and British culture exploring LGBT history from 1957 to 2017 through the personal biography of avant garde performer David Hoyle. Weaving together intimate personal accounts and landmark events, Diamond charts David’s rise from a gay adolescent in…

Thu 16 Feb 2017

£15 (£10) / 0161 274 0600

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QC17: FK Alexander - (I could go on singing) over the rainbow

Over 12s. FK Alexander sings live, with accompaniment from Glasgow-based noise band Okishima Island Tourist Association, along to the recording of the last time Judy Garland ever sang Over The Rainbow, four months before her death. Audiences are invited to drop into The Whitworth for a unique one-toone interactive live…

QC17: LGBT Question Time

The LGB&T community are invited to ask a panel of experts, questions for this year’s LGBT Question Time. This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard and to get involved with issues that matter to you.

Sun 12 Feb 2017

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QC17: Milk presents - Joan

Over 16s. Put your drinks down and your hands together, all the way from Domremy in France (via Soho and 600 years) it’s JOAN! An earthy story of courage, conviction, hope, survival and love, this is Joan of Arc – the world’s first drag king? Packed with guts, heart (and some well placed couscous), JOAN fuses lyrical new…

Tue 14 Feb 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Wed 15 Feb 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Thu 16 Feb 2017

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QC17: Mother’s Ruin

Over 18s 8.30pm start - 8pm doors Satisfy your desire for drag, comedy, music and dance in Mother's welcoming bosom. Hosted by Timberlina with SlapPer and some very special guests

Fri 17 Feb 2017

£12 (£8) / 0161 274 0600

QC17: Outspoken

Over 14s A very special showcase of queer spoken word and literature featuring Dean Atta, Maya Chowdhury, Paula Varjack, and more. Hosted by Adam Lowe (Young Enigma).

Wed 15 Feb 2017

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QC17: Professor Alex Sharpe - Scary Monsters

The hopeful undecidability of David Bowie (1947-2016) Please note: This event will take place at 70 Oxford Road. Over 12s. An afternoon lecture celebrating the life and impact of David Bowie, journeying through the territory of sex, gender and sexuality; and the sacred and the profane. Roll up for the mother of monsters.

Sat 18 Feb 2017

QC17: Queer Youth Gathering

Building wide. All ages. An afternoon of discussion, performance, film screenings and visual art to help raise awareness of the issues affecting LGBT+ young people. Young people from across Greater Manchester get together with local organisations, councillors, artists, broadcasters and academics to discuss the issues…

Sat 11 Feb 2017

£6 (£3) / 0161 274 0600

QC17: Trans Creative

Over 14's. A new celebration of transgender performance curated by Kate O’Donnell. Hayley and Me sees Kate O’Donnell take a nostalgic look at trans history and the impact of the classic Corrie character, while Brand New Boy explores the personal and social politics of transitioning and the recent surgery of performer…

Fri 10 Feb 2017

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Sat 11 Feb 2017

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

SICK! '17: Daniel Hellmann - Traumboy

Over 18s. Traumboy questions the double standards of our capitalistic and hypersexualized society. The performer's body turns into a projection surface for fears, fantasies and contradictions. He slips into different roles that he plays for his customers — or for the audience?

Wed 15 Mar 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

SICK! '17: Hetain Patel - American Man

Over 14s. Combining seamless vocal and physical impersonations with his characteristic wit and humour, Hetain Patel presents a dystopian outlook on a world where personal freedom walks hand in hand with guilt.

Thu 16 Mar 2017

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Fri 17 Mar 2017

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SICK! '17: On The Couch - Badges chosen / Labels given

In the first of our On The Couch discussions, we ask how much are we are defined by our labels. We all carry these labels of identity: Religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability. Some badges we choose: The bands we like, football teams we support, quite literally, the labels we wear? We all struggle…

Wed 8 Mar 2017

SICK! '17: On The Couch - Illness and Identity

How do we build new stories around ourselves to accommodate our illness and mortality? Do visible illnesses effect people’s sense of identity more than invisible ones, or just differently? What role does diagnosis play? Reflecting on the performance of There Is A Light: BRIGHTLIGHT by Contact Young Company, we present a…

Fri 10 Mar 2017

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SICK! '17: Theatreclub - The Game

Over 18s. The Game by THEATREclub, explores the act of buying sex and the subculture of prostitution; its rules, its language and its power structures. It is a play that’s also a real-life game, with levels and consequences.

Wed 15 Mar 2017

£7–£13 / 0161 274 0600

SICK! '17: There Is A Light - Brightlight

Over 12s. An original performance inspired by the findings of BRIGHTLIGHT, the first major study of its kind, There is a Light presents young patients’ perspectives on specialist cancer care in England.

Wed 8 Mar 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Thu 9 Mar 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Fri 10 Mar 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Tamasha Theatre: Made in India

Over 14s. A thrilling new play about motherhood and blood ties, between women and across nations, in a brave new world.

Tue 21 Feb 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Wed 22 Feb 2017

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Technique

Weekly, Free. Ages 15 – 25. Mon, 7pm – 9pm, 23 Jan – 13 Mar. Develop skills in lighting, sound and technical theatre led by our professional technicians.

Mon 23 Jan 2017

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Mon 30 Jan 2017

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Mon 6 Feb 2017

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Young Identity at 6

Spoken word performers teach beginners to write, create and perform.

Tue 13 Dec

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Tue 20 Dec

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Young Identity at 6

Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 25. Tue, from 10 Jan. 6pm – 7pm (beginners). 7pm – 9pm (some experience). Write, create and perform with Manchester’s premier young spoken word performers.

Tue 10 Jan 2017

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Tue 17 Jan 2017

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Tue 24 Jan 2017

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…and 6 more dates until 7 Mar 2017

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.

Fri 3 Mar 2017

£8 (£5) / 0161 274 0600

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