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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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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.

Arts Award Drop (Summer

Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 25. Wed, 5pm – 6.30pm, 17 May – 12 Jul. Work your way through Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Awards to explore the arts, develop your skills and become a creative leader.

Wed 17 May

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Wed 24 May

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Wed 31 May

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…and 6 more dates until 12 Jul

Contact Young Company: 15 Minutes

Over 12s. 15 Minutes is a Warhol-fuelled journey into the world of pop art and cultural icons. Warhol once said ‘In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes’. Using live performance, video and sound the award-winning Contact Young Company find out if he was right.

Wed 26 Jul

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Thu 27 Jul

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Fri 28 Jul

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Sat 29 Jul

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Wed 29 Mar

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Thu 30 Mar

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Contact Young Company Auditions

Weekly, Free. Ages 15 – 25. Next Auditions: 13 & 14 Sep, 6pm – 8pm.

Wed 13 Sep

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Thu 14 Sep

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Flare 17: Grand Applause

Over 15s - contains nudity. we are not selling this event - book through FLARE An extraordinary on-stage exhibition, re-fashioned as the opera Carmen, complete with real live chorus.

Wed 5 Jul

£12 (£8) / 0161 274 0600

Inspector Sands: The Lounge

Over 12s. In a care home lounge somewhere off the A1, 97 year old Marsha Hewitt begins the last day of her life. But she cannot go quietly. As the radiators burn and Jeremy Kyle blares, rivalries, relatives and murderous impulses jostle for space on the Axminster carpet. By teatime, a riot is brewing.

Thu 20 Apr

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Fri 21 Apr

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

James Wilton: LEVIATHAN

Over 12s. PSD 16 May. Multi-award winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick.

Tue 16 May

£15 (£10) / 0161 274 0600

Wed 17 May

£15 (£10) / 0161 274 0600

Level Up: Music Project (Summer

Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 30. Tue, 6pm – 9pm, 30 May – 18 Jul. Audition Only *To apply for Level Up or for more info please contact sammalik@contactmcr.com

Tue 30 May

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Tue 6 Jun

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Tue 13 Jun

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…and 5 more dates until 18 Jul

Media Drop (Summer

Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 25. Mon, 6pm – 9pm, 8 May – 3 July. MCs, DJs, vocalists, poets and producers! Collaborate, build your skills, share tracks in person and online.

Mon 8 May

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Mon 15 May

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Mon 22 May

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…and 6 more dates until 3 Jul

MIF17: FlexN Residency

Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray directed one of the big hits of MIF15: FlexN Manchester, a thrilling transatlantic street dance collaboration featuring dancers from Greater Manchester and Reggie’s native New York. Two years on, we’re delighted that Reggie will be returning to the Festival for a residency at Contact, part of a…

Sat 3 Jun

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Mon 5 Jun

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Tue 6 Jun

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…and 5 more dates until 12 Jun

Mixed Movement

Open stage event for dancers. Turn up and just watch, or join in. Email mixedmovement@contactmcr.com to take part

Wed 17 May

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Monday Drop (Summer

Weekly, Free. Ages 13 –19. Mon, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 15 May – 10 Jul. Drop in for drama skills and acting - no experience necc.

Mon 15 May

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Mon 22 May

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Mon 29 May

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…and 6 more dates until 10 Jul

New International Encounter: We Come From Far Far Away

Over 10s. BSL Fri 2nd. PSD after every 7pm show. Performed in a Mongolian Yurt, explores the stories of refugees. Using live music, storytelling, clowning, comedy, shadow puppetry & a small tent to tell a big story in an intimate way.

Offside

  • Written by: Sabrina Mahfouz

A script-in-hand production about the history of women's football. With lyrical dialogue with chanting and punchy prose, the play examines the position of women in sport, on and off the pitch.

Fri 21 Apr

£12 (£8) / 0161 274 0600

Sat 22 Apr

£12 (£8) / 0161 274 0600

Peter McMaster: 27

Over 15s (contains nudity). Post-show talk Tue 20 Jun. As Peter McMaster and co-performer Nick Anderson reach 27 years of age, they unashamedly unpack their complex autobiographies to describe the strikingly visual and visceral poetics of getting older and change.

Tue 20 Jun

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Wed 21 Jun

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Prime Cut Productions: Scorch

Over 12s. Post-show discussion TBC. Inspired by recent court cases, the multi-award winning Scorch is a story of first love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen, and examines how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines.

Tue 23 May

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Wed 24 May

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Thu 25 May

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Fri 26 May

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

RAW [Rhythm and Words]

An open mic for poets, vocalists, and MCs, also featuring the Freestyle Pyramid Competition with quirky prizes.

Mon 27 Mar

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Mon 24 Apr

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Mon 22 May

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Mon 26 Jun

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Reckless Sleepers: Schrödinger

In 1933 Erwin Schrödinger won the Nobel Prize for his contribution to Quantum Mechanics. He theorised a box in which a cat exists as living and dead at the same time.

Wed 24 May

£15 (£10) / 0161 274 0600

Thu 25 May

£15 (£10) / 0161 274 0600

SICK! 2017: Hiraeth

3 performances in 1 event - Daughters of the Curry Revolution//My Father's Kitchen//Asteroid RK1 OFFSITE

Fri 24 Mar

£13 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Thick Richard: Swear School

Over 18s. Post-show talk Thu 4 May. BSL performance TBC A fast-paced crash course in everything you wanted to know about bad language that school couldn’t teach you.

Wed 3 May

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Thu 4 May

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Fri 5 May

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Sat 6 May

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Turn

Over 12's. All the energy of this annual whirlwind of Northern dance condensed into just one night.

Fri 28 Apr

£9 (£5) / 0161 274 0600

Young Identity at 6

Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 25. Every Tuesday. 6pm – 7pm (beginners). 7pm – 9pm (some experience).

Tue 4 Apr

£10 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Tue 11 Apr

£10 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

Tue 18 Apr

£10 (£7) / 0161 274 0600

…and 14 more dates until 25 Jul

Young Identity: One Mic Stand

Over 12s. A night of poetry, music and visual art. Featuring an open slam and special guests.

Fri 9 Jun

£11 (£6) / 0161 274 0600

Young Identity (Summer

Weekly, Free. Ages 13 – 25. Every Tuesday. 6pm – 7pm (beginners). 7pm – 9pm (some experience).

Tue 4 Apr

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Tue 11 Apr

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Tue 18 Apr

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…and 14 more dates until 25 Jul

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