Contact Theatre

Contact Theatre
Oxford Road
M15 6JA
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Opening Hours
  • Mon - 12am - 12am
  • Tue - 12am - 12am
  • Wed - 12am - 12am
  • Thu - 12am - 12am
  • Fri - 12am - 12am
  • Sat - 12am - 12am
  • Sun - 12am - 12am

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Exterior image of Contact Theatre on Oxford Road Corridor
Contact Theatre

Contact is a leading national theatre and arts organisation that places young people at the centre of all of its decision making. With a focus on youth leadership, young people aged 13+ work alongside staff to decide the artistic programme, make staff appointments and act as organisation Board members. Delivering a diverse, contemporary programme, Contact brings a trailblazing and unique combination of dance, theatre, spoken word, music, comedy and visual art to the Manchester arts scene.

Located here on the Oxford Road Corridor, Contact is a unique theatre due to its fiercely northern perspective, that also manages to provide an international feel. It is a place that focuses on the impact art can have on young people’s lives, and as a result, puts young people at the heart of their decision making. Young people, aged 13-30, lead on deciding the artistic programme, making staff appointments and as full Board members. In 2020 they appointed Junior Akinola as their Chair for their Board of Trustees making him the UK’s first-ever young Chair appointed to a major performing arts venue in Manchester. This kind of unprecedented act is commonplace at Contact. Their ethos results in an artistic programme that is accessible, diverse and representative of the communities of Manchester. 

Contact has recently been renovated in a major way too, ensuring the theatre has all of the state of the art equipment to help serve the community in the most beneficial way possible.

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