General Info


As well as presenting professional performances, projects, exhibitions and events, our building is available to hire for conferences, festivals, showcases, parties, meetings and more.

Spaces range from our meeting room for ten people with video conferencing facilities, through to Space 1, our end on theatre with capacity of 290, and everything in between.

Talented staff and excellent catering help make our unique spaces the perfect venue for your event.

All profits from our hires go towards supporting our work with young people.


If you would like to hire Contact:

  • Please download a SPACE HIRE ENQUIRY FORM from our DOWNLOADS section below (please enable pop-ups)

Return the form:

  • Via email to
  • by post FAO Hires Co-ordinator, Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA.

Alternatively, please get in touch via our enquiry form, or if you can’t find what you’re looking for please speak to our Hires Co-ordinator on 0161 274 0628.


Amnesty International, BBC (various departments), Big Foot Theatre. Community Arts North West, The Co-operative Group, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Company, FutureEverything, Inspired Lives, Maynard Leigh Associates, North West Drama Services, PANDA Salford University, Save The Children, Shakespeare School Festival, The University of Manchester...and many more.


Want to make full use of Contact as a centre for excellence in the arts? Why not consider adding a performance element to your event or hire our training services?

For more info click here or select the option to find out more about our Creative Services on the SPACE HIRE ENQUIRY FORM.


Contact is a dynamic young person’s arts organisation and a charity.  Our building is a safe space and neutral environment for young people.   We hire our space in order to support our work with young people. The subject matter of events as well as ethos of companies hiring our spaces is always considered.  We take enquiries from anyone to hire our spaces, but reserve the right to refuse to hire space.

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