13 to 30? Interested in digital media? Come to our FREE drop-in sessions.
13 to 19? Interested in drama skills? Drop in to our regular sessions.
The ultimate showcase for actors from all backgrounds and profiles comes to Contact.
Eight week course focussed on lighting, sound and technical theatre for young people with some or no previous experience.
Develop music production skills working with industry professionals to mix, produce and record music.
Creative writing workshop helping new, young writers.
Creative writing and performance workshop for young people with some experience. Suitable for ages 13 to 25.
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The incredible voice of David McAlmont performing alongside musical partner and pianist Guy Davies.
A show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face, exploring friendship, kindness, and belonging against a backdrop of a big night out.
Jane Czyzselska hosts a lively and arousing discussion about desire with Campbell X, Dr. Rachel Morris, Dr. Monica Pearl, Sarah Graham and Kathy McGuirk.
An exciting day of short films, performances and in-conversation events showcasing LGBT story-telling worldwide.
SOLD OUT – CALL 01612740600 TO BE ADDED TO WAITLIST. Club culture meets high art, as Vogue Houses come together to compete for dance supremacy.
Hip Hop, house and electro club night focusing on female headliners, a strong feminist aesthetic and concept driven stage production.
Comedy with Joe Lycett, Shazia Mirza, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, Rachel Mars, Kerry Leigh, and MC Jonathan Mayor.
Readings and spoken word from Beatrice Hitchman, J.Fergus Evans, Adam Lowe, Cheryl Martin, and Young Enigma. Hosted by Paul Burston.
Work-in-progress double-bill examining the pressures of an aging population.
Using humour, music, and high kicks, Big Girl’s Blouse tells the story of a girl who was born a boy and her journey to become a woman.
Three ambitious, site-specific original dramas celebrating LGBT History Month in Manchester.
Satisfy your desire for drag, comedy, music and dance this Valentine’s eve in Mother’s welcoming bosom.
Local organisations come together with local councillors and academics to discuss issues affecting LGBT young people and the wider LGBT community.
New York cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond & special guest David Hoyle celebrate Valentine’s with a seductive evening of songs and stories about love. UK PREMIERE
Big tunes, performances and surprises from the team that brought you Cha Cha Boudoir.
A special screening of John Cameron Mitchell’s cult classic and Q+A with star Justin Vivian Bond.
A unique tour with teenage guides that shows a different side to the city.
Contact’s regular fusion of spoken word, Hip Hop and poetry.
A provocative new show from the award-winning 20 Stories High.
A new dance double-bill from one of the most sought after choreographers/dancers in the UK.
Manchester’s ONLY open-stage event for dancers, with solos to improvised music and spontaneous duets. All styles welcome.
Join Young Identity for a boisterous night of poetry, music and visual art.
A night of big beats and rhythms celebrating Black music and culture and its influence in the UK.
Exhibitions in February 2015
Exploring George House Trust’s engagement in HIV activism; telling the local, national and global story of HIV.
A beautiful and vividly staged series of collaborations between photographer Manuel Vason and artists working in radical performance.