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Contact is located on Oxford Road, a short distance from Oxford Road Station and Manchester city centre.

Get in touch with our Box office

Feel free to give us a call on 0161 274 0600. We are open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 10pm.

If you are enquiring about projects, hires, etc, our staff details are here: Contact staff

Booking is available 24/7 online right here, but please email us if you need further information on booking your tickets at Contact:

Please be aware, if you have a digital ticket you do not need to attend our box office.

Food and Drink

Contact Bar and Kitchen will is now open with a full fiercely Northern but globally-inspired menu curated by Michael Anderson from Tikka Chance on Me, powered by Manchester’s biggest and friendliest street food venue GRUB.

The kitchen features an exciting evening menu including a range of Indian-inspired burgers and small plates such as Sticky Tamarind Wings as well as a lunchtime menu with cold wraps, toasted sandwiches, loaded fries and more.


Please find the Lunch Menu here, the Tikka Evening menu here and the drinks menu here. Please note we have recently added a tasty children’s menu!

The bar holds of a wide selection of beers from independent breweries such as Green Quarter’s Runaway Brewery, Manchester Union, Fierce Beer, and a unique range of cocktails created by GRUB’s in-house mixologist.

No reservations needed, just come down and enjoy some good food, some good drinks and some good times.

If you’re choosing to eat with us before our shows, we don’t take reservations and it can get busy, so we would recommend arriving 90 minutes before the start to make sure you get a table and have plenty of time to enjoy your meal.

Bar Opening Hours: Monday – Friday | 10am – 8pm, Saturday | 12pm – 8pm

Kitchen Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday | 12pm – 8pm

Subject to change on show days.

Learn more here.


Contact offers various access provisions to ensure that you have the best experience possible during your visit.

  • Our Box Office and Bar and Cafe are accessible and situated on the Ground Floor.
  • We offer a range of access performances. Please see show details for further information.
  • Our Space 1 auditorium is equipped with an induction hearing loop.
  • All of our performance spaces have wheelchair access.
  • Wheelchair spaces are available across all performances.
  • Lift access and accessible toilet facilities are available throughout the building.
  • We offer complimentary tickets for personal assistants.
  • Our central seating bank chairs are 50.5cm wide with immovable armrests that are shared with the seats on either side. There is 28cm depth of legroom.
  • Our boxes, which line either side of the auditorium, are 208cm wide, have no armrests, and have 44cm depth of legroom. These are sold as seats for 3 people, which allows 69cm width for each person.
  • If the seats aren’t appropriate for you, please contact us at the details below and we can explore options available to ensure that you are able to see the show. Please see images of our seating below.
  • We accept babes in arms. Children who can sit in their own seat unaided should have a paid-for ticket.

Central bank chairs at Contact Boxes at Contact

Where to find us

Check out the map to see our local area.


Contact Theatre, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6JA

Buses: run every few minutes on Oxford Road from the City Centre, train stations and South Manchester (Rusholme direction). The closest stop is near to Manchester Academy.

Cars: We do not have a car park but there are several nearby, such as the University of Manchester car park on Cecil Street, and Q-Park Manchester Hospitals. Please note, the car park adjacent to Contact is for permit holders only.

Bicycles: If you’re cycling to Contact, we have a limited number of covered bike stands available.

Contact Theatre’s new interior fit out by Architects Sheppard Robson


We are now open for public performances, and we are welcoming participants and pre-booked groups/hires to our building. We have measures in place around our building and our staff are committed to helping keep you safe. We will send these out to you before you arrive.

Did you know our famous chimneys are actually creating a natural ventilation system? This means we have no air conditioning and fresh air is constantly flowing naturally around the building making it one of the safest places to visit indoors but we’re also doing lots more to reassure all our visitors during this time.

What we’re doing to help keep you safe:

· We have hand sanitiser stations throughout the venue.

· We offer e-ticketing so you don’t have to handle tickets.

· We offer full refunds if you’re unable to attend a show due to COVID-19.

· We have parking close by and bike parks right next door to the building you prefer not to take public transport at this time (link to car parking info/travel page).

What we’d like you to do:

· We do encourage visitors to still wear a face covering at all times when moving through our building and when seated in the auditorium unless you are eating or drinking.

· We are not asking for proof of a negative test or vaccine passports at this time but we do encourage all visitors to take a lateral flow test prior to their visit as an extra precaution.

· If you have Covid-19 symptoms, have had a recent positive Covid-19 test or you have been told to self-isolate, please do not come to our building, and let us know. We will be happy to rearrange your tickets or offer a full refund. · Please wash your hands thoroughly and regularly using our sanitiser stations or soap and water.

For further information, please see our COVID-19 FAQs here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.