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Building opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday | 10am – 9pm

Sunday | CLOSED

Contact Bar and Kitchen January Opening Hours

Friday 7 | 12 noon – 9pm

Saturday 8 | 12 noon – 9pm

Sunday 9 | Closed

Monday 10 | Closed

Tuesday 11 |  12 noon – 9pm

Wednesday 12 | 12 noon – 9pm

Thursday 13 | 12 noon – 9pm

Friday 14 | 12 noon – 9pm

Saturday 15 | 12 noon – 9pm

Sunday 16 | Closed

Monday 17 |Closed

Tuesday 18 | 12 noon – 9pm

Wednesday 19 |12 noon – 9pm

Thursday 20 |12 noon – 9pm

Friday 2 | 12 noon – 9pm

Saturday 22 | 12 noon – 9pm

Sunday 23 | Closed

Monday 24 | Closed

Tuesday 25 | Closed

Wednesday 26 | 12 noon – 9pm

Thursday 27 | 12 noon – 9pm

Friday 28 | 12 noon – 9pm

Saturday 29 | 12 noon – 9pm

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 – 6pm.

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: BoxOffice@contactmcr.com

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 our sample menu here and our 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. Opening hours will be 10am to 8pm Monday – Friday, 12pm to 8pm Saturday and closed on Sundays.

On days with shows after 7pm, the Contact Bar will be open until 10pm.

Learn more here.

Access

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 either side. There is 28cm depth of leg room
  • Our boxes, which line either side of the auditorium, are 208cm wide, no armrests, and have 44cm depth of leg room. 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
  • We accept babes in arms. Children who can sit in their own seat unaided should have a paid for ticket

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, Dilworth Street car park barriers have been lowered and, due to a fault with the card reader, the car park won’t be open to the public in the evenings until this is fixed. Cecil Street remains open for all.

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

COVID SECURE MEASURES AT CONTACT

We are 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’d like you to do:

  • In line with government guidelines, anyone entering the building must wear face coverings, unless otherwise exempt. This includes during performances. 
  • Children under 11 do not need to wear face-covering but we strongly recommend they do, although this is not a legal requirement.
  • Face coverings aren’t required whilst eating and drinking, though when not, coverings will need to be worn
  • You can read more about government guidelines relating to face coverings for public and staff in public-facing buildings here
  • 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. Please note this may not be the case for partner venues during events on location. If the show you are seeing in at another venue please email boxoffice@contactmcr.com for advice.
  • 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

What we’re doing to help keep you safe:

  • All staff will be wearing face coverings, and face coverings will be mandatory throughout the building
  • Where possible, we’re offering at least one socially distanced performance per show
  • 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. Please note, we cannot offer refunds or exchanges unless you or a member of your household is experiencing COVID symptoms or has tested positive. Please get in touch with our box office team for help or advice
  • We have parking close by and bike parks right next door to the building you prefer not to take public transport at this time. Please note, Dilworth Street car park barriers have been lowered and, due to a fault with the card reader, the car park won’t be open to the public in the evenings until this is fixed. Cecil Street remains open for all.   

If you’re participating in a project:

  • All participants over the age of 11 are now required to wear face coverings in workshops and any other activities indoors, as do the facilitators and any staff or volunteers in line with National Youth Agency guidelines

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

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