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While we wait to welcome you back to Contact, our plans, events and projects carry on.

Like other theatres and arts venues across the UK, we remain closed during the pandemic. However, we still have plenty going on during this time, so we’ve put together this round-up page with all the details.

Developing the Next Generation

During the first national lockdown, we moved several of our ongoing projects online. In 2021 we continue to remotely support and mentor young people in The Agency, Future Fires and Level Up through online workshops and resources, as well as safe, in-person sessions where restrictions have allowed.

Contact Young Company created their first ever entirely digital-based show The Starter Kit in November 2020.

We partnered with RECLAIM Project for Creative Protagonists, a programme for young working-class creatives.

Announcements and Commissions

We’re continuing to work with partnering organisations and develop opportunities to young artists to create new performances and works. We’ll continue to update you on where their creative journeys take them.

Adam Ali and Miray Sidhom: New Seed Commissions

Ergon Theatre: Bee The Change Commission

Contact x STUN: MC Hypes

Sex with Cancer

Live Events

Since the first lockdown, we have been collaborating with various other organisations to bring live performances to your homes and screens. Mostly recently, we hosted an entirely digital version of Queer Contact Festival, with films, talks and live performances from our Space One stage.

We’re working towards bringing you live performances with in-person audiences over the summer and beyond, and we’ll have more details for you very soon. Keep an eye on our website, and on social media.

Support our Work

Contact is a registered charity. When you donate to us, your money goes towards supporting the next generation of artists and creatives in Manchester, and helping young people reach their potential as future leaders and change-makers. You can donate to our work here.