Conferences & Events
Contact’s iconic venue on Oxford Road is situated at the heart of the Corridor Manchester Enterprise Zone. Rubbing shoulders with the University of Manchester, innumerable start-ups and Manchester Science Park, we are at the hub of the city’s thriving innovation district.
Our flexible and varied events spaces are ideal for conferencing, workshops and receptions. The venue also features relaxed and vibrant communal spaces, and will reopen with an distinctive new food & drink offer (watch this space!).
From planning to delivery, our creative and highly professional team will work closely with you at every step to ensure all your operational, technical and delegate requirements are fulfilled.
If you’re looking to add an artistic spark to your event, our team of Creative Experts can provide bespoke conference enhancement services such as creative responses and workshop facilitation.
As renowned theatre-makers, we welcome creative hires. Our Space 1 and Space 2 auditoria are ideal for staging showcases, scratch nights and ceremonies.
You’ll have a dedicated team of professional technicians in support of your event, as well as a welcoming team of hosts to look after your guests. With our Box Office services, we’ve also got your ticketing requirements covered.
We’re ideally placed to host largescale student showcases. We are now offering bespoke packages to schools and community groups in the region. Read more about this here: Showcase Packages
Workspace Rental: Join the Creative Community @ Contact
Our redevelopment will enable us to offer exciting and flexible co-working opportunities at Contact. If you’re looking to work alongside industry peers in a creative environment, we’d love to hear from you.
Find more about our Hire-able Office Space here: Office Hire Pack
Getting to Contact
A 20 minute drive from Manchester Airport
A 25 minute walk from Piccadilly Station
A 15 minute walk from Oxford Road Station
A 20 minute walk to St Peter’s Square Metrolink
We’re proud to have hosted events for Amnesty International, The University of Manchester, BBC, CBeebies, The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Schools Shakespeare Festival and many more.
Contact is a not-for-profit organisation. As such, all proceeds from events & hires contribute directly to our work on stage, with young people and in local communities.