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  1. Contact welcomes Bella Ikpasaja as Chair of the Board of Trustees

    8 February 2024
    We are thrilled to announce a significant and inspiring change in leadership at Contact, as we welcome Bella Ikpasaja as the new Chair of the Board.
  2. An Update from Contact

    14 December 2023
    The completion of Contact’s recent capital development project endured substantial delays due to Covid and resulted in major increases in the costs of running the building. The business model produced many years ago to support the capital…
  3. Young people hold warrior yoga poses in a rehearsal room

    Our Community Space Hire Applications Are Now Open

    11 October 2023
    Contact is a multi-arts venue that invests in the next generation. A big part of this is partnering with other organisations, offering space in-kind to theatre companies and emerging artists, as well as creating lasting relationships which…
  4. Nordoff and Robbins Music Therapy partners with Contact to support music programmes offered to young disabled people in Manchester

    20 September 2023
    The UK’s largest music therapy charity, Nordoff and Robbins, has today announced a partnership with Manchester based multidisciplinary arts venue, Contact, which will see a Nordoff and Robbins trained music therapist placed in residence…
  5. person in front of a sign which says human rights tattoo holding their arm up that has the letter tattooed on smiling at the person taking a photo

    Human Rights Tattoo Project visited the UK!

    19 September 2023
    One small letter has the power to make a change Human Rights Tattoo is tattooing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 6773 people around the world. One character – one person. And we were delighted to host it coming to the UK for…

    15 September 2023
    We sat down with Keisha Thompson, writer of 14%, and the show’s director Nathan Powell, to find out more about the work, its inspirations and what you, the audience, will experience.
  7. Dawn to the Light are LAUNCHING this September!

    6 September 2023
    At their launch event on 16 September, Ahtasham, Demereece, and Aaliyah will share a prototype of their new game in development ‘Dawn to the Light’.

    25 July 2023
    The Agency is thrilled to announce the expansion of its groundbreaking creative entrepreneurship programme, made possible by significant funding from the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation. This year, The Agency will be partnering with…
  9. An image of the Contact building at dusk lit up in rainbow colours

    Could You Be Contact's Next Chair?

    18 July 2023
    Contact is looking for up to two people to become Chairs and lead our Board of Trustees!
  10. grid of patrons headshots

    Contact announces stellar line up of its first Patrons

    23 June 2023
    Contact in Manchester is celebrating the arrival of ten, newly appointed Patrons for the first time in its 50-year history. Ranging from past members of Contact Young Company, actors, artists, and filmmakers to a previous mayor of…
  11. three artists posing in three separate photos posing for the camera

    Announcing the Artists of 50 Hours of Freedom

    21 June 2023
    In celebration of International Non-Binary People's Day on 14 July, Contact and Manchester International Festival are bringing together three local, non-binary artists to create a new piece of work – and you’re invited to the sharing! This…
  12. text reads changeling annual 2023 out now, physical copy £10 digital copy £3

    Changeling Annual 2023 is OUT NOW!

    30 May 2023
    Changeling Annual is a collection of activities, comics, illustration, poetry, and short fiction for children. It’s a one-of-a-kind publication, because it ONLY features neurodivergent talent.