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  1. 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…
  2. Danez Smith with their arms lifted, laughing.

    Call Out: 50 Hours of Freedom Artist Residency

    11 May 2023
    Contact and Manchester International Festival are looking for three Greater Manchester-based, non-binary artists to participate in a 50-hour artistic lock-in at Contact.
  3. The cast of Cocoa Butter Club glammed up, striking a pose in front of a gold curtain.

    Queer Contact Returns for 2023

    26 April 2023
    Queer Contact is back, baby! We can’t wait to celebrate queer culture with a lineup of the UK’s most extraordinary LGBTQ+ talent. Learn all about our flagship queer arts festival below, and secure your tickets today!
  4. Black and white illustration of the castle in the down right corner.

    Introducing 'The Pinch' Ticket

    26 April 2023
    Read all about our new The Pinch ticket scheme from Artistic Director and CEO of Contact, Keisha Thompson.
  5. A collaged image of artists involved in Contact's summer 2023 season

    Summer 23 at Contact: Inspiration, Education and New Creations

    26 April 2023
    Is that the sun shining, or are we just imagining it?! Either way, we're here to inject some brightness into your life with our first wave of summer events to get stuck into at Contact. From fresh new work to summer schools and…
  6. A collaged image of Future Fires participants

    Introducing the Future Fires Cohort of 22/23

    20 April 2023
    Frankie Blaus, James Varney, Emmy Clarke, Weng-U Pun and Jamie Lee have each come up with socially engaged, community project ideas, and over the next twelve months, they will develop their ideas and make their projects come to life. We…