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  1. Two people wearing grey shirts pose for the camera with arms shrugging and mouths agape, infront of a map-like background

    Commission Announcement: Contact Commission Census by Malandra Jacks

    5 May 2023
    Contact are delighted to be supporting the first full-length production by the uber talented duo Malandra Jacks.
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    Announcing our new food and drink partner: ARMR Café and Kitchen lands at contact

    27 April 2023
    Full of heart and soul, think jackfruit burgers, warming curries and Jamaican classics. We’re over the moon to announce that ARMR will be taking up residence in our café and kitchen in 2023! Relocating from their beloved café, health…
  3. Black and white illustration of a woman in the middle, surrounded by stars.

    Our Spring 2023 Season is Here!

    27 April 2023
    Spring is shaping up to be a spectacular season at Contact! Spring has SPRUNG! Okay, maybe not quite, but we can’t wait to welcome you to our spectacular Spring 2023 season. From dance, theatre and comedy to an afro-futurist space…
  4. Danez Smith with their arms lifted, laughing.

    MIF23 and Contact Present: 50 Hours of Freedom

    27 April 2023
    We’re ecstatic to announce our upcoming partnership with Factory International for Manchester International Festival 2023. In celebration of International Non-Binary People’s Day on 14 July, Contact and Manchester International Festival…
  5. Keisha Thompson sat on the edge of the stage with members of the Contact staff team chatting behind her

    A Note From Our Artistic Director

    27 April 2023
    Read more about Contact's NPO outcome and our plans for the next three years.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. Two people sitting on a gate in a field- Promo image for This Town by Rory Aaron, showing two people sat on a farm gate with a cardboard sign reading This Town

    Commission Announcement: Rory Aaron's 'This Town'

    26 April 2023
    We will be working closely with Rory through his rehearsal and production process, to bring Rory’s brilliant long narrative poem to life. Rory’s process will be enriched by the presence of a strong creative team: Director/ Dramaturg Cheryl…
  9. Black and white illustration of a woman in the middle, surrounded by stars.

    Announcing the Cast of STARS

    26 April 2023
    Tamasha and ICA announces the cast for Mojisola Adebayo's STARS: an Afrofuturist Space Odyssey.
  10. 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…
  11. 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…
  12. A big group of people - Agents and panellists - stand on Contact's stairwell

    Announcing Manchester's 2023 Agents

    20 April 2023
    In 2023, funding has been awarded to four brilliant young people - known as Agents - across three outstanding projects that aim to widen access and brighten futures for communities in North Manchester. The Agency is a creative youth…