Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful festive period and got some well-earned rest. Tickets are now on sale for our Spring Season – we can’t wait to share what we’ve got in store for you in 2022!
Remember, for just £10, Contact Members can experience The Bread We Break, Emma Frankland’s Hearty and Scratch for free and receive 25% off most events in the Spring Season!
We’re kicking things off with Queer Contact, but scroll down to delve into some upcoming New Year highlights👇
THE BREAD WE BREAK | 24 – 31 MARCH 2022
Drawing on her Egyptian heritage, Miray explores the role of bread in Egypt’s suppressed history of political uprising. Weaving together memories of a childhood in Cairo, frank conversations with her mother, and archive footage, she questions bread’s cultural symbolism, and fermentation as a metaphor for social change.
THE GLAD GAME | 16 – 17 MARCH 2022
In November 2018 Phoebe Frances Brown was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. The Glad Game is the story of finding herself in the bleakest of times, of discovering gladness in the saddest of moments and about how who and what you love can pull you through.
PALAVER PARTY | SUN 13 FEB
Palaver Party is a space where everyone is free to be whoever they want to be. Join your host Fatt Butcher and a spectacular line-up of drag and cabaret performers for the most exciting family disco Manchester has ever seen.
THE FAMILY VOGUE BALL | SUN 13 FEB
Whether you just want to join in the fun or have a passion to pose, come along and show off your own magnificence by dressing up and help crown the winning house! Part theatre show, part Vogue Ball: Glamour, Glitz and Grace come together in a fabulous celebration of self-expression.
NEWS NEWS NEWS | SAT 5 MARCH
News News News is a television news show made by children for adults, recorded in front of a studio audience and broadcast live on the internet. Working with artists Andy Field and Beckie Darlington, children will present bulletins from the city, offering a distinctive look at what’s going on right here and right now.
FRANKENSTEIN: HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER | 10 – 14 MAY
The BAC Beatbox Academy present an electrifying hour of song, soundscape and beatbox – all live, all made from the mouth!
JINKX MONSOON AND MAJOR SCALES: TOGETHER AGAIN, AGAIN | 6 – 7 MAY 2022
The RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales return to the UK with their most outrageously raucous show yet!
SOFIE HAGEN: FAT JOKES | FRI 23 SEPT 2022
Sofie Hagen returns to her craft of devastatingly brilliant joke writing and storytelling and has created this collection of fat jokes and unforgettable moments that you can laugh at without feeling like sh*t.