Delve into Contact's ethos here!
Contact is where audiences come to be curious
Our creative activities are diverse, inspiring and in tune with today. Escape the ordinary with a one-of-a-kind spoken word show. Find your community at Queer Contact festival. Or learn how to crack into creative industries at our skill-building workshops.
Contact is where the next generation come to be empowered
From creating productions to appointing staff and collaborators, we encourage 13 to 30-year-olds to turn the seed of an idea into something spectacular. Positivity and performing arts can change lives. With real investment and the right infrastructure in place, we make this happen every day. Contact is proud to be proof of what can be achieved by putting the future first.
Contact is where Manchester comes to be together
Our reputation stretches across Europe and beyond. Most of all, we’re proud to be a multi-arts hub for Manchester – and a home for everyone. Whether you’re seeking the spotlight or a cosy nook in the cafe, Contact is where everyone comes to be themselves. So come on in. Dip a biscuit in your brew and your toes into something new.
“Contact GAVE ME THE BOOST THAT I NEEDED TO BEGIN A CAREER IN THE ARTS. Through Contact, I GAINED COUNTLESS SKILLS AND GREW AN INCREDIBLE NETWORK"
Rowan, Artist and Facilitator