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Presented by Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at Contact Theatre.

Join us from 14th – 16th March for a thrilling theatrical event, featuring a series of abridged Shakespeare plays, performed by local schools.  

Witness Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage in a unifying evening of live theatre.   

Details of the schools performing at Contact can be found here.  

“Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process.” Philip Pullman, Author and CSSF Patron  

Join in the conversation using @SSF_UK #OurStage  


If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Monday to Friday between 10am – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.

Alternatively, you can email the box office on, or get in touch via direct message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@contactmcr on all three platforms).

Once you have been booked in a wheelchair seat once, you can book online from then onwards and do not have to call our box office team to facilitate your booking. Please do reach out if you have any questions about this process.


Get access to a range of exclusive offers and juicy deals throughout the year with our Contact Membership!

Learn more here. 

  • Price
    Adult: £9.95 | Concession: £8 | Group (20+): £7.50
  • Venue

    Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA

  • Ages
    All ages welcome!
  • Running
    2 hours, plus a 20 minute interval
  • Genre
Date Time & Place
Tuesday 14 March 7:00pm
Wednesday 15 March 7:00pm
Thursday 16 March 7:00pm

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