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Seated & Standing tickets are still available. To book, select either 'Manchester Academy 1 2021' for seated and 'Standing Unreserved' for standing at the reservation point. Please email for any support needed.

House of Suarez’s legendary annual Vogue Ball is returning to Manchester with a 2022 theme of Night at the Poseum, with performances inspired by treasures from around the globe currently on display in museums throughout the North West.

The ball will once again be steered by Captain Rikki Beadle-Blair as Master of Ceremonies. Expect an extravaganza of costume, dance, and high drama as Houses from across the UK come together to compete for catwalk supremacy in categories such as Fantasy, Solo, Lip Synch, Sex Siren and Choreography.

Dubbed club culture meets high art, the Vogue Ball has become a key annual event in Queer Contact and is inspired by the legendary balls held in New York City from the 1970s, which provided a platform for young Black and Latinx LBGTQ+ people to showcase their flamboyant and competitive personalities.

VOGUE BALL AFTER PARTY with Claud Cunningham

We’re so proud to present Claud Cunningham at Contact following the House of Suarez Vogue Ball. 

This event is completely free to attend, and no booking is required. Please note that places are limited; head straight over to Contact after the ball to secure your spot!

A person in a blazer and dark blue jeans, sitting backwards on a seat, holding a grace jones picture.


Doors open at 18:30 ahead of the event start at 19:00

Please note that there will be no re-entry to the Academy once tickets have been scanned

For any questions around terms of entry, please contact Box Office at


This event is part of Queer Contact. Each February, as part of LGBT History Month, Queer Contact’s programming converges in a festival of events – Queer Contact Festival – featuring the best performance, music, spoken word, dance, theatre and visual art with local young people and performers interacting with the best UK and international talent.


If you have mobility access needs, please call the box office Monday to Friday between 10 – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.

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

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  • Price
    Full Standing Price: £20 | Standing Concessions: £15 | 2nd and 3rd Row Seating Flat Price: £35 | Access: £15 | 1st Row Seating Flat Price: £45 | Access: £15
  • Venue

    Manchester Academy 1, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PR

  • Ages
  • Running
    3 hours including interval
Date Time & Place
Friday 18 February 7:00pm
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