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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.


Please see recent COVID-19 guidelines from Manchester Academy 1:

From 1st Sept Manchester Academy 1 will be implementing the use of the Covid Pass

To gain entry, customers will have to show their Covid status in one of the three following ways:

1.      Proof of negative lateral flow test. Test must be taken within 24 hours prior to attending the event.

2.      Proof of full vaccination. Second dose to be received 14 days prior to the event.

3.      Proof of immunity due to positive PCR test within last 180 days. 10 day isolation must be completed.

A Covid pass can be obtained via the NHS App to confirm any of the above.

They will also accept an NHS text or email confirmation of a negative lateral flow test.

Do not bring home test strips or vaccine cards to the venue – neither of these are accepted as proof of Covid status.


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.

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).


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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