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By Pigfoot, a multi award-winning theatre company telling stories about the climate crisis, with the least carbon impact possible.

A protest. A theatre show. An energy-generating dance party.  

HOT IN HERE celebrates action taking place around the world for climate justice. 

Developed from conversations with climate activists across the globe, HOT IN HERE uses dance, real-life stories, spoken word, and music to share the action taking place internationally against climate injustice, and the UK’s place within it.   

The show is powered by the first energy-harvesting dancefloor in live theatre. Like the collective action needed to tackle the climate emergency, the dancefloor converts the collective energy of the performers’ bodies into electricity. Come join the movement. Everyone’s invited. 

Made in collaboration with young people taking action at the frontlines of the climate crisis, predominantly in the Global South and nearest the Equator.  

Praise for Pigfoot

“Actually practises what it preaches about climate change” – The Sunday Times on Pigfoot

“A whirlwind of fun for all ages… as delightful as it is important to see” – The Play’s The Thing  

“Hilarious and touching… as many people as possible should see it” – Theatre Weekly ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Hope is paramount” – The Scotsman ★ ★ ★ ★

WINNER of the Sustainable Fringe Award 2019 for Best Company 

WINNER of the Staging Change Award for VAULT Festival 2020 

WINNER of the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, 2019 (NSDF) 

WINNER of the Samuel French New Play Award, 2019 (NSDF) 

WINNER of the Camden People’s Theatre Award, 2019 (NSDF) 


There will be a BSL-interpreted performance of this show on November 3rd.

Download the HOT IN HERE visual story here. 

There will be a relaxed performance of this show on November 2nd

  • We will hold familiarisation sessions 30 mins before house opens – please contact to book a slot
  • We will remove any strobing or fast flashing lights
  • We will have a quiet space available for audiences
  • We will reduce the volume of music and sound effects (you’re welcome to bring ear defenders)
  • There will be no sudden, loud noises
  • Audience lights will go down – but you are welcome to use your phone torch, or one of ours, to leave and re-enter

All performances are creatively captioned, with a relaxed environment for audiences.

We will also…

  • Share content information in advance (Available from 12th September)
  • Publish a pre-recorded audio description of our actors & our set (Available from 19th September)
  • Publish a visual story of the show (Available from 27th September)

A relaxed environment for audiences means…

If for access reasons, you need to do any of the following, at any time, please feel free to:

  • Leave & re-enter at any time – there’s no such thing as a latecomer!
  • Move around or make noise
  • Use your phone (e.g. for magnification)

If you have any 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).

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.


Co-produced by Pigfoot and Gate Theatre, commissioned and supported by Camden People’s Theatre.  

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 

With support from English Touring Theatre (ETT), ‘I’ve Got An Idea’ Fund, ARC Stockton, The Lipman-Miliband Trust and The Golsoncott Foundation. 

About Pigfoot

Pigfoot Theatre is the first carbon-neutral theatre company in the UK. We make multi-award-winning theatre about the climate and ecological crisis. Our work ‘practises what it preaches’ (The Sunday Times on Pigfoot) and protests within an industry which, in London alone, has a carbon footprint of 50,000 tonnes a year. Our bike-powered family comedy ‘How To Save A Rock’ has toured with English Touring Theatre to Northern Stage and Theatre By The Lake, with Battersea Arts Centre & Found in Music, and with support from Slung Low to the Albany, Camden People’s Theatre and more. Our new show, Hostile Environments, supported by Boundless Theatre’s Accelerator programme, will be produced in 2023.

Learn more here


Pigfoot Theatre aims to calculate the carbon impact of their work. Please click this link here to complete a form and confirm your travel plans.

There are a range of sustainable travel options to reach Contact.

Buses: run every few minutes on Oxford Road from the City Centre, train stations and South Manchester (Rusholme direction). The closest stop is near to Manchester Academy.

Cars: We do not have a car park but there are several nearby, such as the University of Manchester car park on Cecil Street, and Q-Park Manchester Hospitals. Please note, the car park adjacent to Contact is for permit holders only. We advise avoiding driving via certain parts of Oxford Road when traveling to Contact by Car due to the recent implement of traffic cameras.

Bicycles: If you’re cycling to Contact, we have a limited number of covered bike stands available.


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  • Price
    £15 Full price | £10 Under 35 | £8 Concessions | 50% off for Contact Members
  • Venue

    Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA

  • Ages
  • Running
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Genre
Date Time & Place
Tuesday 1 November 8:00pm
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Wednesday 2 November 8:00pm
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Thursday 3 November 8:00pm
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