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From Contact Young Company, HighRise Theatre and Level Up.

/ˌsatəˈneɪlɪə/ (noun) 
An occasion of wild revelry or indulgence

8-10 July  2021

For 3 days only: CYC, Level Up and HighRise Theatre take over skate park ProjektsMCR to create a colosseum of celebration, imagination and revolution with an Avengers-like company of multi-talented performers including DJs, MCs, poets, dancers, musicians and storytellers.

Directed by Dominic Garfield (Lil.Miss.Lady, Merryville, The Concrete Jungle Book) with material created by CYC and Level Up, this new-concept rave offers audiences the chance to transport into an underground world of bass, politics and belonging – rising from the ashes of our brand-new world.

Doors open at 6.30pm, show starts at 7pm.

Visit our FAQ page about the show here.

Please note: social distancing measures will be in place during these performances of Saturnalia. Find out more about our social distancing measures here.

  • Audience members will be socially distanced.
  • You will be able to pick your own seats in seating areas of 1, 2, 4 and 6. Please only select a table for the number of tickets you are buying for. We have a limited number of each table size therefore it is important to book in advance where possible. The performance will start at 7pm, please arrive at 6.30pm to make sure you have plenty of time to take your seats.
  • If you are coming in a bubble (of up to six people) please make sure that you book these tickets in one transaction. No more than 6 tickets can be booked at once. We only have limited spaces for individual bookers available, so please do join up with your friends and book together where possible.
  • Accessible seating is available. Please call our box office on 0161 274 0600 (Weekdays 10am – 5pm) or email at The venue has step-free access throughout.

Meet the cast

You might have seen our Saturnalia cast announcement on our social media (if not then follow @contactmcr on Instagram and Twitter!)

Please meet Contact Young Company members AND Level Up members: Danny, Liv, Ari, Lauren, Joash, Martha, Jordan, Hannah, Jamie, Allegra, Daniel, Della, Jevan and Yorsa.

Content Warning

Recommended for ages 12+ for some swearing, references to drug and alcohol use, and references to sexual harassment. There will be smoking within the show and loud music will be used throughout the performance.

A pink football shirt with 'Saturnalia 10 June' and the Contact Logo

National Football Museum created mock up tshirts for us as part of #HereForTheCultureMcr

Contact Membership

For just £10, you can get 12 months of exclusive offers and juicy deals with our Contact Membership. Book tickets to shows like Saturnalia and A Home for Grief entirely for free. With the added bonus of 25% off other shows and money off all our events for the next year!


  • Price
    £10 Full/£7 Under-35s/£5 Concessions. Free with Contact Membership
  • Venue

    ProjecktsMCR Skate Park

    97 London Rd, Manchester M1 2PG

  • Ages
    Recommended for ages 12+
  • Booking info

    Doors open at 6.30pm, shows starts at 7pm prompt. (Latecomers may not be admitted).

    You will receive an e-ticket for this event, and more information closer to the date. Please check your inbox, including spam/junk, for this.

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Date Time & Place
Thursday 8 July 7:00pm
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Friday 9 July 7:00pm
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Saturday 10 July 7:00pm
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