Contact's Christmas Access Scheme

We are now seeking supporters to enable pupils from some of the most disadvantaged schools in our city to have a special Christmas 2023 treat!

We are proud to announce that Slater Heelis has become one of the first supporters of Contact’s Christmas Access Scheme. Slater Heelis has a long history of supporting Contact’s work, and we are thankful they have partnered with us again to help give a Manchester school a special festive theatre trip. Thank you, Slater Heelis!

A member of Contact Young Company, dressed as a snowman, performs for a group of smiling, excited children during a production of The Siege of Christmas

How the scheme works

Your corporate donation will provide tickets for a full class or group of children to attend the theatre free of charge at a time when many families are under an even greater strain than usual. For many children, this will be their first experience of live theatre.

Following receipt of your donation Contact will make all the arrangements with the school and liaise with them to make their visit full of memories to cherish.

Contact already works with many schools that we know would benefit from your support, but if you have a school in mind for your support, that’s great too.

Your donation supports up to 35 tickets for the sponsored school. You will receive prominent screen credits in Contact on the day of the visit promoting your support and welcoming the school as well as:

  • A website credit on a page about the scheme
  • A thank you letter from the supported school and/or social media mention.

Please note, your donation should be a minimum of £600.

Please contact Jane Hall, Development Manager,, to find out more.

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All income generated from these opportunities will support our work with young people and local communities.

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Alternatively, please get in touch with Jane Hall, Development Manager,