Contact Theatre

Contact Theatre is a charity run multi arts venue that specialises in promoting creativity in teens and young adults.

Contact began life as a traditional theatre in the 1970s, but at the start of this century it was rebranded as a modern creative venue with a total of 400 seats across two spaces. Its remit now includes dance, music, hip hop, cabaret, art, poetry and spoken word.

Twice a year, Contact hosts Contacting The World, an international project bringing together young people from all over the world to create new theatre. The project, which has featured theatre companies from countries as diverse as Malaysia, Syria, Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago, culminates in a week-long festival in July.

It regularly hosts free workshops in areas such as music production and spoken word, offering young people the chance to develop skills with industry professionals. A list of upcoming events can be found here. Contact also holds free exhibitions, including the upcoming Queer Youth in Focus, a photography and video project which explores the lives of young LGBT people in Greater Manchester. You can visit it until the end of March.