A performance space at Contact. Rows of red seats overlook a stage.


The full address of the venue is Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6JA and the what3words is arrive.belly.sake.

Venue Information

Contact is located on Oxford Road, a short distance from Oxford Road Station and Manchester city centre. Box Office and Bar and Cafe are accessible and situated on the Ground Floor and all performance spaces have wheelchair access. Lift access and accessible toilet facilities are available throughout the building.

  • Wheelchair spaces are available across all performances.
  • Our Space 1 auditorium is equipped with an induction hearing loop.
  • Level 2 has a dedicated ‘Contemplation Room’ that can be available if requested.
  • Accessible toilet facilities are available on the ground floor, 1st floor and 2nd floor.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome at Contact, Contact asks that they have some formal identification in the form of a branded jacket or lead slip.

Contact provides seats measurements as follows:

  • Central seating bank chairs are 50.5cm wide with immovable armrests that are shared with the seats on either side. There is 28cm depth of legroom.
  • Boxes, which line either side of the auditorium, are 208cm wide, have no armrests, and have 44cm depth of legroom. These are sold as seats for 3 people, which allows 69cm width for each person.
  • Contact details if seats are not appropriate: 0161 274 0600

For full access information about this venue visit: https://contactmcr.com/about-us/your-visit/

Event access

The events at this venue are:
50 Hours of Freedom

This event takes place in Contact, Space 1. This event will be captioned. The event will be set up as a seated show. Wheelchair spaces will be available.

We are working with a venue partner on this event. All bookings for accessible tickets need to be booked directly with Contact.

Below, is an overview of access booking information Contact:

Phone: 0161 274 0600

Email Address: boxoffice@contactmcr.com

Travel information

The closest stations to Contact are:

Manchester Oxford Road station: 0.9 miles

Manchester Piccadilly station 1.2 miles

St Peter’s Square tram: 1.2 miles

Click on the links above to find detailed access information for each station.

From these stations you can take a bus or short taxi ride to Contact.

If you’re cycling to Contact, they have a limited number of covered bike stands available. They also have a free bicycle maintenance station at the venue.

Contact is served by the following buses: 15, 18, 41, 42, 42A, 42B, 42C, 43, 111, 142, 143, 191, 197, 217, 797, 53 Orbits, V1 Vantage, V2 Vantage and V4 Vantage.

Buses run every few minutes on Oxford Road from the City Centre. The closest stop is near to Manchester Academy, which is 0.1 mile from Contact.

Contact does not have its own car park.

Car parks close to Contact are: The University of Manchester car park on Cecil Street, which is 0.2 miles from Contact, and Q-Park Manchester Hospitals, which is 0.5 miles away.

The car park adjacent to Contact is for permit holders only.

If you require an access parking space please contact Contact’s Box Office team on boxoffice@contactmcr.com or 0161 274 0600.

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