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Great value lunch

Had lunch here with colleagues. Food was tasty and plenty of it. Staff were smiley and pleasant... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
An intimate theatre experience.

Contact is a pretty unique, perhaps ugly building. Crazy youth centre style type thingy might be a... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Contact is Manchester's provocative and innovative performance venue situated in the heart of the city's busy Oxford Road Corridor (a short walk from both Manchester Museum and The Whitworth). We present professional theatre, dance, spoken word...more
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Have seen local drag queens, Jinkx Monsoon, Alan Cummings, and many various artists here. Lovely venue, good drinks sales; all round nice place to have a drink or watch a show - queer or otherwise.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kaz E
Reviewed 23 November 2017

The first incarnation opened during my first year as a student here and although I was not studying drama or any performance arts many of my close friends did or the adjacent fine art department. I had previously only had limited experience of contemporary plays...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful evening of hip-hop dance at Contact tonight, as part of the Manchester International Festival. It was remarkable work, and we were so impressed that it was put together in a matter of days, by a visiting hip hop choreographer from USA....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank merrilywerollalong12
Reviewed 18 November 2016

It was my first time here yesterday and I can already tell you this venue occupies the pole position in my list of best venues in Manchester. Everything about it was just great. The staff was really nice and welcoming, the foyer is spacious and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank MANARED
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My friends and I went here for a poetry evening but found parking difficult. Being ten minutes late, we felt it fair enough not to be allowed in the theatre, as the event had already begun. So we went to the lounge and were served...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank marvadread
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The contact lounge situated at rear of the building is a little gem... A great selection of hot and cold drinks, professional and friendly staff. Smiley and chatty and more than willing to help with any enquiry. Worth a visit and while there look at...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank deadreel82
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Had lunch here with colleagues. Food was tasty and plenty of it. Staff were smiley and pleasant. Food very cheap. I recommend their soups.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Bootcamp09
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Contact is a pretty unique, perhaps ugly building. Crazy youth centre style type thingy might be a good description. That said, the theatre itself is brilliant. I watched a very harrowing play here and you felt as if you were part of the action. I'd...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank budgetexpert
Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

This is a very sad review to read and not one that outlines the best of the veggie cafè. I was a student at the University in the 00s, and would often spend my lunch times in the old venue, Good quality wholesome, home cooked...More

Thank Mia F
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Went to the Veggie cafe for lunch here today, and was excited as a vegan it is quite difficult to eat out.... so thought a vegetarian cafe would be more able to cater for me. The menu looked great. The first thing I did was...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Megetarian
contactmcr, Manager at Contact, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

Hello, thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We apologise that you did not have a good experience at the Veggie Café, and we would like to hear more from you regarding your visit. Would you mind ringing us on 0161 274...More

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Mohamed S
20 December 2016|
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Response from deadreel82 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about this as I'm a barman and front of house employee. You would need to contact the theatre itself directly