Contact Refurbishment

Contact Theatre
Contact Theatre
Contact Theatre : User event space matrix
Contact Theatre : User event space matrix
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  • Architecture
  • Retrofit
North West England
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We completed a feasibility study for Contact Theatre which supported their application for Stage 1 funding from the Arts Council England. This included various changes to the building in order to increase the opportunities for young people, make it more economically and environmentally sustainable, and make it more accessible in the widest sense.  Our final report can be downloaded from the link above.

Contact decided to work with URBED because of our commitment to engaging users in design, and our knowledge of sustainable buildings. As young people are core to everything Contact does, they also wanted young people to be involved in the design process. As part of the project URBED engaged with a group of 2nd year and M.Arch students from Manchester School of Architecture to explore possible futures for the theatre. 

Find out more about Contact on their website

Project blog

22.11.2012, 14:21
Contact Audience Survey

Have you ever been to Contact? If so, please take 5 minutes to fill in this short questionnaire about how to improve the building's external appearance and interior layout.

You could be in with a chance of winning one of 5 pairs of tickets to see Contact Young Actors Company brilliant new show, Runaway Shadows on 13-15th December. The survey runs till12th December when winners will be emailed - good luck!