Emergency 2015

A free day-out for the curious.

Presented by Word of Warning, STUN + Z-arts

Saturday 3 October 2015, 12noon-10pm. FREE

Manchester’s manic micro-marathon of the bizarre + the beautiful celebrates sweet sixteen — from gallery to theatre, store-cupboard to stairwell, some 25 live works in a non-stop performance takeover.

Now that it’s over, have a look at the image gallery + read QuietManDave’s review.

From noon, dip in and out of ongoing performances — from virtual reality to physical anxiety — all over the building: a couple defy the sands of time, grain by grain; a man elevates the humble cabbage to the heights of celebrity; and a woman bends, literally, under the strain…

Then from 4pm join us for a series of short sit-down shows in a variety of spaces — from stand-up with a twist, to a manic roller derby and a raunchy celebratory climax.

Your chance to sample the different — all for free, featuring (participating artists subject to change):
Adam Lowe | Adam York Gregory + Gillian Jane Lees | Ali Matthews + Leo Burtin | Ali Wilson | Alicia Radage | Chris Jenkins | Dr Mango | Eleanor Fogg | Gareth Cutter | Gwendolen Osmond | Howl Yuan | James O’Donoghue | Jon M Coleman | Lucy McCormick | Nicola Smith | Paul Hughes + Andy Edwards | Rachel Gomme | Simon Farid | Simon Gerrard | Sturgeon’s Law | Terri Donovan | The Demolition Project | Tim Anderson + Tessa Buddle | Tin Can People | Trendscendence

To get a feel for it, have a look at 2014’s programme + gallery.

Venue + Booking Details

Date: Saturday 3 October 2015, 12noon-10pm
Venue: Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: FREE no booking required, come + go as you please.
N.B. Some limited capacity shows have sign-up sheets on the day, others operate on a first come, first served basis.
Venue Tel: 0161 232 6089

What people have said about Emergency

Emergency 2015 is a Guardian top theatre ticket.

Schedule (timings are approximate + subject to change)

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Emergency 2015 Schedule (subject to change)

Access Information

Emergency 2015 is primarily an adult-focussed event, some works will not be suitable for younger viewers (i.e. under 18s). From 12noon experience durational and limited capacity work; from 4pm onwards see a short series of short performances. It takes place in a number of different spaces and formats — some seated, some standing, some spoken word, some visual, some limited capacity, some participatory. We apologise but some of the work is not wheelchair accessible. For specific age and access information please email info@habarts.org or call 0161 232 6086.


Emergency 2015 is produced by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England, funded by Manchester City Council, supported by STUN + Z-arts; a greenroom legacy project.


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Emergency 2015