Emergency


Days + nights out for the curious.

Updated 24 Jan 2022

Emergency is our annual platform for live art and contemporary performance, usually showing about 30 short works over a day/night in Manchester each Autumn — last year’s 21st edition took place in its seventh home, Contact, and was necessarily a bit different; shifting regulations meant we postponed from Nov 2020 to Sep 2021

Emergency 21 was a socially-distanced live walkthrough event at the brand new Contact on Saturday 25 September 2021 — audiences were guided on a one-way journey through the refurbished building, pausing en route in gallery fashion.
To get a feel of previous editions, please have a look at 2019’s programme + gallery of images or 2018’s programme + gallery.

Emergency 21 presented by Word of Warning + Contact; produced by hÅb + Contact.
Enquiries: emergency@habmcr.org | EmergencyMcr.org | #EmergencyMcr


Emergency StopGap was a new iteration for 2020 — a small informal platform to bridge the gap between gallery + theatre, and to fill the empty months of winter… Taking place on 27 February 2020 in Manchester’s NIAMOS, it was an informal ‘Thursday Late’ style evening featuring 13 durational live works + interventions in and around the building — to get a feel for it, please see our gallery of images.

Emergency StopGap (2020) presented by Word of Warning; produced by hÅb; supported by NIAMOS.
#EmergencyStopGap