In Spring 2015, a new purpose-built centre for international contemporary art, theatre, film and books will open its doors for the first time in Manchester, as part of the First Street North development. It will be called HOME.

From gallery to screen via café bar and bookshop, HOME will redefine the contemporary arts centre, creating a space where ideas, hopes and moments of wonder ricochet off walls and lodge themselves in the headspace of audiences old and new. Read more

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One step closer to HOME

We’re converting the second floor of Number One First Street into a 120-seat temporary theatre space for our Autumn productions.

We're converting the second floor of Number One First Street into a 120-seat temporary theatre space.
BE Festival 2014 @Birmingham Rep - Beating McEnroe 2 by Jamie Wood. Photo credit Rachel Ferriman

Insomnia

Number 1 First St

Thu 6 Nov 2014 - Fri 7 Nov 2014

Weaving strands of physical and musical storytelling, Insomnia is a funny and moving journey through styles and genres of music, dance and theatre.

Weaving strands of physical and musical storytelling, Insomnia is a funny and moving journey through styles and genres of music,...
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The Events

Number 1 First St

Wed 22 Oct 2014 - Sat 25 Oct 2014

David Greig’s daring new play asks how far forgiveness can go in the face of atrocity within your own community. Featuring local choirs from Manchester & a soaring soundtrack, it tells the story of tragedy, obsession & our destructive desire to fathom the unfathomable.

David Greig’s daring new play asks how far forgiveness can go in the face of atrocity within your own community....
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Everyone’s falling in love with Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet is attracting brilliant reviews from both audiences and critics alike. Find out why many have fallen in love with it…

Romeo & Juliet is attracting brilliant reviews from both audiences and critics alike. Find out why many have fallen in love with it...
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