Emergency StopGap

  A night out for the curious.

Presented by Word of Warning in association with NIAMOS

A Thursday Late — 27 February, 6pm-10pm. Pay What You Decide

Manchester’s micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold + the beautiful pops-up with a night of curiosities amidst the decaying splendour of Hulme’s NIAMOS — bridging the gap between gallery + theatre, and filling the empty months of winter…
Come and go as you please, sample the different — then pay what you decide!

Participating artists announced here in early Feb; until 17 Jan we’re seeking artist proposals. Get a feel for it with a look at 2019’s daytime programme at NIAMOS.

Venue + Booking Details

Date: Thursday 27 February 2020, 6pm-10pm (last entry at 9pm)
Venue: NIAMOS, corner of Chichester Rd/Warwick St, Hulme, Manchester M15 5EU
Tickets: NO booking required, Pay What You Decide in person on the night.
Entry: come and go as you please; some works may have a limited capacity with either sign-up sheets on the night or operating first-come, first-served.
Enquiries: 07488 308 111 (on the night) / 0161 232 6086 (during weekday office hours)

Access Information

Age Advisory: 18+ (mainly aimed at adults; parental/guardian discretion).
Warnings: specific content warnings will be available here in early February.
Access: uses a number of different spaces and formats — some seated, some standing, some spoken word, some visual, some limited capacity, some participatory. We apologise but due to the nature of the NIAMOS building, some works may not have step-free access.
Specific age + access info: please get in touch with us by emailing info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086 during weekday office hours.

What people have said about Emergency

Some great stuff at @WarnMcr’s (friendly & incredibly well-organised) #EmergencyMcr yesterday. Saw several pieces I’d be really keen to see more of…
 — @CirclesStalls on 2019
Absolutely brilliant to see such varied and sometimes challenging work.
Genuinely unique … not seen anything quite like it elsewhere.
I liked the intimacy of some of the pieces + the variety.
I’m so glad I happened upon it, really well organised, amazing acts.
One of the most interesting events in Manchester’s Cultural Calendar.
Really important event for NW artists — safe space to experiment.
The diversity is outstanding and so inclusive of all.
Thought provoking & frankly unique. It sets Manchester apart.
 — Audience Feedback from 2019 + before


Emergency StopGap is produced by hÅb + supported by NIAMOS.

Website + Social Media

EmergencyMcr.org | #EmergencyStopGap

Performance Programme Spring 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Sex Education
Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
Emergency StopGap
Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | Royal Exchange Theatre
Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
We Are Fucked
Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN at Z-arts
Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
Works Ahead 2020
(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)