The CFCCA galleries and building are currently closed in line with government guidance.

Our reopening date will be Wednesday 19th May.

Opening times will be Wednesday to Sunday, 11am till 4pm (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Bank Holidays).


When the CFCCA galleries reopen, will I need to book to visit CFCCA’s exhibitions?

Booking is advised, walk-ins are welcome. You can book your free tickets here.

When the galleries reopen, those who book a timed entry ticket will receive priority entry to the gallery. We also have capacity to welcome on-the-day walk-in visitors. However, if the gallery space is at maximum capacity and you have not prebooked, you may be asked to wait or to return at a later time. Entry to the galleries is free.

Do I need to print my e-ticket?
No, you can simply show your e-ticket on your phone or quote your name and group size.

What if I am running late or miss my time slot?
For priority entrance, you must arrive within the 15 minute time slot allocated to your ticket. If you are early or later, you may have to wait to access the galleries.

Is there a maximum group number allowed?
Yes, only 6 people to a group, please.


What happens if I develop symptoms of COVID-19 after my visit?
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 at any time, it is imperative that you take a COVID-19 test as soon as you can. If your test result is positive, please contact CFCCA on 0161 832 7271. 

What is CFCCA doing to ensure social distancing and safety?
Our priority is the safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and collaborators. The CFCCA staff team have been working diligently and carefully to make the necessary and numerous changes to the workings of our building:

  • The building has a strictly limited capacity.
  • We have installed a clear screen around the reception.
  • Enhanced daily cleaning will be in operation focusing particularly on high-contact points such as toilets and door handles.
  • 15 touch-free hand-sanitizer points are located throughout the building.
  • To ensure social distancing, we ask that you follow the one way system where relevant.
  • We are currently only accepting card payments in our shop.
  • In line with government legislation, staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings while in our public spaces.

Are face coverings mandatory?
Yes, in line with government legislation. If you are exempt from wearing face coverings, please let us know when you arrive at the gallery.

Will you be providing PPE to staff?
Yes, all staff will be provided with a visor and be asked to use this when moving around the public spaces.


What exhibitions will I be able to see when the galleries reopen?
Multiplicities in Flux is open in Gallery 1, bringing together works by photographer Grace Lau and filmmaker Eelyn Lee.
In Gallery 2, you can see Omid Asadi’s Autopsy of a Home.

What elements of the programme can I enjoy digitally?
Check out our Digital Highlights page for works you can enjoy from home.


Are venue hiring bookings continuing?
Yes, eventually. Check our Venue Hire webpage for the most up to date information.

Can I pay with cash in the shop?
No, sorry! For the time being we are accepting card payment only.

Will toilets and baby-changing facilities be accessible?
Toilets and baby change will be accessible by request via Reception and will be strictly limited to one person/household at any time.

Is it possible to visit the CFCCA archive?
Unfortunately, there is no on-site access to the archive at the moment. There is limited space in the Archive and it is therefore not possible to socially distance. However, you can still browse our online catalogue, which contains images, promotional and other archival materials relating to CFCCA’s history. If you would like to request information or need assistance, please get in touch with our Archivist at


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