The Lowry

The Lowry
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, Lancashire, M50 3AZ
  • Box office 08432 086000
  • Opening times Mon & Sun 10am–6pm;Tue–Sat 10am–8pm.
  • Food served Noon–3pm; 5pm–45 minutes before curtain up on theatre performance days; closed on days without theatre performance.
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 9.30am–8pm; Sun 10am–8pm.
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  • Website www.thelowry.com
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The Lowry

The Lowry is Salford's biggest art and theatre venue, opened in 2000. The building houses three theatre spaces: the 1,730-seat Lyric Theatre, the 466-seat Quays and the smaller Studio, as well as art galleries that contain a major collection of the work of the much-loved Lancashire painter LS Lowry, after whom the entire complex is named. Other galleries feature major touring exhibitions.

The Lowry receives major touring theatre productions as well as stand-up comedy, opera, dance, cabaret and children's shows. At the Restaurant, head chef Oliver Thomas has been praised for an unfussy approach highlighting the best local ingredients.

The centre is easily accessible by public transport, being ten minutes' drive from Manchester city centre and served by tram and bus links. Parking is available at the Lowry Outlet Mall car park, directly adjacent to the centre.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 2000

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Abida Parveen and Nahid Saddiqui

An exclusive collaboration between the world’s greatest spiritual singer and a legend of South Asian classical dance, together for one night only at MIF19. ‘Music should rise from the heart and go straight to the soul,’ says Abida Parveen. When this iconic Sufi singer takes to the microphone, that’s exactly the journey it…

Fri 5 Jul

Lyric Theatre

£10–£55 / 08432 086000

Abigoliah Schamaun

ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN: DO YOU KNOW WHO I THINK I AM?!   She's a myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover. She grew up in the conservative Midwest of America to become an unabashedly liberal UK-based comic. Nothing is what it…

Sun 27 Oct

The Studio

£12–£14 / 08432 086000

Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt (Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this hour of stand-up and music.

Mon 20 May

Lyric Theatre

£22 / 08432 086000

Tue 21 May

Lyric Theatre

£22 / 08432 086000

Adam Riches: The Adam Riches Experience

Character comedy from the Edinburgh Comedy Award winner.

Sun 12 May

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Admissions

Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) stars in this award-winning and bitingly funny new comedy from the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews, direct from New York’s Lincoln Center, producers of Oslo. Sherri is the Head of Admissions at a private school, fighting to diversify the student intake and she wants you to know about…

Mon 17 Jun

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£32.50 / 08432 086000

Tue 18 Jun

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£32.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 19 Jun

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£32.50 / 08432 086000

…and 3 more dates until 22 Jun

An Afternoon with Margaret Atwood

" " On Tuesday September 10, the wait will be over… THE TESTAMENTS, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to THE HANDMAID’S TALE, will be revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.   Following the…

Sun 27 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£36 / 08432 086000

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Sun 19 May

£28.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£28.50–£43.50 / 08432 086000

Albert Lee

Undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen, Double Grammy Award Winner Albert Lee is also an accomplished piano player and has a fine singing voice. He has a soulful voice but can equally ‘tear it up’ rock ‘n roll style. Co-writer of Country Boy and writer of many other great songs, always in…

Tue 29 Oct

Quays Theatre

£27.50 / 08432 086000

Andy Hamilton

Following the success of his sell-out tour “Change Management”, award-winning writer and comedian Andy Hamilton is back with a new show. In an evening of reminiscence and revelation, Andy will look back over his forty years in comedy and sixty-ish years on the planet. You, the audience, get to ask the questions, on…

Tue 14 May

Quays Theatre

£19–£21 / 08432 086000

Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted

Stand-up and stories from a comedian who is trying to look on the bright side of life.

Thu 20 Jun

The Studio

£12–£14 / 08432 086000

Ardal O'Hanlon

Best known as dim-witted Father Dougal in the classic comedy series Father Ted, O'Hanlon is also a really rather good stand-up.

Sun 17 Nov

£23 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£23 / 08432 086000

As You Like It

COME INTO THE FOREST; DARE TO CHANGE YOUR STATE OF MIND…    Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.   Kimberley Sykes directs a riotous, exhilarating version of…

Wed 25 Sep

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£33.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 28 Sep

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£33.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 2 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£33.50 / 08432 086000

…and 2 more dates until 5 Oct

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Sun 27 Oct

£18 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£18 / 08432 086000

Mon 28 Oct

£18 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£18 / 08432 086000

Autobiography

What does it mean to write your own life-story? For twenty-five years, Wayne McGregor has been making choreography that interrogates life through the experience of the body, moving intelligently in space and time. His practice has been far-reaching and sought out collaborators from a diverse range of artistic and…

Tue 30 Apr

Lyric Theatre

£15.50–£21.50 / 08432 086000

Babies Messy Play

After a total sell-out of her ‘Dead Baby Frog’ tour in 2018, Sofie returns with the show that won her the Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer award. Plus, a first chance to hear her read from her new book ‘Happy Fat’, and a Q & A. An evening of varied delights from one of the most exciting talents of recent years. Book…

Mon 20 May

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Thu 20 Jun

Quays Theatre

£0–£21.50 / 08432 086000

Fri 21 Jun

Quays Theatre

£0–£21.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 22 Jun

Quays Theatre

£0–£21.50 / 08432 086000

Ben Elton

The legendary comedian, author and playwright heads out on a stand-up tour for the first time in 15 years.

Thu 24 Oct

£30.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£30.50–£45.50 / 08432 086000

Ben Macintyre - The Spy and the Traitor

A rare opportunity to see one of the greatest historians of our generation tell the tale that changed the course of the Cold War forever.   Ben Macintyre, expert on twentieth-century espionage and acclaimed author, comes to The Lowry to discuss his new book  The Spy and The Traitor  - the thrilling and remarkable story of…

Thu 6 Jun

Quays Theatre

£20 / 08432 086000

Bernadette Peters

The three-time Tony and multi-award-winning Broadway star  Bernadette Peters  returns to the UK this June.   The stage and screen star will perform selections from her award-winning Broadway outings, including songs from  Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods  and  Hello, Dolly!.   Renowned around the world as…

Sun 16 Jun

Lyric Theatre

£19.50–£125 / 08432 086000

La boheme

Can young love survive the winter?   Rodolfo and his friends are free-spirited artists, living in poverty amongst the garrets and cafes of Bohemian Paris. One cold Christmas night, Rodolfo’s neighbour Mimi comes to his door in search of a light. Their passionate love will change his life, but can it survive until spring…

Tue 12 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£60 / 08432 086000

Thu 14 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£60 / 08432 086000

Fri 15 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£60 / 08432 086000

A Brave Face

His hardest battle is the one back home “Dear mum, things are a bit tough right now. But don’t worry – I’m ok. I’ll tell you about it when I get back.” Afghanistan: 2009. Under bright blue skies, a small girl stands and watches the soldier. She smiles, just like his sister… Ryan is there to see the world, learn a…

Thu 25 Apr

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Bright Futures

Please note: this performance takes place at Exchange Quay (M5 3EQ) Building 3. *Parking will not be available onsite: please seek other travel arrangements. * We advise parking at Lowry Outlet and walking or getting the tram to Exchange Quay Metrolink. The Lowry’s Young Theatre Makers present their debut…

Wed 15 May

£5 / 08432 086000

Thu 16 May

£5 / 08432 086000

Fri 17 May

£5 / 08432 086000

Buddy

Buddy *tells the enduring tale of the musical icon’s meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22. In 18 short months the Texas-born rock ‘n’ roller revolutionized the face of contemporary music influencing…

Mon 27 Jan 2020

Lyric Theatre

£8–£36.50 / 08432 086000

Tue 28 Jan 2020

Lyric Theatre

£8–£36.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 29 Jan 2020

Lyric Theatre

£8–£36.50 / 08432 086000

…and 3 more dates until 1 Feb 2020

Fri 24 May

Quays Theatre

£10–£18 / 08432 086000

BYOB Comedy

Alyssa Kyria aka The Funny Mummy    *"Sensational!" The Mirror *   Not only is Alyssa the co-creator of BYOBaby Comedy, and a Headline Comedy and Cabaret performer - she is gaining National acclaim as a 'mum comic' with her hilarious song parodies about the 'joys' of parenthood! She will be singing some fabulous new…

Wed 22 May

£13 / 08432 086000

CAT Showcase

The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance present our highly anticipated 10th Anniversary Performance. Both evenings include new works created in collaboration between the current students and our highly accomplished CAT Artists. The CAT students have also worked to restage three former repertoire works form the…

Sat 27 Jul

Quays Theatre

£7–£12 / 08432 086000

Sun 28 Jul

Quays Theatre

£7–£12 / 08432 086000

Catherine Mayer

The author and Women’s Equality Party co-founder is at the end of her tether. A better, brighter, more equal future shimmers on the horizon, yet we seem to be hurtling in the opposite direction. Deranged presidents and dangerous populists aren’t the only culprits. As progressive movements do battle with each other and…

Sun 28 Apr

Quays Theatre

£18.50 / 08432 086000

Chores

Chores was a runaway success story in 2018, winning Audience Favourite at Prague Fringe, selling out Brighton Fringe, runner-up Best Children's Show at Perth FRINGEWORLD, and winner of the Weekly Award for Best Children's Show at Adelaide Fringe. Now, Chores is set to thrill audiences at The Lowry! Two brothers must hurry…

Sat 25 May

Quays Theatre

£12–£15 / 08432 086000

Chris de Burgh

AOR from the man who unleashed 'The Lady in Red' on the world, playing covers from his latest album.

Sun 20 Oct

£40–£60 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£40–£110 / 08432 086000

Chris McCausland

A brand new stand-up show following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.   He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more.   "A…

Sun 9 Jun

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Christina Bianco

Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Curtis Brown presents   CHRISTINA BIANCO: FIRST IMPRESSIONS   From The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, and ITV’s The Imitation Game, the girl with thousand voices returns to the UK with a brand new show for this nationwide tour. Through her…

Sun 8 Sep

Quays Theatre

£16 / 08432 086000

Christopher Nibble

Written and illustrated by Charlotte Middleton and adapted for the stage by Claire Alizon Hills, Topsy Turvy Theatre, the company who brought you Ruby Flew Too! and Isabel’s Well, proudly present the charming Christopher Nibble in a tale of dandelion daring-do!  The guinea pigs of Dandeville love munching dandelion…

Sun 2 Jun

The Studio

£0–£8.50 / 08432 086000

Circus 1903

Roll up! Roll up!   Experience all the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus when Circus 1903 rolls in to Salford this Winter.   The show includes sensational life-sized elephants stunningly created by puppeteers from War Horse, putting elephants back in the ring as never before. The circus…

Tue 19 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£18–£45.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 20 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£18–£45.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 21 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£18–£45.50 / 08432 086000

…and 3 more dates until 24 Nov

Comedy 4 Christies

Once again the very best of the comedy scene unite to bring you an amazing night of laughs to raise money for The Christie.  The line-up includes award winning acts from the TV who have performed around the world. Previous acts have featured stars of Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats, Royal Variety, Pheonix nights &…

Sun 28 Apr

Quays Theatre

£15 / 08432 086000

Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Entertaining comedy show that wrestles the big questions in life.

Sun 27 Oct

£22.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£23.50 / 08432 086000

The Cult of K*nzo

A multi-media performance by Paula Varjack about a frustrated relationship with high fashion, and how it relates to entitlement, exclusion and territory.

Thu 30 May

08432 086000

  • 20:00
The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Tue 22 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£13–£27 / 08432 086000

Wed 23 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£13–£27 / 08432 086000

Dear Zoo

Throughout the show the children learn colours, counting and a whole zoo full of animals. We watched “Dear Zoo Live on Stage” at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. The venue was packed full of excited toddlers, many clasping tight to their beloved copy of Dear Zoo that they had bought from home. The set was…

Fri 25 Oct

Quays Theatre

£16 / 08432 086000

Sat 26 Oct

Quays Theatre

£16 / 08432 086000

Sun 27 Oct

Quays Theatre

£16 / 08432 086000

Deborah Frances-White: The Guilty Feminist

Comedian Deborah Frances-White presents her podcast, about feeling guilty at not being a very good feminist, in front of a live audience.

Sun 5 May

£16–£28.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£16–£28.50 / 08432 086000

Demetri Martin: Wandering Mind Tour

Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe…

Thu 13 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

With special guests.

Quays Theatre

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

The record-setting New York Christmas sensation tours ahead of a Christmas season at The Lowry. The musical version is narrated from the persepective of Max the dog and features songs 'You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch' and 'Welcome Christmas'.

Tue 10 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£23.50–£85 / 08432 086000

Wed 11 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£23.50–£85 / 08432 086000

Thu 12 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£23.50–£85 / 08432 086000

…and 19 more dates until 5 Jan 2020

Early Doors Live

Craig Cash and Phil Mealey's low-fi pub sitcom live on stage.

Wed 24 Jul

Lyric Theatre

£28–£87 / 08432 086000

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Thu 25 Jul

Lyric Theatre

£28–£87 / 08432 086000

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Fri 26 Jul

Lyric Theatre

£28–£87 / 08432 086000

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

…and 7 more dates until 3 Aug

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

  • 4 stars

Another 'bracing flurry of idiocy' from the comedian Ed Gamble.

Wed 27 Nov

£16 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£16 / 08432 086000

Educating Rita

STEPHEN TOMPKINSON and JESSICA JOHNSON in WILLY RUSSELL’S  *EDUCATING RITA *                                When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.   Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and borderline…

Tue 30 Apr

Quays Theatre

£13.50–£35.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 1 May

Quays Theatre

£13.50–£35.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 2 May

Quays Theatre

£13.50–£35.50 / 08432 086000

…and 2 more dates until 4 May

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2

Sequel to Conway's Walk of Shame which follows what happens when you stop chasing the 'perfect' version of yourself.

Sat 18 May

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook

Pace plays the songs of the Piano Man.

Mon 4 Nov

Quays Theatre

£24.50–£28.50 / 08432 086000

Ellie Taylor

Fresh from recording her debut Netflix stand up special, the star of The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and QI is back with a brand-new show. Join Ellie as she bangs on about life, love and what will happen if one more person tells her “you got this”. ellietaylorcomedy.com

Fri 25 Oct

£15 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£16 / 08432 086000

Emily Atack: Talk Thirty To Me

Comedy debut from the English actress.

Thu 16 May

£21 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£21 / 08432 086000

Equus

Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller, Equus, explores the complex relationships between devotion, myth and sexuality. This gripping new production is directed by the award-winning Ned Bennett.   When teenager Alan Strang’s pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses in a…

Wed 24 Apr

Quays Theatre

£18.50–£32.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 25 Apr

Quays Theatre

£18.50–£32.50 / 08432 086000

Fri 26 Apr

Quays Theatre

£18.50–£32.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 27 Apr

Quays Theatre

£18.50–£32.50 / 08432 086000

Evolvō

Shubbak is the UK’s premier festival of contemporary Arab culture, presenting outstanding international Arab artists to audiences in London and across England. Taking place from 28 June – 14 July 2019 in venues across London, Shubbak provides an opportunity to engage with arts and culture from across the Arab world. For…

Sat 13 Jul

The Studio

£5.50–£8.50 / 08432 086000

Flux

Meet Kate: a physicist in the male-dominated labs of the 1980s. Addicted to the pounding beats and neon glow of her generation, follow Kate as she discovers her potential as a cutting edge scientist. As a girl, Kate dreamt of being among the elite, but as expectations become reality and the professional turns personal…

Fri 21 Jun

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

The Football Ramble

The Football Ramble are back! And they’re going global! Join the gang as they bring their chart-topping podcast to life in a multimedia extravaganza. Expect all your favourites from the show as they cast an eye over the best - and most ridiculous - moments from the footballing circus. It’s a football show, but not as…

Sat 2 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£20 / 08432 086000

The Fountainhead

Based on the book by Ayn Rand UK PREMIERE / A PRE-FACTORY EVENT   You’re likely to find yourself sky high, breathless and hypnotised’ – The New York Times Ivo van Hove brings his Internationaal Theater Amsterdam ensemble to The Lowry to perform  his most controversial work. The Fountainhead is a gripping adaptation of…

Wed 10 Jul

Lyric Theatre

£10–£35 / 08432 086000

Thu 11 Jul

Lyric Theatre

£10–£35 / 08432 086000

Sat 13 Jul

Lyric Theatre

£10–£35 / 08432 086000

Frisky & Mannish: PopLab

The duo return with their brand of musical infotainment.

Sat 19 Oct

The Studio

£16 / 08432 086000

Further Drawing Skills

Further drawing skills course. If you've recently enjoyed our beginners drawing course or have skills that you would like to challenge further this is the course for you. Led by professional illustrator Paul Pickford we will be looking at different drawing techniques, such as paper sculpture together with activities to…

Sat 18 May

£45–£50 / 08432 086000

The Giant Balloon Show

The Giant Balloon Show will have the audience in stitches and in awe simultaneously. Expect feverous balloon sculptures, high energy comic performance and of course the all-important giant balloon! Take everything you know about balloons, and twist that into a highly entertaining show for the whole family. Feedback from…

Sun 5 May

The Studio

£0–£8.50 / 08432 086000

Gill Sims: Why Mummy Drinks

Gill Sims is a mum on a mission against the idealised lives we see on Instagram. Her blog, Peter and Jane, an honest account of family life, spun into a book, Why Mummy Swears. Now she is releasing the follow-up Why Mummy Drinks. Join Gill for a Q&A about her life and career so far.

Wed 10 Jul

£16 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£16 / 08432 086000

Gin and Jazz

Gin and Jazz afternoon’s take place  in Pier Eight Bar and are in partnership with unique and interesting gin brands. We’re inviting you to sip classic gin cocktails and learn about the gin making process along with the story of each brand. The afternoon will be punctuated with live jazz from Manchester based vocalist Rob…

Sun 12 May

£10–£20 / 08432 086000

Sun 9 Jun

£10–£20 / 08432 086000

Sun 14 Jul

£10–£20 / 08432 086000

Girlguiding: Little Giggle

A comedy event exclusively for Girlguiding members.   There’s nothing better than laughing with your friends. So, grab yours and join us at Little Giggle – our first ever comedy show for Rainbows and Brownies (and their leaders). Some of the best comedians in town will be hitting the stage to make you laugh until you…

Sat 20 Jul

Quays Theatre

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Giulio Cesare

Egypt, ancient times. The Roman leader Julius Caesar hounds an enemy to the edge of his empire. Arriving at the Egyptian court, he encounters a dynastic feud between the young queen, Cleopatra, and the joint ruler, her cruel brother, Tolomeo. As alliances shift, an ecstatic new love soars but Caesar soon finds himself…

Wed 13 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£60 / 08432 086000

Glisten

Come in, relax, find a space and settle. Slowly, a shimmering surface emerges. What does it look like? How does it move? Listen, what can you hear?       Welcome to a world of shiny things. Welcome to* Glisten*!   Glisten is an interactive performance for babies aged 0-18 months and their grown-ups. The audience are…

Sun 19 May

The Studio

£5.50–£8.50 / 08432 086000

The Great Gatsby

You are invited to the most glamorous party in town. Lose yourself in the decadence of 1920s New York as Northern Ballet’s sell-out sensation The Great Gatsby makes its grand return the UK. Mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby has a penchant for lavish parties and beautiful women. As the sparkling façade of his world…

Wed 8 May

Lyric Theatre

£15.50–£49.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 9 May

Lyric Theatre

£15.50–£49.50 / 08432 086000

Fri 10 May

Lyric Theatre

£15.50–£49.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 11 May

Lyric Theatre

£15.50–£49.50 / 08432 086000

The Greek Passion

THE GREEK PASSION– BOHUSLAV MARTI N Ů  Sung in English with English titles   Give us what you have too much of   In a remote Greek community, the villagers are casting roles for the upcoming Passion play. Manolios is cast as Christ, the widow Katerina will play Mary Magdalene, and her lover Panait is to be…

Sat 16 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£60 / 08432 086000

The Gruffalo's Child

Tall Stories presents Julia Donaldson's Gruffalo sequel, following the adventures of his child as she sneaks out in the night to see if the Big Bad Mouse really does exist.

Fri 6 Dec

Quays Theatre

£14–£18 / 08432 086000

Sat 7 Dec

Quays Theatre

£14–£18 / 08432 086000

Sun 8 Dec

Quays Theatre

£14–£18 / 08432 086000

…and 28 more dates until 12 Jan 2020

Half Term Superheroes

Calling all Superheroes! We need your help!! Join us this half term as we create our own Superheroes. During the workshop we will be exploring what makes a superhero and bringing them to life through drama games and exercises. Whether it be superstrength, flight or the power to sing Opera; we need your help in our…

Wed 29 May

£11.25–£12.50 / 08432 086000

Halka - Acrobatique de Tanger

Shubbak in association with Crying Out Loud presents Halka by Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger   Since ancient times acrobats have performed on Moroccan beaches and in village squares, creating spectacles for the public with astounding human pyramids, cartwheels and somersaults, always accompanied by music and…

Sat 6 Jul

Quays Theatre

£13–£15 / 08432 086000

Hannah Buckley & Crystal Zillwood

A dance double bill about woman’s ability to be many things.   Hannah Buckley: The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed Inspired by mountains, fairy tales and a 1970s body work book for women, this dance solo piece is a meditation on ‘feminism as the female command of space’ - the many things this could mean and…

Wed 19 Jun

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Hedda Tesman

“There’s no such thing as starting again” A doting husband. A troubled writer. A loaded gun. It’s 2019 and Hedda Tesman returns to a life she can’t seem to escape from. After 30 years of playing wife, Hedda is bitter and bored. When her estranged daughter, Thea, suddenly reappears asking for help, the present begins to…

Thu 3 Oct

£22.50–£29.50 / 08432 086000

Fri 4 Oct

£22.50–£29.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 5 Oct

£22.50–£29.50 / 08432 086000

…and 12 more dates until 19 Oct

Home, I'm Darling

WINNER OF BEST NEW COMEDY - OLIVIER AWARD 2019 " Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre and direct from a limited West End transfer, Home, I’m Darling comes to Salford for one week only from Tuesday 23 April. " Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans) reprises her acclaimed role as Judy, in Laura…

Wed 24 Apr

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£82.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 25 Apr

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£82.50 / 08432 086000

Fri 26 Apr

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£82.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 27 Apr

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£82.50 / 08432 086000

The Horne Section

The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.

Thu 6 Jun

£26 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£26 / 08432 086000

House of Blakewell: Everything is Absolutely Fine

From the creators of Thor & Loki EVERYTHING IS ABSOLUTELY FINE is comedy musical about anxiety disorders, caring and trying to keep going. With power ballads, show tunes and body percussion, HOUSE OF  BLAKEWELL explore what it's like to be human and to struggle.   Alice is making a new start. Things are going to be…

Thu 27 Jun

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Fri 28 Jun

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Hush Hush

Welcome to HUSH HUSH, The Lowry’s series of top secret shows for the adventurous! Twice a season we play host to a surprise show in the Aldridge Studio. Apart from Lowry Programmer Matt Eames and the technical team, no one knows what the show is going to be! Rest assured the choice of show will be as adventurous as the…

Fri 26 Apr

The Studio

£5 / 08432 086000

Ile La Wa

‘ You have chosen Britain but has it chosen you ? Four strangers are about to become collateral damage in the government’s hostile environment when their lives are interrupted by an impromptu ID spot check. They soon find themselves waiting for verification of their legal statuses. Tension bubbles into interrogations…

Wed 8 May

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Introduction to Acting for Young People

This is a full day workshop where young people will explore working as part of an ensemble and working collaboratively. Using a piece of text they will work towards a group scene that will be shared with family and friends at 3pm. This workshop will aim to support the young people to work as a company. During this session…

Tue 28 May

£22.50–£25 / 08432 086000

James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

New show from the comedian who named it after a time he tried cold lasagne and enjoyed it.

Mon 3 Jun

Lyric Theatre

£19.50 / 08432 086000

Fri 25 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£19.50 / 08432 086000

Jane McDonald

The light entertainment chanteuse and Loose Woman presents an evening of music and laughter.

Sun 23 Jun

Lyric Theatre

£36–£96 / 08432 086000

Jason Byrne Wrecked But Ready

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management Fringe legend and 'outright king of live comedy' (Times), Jason Byrne, is opening the doors again for more comedy chaos. Everyone is welcome (unless you're under 14). Strap in as Jason takes you on a trip of mad routines alongside some proper…

Sat 26 Oct

£20.50 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£20.50 / 08432 086000

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats – returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Sat 25 May

£28.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£28.50 / 08432 086000

Jess Robinson: No Filter

Jess Robinson returns with more musical impressions and vocal gymnastics.

Fri 3 May

£12 / 08432 086000

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Jimeoin - Ramble On

Live Nation width: 300px; height: 212px;"/> Superb world-class stand-up from the Irishman from Australia acclaimed worldwide as one of live comedy’s true masters as Jimeoin brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to The Lowry Theatre for one night only as part of his latest smash-hit tour.

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Quays Theatre

£18.50 / 08432 086000

Jimeoin: Result!

Jimeoin presents his new show, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season.

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Sun 30 Jun

£30.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£30.50 / 08432 086000

Sun 16 Feb 2020

£30.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£30.50 / 08432 086000

John Barrowman

The housewives' choice returns with his variety show mix of pop hits, West End numbers and general campery.

Mon 1 Jul

£25–£195 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£26–£195 / 08432 086000

John Finnemore's Flying Visit

The writer and star of many multi-award winning BBC Radio shows brings his new sketch show to the stage.

Fri 13 Sep

Quays Theatre

£26 / 08432 086000

John Robins: Hot Shame

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Guilt! Shame! Regret! Stand-up comedian, vibe magnet and London's saddest DJ yells into a well for 55 minutes. The Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X has gained cult status for their beta male badinage, unproduceable riffing and willingness to discuss mental health with an upbeat…

Thu 7 Nov

£18.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£18.50 / 08432 086000

Jonathan Pie: Fake News

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Jonathan Pie is a respected news reporter for a respected news broadcaster but he has a problem. He has several problems. He hates his job. He hates his colleagues. But mainly he hates the f cking news. Join him for this live show where he hilariously reveals the truth behind recent news…

Sun 10 Nov

£25.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£25.50 / 08432 086000

Jonny and the Baptists

We live in a divided world, and we want to cross that divide. But how can we be popular now ‘populist’ means ‘I’m a shit’? Answer: WE LOVE EVERYONE. Oh, except bastards. Everyone hates bastards, right? We agree.   Multi-award nominated* musical-activist-comedians, Jonny & The Baptists, are sick of being political and…

Sat 2 Nov

The Studio

£14 / 08432 086000

Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

Wed 9 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£21–£36 / 08432 086000

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Journey to the Impossible

Did you own a Walkman, play Donkey Kong or watch the Goonies? We made this show for you (oh, and your kids). An unashamedly 80s sci-fi coming-of-age adventure with epic songs, for all the family.   “Smart, fast, and very, very funny, Journey to the Impossible is an uncynical fever dream of childhood nostalgia” - Exeunt “a…

Sat 25 May

The Studio

£9 / 08432 086000

Sun 26 May

The Studio

£9 / 08432 086000

Justin, Alun and Some Mates

Top comedians Justin Moorhouse and Alun Cochrane (and mates) try out some new material. On Mondays.   All proceeds donated to The Lowry Christmas Appeal.  

Mon 13 May

The Studio

£5 / 08432 086000

Justin Live

Come and see CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.   Justin Live is a fun show for all the family packed full of popular interactive song and dance routines, comedy, and some custard pies too!   Famous for his appearances in hit programmes…

Fri 25 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£18.88–£23.50 / 08432 086000

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

These days Justins not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and thats before we begin to worry about whats happening in America..closer to home hes starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesnt need…

Sun 19 Jan 2020

Lyric Theatre

£16.40–£20.80 / 08432 086000

Kate Rusby at Christmas

Forever proud to call herself folk singer, Kate Rusby’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience.  Famously down to earth, for over twenty years Kate’s engaging personality and sharp Yorkshire wit have further endeared her to concert goers everywhere. And…

Sun 1 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£21–£30 / 08432 086000

Kay Mellor's Band of Gold

Following the huge, sell-out success of  Fat Friends The Musical,  Kay Mellor  returns to The Lowry with the world premiere production of the multi-award winning TV series  Band of Gold. Band of Gold  was the ground-breaking crime drama that captivated over 15 million viewers each week when it aired on ITV.  This…

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Lyric Theatre

£17.50–£36.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 22 Jan 2020

Lyric Theatre

£17.50–£36.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Lyric Theatre

£17.50–£36.50 / 08432 086000

…and 2 more dates until 25 Jan 2020

The Lancashire Hotpots

The Lancashire Hotpots: The Love Tour   The Lancashire Hotpots are back with a brand-new show and they’re in the mood for love!  Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Hotpot favourites with an emphasis on all the things they really love: meat pies, nights out down the boozer, and of course a Chippy Tea!  It’s…

Sat 29 Jun

£17.60 (£15.40) / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£14–£16 / 08432 086000

Les Miserables

After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical “LES MISÉRABLES” will play The Lowry in May 2020. This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”.  With scenery…

Tue 12 May 2020

Lyric Theatre

£18–£115 / 08432 086000

Wed 13 May 2020

Lyric Theatre

£18–£115 / 08432 086000

Thu 14 May 2020

Lyric Theatre

£18–£115 / 08432 086000

…and 14 more dates until 30 May 2020

Lisa Stansfield

R&B, pop and soul from the British singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades.

Sat 26 Oct

£27.50–£119 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£27.50–£119 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£30.75–£129.50 / 08432 086000

The Listening Room

“There is a bit that’s gonna blow your mind. I’ll let you sit down and tell ya” A stirring exploration of life, death and justice, The Listening Room features the true stories of five people whose lives have been transformed by a violent crime. Years after trial and punishment, each one of them was given the chance…

Thu 13 Jun

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Fri 14 Jun

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Sat 15 Jun

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Little Miss Sunshine

Musical comedy based on the Academy Award winning film Little Miss Sunshine, about a dysfunctional family travelling 800 miles in a old VW camper van to deliver their daughter to a children's beauty pageant.

Tue 28 May

Quays Theatre

£21.50–£29.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 29 May

Quays Theatre

£21.50–£29.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 30 May

Quays Theatre

£21.50–£29.50 / 08432 086000

…and 2 more dates until 1 Jun

Lookout, it's Saturday Playhouse!

Lookout it's Saturday Playhouse! is now a free and weekly art activity for children and their families in our dedicated Lookout space for families. Each week we Lookout for what we can see both inside and outside, taking inspiration from our theatres, galleries and surrounding landscape at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK.

Sat 27 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Sun 20 Oct

Quays Theatre

£12–£14 / 08432 086000

Luke Kempner: House of Faces

Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner and his multiple personalities host a reality show replete with celebrities, politicians and even royalty.

Sun 3 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

The Studio

£13–£15 / 08432 086000

Magic Goes Wrong

Evening of illusions with Las Vegas magicians Penn & Teller and Mischief Theatre.

Tue 6 Aug

Quays Theatre

£20–£38.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 7 Aug

Quays Theatre

£20–£38.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 8 Aug

Quays Theatre

£20–£38.50 / 08432 086000

…and 3 more dates until 11 Aug

Mama

Mama perform An Evening of Genesis Music, a tribute to the music of British group Genesis performing pieces from every era of Genesis from the early Peter Gabriel albums, right through the Phil Collins era in the 70s and 80s, and up to the final Genesis studio album, We Can’t Dance. Formed in 2012, the band has already…

Sun 26 May

Quays Theatre

£15.50–£18.50 / 08432 086000

The Marriage Of Figaro

MARRIAGE OF FIGARO– WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sung in English   It’s Figaro’s wedding day, let the shenanigans commence   Trouble clouds the horizon. His master, Count Almaviva is out to bed his bride-to-be Susanna. Meanwhile the heartbroken Countess finds herself the object of page-boy Cherubino’s infatuation and to top…

Tue 10 Mar 2020

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£60 / 08432 086000

Thu 12 Mar 2020

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£60 / 08432 086000

Sat 14 Mar 2020

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£60 / 08432 086000

Mary Portas - In Conversation

Penguin Live present   Mary Portas In Conversation   Mary – retail guru, business woman and ‘Queen of Shops' – comes to [place] to discuss her life, her career, and her new book  Work Like a Woman. Drawing on decades of business experience, it’s packed with top tips and lively tales from a woman on a mission to make…

Thu 23 May

Quays Theatre

£21 / 08432 086000

Matt Forde: Brexit Through The Gift Shop

The whole thing's a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who it is.   Join Britain’s leading political comedian, Matt Forde, for the show that was a complete sell-out at this year’s Edinburgh Festival and his last as an EU citizen.   As host of Unspun on Dave and his own Political Party…

Thu 9 May

The Studio

£15 / 08432 086000

Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

Acclaimed choreographer and director Matthew Bourne re-imagines Shakespeare's passionate love story, with a new orchestration of Prokofiev's score.

Tue 11 Jun

Lyric Theatre

£13.50–£97.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 12 Jun

Lyric Theatre

£13.50–£97.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 13 Jun

Lyric Theatre

£13.50–£97.50 / 08432 086000

…and 2 more dates until 15 Jun

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Based on the film by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER and the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN fairytale Music by BERNARD HERRMANN   THE DOUBLE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING SMASH HIT RETURNS   A sell-out before its world premiere season even opened in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to…

Tue 26 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£20.50–£99.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 27 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£20.50–£99.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 28 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£20.50–£99.50 / 08432 086000

…and 2 more dates until 30 Nov

Measure for Measure

'TO WHOM SHOULD I COMPLAIN?'   When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.   Shakespeare wrote this play in the early…

Tue 1 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£33.50 / 08432 086000

Fri 4 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£33.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 5 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£33.50 / 08432 086000

Michael Palin

The Python turned adventurer discusses his life and (highly enviable) career.

Fri 28 Jun

£30.50–£40.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£30.50–£83.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 29 Jun

£30.50–£40.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£30.50–£83.50 / 08432 086000

Michelle Wolf

MICHELLE WOLF has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the comedy landscape as she continues on the path of a breakout year, with the Village Voice calling her “the voice comedy needs right now” and The Daily Beast declaring, “Michelle Wolf is the future of stand-up comedy.” She recently served as the…

Wed 24 Jul

£25 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£26 / 08432 086000

Micky P Kerr: Z-List Celebrity

Leeds-based comedian Micky P Kerr discusses what happened after he became a finalist on Britain's Got Talent.

Thu 2 May

£14 / 08432 086000

The Studio

£12–£14 / 08432 086000

Wed 24 Apr

The Studio

£5–£12 / 08432 086000

Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin

Cabaret show about the history of gin.

Fri 17 May

The Studio

£13–£15 / 08432 086000

The Mousetrap

Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it…

Mon 13 May

Lyric Theatre

£22.50–£84.50 / 08432 086000

Tue 14 May

Lyric Theatre

£22.50–£84.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 15 May

Lyric Theatre

£22.50–£84.50 / 08432 086000

…and 3 more dates until 18 May

Much Ado About Nothing

Six years of war are over. Returning soldiers swap the battlefield for a landscape of love, masked balls and laughter. Two young dreamers fall head over heels, while two others resume their combative courtship. As friends plot romance and a vengeful brother plans destruction, can true love conquer all, or will whispers…

Tue 7 May

Quays Theatre

£16–£25 / 08432 086000

Wed 8 May

Quays Theatre

£16–£25 / 08432 086000

Thu 9 May

Quays Theatre

£16–£25 / 08432 086000

…and 2 more dates until 11 May

Myra Dubois

The self-declared siren of South Yorkshire presents a festive spectacular in what is undoubtably the best Christmas show you’ll see this summer! Join Myra DuBois for an evening of off-season seasonal sing-a-longs and summertime yule-tide anecdotes from her Christmases past, all delivered in her trademark acerbic wit! As…

Thu 9 May

The Studio

£12 / 08432 086000

Mythos: Part 1 Gods

***Mythos: A Trilogy* ★★ Gods. Heroes. Men. Written by and starring Stephen Fry Originally Produced by The Shaw Festival Directed by Tim Carroll   ‘Let me tell you a story. It’s all about YOU.’   One of the world’s greatest storytellers, telling the world’s greatest stories. In this trilogy of plays (if you’re quick…

Tue 27 Aug

Lyric Theatre

£43.50–£73.50 / 08432 086000

Fri 30 Aug

Lyric Theatre

£43.50–£73.50 / 08432 086000

Mythos: Part 2 Heroes

Mythos: A Trilogy Gods. Heroes. Men. Written by and starring Stephen Fry Originally Produced by The Shaw Festival Directed by Tim Carroll   ‘Let me tell you a story. It’s all about YOU.’   One of the world’s greatest storytellers, telling the world’s greatest stories. In this trilogy of plays (if you’re quick you can…

Wed 28 Aug

Lyric Theatre

£43.50–£73.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 31 Aug

Lyric Theatre

£43.50–£73.50 / 08432 086000

Mythos: Part 3 Men

***Mythos: A Trilogy* ★★ Gods. Heroes. Men. Written by and starring Stephen Fry Originally Produced by The Shaw Festival Directed by Tim Carroll   ‘Let me tell you a story. It’s all about YOU.’   One of the world’s greatest storytellers, telling the world’s greatest stories. In this trilogy of plays (if…

Wed 28 Aug

Lyric Theatre

£43.50–£73.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 31 Aug

Lyric Theatre

£43.50–£73.50 / 08432 086000

Nick Sharratt's Right Royal Drawalong

A family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages. Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt and draw along with him! He'll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving…

Sun 10 Nov

Quays Theatre

£13 / 08432 086000

Mon 11 Nov

Quays Theatre

£21.50–£32.50 / 08432 086000

Tue 12 Nov

Quays Theatre

£21.50–£32.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 13 Nov

Quays Theatre

£21.50–£32.50 / 08432 086000

…and 3 more dates until 16 Nov

Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People

Robin Ince curates evenings of science, comedy and music.

Fri 29 Nov

Quays Theatre

£23 / 08432 086000

Sat 30 Nov

Quays Theatre

£23 / 08432 086000

Thu 16 May

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Ockham's Razor - This Time

A show about time, age and the stories we tell ourselves from the award winning circus theatre company Ockham's Razor.  With a cast ranging in age from 13 to 60 This Time looks at perceptions of strength and ability: how we are strong in different ways at different times in our lives. It is a show about transformation…

Thu 13 Jun

Quays Theatre

£13–£17 / 08432 086000

Fri 14 Jun

Quays Theatre

£13–£17 / 08432 086000

Sat 15 Jun

Quays Theatre

£13–£17 / 08432 086000

Sat 7 Mar 2020

£5–£10 / 08432 086000

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

Sun 12 May

£24 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£22–£24 / 08432 086000

Paul Zerdin's Puppet Party

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin takes to the stage with his hilarious puppet pals.

Sun 10 Nov

Quays Theatre

£21 / 08432 086000

Mon 17 Jun

The Studio

£6 / 08432 086000

Tue 18 Jun

The Studio

£6 / 08432 086000

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Following their multi award-winning success with The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Mischief Theatre return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic, the West End smash hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong. The members of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are back on stage, battling technical…

Tue 3 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£17–£36 / 08432 086000

Wed 4 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£17–£36 / 08432 086000

Thu 5 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£17–£36 / 08432 086000

…and 2 more dates until 7 Dec

Princess Ida

Award winning Sale Gilbert width: 300px; height: 443px;"/> With a sparkling line up of experienced principals and ably supported by a strong chorus Sale G and S will bring their hotly awaited version of Princess Ida to life with wonderful singing and with a script delivering what's considered some of Gilberts finest wit.

Mon 29 Apr

The Studio

£13–£14 / 08432 086000

Tue 30 Apr

The Studio

£13–£14 / 08432 086000

Wed 1 May

The Studio

£13–£14 / 08432 086000

Prophet Sharing - Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf

Two great religions. Two great comedians. The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley and Imran can eat!…

Sun 16 Jun

Quays Theatre

£19–£21 / 08432 086000

Rambert Triple Bill

Wayne McGregor Marion Motin Hofesh Shechter All great artists start somewhere… The British experimenter, discovering the extended lines, razor-sharp angles and musical sensibility that became trademarks. The folk musician from Israel, handed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and grabbing it in unique style, blending the…

Wed 30 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£13–£28.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 31 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£13–£28.50 / 08432 086000

Fri 1 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£13–£28.50 / 08432 086000

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Presents… Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam   1 in 6 people suffer from hearing loss. 2 of those people are Ray’s parents. Full of hilarious, revealing tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam presents a very first for comedy, as each show will be performed by Ray…

Sun 13 Oct

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Reginald D Hunter

Mick Perrin Worldwide Reginald D Hunter returns to the Fringe this summer with his highly anticipated new show. For over 20 years his searingly honest material has garnered him a cross-generational fan base. TV appearances have included Have I Got News for You?, and two series of BBC Two's hugely popular Reginald D…

Wed 5 Jun

£24 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£22–£24 / 08432 086000

Rhiannon Faith: Smack That (A Conversation)

Rhiannon Faith's work deals with surviving an abusive relationship through the use of performance and dance.

Sat 11 May

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

Sat 20 Jul

£28.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£28.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 25 May

Quays Theatre

£16 / 08432 086000

Rob Auton: The Talk Show

Comedy about talking by writer and performer Rob Auton, following on from his shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow.

Sun 28 Apr

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan gained global recognition as a leading actress and is now best known as a feminist whistle-blower, activist and agent of change. Interviewed live on-stage, by revered journalist and co-founder of The Pool, Sam Baker, Rose McGowan will explore the realities of exposing the truth about the inequality and…

Sun 5 May

Quays Theatre

£21 / 08432 086000

Ruby Turner

Veteran soul singer-songwriter.

Sun 12 May

£27.50 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£25 / 08432 086000

Ruby Wax, the Monk and the Neuroscientist: How to be Human

Ruby Wax invites you to use more of your mind for compassion, instead of just chasing what’s ‘better’, like a hamster on a wheel. With a little help from monk Gelong Thubten, who explains how the mind works, and neuroscientist Ash Ranpura, who explains where everything that makes us ‘us’ can be found in the brain.

Sun 2 Jun

Quays Theatre

£19–£23 / 08432 086000

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Wed 1 May

£24.50–£34.50 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£25.50–£35.50 / 08432 086000

Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

The award winning comedian tours his newest show.

Wed 6 Nov

£21 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£21 / 08432 086000

Salford Dance Explosion

Brought to The Lowry by Karen Acton, LMA (Lights, Music, Acton).   Celebrating its 10th year anniversary last year, Salford Dance Explosion enters its second decade in 2019. A three day dance festival involving over 500 performers from schools and community dance groups from across the region.   Join us for three…

Mon 17 Jun

Quays Theatre

£8–£12 / 08432 086000

Tue 18 Jun

Quays Theatre

£8–£12 / 08432 086000

Wed 19 Jun

Quays Theatre

£8–£12 / 08432 086000

Sarah Keyworth

You've seen her on Comedy Central, you've seen her on the BBC. Now see 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Nottingham-born rising star Sarah Keyworth's debut hour. Join Sarah as she tells you about her life with an important little girl and her battle against every expectation of what being a girl means. Think Girls…

Sat 8 Jun

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Scottish Dance Theatre: Double Bill

*Double Bill featuring RITUALIA by Colette Sadler and The Circle by Emanuel Gat *   An exhilarating new Double Bill from Scottish Dance Theatre makes its debut in Spring 2019. RITUALIA by Berlin-based Scottish choreographer Colette Sadler, together with the premiere of a brand new commission by world renowned dancer and…

Tue 4 Jun

Quays Theatre

£14.50–£18.50 / 08432 086000

Mon 13 May

Quays Theatre

£12–£16 / 08432 086000

Sheryl Crow

The country/pop rock singer-songwriter tours her latest album Feels Like Home.

Tue 25 Jun

£35–£99 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£35–£99 / 08432 086000

Showcase 2019

'Something Old, Something New'   Musical theatre companies present their annual selection of musical excerpts   SUNDAY 21 JULY at 7:15pm Supporting PROSTATE CANCER UK .  

Sun 21 Jul

Lyric Theatre

£16 / 08432 086000

Silent Lines

Acclaimed dance company Russell Maliphant Company performs a mix of multi-disciplinary choreography and animated video projection to explore Maliphant's research into dance and anatomy.

Wed 29 May

Lyric Theatre

£13.50–£19.50 / 08432 086000

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

  • 3 stars

Debut show from the host of BBC Radio 4's Comedy of the Week podcast.

Fri 22 Nov

£18.50 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£0–£18.50 / 08432 086000

Fri 24 May

Lyric Theatre

£18.50 / 08432 086000

SIX

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.   All this time They’ve been just one word in a stupid rhyme So they picked up a pen and a microphone History’s about to get overthrown.   From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five…

Tue 3 Dec

Quays Theatre

£23.50–£39.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 4 Dec

Quays Theatre

£23.50–£39.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 5 Dec

Quays Theatre

£23.50–£39.50 / 08432 086000

…and 25 more dates until 5 Jan 2020

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

  • 4 stars

Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Sofie Hagen has been charming the UK with her spot-on comedy ever since. This is her brand new show, which we hope won't actually contain any dead baby frogs.

Sun 19 May

Quays Theatre

£15 / 08432 086000

Fri 11 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£17.50–£28.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 12 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£17.50–£28.50 / 08432 086000

Squeeze

One of the best post-punk pop acts, helmed by the songwriting duo Glen Tilbrook and Chris Difford.

Sun 3 Nov

£36–£125 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£29.50–£125 / 08432 086000

#StaySassy Event

The Lowry is excited to be teaming up with Steph for another #StaySassy event. Steph: “I am so excited for another #StaySassy event! I am so grateful for the continued support you give me. Whether this is your first event or if you’ve never missed one, I feel so honoured that I get to spend the afternoon with you and…

Sun 7 Jul

Free / 08432 086000

Stephen K Amos: Bouquets And Brickbats

Stephen K Amos aims to cheer everyone up in times of Brexit and Trump.

Wed 15 Jan 2020

£19 / 08432 086000

Quays Theatre

£19 / 08432 086000

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Thu 2 May

£23 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£24 / 08432 086000

Strangers on a Train Set

Murder mystery play about train-related crime fiction and a young man's mysterious death.

Fri 17 May

Quays Theatre

£18–£24 / 08432 086000

Sat 18 May

Quays Theatre

£18–£24 / 08432 086000

Sun 19 May

Quays Theatre

£18–£24 / 08432 086000

Street Scene

Sung in English   In a city that never sleeps, it doesn’t pay to have a dream…   On a stiflingly hot summer’s day in New York, a family is pushed to breaking point. Frank is angry at a world that’s changing too fast, his daughter Rose longs for a better life away from the squalor of the city, and his unhappy wife Anna…

Fri 13 Mar 2020

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£60 / 08432 086000

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

The professional dancers from the BBC programme perform.

Fri 3 May

£40.50–£46 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£31–£96 / 08432 086000

Sat 4 May

£40.50–£46 / 08432 086000

Lyric Theatre

£31–£96 / 08432 086000

Susie Dent: The Secret Lives of Words

The Countdown star takes a journey into the surreal origins of everyday words.

Tue 11 Jun

Quays Theatre

£23.50 / 08432 086000

Suzi Ruffell

“Ruffell’s new show could hardly be any better” Guardian “The Raconteurish Ruffell is a hoot” *Telegraph *“On the cusp of stardom” Evening" Standard Suzi Ruffell has made a name for herself by turning tragedy and anxiety into big laughs. This year she is actually happy. This show answers the question: are all stand-ups…

Thu 28 Nov

Quays Theatre

£15 / 08432 086000

Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal

  • 4 stars

Comedian Suzi Ruffell discusses her anxiety over everything from human rights to her cat's quality of life.

Sat 4 May

The Studio

£12 / 08432 086000

Swan Lake

Ballet’s greatest love story returns in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s lavish production. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, powerfully illuminated by Tchaikovsky’s legendary score played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, has bewitched audiences for generations. By a moonlit lake, a grieving prince witnesses the…

Wed 4 Mar 2020

Lyric Theatre

£10–£104 / 08432 086000

Thu 5 Mar 2020

Lyric Theatre

£10–£104 / 08432 086000

Fri 6 Mar 2020

Lyric Theatre

£10–£104 / 08432 086000

Sat 7 Mar 2020

Lyric Theatre

£10–£104 / 08432 086000

Sat 7 Sep

Quays Theatre

£16.50 / 08432 086000

Sun 8 Sep

Quays Theatre

£16.50 / 08432 086000

Taming Of The Shrew

IN A REIMAGINED 1590, ENGLAND IS A MATRIARCHY. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.   Justin Audibert turns Shakespeare's fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a…

Fri 27 Sep

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£33.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 28 Sep

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£33.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 3 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£18.50–£33.50 / 08432 086000

The Tape Face

New Zealand prop comic and mime returns with new jokes and new props but the same tape.

Mon 9 Sep

£21 / 08432 086000

The Tape Face Show

TAPE FACE returns to the UK with a BRAND NEW SHOW! New Jokes, New Props, Same Tape After storming into America and being seen by 51 million people online, TAPE FACE lands back on UK soil and hits the road. Grab a ticket and prepare for another storm! Putting your shoes on will never be the same after seeing this…

Mon 9 Sep

Quays Theatre

£19 / 08432 086000

A Taste of Honey

*“It’s chaotic – a bit of love, a bit of lust and there you are.  We don’t ask for life, we have it thrust upon us.”  * The National Theatre, producers of ***War Horse*  and ***The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time* * are taking ***Shelagh Delaney’s * career defining play ***A Taste of Honey *, on a UK tour…

Fri 13 Sep

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£39 / 08432 086000

Sat 14 Sep

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£39 / 08432 086000

Mon 16 Sep

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£39 / 08432 086000

…and 5 more dates until 21 Sep

The Three Musketeers

From Lowry favourites Le Navet Bete, award-winning creators of smash-hit shows ‘Dracula: The Bloody Truth’ and ‘Dick Tracy’, comes a hilarious new comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside.    Armed only with a baguette and his questionable steed, join hot-headed…

Fri 12 Jul

Quays Theatre

£15.50–£21.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 13 Jul

Quays Theatre

£15.50–£21.50 / 08432 086000

Sun 14 Jul

Quays Theatre

£15.50–£21.50 / 08432 086000

Tue 24 Sep

Quays Theatre

£20.50–£28.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 25 Sep

Quays Theatre

£20.50–£28.50 / 08432 086000

Thu 26 Sep

Quays Theatre

£20.50–£28.50 / 08432 086000

…and 2 more dates until 28 Sep

To Kill a Mockingbird

Regent's Park Theatre adapts the novel by Harper Lee for the stage, set in the Deep South where racism divides a community.

Mon 20 May

Lyric Theatre

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Tue 21 May

Lyric Theatre

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Wed 22 May

Lyric Theatre

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

…and 3 more dates until 25 May

Together Trust Summer Festival

The Together Trust is hosting a music extravaganza! Talented pupils from special schools across Greater Manchester and Cheshire will be performing in the Quays Theatre at The Lowry. 

Wed 26 Jun

Quays Theatre

£2.50–£5 / 08432 086000

Tom Segura: Take it Down Tour

Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his three Netflix specials, Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014).   Paste Magazine described him as, “…having a natural and capable storytelling…

Sat 2 Nov

Lyric Theatre

£27.50–£32.50 / 08432 086000

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Wed 5 Jun

Quays Theatre

£18.50 / 08432 086000

Total Vocals Super Sing

An invitation to all colleagues running choirs in special schools, and those in mainstream interested in inclusive working

Tue 25 Jun

£30 / 08432 086000

The Turn Of The Screw

THE TURN OF THE SCREW– BENJAMIN BRITTEN Sung in English A terrifying edge-of-your-seat thriller   In a remote country house, a newly-appointed governess fights to protect two children from menacing spirits. But are these apparitions real, or the product of her troubled imagination? And what terrible evil occurred…

Wed 11 Mar 2020

Lyric Theatre

£12.50–£60 / 08432 086000

The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

The ensemble performs classical and rock favourites.

Sun 28 Apr

Lyric Theatre

£23–£26 / 08432 086000

Under 5s First Steps

Weekly dance workshops for children aged under 5 and their families where your little one can explore their creativity and have tons of fun! In this season we will wriggle, jiggle and jump as we explore stories, rhythm and music through our bodies. Everyone welcome, come and have a go!  

Fri 26 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Under 5s First Steps

Weekly dance workshops for children aged under 5 and their families where your little one can explore their creativity and have tons of fun! In this season we will wriggle, jiggle and jump as we explore stories, rhythm and music through our bodies. Everyone welcome, come and have a go!  

Fri 13 Sep

Free / 08432 086000

Under 5s First Steps – Dear Zoo Special)

Join us this week for a Dear Zoo special of Under 5’s First Steps. We can’t wait to see what the zoo sent me as a pet this week. Under 5’s first steps is a weekly dance workshops for children aged under 5 and their families where your little one can explore their creativity and have tons of fun! In this season we will…

Fri 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Under 5s First Steps - Sarah & Duck

Join us this week for a Sarah and Duck special of Under 5’s First Steps. We will be joining the best friends as they go on an adventure exploring the world around them. Under 5’s first steps is a weekly dance workshops for children aged under 5 and their families where your little one can explore their creativity and have…

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Under 5s First Steps – Tabby McTat Special

Join us this week for a Tabby McTat special of Under 5’s First Steps. This week we’ll be joining the cat with the loudest meee-ews and his best friend as we travel around the city. Under 5’s first steps is a weekly dance workshops for children aged under 5 and their families where your little one can explore their…

Fri 6 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Under 5s First Steps - The Gruffalo’s Child

Join us this week for the Gruffalo’s Child special of Under 5’s First Steps. We will be following the footprints in the snowy wood to see “whose footprints are these?!” Under 5’s first steps is a weekly dance workshops for children aged under 5 and their families where your little one can explore their creativity and…

Fri 3 Jan 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

Under 5s First Steps – Zog Special

Join us this week for a Zog special of Under 5’s First Steps. Under 5’s first steps is a weekly dance workshops for children aged under 5 and their families where your little one can explore their creativity and have tons of fun! In this season we will wriggle, jiggle and jump as we explore stories, rhythm and music…

Fri 7 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 08432 086000

The Upside Down Man

Shubbak is the UK’s premier festival of contemporary Arab culture, presenting outstanding international Arab artists to audiences in London and across England. Taking place from 28 June – 14 July 2019 in venues across London, Shubbak provides an opportunity to engage with arts and culture from across the Arab world. For…

Fri 28 Jun

Quays Theatre

£12–£14 / 08432 086000

Vulvarine

Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average until a dose of hormone therapy gone wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning give her superhero abilities and a brand-new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind. Where is all the tampon tax going? Who is The Mansplainer, and what is his evil plan? Grab your tights, your spanx and…

Thu 11 Jul

£9–£11 / 08432 086000

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Fri 12 Jul

£9–£11 / 08432 086000

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

A live orchestra accompanies newly created Wallace & Gromit animations and a special screening of Wallave & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers.

Sun 26 May

£23 (£16.10–£20.70) / 08432 086000

WCIT Showcase

The Salford Music and Performing Arts Service WCIT Showcase is back by popular demand. Featuring over 1000 young musicians from across Salford, these concerts highlight the talents and skills that have evolved throughout this school year…that’s right, these pupils have only been playing their instruments in the classroom…

Mon 24 Jun

Quays Theatre

£5–£7 / 08432 086000

Tue 25 Jun

Quays Theatre

£5–£7 / 08432 086000

Wed 26 Jun

Quays Theatre

£5–£7 / 08432 086000

Thu 27 Jun

Quays Theatre

£5–£7 / 08432 086000

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Peter Glanville
  • Written by: Michael Rosen (book), Barb Jungr (music)

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought to the stage for ages 3+.

Sat 3 Aug

The Studio

£16 / 08432 086000

Sun 4 Aug

The Studio

£16 / 08432 086000

Tue 6 Aug

The Studio

£16 / 08432 086000

…and 6 more dates until 23 Aug

Woman to Woman

Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham perform their hits and album tracks with a five-piece band.

Sat 8 Jun

Lyric Theatre

£30.50–£76 / 08432 086000

Yara Boustany: Double Bill

Shubbak is the UK’s premier festival of contemporary Arab culture, presenting outstanding international Arab artists to audiences in London and across England. Taking place from 28 June – 14 July 2019 in venues across London, Shubbak provides an opportunity to engage with arts and culture from across the Arab world. For…

Sat 13 Jul

The Studio

£10–£12 / 08432 086000

Zog: Live on Stage

Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up…

Fri 7 Jun

Quays Theatre

£16–£18 / 08432 086000

Sat 8 Jun

Quays Theatre

£16–£18 / 08432 086000

Sun 9 Jun

Quays Theatre

£16–£18 / 08432 086000

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