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Shrek The Musical

Tue 2 February - Sat 20 February

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Direct from the West End and larger than life!

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, SHREK THE MUSICAL is this year’s must-see show for all the family.



Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love -sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around!

Featuring all new song s as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the much–loved DreamWorks characters to life, live on stage, in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Join the adventure!

Family Tickets Information

There are limited amount of tickets available for child discounts, however you can book a Family Ticket which includes the discount. Please select this in the dropdown menu when you select your seats.  

Running Times
Act 1 – 1hr 5mins  Interval 1 – 20 mins
Act 2 – 1hr 5 mins  
Playing Time – 2hr 10mins


"Shrek the Musical is an extremely slick show – a cut above many of the satellite performances from the West End." Manchester Evening New, 2016 

"Not only does the musical provide excellent humour, talent and fun throughout, it reminds us that no matter how much of an ‘odd-bod’ you really are, you can still find love with excellent friends and family." Quays News, 2016

"I would heartily recommend this show to anybody both young and old, it really does have something for everyone and is a great night out. I shall leave the last words to my 8-year-old granddaughter Taya who came along with me for support: “That was brilliant, can we watch it again?” Salford Online, 2016


The Show Will Go On! Adverse Weather

Should we see adverse weather on the day of any performance at The Lowry, the show will continue as normal. Due to the nature of our agreements with the producers who bring their shows to The Lowry, we are not able to offer any refunds or ticket exchanges outside of our normal policy (see standard terms and conditions with link) due to adverse weather. Galleries opening times may vary, but please check for the most up-to-date information.

Sunday Telegraph:

‘Shrek-tacular. A great show for all the family.’ * * * * *

Daily Express:

‘A Big Brilliant Hit Show. Tremendous.’ * * * * *

The Times:

‘Enchanted by Shrek. Magic. Feel good.’ * * * *

The Independent:

‘Glorious.’ ‘This is the show that leaves rivals green with envy’. * * * *

The Mirror:

‘Joyous. The most fun you’ll ever have. A monster hit!’

 Accessible Performances  
   Captioned performance Thu 11 February | 7pm  
   Audio Described performance  Sat 13 February  2pm | Touch Tour 12:30pm
  British Sign Language (BSL)   Thu 18 February | 7pm
   Family Ticket

4 tickets at concessionary price,
standard performances only  


   Group Rate

No booking fees for groups of 10+!
You’ll also receive £5 off the adult ticket price (Tue - Thu performances before 15 February only) and one in ten tickets free.
Find out more and book your tickets here.

Shrek Groups Package
For an extra £5 per ticket, we will reserve you a spot in our restaurant during the interval where you can enjoy a chocolate swamp milkshake with a gingerbread person! Perfect for special events and birthday parties.

Why not use these Shrek The Musical party invitations

   School Rate

Schools price only £15 per person!
You’ll also receive one in ten tickets free, and no booking fees. Available in the upper circle on Wed 3 & 10 Frebruary at 2pm only. Only limited schools tickets available
Find out more and book your tickets here.

Teachers Resource Pack
This pack contains activities suitable for KS2 to KS4 students of English, History, Drama, Art and Design, PSHE, Citizenship, Photography, Media Studies and ICT and utilises the children’s well-known beloved characters and stories, whilst providing educational activities, so you can explore and be inspired by the fairytale magic of Shrek the Musical.
Click here to download

The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).