Under 26 Scheme At The Lowry

Get stupidly cheap tickets to brilliant shows at The Lowry. We’re talking drama, musicals, circus, dance and much more for no more than £10!


Why? Because we don’t want cash to be the reason you miss out on all the brilliant theatre we’ve got under our roof.


Be blown away by some breathtaking circus, watch the highlights of the Edinburgh Festival in our Studio or catch a West End hit in the vast Lyric theatre.


Or perhaps you've always fancied trying out the opera or ballet but have never made it – well, now you can, for just £10!

How do I get these tickets?

  • Well first, you need to be aged between 18 and 25 (obviously).
  • If you tick that box, sign up for free via this form
  • We will then send you an email every week with the latest offers. You can book your shows online via the links in the emails – a maximum of 2 tickets per performance.
  • The first time you book tickets, you'll need to pick them up from our box office counter on the night and bring along some ID to prove you're aged between 18 and 25. Once we've confirmed your age, you'll then be able to get your tickets posted out to you when you book in the future, if you prefer, rather than having to show ID at box office every time.
  • Enjoy the show!

Discounts at the bar

Make an evening of it and enjoy something to eat or drink in our bar, Pier Eight, before the show. Your Under 26 ticket will get you the following discounts: just show it to our bar staff when you order.


  • Pint of Carlsberg or Manchester Pale Ale for £3 
  • 175ml glass of house wine (red/white/rose) for £3.50 
  • Any soft drink for £2 
  • Beef & Ale Pie for £8.50 
  • Vegan Shepherd’s Pie for £7

(Alcoholic drinks only available for over 18s, we may ask for ID at the bar)

The Lowry is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and suppliers in line with our new Privacy Policy.  We will communicate Under 26 offers by email - you can unsubscribe from emails at any time by following the links included in the messages or by emailing data@thelowry.com


Where can I sit?

We are thrilled that we can make seats available to 16-25 year olds as agreed with the touring companies who visit our venue. In a few cases some seats at the Under 26 price may be restricted view only, or limited to certain performances, but we try to keep this to a minimum.


How many tickets can I buy?

You can buy a maximum of 2 tickets per performance at the Under 26 rate.


What ID do you accept?

When you collect your tickets from the box office, you’ll need to show some ID to prove your age. We accept a passport, driving licence, or card with the PASS logo.

How do I find out what shows have an Under 26 discount?

We’ll email you every couple of weeks with the current crop of offers – so keep an eye on your email!


I’m interested in a career in theatre...can I get some advice?

Our Studio Members scheme could be for you.

Not been to The Lowry before? 

Find out how to get here.

U26 Offers

Take your pick from the current crop of £10 / £5 tickets below. New offers are added here all the time, and we’ll also email them to you, so keep a check on your inbox!



Wed 19 - Sat 22 September
£10 tickets available
Tier 1 Only

In a society where private lives become political and freedom of expression is not an option, Irene finds herself imprisoned.
As tales of her incarceration spread overseas and her growing exposure becomes a threat, she is forced to make a brutal decision.
Penelope Skinner’s new play is a haunting vision of ruthless state control, tense friendships and one woman’s determination not to be broken. Presented by the exhilarating Headlong and directed by Amy Hodge, Meek is a tale which reflects on our own fraught times.

Book £10 Tickets Here.

Skin A Cat

Thu 27 & Fri 28 September
£5 tickets available

With a kaleidoscope of off kilter characters, Skin A Cat follows Alana on an awkward sexual odyssey: from getting her first period at nine years old and freaking out her frantic mother, to watching bad porn at a house party, to a painful examination by an overly cheery gynaecologist – all in the pursuit of losing her virginity and finally becoming a woman. Whatever that means… 

Book £5 Tickets Here.



National Theatre's Macbeth 

Sat 29 September - Sat 6 October 
£10 tickets available
Upper circle only 

The National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, bring this epic production to The Lowry Theatre following a sold out run in London.
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. This new production propels Shakespeare’s classic tragedy into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.

Book £10 Tickets Here.

Juliet & Romeo

Tue 2 Oct
£5 tickets available. Tier 1 only

With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.

Book £5 Tickets Here.

No Show

Fri 5 Oct
£5 tickets available.  

What do you expect when you go to the circus? The greatest show on earth? The glitzy smiles, the glitter of sequins, the drum rolls as performers who seem super human effortlessly perform death-defying acts? No Show joyously and heartbreakingly reveals what lies hidden beneath the showmanship.

Book £5 Tickets Here. 

Rambert: Life Is A Dream

Wed 10 - Fri 12 October
£10 tickets available
Upper circle/ rear stalls only

‘Life is a Dream’ is a spectacular new dance show from the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kim Brandstrup. Alongside dramatic, lyrical dancing from Rambert’s brilliant ensemble, imagery from legendary filmmakers the Quay Brothers creates a dream-like experience, and a live orchestra playing the rich music of Witold Lutosławski adds to the otherworldly atmosphere.


They combine in a contemporary re-imagining of a classic play by Calderón - a study of desires as recognisable in today’s world as at any time in the past 400 years: the longing for authentic experience, and the need to dream. 

Book £10 Tickets Here.


Thu 11 - Sat 13 Oct
£5 tickets available. Tier 1 only

With Lost Dog’s blend of dance, theatre and comedy this duet takes on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.

Book £5 Tickets Here.

Depths Of My Mind

Fri 19 & Sat 20 Oct
£5 tickets available.  

A mind-blowing immersive theatre show that combines breathtaking aerial skills, a pulsating soundtrack and stunning projections.

Book £5 Tickets Here.

Birmingham Royal Ballet's La Fille Mal Gardée

Wed 24 - Sat 27 October
£10 tickets available
Upper circle/ rear stalls only

When country beauty Lise falls in love with hunky farmhand Colas, she’s about to upset the apple cart. Her mother, Widow Simone, has her own ideas about who her daughter should marry. Enter Thomas, a pompous and wealthy vineyard owner, and Alain, his rich son – attractive as a potato, smart as a turnip and the proud possessor of two left feet.

Now sit back and enjoy as this merry crew try to meet their heart’s desires with hilarious results. Ever popular because of its simple, engaging story and wonderful wit, La Fille mal gardée remains a firm favourite for all the family.

Book £10 Tickets Here.

The Damned United

Thu 25 - Sat 27 October
£5 tickets available

1974. Brian Clough, the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team. Leeds United. The team he has openly despised for years, the team he hates and which hates him. Don Revie’s Leeds.

Adapted from David Peace’s brilliant and ingenious novel, The Damned United takes you inside the tortured mind of a genius slamming up against his limits, and brings to life the beauty and brutality of football, the working man’s ballet.

Book £5 Tickets Here.


All You Need Is LSD

Tue 6 – Sat 10 November
£5 tickets available

Part history, party wild fantasy, this darkly humorous new play illuminates the drugs debate that won’t go away and examines the freedom we have to make our own choices in life, and death.

Book £5 Tickets Here.


Tue 6 November
£10 tickets available
Tier 1 only

In this searingly beautiful and sensuous work for voice and body, Dusapin explores the pain and passion of two lovers who are forced apart to separate worlds. 

Book £10 Tickets Here.

The Habit of Art

Tue 12 - Sat 17 November
£10 tickets available
Tier 1 only

In The Habit of Art, Bennet gives us a play about a meeting between the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten.
Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.

Book £10 Tickets Here.

Opera North's Tosca 

Wed 14 & Fri 16 November
£10 tickets available

Puccini’s melodrama of lust and love, of cruelty and self-sacrifice, of freedom and repression, portrays human relationships at their best and at their worst with uncompromising force.

Book £10 Tickets Here.

Opera North's The Merry Widow 

The 15 & Sat 17 November
£10 tickets available

A glittering cast and superb creative team are brought together for this production of Lehár’s greatest hit, in which Parisian sensuality meets Viennese sophistication.

Book £10 Tickets Here.

Ballet Black – a dream within a midsummer night’s dream

Mon 19 November
£10 tickets available - Tier 1

Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent. 

Book £10 Tickets Here.

Not I 

Tue 20 & Wed 21 November
£5 tickets available in Tier 1

Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that means she makes movements and noises she can't control, called tics.

Book £5 Tickets Here.


Tue 27 November.
£5 tickets available. Tier 1 only

Gandini Juggling’s beautiful new show explores the creative interface between juggling, geometry and classical Indian dance.

Book £5 Tickets Here.

Aakash Odera #JeSuis 

Mon 26 November.
£5 tickets available. Tier 1 only

Notions of oppression are not specific to any time, country or religion. Sometimes the oppressor is a political figure, sometimes a culture or sometimes a friend; and sometimes, of course, it is inside us: our fear, cowardice, expectation and doubt.

Book £5 Tickets Here.