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 16 and 25 (obviously).
  • If you tick that box, signup for free.
  • We will then send you an email every couple of weeks with the latest offers. You can book your shows online and can buy two tickets per performance. The first time you book tickets, you'll need to pick them up from our box office and bring along some ID to prove you're aged between 16 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)

FAQs

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!



Flamenco Festival: Jesús Carmona 

Mon 26 February, 8pm
£10 
tickets available
Tier 1 only

Jesús Carmona—a pioneer in flamenco’s evolution— has shared the stage with Spain’s most legendary dancers. He was a principal dancer with the prestigious Ballet Nacional de España for three years before creating his own award-winning company. 



Flamenco Festival: Rafaela Corrasco

Tue 27 February, 8pm
£10 
tickets available
Tier 1 only

Rafaela Carrasco’s approach to flamenco dance can be summed up by the title of her 2004 piece Fuera de los límites (Beyond the Limits). Carrasco, born in 1972, is one of the most important flamenco dancers of her generation, and a revolutionary creator of cutting edge flamenco choreography.



Birmingham Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty

Wed 28 February - Sat 3 March
£10 
tickets available
Upper Circle only

Enter the opulent world of Imperial Russian ballet, with its marvelous mixture of virtuoso dance, fairy tale characters and dazzling spectacle that has delighted audiences for over a hundred years. With live music from the acclaimed Royal Ballet Sinfonia,The Sleeping Beauty is an enchanting experience for all the family. 



Company Chameleon: 10

Thu 1 & Fri 2 March
£10 
tickets available
Tier 1 Restricted View only

Featuring three dance pieces, which use engaging and athletic choreography to explore human and personal issues, 10 showcases Chameleon’s trademark style of creating socially relevant dance theatre that is powerful and original.



Police Cops In Space

Thu 1 - Sat 3 March
£5 tickets available

Following 3 SELLOUT runs at Soho Theatre with their first production, Police Cops, multi award-winning comedy trio THE PRETEND MEN are back!


Book £5 Tickets Here.





Opera North's Madama Butterfly

Tue 6 & Thu 8 March
£10 tickets available
Upper Circle Only

Madama Butterfly is a tender story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures, which resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.  

With its exquisitely simple set and costumes, this emotionally direct and subtle production by Tim Albery is devastating in its impact, as Butterfly’s dawning realisation of the harsh reality of her circumstances leads inexorably to a final act of despair.


Book £10 Tickets Here.


Up 'N' Under

Tue 6 & Wed 7 March
£5 tickets available

This fast moving and witty re-telling of John Godber’s award winning and much loved play, Up n Under, will delight audiences, bringing together fingermiths’ visual and physical storytelling with a cast of Deaf and hearing actors using British Sign Language and spoken English. 


Book £5 Tickets Here.




Hard Times

Tue 6 - Sat 10 March
£10 tickets available
Tier 1 & 2 only 

The Northern Powerhouse, 1854.

Coketown – a place where the imagination is forbidden. Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. So how can he protect his children from the corrupting influences of the circus when it comes to town?

Dark satanic mills, interrupted by the colour and vibrancy of Sleary’s Circus, set the stage for a sweeping tale of supressed love, seduction and social mores, peopled with the sharply observed exaggerated characters that Charles Dickens is celebrated for.


Book £10 Tickets Here.





Sleeping Trees At The Movies

Thu 8 & Fri 9 March
£5 tickets available

Award-winning comedy trio Sleeping Trees bring us their trilogy of their much-loved physical and farcical movie mash-ups with Sci Fi?, Mafia? and Western?


Book £5 Tickets Here.




Opera North's Don Giovanni

Wed 7 & Fri 9 March
£10 tickets available
Upper Circle only

As he seduces his way across Europe, bedding 1003 women in Spain alone, Don Giovanni’s hedonism is a challenge not only to human morality, but also to God.  

Broad comedy rubs up against tense drama in Da Ponte’s libretto, and the beauty and terror of Mozart’s score are evidence of a supreme musical dramatist at the height of his powers, divinely (and perhaps diabolically) inspired.


Book £10 Tickets Here.




Matthew Bourne's Cinderella 

Tue 13 - Sat 17 March
£10 tickets available
Upper Circle only

Following the sold-out and critical success of The Red Shoes and Sleeping Beauty, New Adventures return to The Lowry with one of their most popular and beloved productions, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – a thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. 

Matthew Bourne’s vivid and touching interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. 


Book £10 Tickets Here.











Education, Education, Education

Mon 26 - Wed 28 March
£5 tickets available

Education, Education, Education is The Wardrobe Ensemble's love letter to the schools of the 90s and asks big questions about a country in special measures, exploring what we are taught and why, and where responsibility lies.

Book £5 Tickets Here.




The Game of Love and Chai

Thu 29 - Sat 31 March
£5 tickets available

Actor Nigel Planer (The Young Ones, Filthy Rich and Catflap) brilliantly updates Marivaux’s classic French farce to a modern Asian family in England, employing Bollywood song and dance to delicious effect as class and passion clash when Rani meets Raj.


Book £5 tickets here.





Opera North's Un Ballo Un Maschera

Sat 10 March
£10 tickets available
Upper Circle only

In Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) Verdi weaves a timeless tale of power, passion and political plotting, at the heart of which is a tragic love triangle.  

Based on an actual historical event: the assassination of King Gustavus of Sweden in 1792. Gustavo loves Amelia, wife of his most loyal ally Anckarstroem. Although the King eventually decides that duty must conquer love, it is too late to prevent Anckarstroem from joining a conspiracy against his life.

Book £10 tickets here.




Ballet British Columbia

Tue 21 & Wed 22 March
£10 tickets available

Canada’s Ballet British Columbia present an exhilarating evening of breathtaking dance by three internationally celebrated female choreographers.
 
Recognised for their fresh creativity, this 18-strong company of dancers will astound UK audiences with their unique blend of cool, classical elegance and contemporary flair.

Book £10 Tickets Here.





Interferences

Sat 31 March
£10 tickets available

On stage, an audio-reactive play of light is revealed gradually: the performer progressively builds a network of strings with which he interacts in order to create a sound universe that meets electronica and electroacoustic music. Interferences (String Network) offers an allegory of the modern globalized and interconnected world in which the individual seeks to draw a sense of his experience and tries to retain his freedom of action.

Book £10 tickets here.




Birdsong

Tue 3 – Sat 7 April
£10 tickets available
Tier 1 Restricted View only

Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Birdsong is the hit, critically acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks

Book £10 Tickets Here.




Little Mermaid

Tue 10 – Sat 14 April
£10 tickets available
Tier 1 and 2 only

Through spectacular circus and spellbinding original folk songs, this much loved fable is reimagined for the whole family. In a brand new version, the award-winning Metta Theatre tells Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale with awe-inspiring acrobatics and hauntingly beautiful music.

Book £10 Tickets Here.




This House

Tue 24 - Sat 28 April
£10 tickets available
Upper Circle only

Roll back to 1974. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. 

In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, fist fights break out in the parliamentary bars, high-stake tricks and games are played, while sick or dying MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government hangs by a thread.

Book £10 Tickets Here.




Week 53: Seven Inch

The 17 & Fri 18 May
£5 tickets available

Fat Roland works in a record shop but the front door hasn’t chimed for years. Amid the cobwebbed racks and fading album sleeves, he faces his 45th birthday alone.

He makes his own entertainment, literally shattering the Frisbee-vinyl world record, until he hits his unimpressed teenage doppelganger in the eye. Is this sudden hallucination a mirage, an omen, or simply – thank goodness – a customer?

Surrounded by a set built entirely from cartoons, Fat Roland’s one-man show is a hilarious and touching spoken word comedy about music, loneliness and not-quite-teenage kicks.


Book £5 Tickets Here.




Week 53: Hikikimori 

The 17 & Fri 18 May
£5 tickets available

Fat Roland works in a record shop but the front door hasn’t chimed for years. Amid the cobwebbed racks and fading album sleeves, he faces his 45th birthday alone.

He makes his own entertainment, literally shattering the Frisbee-vinyl world record, until he hits his unimpressed teenage doppelganger in the eye. Is this sudden hallucination a mirage, an omen, or simply – thank goodness – a customer?

Surrounded by a set built entirely from cartoons, Fat Roland’s one-man show is a hilarious and touching spoken word comedy about music, loneliness and not-quite-teenage kicks.


Book £5 Tickets Here.




Week 53: Daughter Daughter

Sat 19 May
£5 tickets available

‘Daughter, Daughter’ peers through the keyhole into the pervasive experience of fatherhood.
A split moment and the world is unrecognisable. Without warning, everything takes a new meaning.

Book £5 Tickets Here.




Week 53: Swan Lake / Loch na hEala

Sat 19 & Sun 20 May
£10 tickets available

Fat Roland works in a record shop but the front door hasn’t chimed for years. Amid the cobwebbed racks and fading album sleeves, he faces his 45th birthday alone.

He makes his own entertainment, literally shattering the Frisbee-vinyl world record, until he hits his unimpressed teenage doppelganger in the eye. Is this sudden hallucination a mirage, an omen, or simply – thank goodness – a customer?

Surrounded by a set built entirely from cartoons, Fat Roland’s one-man show is a hilarious and touching spoken word comedy about music, loneliness and not-quite-teenage kicks.


Book £10 Tickets Here.




Week 53: Innocence

Sun 20 April
£5 tickets available

Innocence is a magical theatrical journey led by Scottish Dance Theatre’s captivating dancers, with live music, songs, giggles and animal noises by Paul Bradley. A beautiful and engaging dance experience for young ones, their families and friends. 

Book £5 Tickets Here.


Week 53: School Of Moon

Sun 20 May
£10 tickets available
Tier 1 only

On a luminous stage, children, small robots and a grown-up couple engage themselves in a zero gravity slow moving dance, smoothly reaching a climax of rhythm and fury.   

Some imitate the others, others decide what will be the choreographic movements, some dance on their own. Is it already the self assertion of future leaders or spoiled children or charismatic personalities?   

By their side, robots that look like skeletons join the dance. Mechanic and organic bodies with their blank eyes stare compose a newborn post-human fragile community, in which grown-ups are, at the same time, guides and witnesses. 

Book £10 tickets here.




Week 53: Brighton Rock

Tue 22 - Sat 26 May
£10 tickets available
Tier 1 only

As two seventeen year olds, Pinkie and Rose get embroiled in a vicious gang war in Brighton where one brutal murder leads to the next. The police are impassive – but the courageous and life embracing Ida Arnold wants the truth. Nothing scares her. Whatever the cost, she’ll see justice done.  

Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal are proud to bring the dark underworld of Graham Greene’s classic novel Brighton Rock to the stage in this new adaptation by acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery.

Book £10 tickets here.



Week 53: Nigel Slater's TOAST

Tue 22 - Sat 28 May
£10 tickets available

Based on the British Book Awards Biography of the Year, ‘Toast’ is the story of Nigel Slater’s childhood, told through the tastes and smells he grew up with. From making the perfect sherry trifle to waging a war over cakes and from the pressured playground politics of sweets to the rigid rules of restaurant dining, this is a story of love, loss and…toast. 

Book £10 tickets available.




Week 53: Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Sun 27 May
£5 tickets available

Chortle Award nominee Kiri thinks the world revolves around her, but she didn't let that stop her wishing to mentor vulnerable kids. Consequently, she's going to be extremely careful what she wishes for in future. An immoral comedian's morality tale about other people's lack of morals.

Book £5 Tickets Here.




Week 53: Dökk

Sun 27 May
£5 tickets available

‘Dökk’ is a journey through the subconscious mind, where reality is represented by worlds and universes that take form and dissolve within the mind, as it constantly seeks a balance between light and darkness.

Book £5 Tickets Here.





















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