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)


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!


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.


Northern Ballet's Jane Eyre

Wed 6 - Sat 9 June
£10 tickets available
Upper Circle only

The ultimate heroine, Jane Eyre’s journey to overcome the odds is one of literature’s finest love stories. 

With choreography by Cathy Marston, and music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Northern Ballet’s brilliant dance actors will bring this tale of romance, jealousy and dark secrets to life.

Book £10 Tickets Here.


Kill The Beast - Director's Cut 

Thu 7 - Sat 9 June
£5 tickets available 

Award-winning comedy captains Kill the Beast return to Salford with their brand-new theatre show. Think 'Noises Off' meets 'The Exorcist', 'Carrie' meets 'Singin’ In The Rain'. Combining live-film, original music, more wigs than ever before and a problematic monkey, 'Director's Cut' is a fast-paced, utterly silly and spine-tingling adventure of haunted Hollywood hilarity. 

Book £5 Tickets Here.


The Nature Of Forgetting

Tue 12 & Wed 13 June
£5 tickets available
Tier 2 Only 

Following a sell-out run at the 2017 London International Mime Festival, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre Re presents a powerful, explosive and joyous piece about what is left when memory is gone.

Tom is 55, today. As he dresses for his party, tangled threads of disappearing memories spark him into life, unravelling as a tale of friendship, love and guilt.

Book £5 Tickets Here.

The Exploded Circus

Sat 16 & Sun 17 June
£5 tickets available
Tier 2 Only 

Featuring a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats, and masterful juggling, The Exploded Circus weaves a story told without words, where six female performers have to come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal.  With striking imagery and subtle humour, the show explores themes around change, hope and belonging.

Book £5 Tickets Here.


The Last Ship

Tue 3 - Sat 7 July
£10 tickets available
Upper Circle Only 

Lead by a brilliant ensemble cast including Richard Fleeshman, Charlie Hardwick, Joe McGann and Frances McNamee, this show features a moving and heartfelt story of love, life and hope. This personal musical inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences, shows the collective defiance of a community facing the demise of the shipbuilding industry alongside a poignant and moving romantic tale of childhood sweethearts and the adults they grew up to become.    

Book £10 Tickets Here.


Tue 24 - Sat 28 July
£10 tickets available
Circle Restricted View Only

Don’t miss the world premiere of this landmark new musical based on the authorised biography of Dusty Springfield, featuring many of her blazingly soulful pop hits, including I Only Want to Be with You, Son of a Preacher Man and You Don't Have to Say You Love Me. 

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.