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)

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!


Love From A Stranger 

Tue 10 - Sat 14 July
£10 tickets available 
Side stalls only

A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet. Little does she know the ghastly truth about her new beau…
Electric with suspense and with a biting twist in its tail, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is reimagined in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey (Gaslight, Dial M for Murder). 

Buy £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.


Circa Tsuica's Now Or Never

Thu 30 August - Sat 1 September
£10 tickets available

Join in the feast as the performers mingle, make and share pancakes with you before launching into their exhilarating fanfare of music and circus.  Be amazed by acrobats as they fly, fling and swing across their beautiful tent on trapeze, trick bicycles and trampolines, all whilst playing funky brass music with riotous enthusiasm.

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.


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.