Group Visits To The Lowry

If you are a group of 10 or more, you are entitled to some wonderful benefits at The Lowry. What an excellent reason to get all your friends together for a night at the theatre or in the galleries.

The Lowry is a great day out. From admiring some of the fantastic pieces of art in our galleries, to enjoying one of our marvellous shows, there is something for everyone! Take a look at the following pages to help plan your trip to the Lowry, and learn about the advantages of making a group booking with us. 

If you are a School, please click here for more information.

Group Benefits

There are so many reasons to bring a group to The Lowry!

  • Dedicated group booking line
  • No booking fees
  • Discount on the majority of our shows
  • Book now, pay later!
  • Convenient drop off point for coaches
  • No deposits required
  • Reservations are invoiced, making it easy for you to review 
    your tickets
  • We accept payments by cheque, BACs and credit card
  • Long reservation periods, giving you plenty of time to amend 
    and pay for your tickets (see our terms and conditions for details)

You can also pre order your interval drinks and ice creams, or organise a private area just for your group before the show. Click here for more information.

Groups Sign-up Sheet

Never made a group booking before? Don't worry, we have made it easier for you. Simply print our groups sign-up sheet, and pop it on your notice board at work or in your local community centre. You'll soon have plenty of names to make a group booking. Click here to print your copy.

Coach parking

The Lowry coach park accommodates up to 25 coaches (free of charge for pre booked groups) Click here for a map. There is a drop off point directly in front of The Lowry.

How to book

If you would like to book your group visit, it couldn’t be easier! Simply call us on the number below, and a member of our groups department will be happy to help.

Alternatively you can use our online booking form.

Guided Tours & Little Extras

Groups of between 10 and 20 can buy a day pass. This includes a guided tour of The Lowry building, where you’ll discover some quirky facts about The Lowry’s design and development along with a brief history of the Manchester Ship Canal from Docks to a new leisure destination. You will then have a tour of the Galleries, where you can learn more about our namesake LS Lowry with an introduction to the man and his work. In addition to this, you will also receive a free cup of tea or coffee. All this for just £10 per person! Tours last approximately an hour, and are available between 11am and 3.30pm

Galleries tour

If your group are interested solely in a tour of the Galleries, it is possible to book a special tour for a small charge of £5 per person. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are available daily at either 11am or 1pm. These tours can be tailored to your group needs, and either focus on specific elements of Lowry’s work or give a wider introduction to the man and his work. We can also give tours on our special exhibitions changing throughout the year. To find out more please click the exhibitions tab above.

If your group would like to admire our Galleries at your own pace, it is possible to enter free of charge, though donations are always welcome. As a group of 10 or more we ask that you book your free visit in advance to ensure we have the capacity to accommodate you on your chosen day.

All tours must be booked and paid for at least 2 weeks in advance. Groups are asked to book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions, or you would like to make a booking, please contact us on the number below in the Groups Department section.

Dining in Pier Eight Restaurant as a Group

Pier Eight is at the heart of MediaCityUK making it the perfect place to kick off a night at the theatre, around the Quays or on the town. We welcome large parties - from family reunions to birthday bashes, office lunches to retiral dinners.  Our fantastic menus have been designed with you in mind to help keep things simple and flowing for groups. We can arrange informal drinks receptions, wine matching and much more. Lastly, you are welcome to drop in table decorations, balloons and cakes as appropriate and we will do our utmost to ensure your event is as special as it should be.

Phone: 0161 876 2121 | Email:

Groups of 8 or more require a deposit to hold the table. We also require a food pre-order 48 hours prior to the date of dining.

Groups Department

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Opening Times: Monday to Friday. 9:30am - 5:30pm | Phone: 0843 208 6003 | Email: