‘Delightful. An inspired piece of theatre’
Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions join forces with The Lowry to bring the critically acclaimed live production of C-O-N-T-A-C-T, to two new outdoor locations in Salford and Manchester from May 2021.
A young woman sits alone on a park bench, lost in her own thoughts. What is she thinking? Dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive theatre experience.
After taking the streets of Paris and London by storm with sell-out performances, C-O-N-T-A-C-T now journeys north to the streets of Salford and Manchester.
Become totally immersed in the world of our characters for 50 remarkable minutes, as you plug into this joyous, poetic and liberating experience, literally. Delivered via an app created especially for this exciting new show, you will be swept-away by state-of- the-art 3D sound design as you use your smartphone and headphones to navigate the performance. Walk the path with the performers and share their sensations and thoughts, as the action unfolds before your eyes.
This ‘charming’ (Time Out), ‘gripping’ (The Guardian) and ‘magical’ (The Arts Desk) production pushes the boundaries of what live theatre can achieve, allowing us to redefine what ‘performance’ means to us, and ultimately encouraging us to fall in love with theatre all over again.
‘A tantalising vision of a new kind of theatre’
Limited outdoor season in Salford and Manchester from 18th May for 6 weeks only. Limited spaces available, book now!
Perfect for those who have never tried opera before as well as aficionados of the art-form, A Night at the Opera gala concert, conducted by Paul Daniel, will see the Orchestra of Opera North joined by guest soloists including Elin Pritchard (soprano) and Benson Wilson (baritone).
Over the course of an evening at The Lowry, they will perform a programme that features many of opera’s best-loved arias and duets, including favourites from the works of Mozart, Verdi and Puccini.
Open Days - Centre for Advanced Training in Dance [CAT]
These Open Days will introduce you to the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance, an intensive, part time, pre-vocational training programme for young people who aim to pursue a career in dance. We welcome hard working young dancers aged 11-16 (on 1st Sep 21) who are passionate and committed to a future as a dance professional.
The days will include a fun, challenging technical and creative workshop delivered by our highly accomplished tutors and a chance for students, parents & guardians to find out more about the dance opportunities available to them.
The Lowry CAT is part of a national programme funded by the Department of Education through the recognised Music and Dance Scheme. Means-Tested Grants are available for students to access the programme, providing accessible excellent dance training for young people who wouldn’t usually have the opportunity. Students that have graduated from The Lowry CAT have gone on to study at major UK conservatories such as Rambert School of Dance, Central School of Ballet, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Laban Conservatoire.
Entry to the scheme is through an audition process on 27th June 21 although the criteria will look closely at the potential of each student regardless of their previous dance experience. We will be looking for those young people who demonstrate exceptional potential, commitment and enthusiasm for dance. Students wishing to audition for the CAT are advised to first attend one of the Open Days. Application forms for auditions will be available from all Open Days and The Lowry CAT web page.
Please note: In order to attend this event please confirm your email address at the time of booking so we can send you detailed schedule information
Please Note: Open Day tickets are for participants only. No tickets should be ordered for parents/guardians
Sunday 6th June 21
09:30-13:45 (Afternoon sessions may become available if we reach capacity)
The Lowry, Salford Quays | Greater Manchester |
Sunday 12th June 21
Newbiggin Hall | Carlisle | Cumbria
12:45-17:00 (precise times to be confirmed after booking)
The Brewery Arts Centre | Kendal | Cumbria
Friday 18th June 21
Online via Zoom
Sunday 20th June 21
09:30-13:45 (Afternoon sessions may become available if we reach capacity)
The Lowry, Salford Quays | Greater Manchester |
You may also attend our free Open Contemporary Dance Classes held currently online via Zoom Fridays 4.45pm-5.45pm. These turn into The Lowry CAT Audition Preparation classes from June 2021 To find out more and to sign up, click here: https://forms.gle/wzpKnCvQfkAC4Nt66
Suggested duration of visit: 1 hour. Please note: The galleries close at 4pm. As such, visitors should only book the 3:30pm timed-entry if they are happy to experience the exhibition in a reduced 30 minute session. Thank you.
Days Like These is a new exhibition which shares the stories of Salford in 2020, using paintings, photographs, films and poetry contributed by some of the 245,000 residents of the city - from empty Salford streets and the joy of reuniting, to the impact on frontline workers and the challenges of being alone. The exhibition wants to reflect the hopes and fears of everyone, then and now, and after you have seen the exhibition, we hope you contribute too.
Alongside is a new display of the best of Salford’s own LS Lowry – an artist known for his paintings of crowded city streets, and vast empty landscapes.
The exhibition forms part of the Spirit of Salford initiative – a scheme designed to celebrate the unique personality and pioneering spirit of Salford.
• The Galleries will open for weekends only and booking is essential.
• Our opening hours will be 11-4 on Saturdays and Sundays.
• Social distancing measures are in place together with a one-way system
• Visits to the gallery will be via timed entry slots so please ensure you arrive on time (late comers may be declined entry)
• All tickets must be bought in advance and there is a maximum number of 6 tickets per booking.
• All tickets within a particular group must be purchased by one booker and each group must consist of one household or support bubble.
• When you arrive at The Lowry temperature checks and security controls will be in place.
• Face coverings are mandatory at all times throughout the venue and entry will be denied if face coverings are not worn.
• No food or drink will be allowed into the galleries.
• Always follow instructions given by our staff as well as signage and notifications to ensure the safety of everyone in the building and maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles at all times.
Do not attend the venue and contact us immediately if you:
• believe you may be infected with COVID-19;
• have experienced symptoms in the last 14 days;
• have been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 14 days;
• have arrived in England in the last 14 days and are not covered by the exemption rules relating to self-isolation; or
• have been instructed to self-isolate.
These measures are designed to keep everyone safe and ensure that everyone has a great time. Please respect our staff at all times as they implement these measures for everyone's wellbeing - and most importantly we hope you enjoy your visit!
Please take a look at our FAQs in advance of your visit. – www.thelowry.com/coronavirus
A truck arrives from an unknown location loaded with a mystery shipment. As the sides roll up a strange and unstoppable process is set into motion.
Future Cargo is the latest outdoor work by Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg. Created with longstanding collaborators, Hannah Clark (set and costume), Ben &Max Ringham (music and sound) and lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth.
Future Cargo is a sci-fi dance show performed in a 40 foot haulage truck and, like all Requardt & Rosenberg’s shows, it delivers the delicate integrity of a deeply intimate experience within a large-scale dance spectacle.
‘Magnificently sly and witty dance theatre...stunning’ – The Stage on DeadClub™
‘[An] ambitious, innovate spectacle’ – Financial Times on The Roof
This is Requardt & Rosenberg’s fourth outdoor show. Together they create performance away from traditional auditoriums, making highly visible, unique events with a distinctive format.
Co-Directors: Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg
Designer: Hannah Clark
Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
Sound Design & Composition: Ben and Max Ringham
Dance Captain: Valentina Formenti
Dancers: Jordan Ajadi, Ruben Brown, Anders Duckworth and Makiko Aoyama
Musician: Jack Baker
Suitable for all ages
Future Cargo is produced by The Place. Future Cargo is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Freedom Festival Arts Trust and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts.
Future Cargo is co-commissioned by The Place, Festival.org and DanceEast via Stomping Ground, Southampton City Council as part of Mayflower 400, Pavillion Dance South West.
Creation supported by 101 Creation Space and Royal Docks. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The R&D for Future Cargo was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund.
Duration: 50 mins
Please note your arrival time
Collection Point A - Arrival Time 17:30-17:40 For 6pm Shows
Collection Point B - Arrival Time 17:40-17:50 For 6pm Shows
Collection Point A - Arrival Time 19:30-19:40 For 8pm Shows
Collection Point B - Arrival Time 19:40-19:50 For 8pm Shows
Jane McDonald – Let the light in
Jane McDonald is back in 2021 with her brand new ‘Let the Light In’ tour.
TheBAFTA award-winning star always delivers a phenomenal show along with herfantastic live band and backing singers. With stunning production and a newline-up of songs her ‘Let the Light In’ tour promises to be the best one yet.
After her sell out tours of 2018 and 2019 you’ll need to book early to secureyour seat for this fabulous evening of music and laughter.
By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Large in size and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three. Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!
The smash-hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat) is back in 2020 and promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some than ever before! With brand new songs from Joe Stilgoe (The Jungle Book, The Midnight Gang) and directed by Emma Kilbey, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog is a magical production for all ages.
Running Time: Approximately one hour
Age suitability: All ages welcome.
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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
Caitlin Moran: More Than A Woman LIVE!
Caitlin Moran is back on the road, and coming to (insert city) and this time she’s celebrating getting older!
Caitlin will be discussing her new book More Than A Woman, a hymn to the women in their 30s and 40s and their supernatural ability to deal with the stuff you never thought would happen to you: grey hair; hangovers that last for days; ageing parents; having sex with the same person for years and years and still saying ‘thank you’ afterwards - the list goes on.
Don’t miss this opportunity to join Caitlin for a joyous and hilarious evening filled with uplifting tales of mothers, daughters, female friendship, and life in and beyond your thirties.
Every ticket includes a paperback copy of More Than A Woman (RRP £8.99) to be collected at the venue on the night.
Strictly Come Dancing professionals ANTON DU BEKE and GIOVANNI PERNICE join forces in 2021 for their first ever tour together - HIM & ME!
The Ballroom King and the two-time Guinness World Record holder will be joined by a world class
cast of dancers and singers.
This show promises to be THE best night out in the Summer of 2021 for all ages…
A true dance extravaganza!
Produced by Strictly Theatre Co. and directed by Alan Burkitt.
Hot off the back of total sell-out runs at San Francisco Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Soho Theatre, multi award-winning POLICE COPS return with their latest comedy blockbuster. A gritty kitchen sink drama turns into a vampire-slaying horror epic. Complete with a '90s rave soundtrack, supercharged physical comedy and more vampires that you can shake a stake at.
Winner: Amused Moose Comedy Award 2018.
★★★★★ (The Stage)
"I paid £12, I would have paid £13" (Dara Ó Briain)
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1 hour, no interval.
Roy Grace is back as the thrilling work of multi-million No.1 best-selling author Peter James comes to The Lowry with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead.
No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, to try to return it to its owner, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with, while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives.
From the producer of recent Lowry stage hits, Band of Gold and The Girl On The Train and adapted by award winning writer Shaun McKenna, Looking Good Dead will keep you on the edge of your seat until the chilling final moments!
Don't miss your chance to see the world premiere tour of Peter James' gripping new play.
Marne van Opstal & Imre van Opstal
Marion Motin’s Rouge
Siblings Marne van Opstal and Imre van Opstal (company dancers NDT, Batsheva) are among the hottest up-and-coming new choreographers on the scene. Rambert is always looking for exciting new voices, so we’ve invited them to unleash their fresh creative force on our dancers.
Marion Motin’s choreography for Dua Lipa (IDGAF) and Christine and the Queens (Christine, Tilted) has a quirky hip hop vibe. Rouge is what happened when we invited pop’s coolest choreographer to work with Rambert’s daring dancers. Now she’s back in the studio re-making Rouge with a new cinematographic twist.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is coming back to The Lowry, Salford in April for a special event.
The Lowry, Salford is set to host An Evening With Ryan Giggs on 15th April which will see him do a live on-stage interview with Pete Graves
Fans will also get the opportunity to meet him in person before the event
Promoters said: "As far as Manchester United legends go, Ryan Giggs is by far the most decorated footballer in their history having won over 30 trophies including a record 13 premier League Titles and two European Cups as well as having countless individual accolades and records to his name.
"Ryan Giggs was and still remains a fans favourite of the modern era and they still sing his name near on every game. For Manchester United fans the sheer thought of him running past defenders and scoring incredible solo goals still puts the hairs up on the back of their necks as they remember Giggs was one of the most exciting players of his generation and a rare talent for which they may never see the likes of again.
"Who knows what to expect when the Welsh-wizard Ryan Giggs takes to the stage for an extremely rare public appearance and interview about his illustrious career.
*Platinum - £250
Includes Meet and Greet
1 x Signature
Front section seating
Carlos Acosta is the world’s favourite dancer and On Before, which sees him dance a full-length show again, is a homage to his late mother and the most personal work he has ever created.
On Before embodies Carlos’ astonishing dance vision and features collaborations with major UK and international dance makers, Russell Maliphant, Kim Brandstrup, Will Tuckett, Raul Reinoso, Yury Yanowsky, Miguel Altunaga as well as Carlos’ own choreography.
In a framework created by Carlos, On Before tells the story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman, set to a diverse musical repertoire ranging from Handel to Cuban contemporary composer Omar Puente and culminating in a moving finale featuring a live choir performing Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium.
Originally conceived in 2010, Carlos is revisiting this extraordinary show and returning to dance it again for a short regional tour as theatres across the UK re-open their doors again. For 2021 Carlos Acosta will dance alongside Laura Rodriguez, an original member of his own company, Acosta Danza, which he founded in Cuba in 2015.
“Sophisticated beautifully thought-out work” The Observer
“A journey worth following” The Daily Telegraph
“Dance with beauty and style.” The Guardian
In the Night Garden Live is coming to The Lowry in 2021!
Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all!
You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. The show lasts just under an hour and your little ones will be amazed when they see a very special visit from the amazing flying Pinky Ponk
Now in its 12th year, In the Night Garden Live is one of the UK’s favourite family events. Over 1.2 million people have seen it so far and it gets 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 13,610 parents’ reviews.
There are other shows for young children, but as The Independent wrote, “there’s nothing quite like In the Night Garden Live.”
In this day-long practical workshop Guillaume Pigé (Theatre Re Director and RADA Associate Teacher) will provide an introduction to corporeal mime, as well as how we collaborate with performers to devise Theatre Re’s work. Punctuated by games, ensemble work, technique, repertoire and improvisation, this workshop will support professional, semi-professional, recent graduates and performers-in-training in developing their skills and creativity in an open, playful and generous environment.
Everyone is welcome and no previous experience of Corporeal Mime is required to join, only your professionalism, curiosity and playfulness.
Session will run from 10am to 5pm (with a 1 hour lunch break) in the Aldridge Studio.
Session cost £60 (£50 concession) for the day.
Concessions are available to full-time students, those aged under 18, senior citizen, the unwaged, members of Equity and BECTU and people with registered disabilities.
Any questions please get in touch at: email@example.com
Come and get your Theatre Re fix!
About Theatre Re:
“Theatre Re excels at transforming small, intimate stories into whirling, viscerally physical extravagance.” What’s On Stage
Established as a professional ensemble in 2011, Theatre Re is one of the UK’s leading visual theatre companies. It has garnered a national and international reputation for creating world class, deeply moving, and visually striking poetic theatre.
The company’s name comes from the prefix re and symbolises its guiding principles: to rediscover, to reinvent and to reveal. Rooted in Etienne Decroux's Corporeal Mime, productions use movement, music and design to tell stories. Our work crosses disciplines, with past projects taking inspiration from science, philosophy, psychology, public health and education to address global human challenges, bring people together and develop empathy with strength and delicacy. Collaborations with community organisations throughout the creation process are central to the company’s work.
The company is led by artistic director Guillaume Pigé with Alex Judd, Katherine Graham and Eygló Belafonte as associate artists. They are supported by a core group of long-standing collaborators.
Theatre Re is currently an @Home company at The Point, Eastleigh (until 2022) and has previously been an associate company at South Hill Park in Bracknell and Greenwich Theatre.
Legendary Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson brings his critically acclaimed ‘An Evening With’ spoken word show to the UK for the very first time.
A true polymath, Bruce’s accomplishments include: rock star, pilot and airline captain, beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, Sunday Times best-selling author, radio presenter, TV actor, sports commentator and international fencer… to name but a few.
Peppered with anecdotes from his extraordinary life – both on and off-stage – this unmissable show sees Bruce regale a cornucopia of fascinating tales and derring-do exploits as well as take questions from the audience.
Delivered with Bruce’s infectious enthusiasm and wry wit, this is a unique opportunity to spend an up-close evening with one of the world’s most captivating icons.
Kenny Wax Ltd & Stage Presence Ltd present A Mischief Theatre Production
The Play That Goes Wrong
RETURNING FOR YET ANOTHER CALAMITOUS RUN!
We can’t believe it either!
Mischief Theatre’s multi award-winning international smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is returning to The Lowry, following its sell-out success in 2017.
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!
Hailed “a gut-busting hit” by the New York Times, The Play That Goes Wrong, now in its sixth year in the West End, has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley “We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen” to Ant & Dec “The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!”
Don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!
‘I FEARED I WAS GOING TO HYPERVENTILATE’
The Daily Mail
BOY, DOES IT HIT THE FUNNY BONE’
The Daily Telegraph
‘EXQUISITELY CHOREOGRAPHED MAYHEM’
‘A TRIUMPH OF SPLIT-SECOND TIMING’
Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is finally back out of the house and on a stage with a new show of the slickest, sharpest look at life. It’s fair to say that neither 2020 nor 2021 have been going to plan for Daliso… but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, and this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!
★★★★ 'Full of sharp one-liners and wellcrafted gags...a real talent to look out for' Metro
'He is hot property' Evening Standard
'An expert entertainer. Getslaughs from topics other comedians shun' The Guardian
'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List
David Pugh, Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present
CHARLIE AND STAN
Written and Directed by Paul Hunter
In 1910, the then unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail onboard a tramp steamer from Liverpool to New York as part of Fred Karno’s famous music hall troupe. On the voyage, they shared a cabin, they shared comedy routines and they shared laughter but by the end of the journey they had drifted apart...yet they would both go on to become the biggest stars of the age.
Inspired by real life events, Told by an Idiot’s acclaimed production of Charlie and Stan is the remarkable story of the greatest comedy double act that nearly was. With an original piano score played live every night, Charlie and Stan is a hilarious and deeply moving homage to two men who changed the world of comedy forever.
Told by an Idiot have garnered critical acclaim and devoted audiences worldwide for their wonderfully theatrical shows. With Charlie and Stan they have uncovered a hidden and poignant chapter of comedy history shining an unusual light on a pair of show business legends.
This “blissful entertainment” (Daily Telegraph) is coming to CITY prior to London’s glittering West End.
“Invention stuffed and music crammed.
A glimpse of the double that could have been in this silly, sublime treat”
“Seldom less than magical”
A riotous masterclass in storytelling”
Originally produced by Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Plymouth, in association with Royal and Derngate Northampton and Unity Theatre Liverpool