The Lowry has four official Partner Companies that present work of the highest calibre to our audiences on a regular basis. They are: Birmingham Royal Ballet, National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert. Find out more about these organisations below.
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) is one of the world’s best classical ballet companies, respected for its excellence, artistic innovation and social responsibility, that connects with its audiences and communities in its home city of Birmingham, throughout the UK and across the world.
BRB shares the ambition of its home city of Birmingham to be recognised internationally as a successful, innovative and culturally diverse by becoming a focus for excellence in dance development and performance.
The National Theatre is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible. Their work is also seen on tour throughout the UK and internationally, and in collaborations and co-productions with regional theatres.
Popular shows transfer to the West End and occasionally to Broadway; and through the National Theatre Live programme they broadcast live performances to 2,000 cinemas in 50 countries around the world.
Opera North is England’s national opera company in the North and one of Europe’s leading arts organisations.
It is committed to producing work of the highest quality that excites, challenges and entertains. It tours not only throughout the North of England and to London, but also to opera houses on the continent in cities such as Prague and Barcelona, and it performs at major international festivals including Edinburgh and Ravenna.
Rambert is Britain’s oldest dance company and is constantly refreshed by the creation of new dance works. They commission the most exciting choreographers, composers and designers around, and give them the freedom to lead the Company wherever their vision and imagination takes them.
Current and recently commissioned choreographers include leading UK-based dance-makers Kim Brandstrup, Aletta Collins, Shobana Jeyasingh, Ashley Page and Rambert’s Artistic Director Mark Baldwin. Alongside these new creations, we have revived seminal works from our past repertoire by internationally-celebrated choreographers including Christopher Bruce, Lucinda Childs, Merce Cunningham and Siobhan Davies.