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Workshops for Schools


Creative Learning and Education for Schools

We are passionate about supporting Schools, Colleges, Universities and alternative education providers to embrace, champion and deliver creative and cultural activity.

We value teachers as artists and want to ensure that all children have access to high quality cultural experiences. We welcome over 10,000 school children and students to The Lowry every year to take part in creative activity and aim to make their experience educational, creative and fun!

All of our workshops are linked to the national Curriculum and are led by a team of highly experienced artists focusing on visual art, dance or drama. You can choose from our existing programme of workshops including LS Lowry, or we can create something completely bespoke for your class.

If you are a University or a college, we can connect you to the visiting companies who perform on our stages or the artists in our Galleries or develop bespoke learning activity that supports the course content for your students.

If you have any questions about taking part or if you want to discuss a bespoke learning offer please email us  or call 0843 208 6003. (Groups booking line)


The Lowry is OPEN! Check out our What’s On page for details of performance dates/times. Our galleries are open Tues-Fri (11am-5pm) & Sat-Sun (10am-5pm).

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What is Artsmark?

Artsmark award celebrates schools that champion the arts and strive for excellence in their provision. 

An award designed by schools for schools to make it more relevant to the changing educational landscape and, as such, it seeks to help schools strike a balance in meeting EBACC and STEM priorities.

As well as recognising schools that make the arts come alive, the Artsmark award is a useful, practical and valuable tool for enriching a school’s arts provision and ensuring the myriad of benefits brought by the arts are infused across the curriculum and the school community.  It provides schools with access to high quality and practical resources and enviable networks that will enable them to use the arts to inspire learning and harness the power of the arts in developing happy, successful and confident young people


How can The Lowry support your school to achieve Artsmark?

We can support your Artsmark applications by helping you to demonstrate:

• Effective working relationships with artists and arts organisations including workshops, visits and short to long term projects

• Professional arts development opportunities for staff

• A broad and balanced provision across art, craft and design, dance, drama and music

• Engagement with their local community

• Quality progression opportunities and access for all

• Cultural awareness through the arts


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