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Why we need security checks 

Following the tragic events at Manchester Arena in 2017, an independent review produced the The Kerslake Report which makes a series of recommendations. Alongside other lobbying campaigns, this ultimately lead to new legislation, called Martyn’s Law. Due to become a law in Spring 2023, Martyn’s Law will ensure venues are prepared, ready to respond and know what to do in the event of an attack. It will also ensure venues have better protection through enhanced security systems, staff training and clearer processes.

The Evolv security system

The Evolv security system at The Lowry is one of the measures we have introduced in response to Martyn’s Law, ensuring we provide a safe and secure venue. The Evolv security system is the technologic system we use to screen all public when entering the building. The Evolv system uses low-frequency radio waves, similar to systems used in most high street shops and supermarkets. It allows people to enter the building without stopping and with personal items remaining in pockets and bags.


The system has undergone extensive testing to ensure it is safe and does not put public or staff using the system at any risk. An alternative screening procedure is available for anyone who has medical concerns. We understand that some people may have specific reasons or concerns and be uncomfortable with walking through the system. If this is the case, please speak to a member of our security team on arrival. The system uses cameras as part of the screening process to detect any potentially dangerous or threatening items.

Security at The Lowry

We take the safety of our visitors and staff very seriously and therefore have security checks throughout our venue. . The Lowry is a busy visitor attraction, and we have a number of procedures in place to ensure the safety and security of our visitors, staff and artists.

The Lowry operates a number of security measures, some that you can see and of course the ones you can’t. We work very closely with Greater Manchester Police and members of the security services to ensure our security procedures are up to date and following best practice. If you have furthur questions please speak to a member of our security team.