Patron Event

Become a Patron

What is a patron?

Patrons champion the award-winning, life-changing creative work we do in our communities whilst getting closer to the action!

Our Lowry Patrons champion the award-winning, life-changing creative work we do in our communities, they support opportunities for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our city and ultimately create a better future for them.

From £250 per year, you’ll get closer to the world we bring to our audiences, joining a group of strong, bold and enterprising people who benefit from first hand experiences of what their donations make possible.

In return, patrons enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes access to our programme, tickets throughout the year, access to our supporters’ lounge, the Quay Club, and an exciting calendar of exclusive events.

For more information and to join as a patron, please contact Bethan Ward on  or 0161 876 2162.

“We are passionate supporters of The Lowry because it is so much more than an arts venue. We are warmly welcomed by curators, volunteers and staff, and feel privileged to not only be involved in such an inclusive organisation but also part of The Lowry family.” Allan and Jo Melzack, Patrons

Types of memberships

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Quay Patron

£250+ a year (Donation £135/Benefits £115)


£600+ a year (Donation £260/Benefits £340)


£1,200+ a year (Donation £525/Benefits £675)


£2,600+ a year (Donation £1,200/Benefits £1,400)

All Member benefits

Personal Account Management

Access to seats reserved specifically for patrons

Invites to gallery private views, supporter Christmas drinks & 1 Q&A/In Conversation event a year

Thank you on website and in the annual review

Access to an entire calendar of exclusive behind-the-scene events, including Q&As, backstage tours, show launches & showcase events

Plaque on our donor board in the foyer

Access to the Quay Club when using allocation with complimentary drinks & programmes  4 tickets  8 tickets 20 tickets
Opportunity to buy extra Quay Club passes at £25 each

Invitation to an annual artistic dinner

Opportunity to Adopt a Lowry for a year

*All levels of patronage include a benefit value detailing the actual cost of membership to the charity. These benefits can be purchased separately at the stated price. Any amount given above this benefit value is given freely as a donation to support The Lowry Centre Trust and qualifies for Gift Aid. To discuss purchasing benefits separately contact Bethan on 0161 876 2162.


A picture of dancers performing


CAT Showcase Launch – Sat 27 July

The annual showcase for students from the Centre For Advanced Training in Dance. Supporters are invited to attend the launch event on the Saturday and other shows throughout the showcase weekend.

The exterior of Roundabout


Roundabout Launch – Thu 5 September

We are delighted to announce that Roundabout is back and this year will be visiting Broughton! Patrons are invited to join us as we celebrate the launch of this year’s series of drama, family and comedy shows in the Paines Plough fantastic pop-up portable theatre.

A picture of National Theatre's A Taste Of Honey

National Theatre’s A Taste of Honey – Fri 20 September

National Theatre are bringing Shelagh Delaney’s famous Salford story to The Lowry this Autumn – A Taste of Honey. To celebrate, we are hosting a special pre-show event in the galleries, followed by an In Conversation event with the National Theatre’s creative team.

Picture of How the Grinch Stole Christmas artwork

How the Grinch Stole Christmas show launch – TBC

Pretend it’s Christmas as patrons are invited to join us for an exclusive first-look at our fantastic 2019 Christmas show Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.

A picture of Hedda Tesman


Hedda Tesman – Thu 3 October

In the year between our biennial festival, patrons are invited for a very special evening to sample and celebrate an exclusive Week 53 commission. In partnership with Headlong and Chichester Festival, Hedda Tesman promises to be an intriguing and fascinating performance in the Quays Theatre.

Picture of science experiment. Until I Die by Dmitry Morozov


The State of Us Exhibition – Private View – Thu 7 November

Join us for an exclusive look at our latest group digital exhibition. From the wonderful to the bizarre, this exhibition explores how artists continue to reimagine the body to create a new meaning of ‘self’ through the use of technology.

Picture of science experiment. Until I Die by Dmitry Morozov


Curator-led Tour and Christmas Drinks – Tue 3 December

Lucy Dusgate, our Digital Programmer, will be giving a special guided tour around for patrons of our latest exhibition The State of Us. We will then enjoy our little annual Christmas celebration with festive drinks and nibbles!

Picture of a digital art installation

Lightwaves Launch – Fri 6 December

Join Quays Culture for an exclusive first-look at this year’s exciting digital festival across The Quays, Lightwaves. Enjoy an insight into the programme at the launch and take a guided tour of the works led by the Programme Producer.