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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.

Upcoming Events

Thurs 30 July 11am

Virtual coffee with Julia Fawcett OBE

Join CEO of The Lowry Julia Fawcett OBE for a remote morning coffee break (via Zoom), and hear from her about what has been the strangest four month’s in The Lowry’s 20 year organisational history and a chance for a Q&A.

The exterior of Roundabout

Wed 12 Aug, 7.30pm

How to Produce a Festival with Matt Eames

Pour yourself a glass of wine and sit back to enjoy Lowry Producer Matt Eames talk through how The Lowry produces a Festival. Matt produced The Lowry’s wonderful WEEK53 festival in 2018 and also the festival that never was – Week53 2020 – which would have seen The Lowry expand its role as producer and commissioner of new works. He’ll recount the joys and challenges of bringing together local, national and international artists of all genres and curating themed festivals that use every corner of the building.


Thur 20 Aug 3pm

Days Like These – a Zoom tour of LS Lowry’s art

In this on-line private tour, The Lowry’s Director of Visual Art, Michael Simpson, will highlight paintings around the Lowry Galleries, which have remained closed since March.  He will look at two sides of the artist. His fascination with everyday people living everyday lives – going to work, going to school, the park, the beach, football matches: all denied to most of us in recent months. And also his struggles with feelings of loneliness and isolation and his later works are daunting in their emptiness.  The tour will conclude with a question and answer session.