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We want everyone to feel included in all that The Lowry has to offer.

We’re working hard to remove barriers, so that our facilities and events can be accessible to as many people as possible.

Whats on this page: 

Accessible performances

Getting here

Navigating the building

Access Register


Accessible performances are events which are made accessible for those who need additional support such as audio description, captioning, signed or relaxed. You can find more information on our visitor access page. Join our Access Register for free tickets for essential companions and to get access to book wheelchair spaces and accessible performances. You can find the access register application form here. You can find more information on the access register on our access register page.

Baby Friendly Performances provide a relaxed attitude to noise and leaving and re-entering the auditorium during the performance. Babies are welcome. A limited number of booster seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Booster seats can be used in the Stalls of both The Lyric and Quays Theatres.


Audio Described Performances

Captioned Performances

BSL Performances

Relaxed Performances




The Lowry is located alongside Salford Quays and accessible by public transport.

Passenger Drop-Off

There is a passenger drop off point at the front of The Lowry, approximately 25-30 metres from the main entrance.


The primary disabled parking facility for The Lowry is The Quayside car park. We recommend that Blue Badge holders enter The Quayside car park at the entrance near the mini-roundabout on the road. This carpark has 80 designated accessible parking bays available on every level of the car park. You can find more information at Quayside Media City car parking and further information on our FAQ home. 

Public Transport – Bus

The Stagecoach number 50 bus stops approximately 50 metres from The Lowry entrance and they have low floor access and wheelchair spaces. You can find information about public transport at bus accessibility from Transport for Greater Manchester.

Public Transport – Tram

All MetroLink trams are wheelchair friendly. Trams can be picked up across Manchester City Centre. Board the tram for MediacityUK. The Lowry is less than 500 metres from the tram stop across the quays. You can find information about public transport at tram accessibility from Transport for Greater Manchester.


We are continuously working to make our building and performances accessible for all.

Assistance dogs

You are welcome to bring along your assistance dogs. No other animals are permitted in our building.

Accessible toilets

We have installed a changing places facility. This is accessed by a RADAR key and features height­ adjustable, adult sized changing bench, ceiling track hoist system, space for up to two assistants, toilet with grab rails, privacy screen, and a height­ adjustable washbasin. You can either use their own RADAR key if they have one, or collect one from the Welcome Desk in our entrance foyer.


Wheelchair and physical access

We have step-free access to our box office, toilets, performance spaces and galleries from the street. On our ground floor is a lowered box office counter for wheelchair users. Please note that our ground floor features a slight incline. There are lifts that enable access to all floors and with accessible toilets on each floor. There are wheelchair spaces in all three theatres, and if you have any specific seating requirements our box office will always do their best to accommodate your needs when booking. You can find more information on building access on our navigating the building page. 


Baby feeding and changing

We welcome our visitors breastfeeding and bottle-feeding their babies in all areas of the The Lowry. Please ask us if you need any assistance. You can find an accessible toilet with baby-changing facilities throughout the building.



Join our Access Register

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Individuals who are signed up to the Access Register will be able to:

Book a Essential Companion ticket for theatre shows at no charge.

Book wheelchair seats, Captioned, BSL, Audio Described and Relaxed performances online.