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The Lowry Open Day 2021 - Foyer

Before Your Visit

Your Journey

If you’re coming to the venue when there is a football match on, please be aware public transport services may be busier than usual. Check the latest Manchester United Home Fixtures here

Check out how to get here for more information on public transport and parking.

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Car Parking

The Lowry does not have its own car park, however parking is available at the Quayside multi-storey car park (formerly Lowry Outlet).

You can purchase a pre-paid car parking voucher up to 24 hours before your event. You will be prompted to purchase a voucher during the booking process.

If booking 10 days in advance we will post your Car Park exit ticket to you in the post. If booking within 10 days of your visit you will need to collect it from the Box Office counter.

Please note: the pre-purchase of a car parking ticket does not guarantee that a space will be available and we ask that you arrive early to avoid any issues.

Tickets & Arrival Times

Please arrive in good time for the performance – the start time is displayed on your e-ticket. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable point in the performance and at the discretion of the House Manager.

A Bite To Eat

The Pier Eight Restaurant is open for pre-theatre dining and is a wonderful way to make your visit even more of a treat. Discover our seasonal menu and reserve your table now!


Further Information

Security Checks

We have installed a new state-of-art security screening system at The Lowry. It uses AI technology to scan people in real time.

Find out more

Admittance to The Galleries

Bags and small backpacks are permitted in the galleries but if you have an item larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) you will be asked to leave it in The Lowry’s cloakroom (£2 per item). No items of luggage can be wheeled around the gallery spaces – please carry your bags at all times. Exceptions will only be made for bags containing essential medical provisions/equipment or baby changing items that require larger bags.

Admittance to the Theatre

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The Lowry reserves the right to refuse admittance to any patron, including unaccompanied minors.

For family and children’s shows where there is a ‘babes in arms’ policy in place, patrons will be issued with a complimentary ticket for any under 2-year-olds – who will be required to sit on the knee of a paying adult.

Unfortunately, we do not have space for prams in the theatres and so advise against bringing them whenever possible.

If the production does not have a specific babes in arms policy, children under two will not be admitted to any performance.

Should the babe-in-arms become restless and cause a disturbance, the parent/guardian will be requested to leave the auditorium with the child. We reserve the right to not re-admit.

Pushchairs may be stored free of charge in our cloakroom, or at The Quays Theatre, during performances. We cannot allow pushchairs, prams or baby car seats inside the theatre.

Baby changing facilities are available throughout the building – please ask a member of staff for assistance. A limited number of booster seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Booster seats can only be used in the Stalls of both The Lyric and Quays Theatres.

The management reserves the right to make alterations to the advertised cast and programme; not to admit latecomers until the interval; to refuse admission; to provide alternative seats to those purchased of the same or greater value.

The Lowry offers discounts to the following people: under 16s, students in full-time education, disabled people, 60+ or those in full-time retirement, job seekers and participants of the New Deal. When child tickets are listed separately, no extra concessions apply. These discounts are subject to availability and may vary according to the visiting producer and the show.

Babes-in-Arms and Toddlers

If your child is over 2 years old they have to have their own paid for seat/ticket. If your child us under 2 years tickets are free but they have to sit on a parents or guardians lap and they need a ticket. Babes-in-arms tickets cannot be purchased on the website. Please contact box office on 0843 208 6000.

Concession prices are shown where they apply.