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The Lyric Theatre at The Lowry

Visiting Company Information

Technical Specifications for Visiting Companies

If you’re thinking of pitching something to our creative team for inclusion in our programme, you might like to take a look at the technical specifications of our three primary theatre spaces.


Here at The Lowry we believe that our diverse programme of performing and visual arts should be accessible to anyone, and we aim to make everyone’s visit as easy and comfortable as possible.

We are committed to offering a diverse programme of accessible performances including captioned, audio described, relaxed and BSL-interpreted performances.
Find out more here

The Lowry has signed up to Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice.
Attitude is Everything is  a disability-led charity supporting non-profit and commercial organisations to make what they do more accessible and inclusive for Deaf and disabled people – find out more about their services here

If you wish to contact a member of our Programming Team:

General Enquiries, Programming Submissions, one nighters and Contemporary Circus: “Steve Cowton”
Head of Theatre Operations

General Enquiries, Outdoor, Digital and Contemporary Theatre
Matthew Eames”
Head of Theatres (Contemporary and Commissioning)

Dance Programming and Submissions
Eckhard Thiemann”
Associate Dance Programmer

Artist Development
Antonia Beck”
Senior Producer – Artist Development

Picture of The Lowry's Lyric Theatre Interior

The Lyric Theatre

Our largest theatre space. Impressive in size – with the UK’s largest stage outside of London. Contemporary in design, the space can seat audiences up to 1,730 in fixed tiered seating designed by Ferrari no less.

The space is fully air conditioned and the latest in audio-visual technology can be provided.

For more information, please contact a member of our technical team.

Picture of The Lowry's Quays Theatre

Quays Theatre

A mid-scale space, the Quays Theatre is an extremely adaptable space – with seating for audiences up to 440.

Hydraulic technology allows a range of seating configurations, from traditional end-stage to theatre in the round.

For more information, please contact a member of our technical team.

Picture of The Lowry's Aldridge Studio interior

Studio Auditorium

The Aldridge Studio is a tiered auditorium for audiences of up to 150.

As well as providing a traditional blackout space, the Aldridge Studio has large floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal.

For more information, please contact a member of our technical team.