Christmas at The Lowry

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Christmas at The Lowry
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World at The Lowry this Christmas. Image courtesy of Pamela Raith Photography.

Christmas at The Lowry at The Lowry, Salford 5 December 2023 — 7 January 2024 Tickets from £17.00 — Book now

There’s nothing like a good theatre show to awaken your inner Christmas elf and get you right into the festive swing of things. Luckily for all of us, The Lowry‘s Christmas programme caters for all ages and is sure to get the whole family involved and raring for the big day.

The Olivier Award-winning theatrical adaptation of Life of Pi sails into The Lowry on its first-ever UK tour this Christmas. This spectacular production brings Yann Martel’s best-selling novel to the stage with captivating storytelling, stunning visuals and world-class puppetry. A magical experience for adventure-seekers and theatre-lovers of all ages, fans of the show should visit The Lowry gift shop to peruse the festive range inspired by Life of Pi. A 10% gift shop discount is available to all our readers, just quote ‘Creative Tourist’ when you visit.

Pull out all of the Christmas stops and get your tickets early for the phenomenal pop musical, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World. Created by the producers of SIX – The Musical, expect an inspirational musical – with an electric soundtrack – celebrating some of the most influential women ever to have lived.

For a charming introduction to theatre, families of pre-schoolers should check out the live production of Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Beautifully adapted for the stage, and packed with adventure and interaction, this show ticks all the boxes for little ones and their families this Christmas.

Whichever show you’re going to see, why not make a night of it and enjoy a festive pre-theatre supper in Pier Eight, The Lowry’s very own restaurant? Dine and catch up with friends and family. With two-course dinner menus starting at £27.50 and just £6.00 for kids, everybody’s happy.

Others may just want to escape the seasonal hustle and bustle and disappear into The Lowry’s gallery space for the free family-friendly exhibition: Julia & Axel: Thirty Years of Favourite Stories. Running throughout the festive season, the exhibition takes you on an insightful and creative journey into the fascinating picture books of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

With the festive season steadily coming towards us, tickets are already selling quite fast for some of the Christmas shows and events happening at The Lowry. We wouldn’t hang around if you want to be sure of bagsying the best seats.

Christmas at The Lowry at The Lowry, Salford 5 December 2023 — 7 January 2024 Tickets from £17.00 Book now

Our top picks

Life of Pi at The Lowry

Life of Pi at The Lowry, Manchester, 2–7 July 2024, from £20.50 - Book now

With eye-popping visuals, world-class puppetry and theatrical magic, the multi award-winning show stops at Salford on its first-ever UK tour.

Life of Pi at The Lowry
Image courtesy of Evan Zimmerman.

Pier Eight at The Lowry

Pier Eight at The Lowry, Pier 8, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, M50 3AZ - Visit now

Whichever show you’re going to see, why not make a night of it and enjoy a pre-theatre supper in The Lowry’s very own restaurant? Two-course dinner menus start at just £27.50 and £6.00 for kids.

What's on at The Lowry

Where to go near Christmas at The Lowry

Irwell Sculpture Trail

The 33-mile trail, which follows the River Irwell from Salford Quays all the way to Bacup in Pennine Lancashire, has been around for over a decade, but it’s recently been restored and expanded.

Shopping Centre
Lowry Outlet Mall

The Lowry Outlet Mall in The Quays district of Manchester sits opposite both The Lowry and MediaCityUK, Europe’s largest media hub and the home of BBC North.

Bar or Pub
Central Bay

Central Bay is a new waterfront dining and drinking destination at Quayside MediaCity, opening summer 2023.

The Quays
The Alchemist Mediacity

The latest offering from the UK-conquering Alchemist has an energetic vibe similar to others in this highly-regarded chain of restaurants.

at Salford Quays

Jump into waters of dock 9 at Salford Quays with Uswim, they bring the benefits and freedom of open water swimming to the convenience of a central location.

11 Central

11 Central is a new bar and microbrewery launched by local brewing legends SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO at the Central Bay site in Salford.

Ice Rink
MCUK Ice Rink
at Media City

Embrace that most Christmassy of activities and get your skates on outside of the chaotic city centre this winter. The Ice Rink at Media City will be serving festive fun till January 5th.

Booths Media City

The Booths branch at Media City, Salford Quays is much appreciated by TV, radio and media executives who work in the area.

What's on: Theatre

Into the Melting Pot at Manchester Jewish Museum: A photograph showing a theatre stage. On the right side we can see a woman in a pink hijab with a travel bag in her hand. She has a yellow star pinned to her black blouse. She looks concerned. In the background there is a group of 5 musicians playing medieval instruments.
Into the Melting Pot at Manchester Jewish Museum

Be transported back to 15th-century Andalucia for a screening of a concert play tackling stories around integration, love, heritage and racial identity. Part of Manchester Jewish Museum’s Synagogue Scratch Season.

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