Lowry to stream free Gruffalo performance to Salford primary schools

The Gruffalo and Mouse. Pic: Tall Stories


Paul Genty

24 Nov 2020

First 50 schools to register also get free art supplies

Salford’s Lowry arts complex plans to live-stream a performance of Tall Stories’ hit show The Gruffalo into every primary school in the city.

The performance, at 1.30pm on December 11, will be free to all 99 primary schools in Salford. The first 50 schools to register for the special broadcast will also receive £50 worth of art supplies ­– a gift from Alison & Noel Copley, patrons of the Lowry’s Copley Prize for children.

Lowry chief executive Julia Fawcett OBE said: “Had it not been for the pandemic, we expected to have welcomed around 15,000 children to our building this year. By live-streaming this performance exclusively to Salford primary schools, we hope to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to more than 10,000 children across Salford.”

The Lowry worked with Salford City Council to contact all primary schools in the city. Any schools wishing to discuss the broadcast should contact GetCreative@thelowry.com

The show had been due to run in the complex’s Lyric Theatre from December 12-January 10, but has been forced online by the pandemic.

More Gruffalo streaming info here