The Lowry is throwing open its doors this Sunday (August 7) for everything from backstage sneak peeks to storytelling sessions; outdoor hip-hop theatre performances to dance classes.
The theatre complex's annual open day (9am-4pm) offers visitors of all ages the chance to explore the iconic venue in a completely new way.
Highlights will include SCRUM, an outdoor dance show by Avant Garde Dance Company, a 35-minute hip-hop dance theatre performance for all ages (outside the theatre at noon and 3pm). There are also backstage tours, where visitors will have exclusive access behind the scenes from 9am-1pm.
Other activities include Bollywood dance and hula-hoop workshops, gin masterclasses and cupcake decorating, a "relaxed" gallery hour and family gallery tours, the premiere of a new virtual reality dance experience, and much more.
Some events need to be pre-booked, but many are drop-in and free on the day.
There will also be a special open-day menu at the theatre's Pier Eight restaurant, with dishes starting from £5 (noon-3 pm), as well as locally-sourced treats in the Tower Coffee Shop.
More information and booking for those events that require it here