National Ballet of China coming to The Lowry

Chinese New Year


As Chinese New Year celebrations draw to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some exciting news.


I can announce today that later this year, The Lowry will be playing host to the world famous National Ballet of China (NBC), who will be performing their production of The Peony Pavilion in our Lyric Theatre from 22 – 26 November.


The confirmation of these performances is the culmination of a long-held ambition to bring the NBC to The Lowry stage. And as one of only two venues in the UK chosen to present this work on its current world tour, it is with a great sense of pride that we will welcome one of the world’s greatest large-scale ballet companies.


The Lowry has always been a great champion of dance in the region – be it through our Youth Dance Ambassadors scheme, our Centre for Advanced Training or simply the regular programming of large and small scale dance companies to our stages – and to be able to add the NBC to that roll call is very much a landmark moment in our history.


Tickets will be going on-sale in the spring – when a full and formal announcement will be made – but I wanted to share the dates with you now so you can get them in your diary. Until then, good health and prosperity to you all.


Julia Fawcett OBE

Chief Executive, The Lowry