42 Balloons

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Don't miss your chance to see 42 Balloons at The Lowry in Manchester, the brand-new musical for 2024 from the producers of SIX!

From SIX to 42 Balloons - watch Manchester's new musical take flight

From the award-winning producers of SIX, comes a brand-new show premiering in Manchester's The Lowry!

  • An uplifting musical inspired by the highly improbable true story of Larry Walters and wife Carol Van Deuseun convinced their friends and family to help Larry reach new heights
  • It's the 2nd of July, 1982, and truck driver Larry Walters has a dream to fly sixteen thousand feet above Los Angeles
  • Using a lawn chair and approx 42 helium-filled weather balloons, Larry defies all odds (and FAA airspace regulations!) and makes his dreams a reality... in a chair.
  • Follow Larry's ambitious journey as he questions if the sky is actually the limit - and what happens if it doesn't all go to plan?
  • Features 80s pop-inspired soundtrack to accompany the delightful story
  • Starring Evelyn Hoskins (Waitress, Gypsy, Spring Awakening) and Charlie McCullagh (Bonnie & Clyde, Jesus Christ Superstar) in this incredible new musical
  • Book, music and lyrics written by Jack Godfrey, creator of This is a Love Story (Birmingham Hippodrome) and Babies (Lyric Theatre, West End)

Book tickets now and be the first to see this heartwarming family-friendly musical in Manchester!

The best shows in Manchester, live at The Lowry

About 42 Balloons at The Lowry, Manchester:

  • Age Recommendation: 12+ - family-friendly!
  • Duration: 2 hours & 15 minutes including interval
  • Audio Described: Thurs 16th May 2024, 8pm

Book 42 Balloons tickets now for one of the best musicals in Manchester live at The Lowry!

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  • Coffee shop
  • Bar
  • Food and drink
  • Public transport accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible


The Lowry in Manchester has step-free access to the box office, toilets, performance spaces and galleries from the street. 

There are also accessible lifts. 

Yes! There is food and drink available to purchase on-site, and these items can be taken into the theatre. 

Hot food is not permitted and drinks must be decanted into one of the reusable plastic cups available at the bars. 

  • All bags will be subject to security searches either via our non-intrusive screening system or via a manual search prior to entry to the building. As such, we would ask that you refrain from bringing large bags to the venue as this could cause delays to your admittance.
  • Any bags larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) must be checked into the cloakroom at a cost of £2 per item. Please note: Anyone who declines a security search will not be admitted.
  • If you are attending a theatre performance, please ensure that you arrive with plenty of time for these security checks to take place, particularly if you also have to collect tickets from the box office counter, which can be very busy pre-show.

The opening times for The Lowry in Manchester are as follows:

  • Building: Tues-Fri 11am-5pm, Weekends 10am-5pm
  • Coffee Shop: Tues-Fri 11am, Weekends 10am
  • Bar: Show days 5pm, Matinees 12pm
  • Gallery: Tues-Fri 11am-5pm, Weekends 10am-5pm

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