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An Evening With Richard Dawkins

4 November @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Richard Dawkins – one of the most respected scientists and thinkers of our time – is to embark on a new tour of the USA and Europe, including six unmissable dates in England and Scotland. 

The world-renowned evolutionary biologist and best-selling author of such landmark books as The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion and Unweaving The Rainbow has earned millions of admirers through his passion for the wonders of science and the vital importance of reason. 

He now takes to the road later this year with An Evening With Richard Dawkins and Friends including a date at The Lowry’s Lyric Theatre in Salford on Monday November 4 2024.

October 21 Oxford New Theatre Oxford
October 23 Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
October 26 London Royal Festival Hall
October 29 Cambridge Corn Exchange
October 31 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
November 4 Salford The Lowry, Lyric Theatre  

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday April 19 via 

Renowned for his unapologetic advocacy of science and reason, Dawkins is celebrated for ground-breaking work that captivates millions with his passion for scientific inquiry. 

In his new tour –  which begins in the USA in September, before heading to the UK and Europe – Dawkins and a number of special guests will connect with audiences in unscripted conversations touching on topics from science to religion, life on earth and beyond.  

Audiences will hear first-hand about his forthcoming book – The Genetic Book of the Dead – in which Dawkins delves into the transformative potential of DNA in our understanding of evolution. 

So don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this enlightening experience delivered with this legendary scientist’s trademark honesty and wit. 

The UK dates of An Evening With Richard Dawkins and Friends are promoted by Live Nation’s Cuffe and Taylor in association with WME and IDEATE. 

Ben Hatton, Cuffe and Taylor’s Director of Theatre Touring said: “Richard Dawkins is revered and respected as one of the world’s foremost scientists and thinkers and we are honoured to be bringing his 2024 Tour here to the UK with six unmissable shows. 

“His live shows are always thought-provoking and insightful, and we expect this new tour will be incredibly popular so we would advise booking early to avoid disappointment.” 


4 November
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Lowry
Pier, 8 The Quays
Salford, M50 3AZ Salford
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