Located on the waterfront at Salford Quays, The Lowry plays host to a variety of performing and visual arts. It attracts close to one million visitors each year and is one of the most popular visitor destinations in North West England.
The Lowry has two main theatres and a studio for the performing arts. The Lyric Theatre seats 1,730 while the smaller Quays Theatre has a capacity of 440. The Studio can accommodate up to 240. Seating plans for all performance areas are available on the official website.
The theatres host a vibrant and varied schedule of performances; almost 1,000 each year. The programme includes opera, ballet, drama, musicals, dance, comedy, lectures, and music. World and UK premiers are common.
Tickets for performances at the Lowry can be purchased online from the official website and third party ticketing websites such as Ticketmaster. They can also be bought over the telephone by calling 0843 208 6000. Booking fees apply for tickets purchased online or over the phone.
Tickets can also be purchased in person from the box office. It is open every day of the week. Opening times are 10 am to 8 pm (6 pm on days when there are no performances scheduled).
Discounted tickets are available for children, students, the disabled, seniors, and unemployed. Salford residents enjoy special discounts and can even qualify for free tickets.
The gallery here houses the largest collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry. It comprises over 400 works. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.
The Pier Eight restaurant enjoys a fantastic waterside setting and is open for lunch and dinner. Other facilities include several bars, a coffee shop, and gift shop.
The Lowry is located at the heart of Salford Quays (Pier 8, postcode M50 3AZ).
Visitors travelling to the Lowry by car should leave the M60 motorway at Junction 12 and take the M602, signposted for Salford and Manchester city centre. At the end of the M602 take the A5063 to Salford Quays and then follow the brown tourist signs to the Lowry.
There’s a drop-off zone adjacent to the main entrance. Parking is available at the Lowry Outlet Mall multi-storey car park (postcode M50 3AH), just a short walk away. Ticketholders enjoy discounted parking rates.
Buses to The Lowry include the number 50 service from Didsbury. Stops on the way to Salford Quays include Albert Square (Manchester city centre), Salford Central Train Station, and Salford Crescent Train Station.
Other attractions in the area include the Imperial War Museum North, the Lowry Outlet Mall, Vue Lowry Manchester, Old Trafford (Manchester United Museum and Tour), and MediaCityUK (BBC tours). All are within walking distance.
Almost three quarters of visitors to The Lowry live outside the Salford/Manchester area. Many of these choose to stay overnight in the area. Hotels close by include the Holiday Inn Manchester MediaCityUK, Holiday Inn Express Manchester Salford Quays, Copthorne Hotel Manchester, Ramada Manchester Salford Quays, and Travelodge Manchester Salford Quays. There’s also an excellent choice of places to stay in Manchester city centre.
Events - What's On - The Lowry
A selection of upcoming shows and events at The Lowry are listed below. Tickets can be purchased here.
|Sunday 19th May 2019 7:30 pm||Al Murray - Landlord of Hope and Glory|
|Saturday 25th May 2019 7:30 pm||Jason Manford: Muddle Class|
|Wednesday 5th June 2019 8:00 pm||Reginald D Hunter: Facing the Beast|
|Thursday 6th June 2019 8:00 pm||The Horne Section 2019 - That's How I Like My Tour|
|Sunday 16th June 2019 7:30 pm||Bernadette Peters|
|Tuesday 25th June 2019 7:00 pm||Sheryl Crow|
|Friday 28th June 2019 7:30 pm||Michael Palin - Live On Stage: Erebus, Python and Other Stories|
|Saturday 29th June 2019 7:30 pm||Michael Palin - Live On Stage: Erebus, Python and Other Stories|
|Monday 1st July 2019 7:00 pm||John Barrowman - Fabulous|
|Wednesday 10th July 2019 7:30 pm||Why Mummy Doesn't Give a ****! An Evening With Gill Sims|
|Saturday 20th July 2019 8:00 pm||Rhod Gilbert: the Book of John|
|Wednesday 24th July 2019 7:30 pm||Early Doors|
|Wednesday 24th July 2019 8:00 pm||Michelle Wolf|
|Thursday 25th July 2019 2:00 pm||Early Doors|
|Thursday 25th July 2019 7:30 pm||Early Doors|
|Friday 26th July 2019 7:30 pm||Early Doors|
|Saturday 27th July 2019 2:00 pm||Early Doors|
|Saturday 27th July 2019 7:30 pm||Early Doors|
|Monday 29th July 2019 7:30 pm||Early Doors|
|Tuesday 30th July 2019 7:30 pm||Early Doors|
|Wednesday 31st July 2019 2:00 pm||Early Doors|
|Wednesday 31st July 2019 7:30 pm||Early Doors|
|Thursday 1st August 2019 7:30 pm||Early Doors|
|Friday 2nd August 2019 7:30 pm||Early Doors|
|Saturday 3rd August 2019 2:00 pm||Early Doors|
|Saturday 3rd August 2019 7:30 pm||Early Doors|
|Friday 30th August 2019 7:30 pm||Stephen Fry: Mythos - Part One: Gods|
|Saturday 31st August 2019 2:00 pm||Stephen Fry: Mythos - Part Two: Heroes|
|Saturday 31st August 2019 7:30 pm||Stephen Fry: Mythos - Part Three: Men|
|Monday 9th September 2019 7:00 pm||The Tape Face Show|
|Wednesday 9th October 2019 8:00 pm||Josh Widdicombe - Bit Much...|
|Sunday 20th October 2019 7:30 pm||Chris De Burgh & Band|
|Thursday 24th October 2019 7:30 pm||Ben Elton Live 2019|
|Friday 25th October 2019 8:00 pm||Ellie Taylor: Don't Got This|
|Saturday 26th October 2019 7:00 pm||Lisa Stansfield - Affection 30th Anniversary Tour|
|Saturday 26th October 2019 8:00 pm||Jason Byrne - Wrecked But Ready|
|Sunday 27th October 2019 8:00 pm||Austentatious - the Improvised Jane Austen Novel|
|Sunday 27th October 2019 8:00 pm||Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?|
|Monday 28th October 2019 8:00 pm||Austentatious - the Improvised Jane Austen Novel|
|Saturday 2nd November 2019 7:00 pm||The Football Ramble|
|Saturday 2nd November 2019 8:00 pm||Tom Segura: Take It Down Tour|
|Saturday 2nd November 2019 9:30 pm||The Football Ramble|
|Sunday 3rd November 2019 7:00 pm||Squeeze Plus Special Guests Heaven 17|
|Sunday 3rd November 2019 8:00 pm||Luke Kempner: House of Faces|
|Monday 4th November 2019 8:00 pm||An Evening with Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?|
|Wednesday 6th November 2019 8:00 pm||Russell Kane: the Fast and the Curious|
|Thursday 7th November 2019 7:30 pm||John Robins: Hot Shame|
|Sunday 10th November 2019 7:30 pm||Jonathan Pie: the Fake News Tour|
|Sunday 17th November 2019 7:30 pm||Ardal O'Hanlon - the Showing Off Must Go On|
|Friday 22nd November 2019 8:00 pm||Sindhu Vee: Sandhog|
|Wednesday 27th November 2019 8:00 pm||Ed Gamble - Blizzard|
|Wednesday 15th January 2020 8:00 pm||Stephen K Amos: Everyman|
|Friday 17th January 2020 8:00 pm||Darren Harriott|
|Sunday 2nd February 2020 8:00 pm||Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest...|
|Thursday 13th February 2020 7:00 pm||Demetri Martin|
|Sunday 16th February 2020 8:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
|Saturday 22nd February 2020 8:00 pm||Sam Avery - Toddlergeddon|
|Sunday 23rd February 2020 8:00 pm||Jimeoin|
|Saturday 21st March 2020 7:30 pm||Milton Jones - Milton: Impossible|
More events may be listed on the official Lowry website (see the information section at the end of this page).
Tourist attractions and things to do near The Lowry include:
- Imperial War Museum North (0.1 miles) - Fascinating museum exploring how lives are affected by war and conflict.
- Salford Watersports Centre (0.3 miles) - Kayaking, canoeing, sailing and more
- Manchester United Museum and Tour (0.6 miles) - Visit famous Old Trafford
Cinemas near The Lowry include:
- Vue Lowry Manchester (0.2 miles) - 7-screen cinema at the Lowry Outlet Mall.
Places to shop near The Lowry include:
- Lowry Outlet (0.2 miles) - Discount shopping centre at Salford Quays.
Hotels near The Lowry include:
- Holiday Inn Manchester-Mediacityuk (0.2 miles)
- Holiday Inn Express Manchester - Salford Quays (0.3 miles)
- Copthorne Hotel Manchester (0.5 miles)
- AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays (0.6 miles)
Nearby Metrolink Stations
Metrolink stations near The Lowry include:
- MediaCityUK Metrolink Station (0.1 miles) - Metrolink station at MediaCityUK.
- Broadway Metrolink Station (0.3 miles) - Metrolink station at Salford Quays.
- Harbour City Metrolink Station (0.3 miles) - Metrolink station at Salford Quays.
- Anchorage Metrolink Station (0.5 miles) - Metrolink station at Salford Quays.
- Salford Quays Metrolink Station (0.5 miles) - Metrolink station at Salford Quays. Close to the Ramada and Holiday Inn Express.
Map showing location of The Lowry.
Address and postcode
Pier 8, Salford Quays