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 17th March 2019 8:00 pm||No Such Thing As A Fish|
|Friday 22nd March 2019 8:00 pm||Sindhu Vee: Sandhog|
|Wednesday 27th March 2019 8:00 pm||Rhod Gilbert: the Book of John|
|Saturday 6th April 2019 8:00 pm||Stephen Bailey: Our Kid|
|Sunday 7th April 2019 8:00 pm||Tommy Tiernan - Paddy Crazy Horse|
|Sunday 14th April 2019 7:00 pm||Art Garfunkel|
|Tuesday 16th April 2019 8:00 pm||Demetri Martin: Wandering Mind Tour|
|Sunday 21st April 2019 2:00 pm||Ant Middleton - Mind Over Muscle - Matinee|
|Sunday 21st April 2019 7:00 pm||Ant Middleton - Mind Over Muscle|
|Wednesday 1st May 2019 8:00 pm||Rumours of Fleetwood Mac - 2019|
|Thursday 2nd May 2019 8:00 pm||Micky P Kerr - Z-List Celebrity|
|Thursday 2nd May 2019 8:00 pm||Stewart Francis - Into the Punset|
|Friday 3rd May 2019 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2019|
|Friday 3rd May 2019 8:00 pm||Jess Robinson|
|Saturday 4th May 2019 2:00 pm||Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2019|
|Saturday 4th May 2019 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2019|
|Sunday 5th May 2019 7:30 pm||The Guilty Feminist: Live|
|Sunday 12th May 2019 8:00 pm||Paul Merton's Impro Chums|
|Sunday 12th May 2019 8:00 pm||The Adam Riches Experience|
|Thursday 16th May 2019 8:00 pm||Emily Atack: Talk Thirty To Me|
|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|
|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|
|Sunday 30th June 2019 8:00 pm||Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny|
|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 8:00 pm||Michelle Wolf|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Wednesday 27th November 2019 8:00 pm||Ed Gamble - Blizzard|
|Sunday 16th February 2020 8:00 pm||Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny|
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