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.
|Thursday 20th February 2020 8:00 pm||Kojo Anim Presents the Taxi Tour|
|Friday 21st February 2020 8:00 pm||Philly Philly Wang Wang|
|Saturday 22nd February 2020 8:00 pm||Sam Avery - Toddlergeddon|
|Sunday 23rd February 2020 6:00 pm||Jimeoin - Ramble On|
|Sunday 23rd February 2020 8:00 pm||Jimeoin|
|Sunday 1st March 2020 8:00 pm||Rhod Gilbert: the Book of John|
|Sunday 8th March 2020 8:00 pm||Tommy Tiernan: tomfoolery|
|Saturday 21st March 2020 7:30 pm||Milton Jones - Milton: Impossible|
|Sunday 22nd March 2020 8:00 pm||Dane Baptiste|
|Monday 23rd March 2020 8:00 pm||Sindhu Vee: Sandhog|
|Thursday 26th March 2020 7:30 pm||Rumours of Fleetwood Mac|
|Sunday 5th April 2020 7:30 pm||Jonathan Pie: the Fake News Tour|
|Wednesday 8th April 2020 8:00 pm||Chris Washington and Alun Cochrane|
|Saturday 11th April 2020 8:00 pm||Titania McGrath: Mxnifesto|
|Sunday 12th April 2020 7:30 pm||Frank Skinner - Showbiz|
|Tuesday 14th April 2020 8:00 pm||Philly Philly Wang Wang|
|Sunday 19th April 2020 8:00 pm||Ross Noble: Humournoid|
|Thursday 7th May 2020 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2020|
|Friday 8th May 2020 2:00 pm||Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2020|
|Friday 8th May 2020 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2020|
|Saturday 9th May 2020 7:30 pm||The Guilty Feminist: Live with Deborah Frances-White|
|Sunday 31st May 2020 8:00 pm||Iain Stirling - Failing Upwards|
|Monday 1st June 2020 7:30 pm||Resisting Wokeness: An Evening with Andrew Doyle and Douglas Murray|
|Sunday 7th June 2020 7:00 pm||An Evening with David Sedaris|
|Thursday 11th June 2020 8:00 pm||Tom Houghton - Honour Tour|
|Saturday 13th June 2020 7:30 pm||Harris and Baker: Back Stage Pass|
|Saturday 12th September 2020 10:00 am||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Saturday 12th September 2020 1:00 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Saturday 12th September 2020 4:00 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 13th September 2020 10:00 am||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 13th September 2020 1:00 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 13th September 2020 4:00 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 11th October 2020 7:00 pm||David Essex|
|Sunday 25th October 2020 7:00 pm||Alexis Ffrench|
|Sunday 25th October 2020 7:00 pm||Collabro|
|Thursday 29th October 2020 8:00 pm||Paul Foot - Swan Power|
|Sunday 8th November 2020 8:00 pm||Iain Stirling - Failing Upwards|
|Sunday 15th November 2020 7:00 pm||Gabrielle - 20th Anniversary of 'rise' Plus Greatest Hits|
|Sunday 29th November 2020 8:00 pm||Rob Newman - Philosophy Show|
|Thursday 18th February 2021 7:30 pm||Queen Extravaganza|
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.
Restaurants and places to eat and drink near The Lowry include:
Hotels near The Lowry include:
- Holiday Inn Manchester - MediaCityUK (0.2 miles)
- Holiday Inn Express Manchester - Salford Quays (0.3 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