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 16th September 2018 8:00 pm||Dylan Moran|
|Sunday 30th September 2018 7:30 pm||Pete Firman|
|Sunday 14th October 2018 7:30 pm||Joanna Lumley Its All About Me|
|Monday 15th October 2018 7:30 pm||David Rudolf In Conversation|
|Tuesday 16th October 2018 7:30 pm||Robert Cray Band|
|Tuesday 16th October 2018 8:00 pm||Tim Vine|
|Wednesday 17th October 2018 8:00 pm||Tim Vine|
|Thursday 18th October 2018 7:30 pm||Hawkwind|
|Sunday 21st October 2018 8:00 pm||Elis James & John Robins|
|Saturday 27th October 2018 8:00 pm||Paul Foot|
|Sunday 4th November 2018 8:00 pm||Adam Rowe|
|Saturday 10th November 2018 8:00 pm||Jason Byrne|
|Sunday 11th November 2018 2:00 pm||Nigella Lawson|
|Friday 23rd November 2018 8:00 pm||Thinking Drinkers|
|Saturday 24th November 2018 8:00 pm||Iain Stirling|
|Sunday 25th November 2018 7:30 pm||Daniel Sloss|
|Sunday 2nd December 2018 7:00 pm||Katie Melua|
|Sunday 2nd December 2018 8:00 pm||Stephen K Amos|
|Monday 3rd December 2018 8:00 pm||Rich Hall|
|Thursday 6th December 2018 8:00 pm||Dara O Briain|
|Friday 7th December 2018 8:00 pm||Dara O Briain|
|Saturday 8th December 2018 8:00 pm||Dara O Briain|
|Thursday 24th January 2019 8:00 pm||Sam Avery|
|Sunday 27th January 2019 7:30 pm||The Classic Rock Show|
|Sunday 3rd February 2019 8:00 pm||Dave Gorman|
|Wednesday 20th February 2019 8:00 pm||Robert White|
|Thursday 21st February 2019 8:00 pm||Ed Gamble|
|Wednesday 27th March 2019 8:00 pm||Rhod Gilbert|
|Wednesday 1st May 2019 8:00 pm||Rumours of Fleetwood Mac|
|Thursday 2nd May 2019 8:00 pm||Stewart Francis|
|Friday 3rd May 2019 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals|
|Saturday 4th May 2019 2:00 pm||Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals|
|Saturday 4th May 2019 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals|
|Sunday 12th May 2019 8:00 pm||Paul Merton|
More events may be listed on the official Lowry website (see the information section at the end of this page).
Map showing location of The Lowry.
Address and postcode
Pier 8, Salford Quays