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 150. 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, music, and Christmas shows. 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 the box office on 0343 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 pre-theatre 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 multi-storey car park at Quayside (postcode M50 3AH). It is just a short walk away. Ticketholders enjoy discounted parking rates.
Other attractions in the area include the Imperial War Museum North, Quayside MediaCityUK, Vue Manchester Quayside, 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. Hotels nearby are listed at the end of this page.
Events - What's On - The Lowry
A selection of upcoming shows and events at The Lowry are listed below. Tickets can be purchased here.
|Wednesday 1st December 2021 8:00 pm||Jason Byrne - Audience Precipitation|
|Thursday 2nd December 2021 8:00 pm||Simon Brodkin - Troublemaker|
|Sunday 5th December 2021 7:30 pm||Jason Manford's Christmas Concert|
|Friday 14th January 2022 8:00 pm||Stephen K Amos|
|Sunday 16th January 2022 8:00 pm||John Bishop: Right Here, Right Now|
|Sunday 23rd January 2022 7:30 pm||Quickly Kevin: That Wonderful Night|
|Saturday 29th January 2022 8:00 pm||Rob Newman - Philosophy Show|
|Sunday 30th January 2022 7:00 pm||The Classic Rock Show|
|Sunday 30th January 2022 8:00 pm||Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS)|
|Monday 7th February 2022 7:00 pm||High Performance Podcast|
|Saturday 12th February 2022 7:30 pm||Milton Jones - Milton: Impossible|
|Sunday 13th February 2022 7:30 pm||Queen Extravaganza|
|Thursday 17th February 2022 8:00 pm||Nigel Ng - The HAIYAA Tour|
|Sunday 27th February 2022 8:00 pm||Mike Bubbins: Throwback|
|Sunday 13th March 2022 7:30 pm||Ed Gamble - Electric|
|Sunday 13th March 2022 8:00 pm||Reginald D Hunter: Bomb Shuffler|
|Sunday 13th March 2022 8:00 pm||Tom Houghton - Honour Tour|
|Sunday 20th March 2022 8:00 pm||Iain Stirling - Failing Upwards|
|Thursday 24th March 2022 8:00 pm||Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow|
|Sunday 27th March 2022 7:30 pm||We Are Nature with Ray Mears|
|Sunday 27th March 2022 8:00 pm||Matt Chorley: Who Is In Charge Here?|
|Sunday 17th April 2022 8:00 pm||Two MR P's In a Podcast - Live!|
|Friday 22nd April 2022 7:30 pm||Julian Clary - Born To Mince|
|Saturday 23rd April 2022 8:00 pm||The Thinking Drinkers - The Pub Quiz Tour|
|Thursday 28th April 2022 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing - the Professionals 2022|
|Friday 29th April 2022 2:00 pm||Strictly Come Dancing - the Professionals 2022|
|Friday 29th April 2022 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing - the Professionals 2022|
|Saturday 30th April 2022 8:00 pm||Dylan Moran: We Got This|
|Sunday 1st May 2022 1:00 pm||Steve Backshall's Ocean|
|Sunday 1st May 2022 8:00 pm||Omid Djalili: the Good Times Tour|
|Sunday 8th May 2022 8:00 pm||Flo & Joan - Sweet Release|
|Thursday 12th May 2022 7:30 pm||Simply Dylan|
|Friday 13th May 2022 8:00 pm||Paul Merton's Impro Chums|
|Saturday 14th May 2022 8:00 pm||Lost Voice Guy: Cerebral LOL-sy|
|Saturday 28th May 2022 8:00 pm||Graeme Hall The Dogfather|
|Sunday 5th June 2022 8:00 pm||Count Arthur Strong: And This is Me!|
|Sunday 12th June 2022 7:00 pm||Rumours of Fleetwood Mac|
|Tuesday 14th June 2022 7:00 pm||An Evening with The Hollies - 60th Anniversary tour 2022|
|Wednesday 15th June 2022 8:00 pm||Rhod Gilbert: the Book of John|
|Friday 17th June 2022 8:00 pm||Patrick Kielty: Borderline|
|Wednesday 22nd June 2022 7:30 pm||Oti Mabuse - I Am Here|
|Thursday 23rd June 2022 7:30 pm||Oti Mabuse - I Am Here|
|Sunday 26th June 2022 2:30 pm||Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me|
|Sunday 26th June 2022 7:30 pm||Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me|
|Thursday 30th June 2022 8:00 pm||Larry Dean: Fudnut|
|Monday 1st August 2022 7:00 pm||An Evening with David Sedaris|
|Sunday 4th September 2022 7:30 pm||Al Murray - Gig For Victory|
|Tuesday 6th September 2022 7:00 pm||David Essex|
|Saturday 10th September 2022 10:00 am||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Saturday 10th September 2022 12:30 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Saturday 10th September 2022 3:00 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 11th September 2022 10:00 am||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 11th September 2022 12:30 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 11th September 2022 3:00 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 16th October 2022 6:30 pm||The Proclaimers|
|Thursday 20th October 2022 8:00 pm||Maisie Adam - Buzzed|
|Tuesday 25th October 2022 7:30 pm||The Magical Music of Harry Potter|
More events may be listed on the official Lowry website (see the information section at the end of this page).