The Lowry

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.

HD video of a walk around Salford Quays (includes The Lowry)

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 Lowry Theatre at Salford Quays
The Lowry

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.

Entrance to the Lyric Theatre at The Lowry, Salford, Greater Manchester
Entrance to the Lyric Theatre

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).

The Lowry
The Lowry

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.

Lowry Outlet Mall, Quayside Car Park - Parking for The Lowry Theatre at Salford Quays
Quayside Mall Car Park

The nearest Metrolink station to the Lowry is MediaCityUK. Trams run from Manchester city centre.

Buses to The Lowry include the number 50 service from Didsbury. Stops on the way to Salford Quays include Manchester city centre, Salford Central Train Station, and Salford Crescent Train Station.

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.

DateEvent
Friday 26th July 2024 8:00 pmLloyd Griffith: Baroque & Roll
Saturday 27th July 2024 8:00 pmJosh Thomas - Let's Tidy Up
Wednesday 31st July 2024 11:00 amBluey's Big Play
Wednesday 31st July 2024 2:00 pmBluey's Big Play
Thursday 1st August 2024 11:00 amBluey's Big Play
Thursday 1st August 2024 2:00 pmBluey's Big Play
Friday 2nd August 2024 11:00 amBluey's Big Play
Friday 2nd August 2024 2:00 pmBluey's Big Play
Saturday 3rd August 2024 11:00 amBluey's Big Play
Saturday 3rd August 2024 2:00 pmBluey's Big Play
Saturday 3rd August 2024 4:30 pmBluey's Big Play
Sunday 4th August 2024 11:00 amBluey's Big Play
Sunday 4th August 2024 2:00 pmBluey's Big Play
Sunday 4th August 2024 4:30 pmBluey's Big Play
Tuesday 6th August 2024 11:00 amBluey's Big Play
Tuesday 6th August 2024 2:00 pmBluey's Big Play
Wednesday 7th August 2024 11:00 amBluey's Big Play
Wednesday 7th August 2024 2:00 pmBluey's Big Play
Thursday 8th August 2024 11:00 amBluey's Big Play
Thursday 8th August 2024 2:00 pmBluey's Big Play
Friday 9th August 2024 11:00 amBluey's Big Play
Friday 9th August 2024 2:00 pmBluey's Big Play
Saturday 10th August 2024 11:00 amBluey's Big Play
Saturday 10th August 2024 2:00 pmBluey's Big Play
Saturday 10th August 2024 4:30 pmBluey's Big Play
Sunday 11th August 2024 11:00 amBluey's Big Play
Sunday 11th August 2024 2:00 pmBluey's Big Play
Sunday 11th August 2024 4:30 pmBluey's Big Play
Sunday 8th September 2024 8:00 pmMyra Dubois: Be Well
Wednesday 11th September 2024 6:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Wednesday 11th September 2024 8:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Thursday 12th September 2024 6:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Thursday 12th September 2024 8:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Friday 13th September 2024 6:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Friday 13th September 2024 8:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Saturday 14th September 2024 6:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Saturday 14th September 2024 8:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Wednesday 18th September 2024 6:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Wednesday 18th September 2024 8:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Thursday 19th September 2024 6:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Thursday 19th September 2024 8:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Saturday 21st September 2024 6:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Saturday 21st September 2024 8:30 pmJason Manford: a Manford All Seasons (Work In Progress)
Monday 23rd September 2024 8:00 pmChristopher Hall: Girl for All Seasons
Wednesday 2nd October 2024 6:30 pmBlue Man Group
Thursday 3rd October 2024 1:30 pmBlue Man Group
Thursday 3rd October 2024 6:30 pmBlue Man Group
Friday 4th October 2024 6:30 pmBlue Man Group
Saturday 5th October 2024 1:30 pmBlue Man Group
Saturday 5th October 2024 6:30 pmBlue Man Group
Sunday 6th October 2024 12:30 pmBlue Man Group
Sunday 6th October 2024 5:30 pmBlue Man Group
Sunday 6th October 2024 8:00 pmMark Thomas: Gaffa Tapes
Thursday 10th October 2024 7:30 pmBen Elton - Authentic Stupidity
Friday 11th October 2024 7:30 pmCarrie Hope Fletcher: Love Letters
Saturday 12th October 2024 7:30 pmCome What May
Sunday 13th October 2024 7:30 pmLucy Beaumont - The Trouble and Strife
Wednesday 16th October 2024 7:00 pmSydnie Christmas - My Way Tour
Friday 18th October 2024 7:30 pmEd Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time
Saturday 19th October 2024 8:00 pmSchalk Bezuidenhout: Keeping Up
Saturday 19th October 2024 8:00 pmTroy Hawke: the Greeters Guild
Sunday 20th October 2024 7:30 pmAl Murray - Guv Island
Sunday 20th October 2024 8:00 pmLarry Dean: Dodger
Sunday 20th October 2024 8:00 pmMatt Bragg - Matt Bragg Has Nothing Wrong with Him
Tuesday 22nd October 2024 8:00 pmKiller Books: Professor David Wilson and Marcel Theroux
Wednesday 23rd October 2024 8:00 pmMaisie Adam: Appraisal
Thursday 24th October 2024 8:00 pmLaura Smyth: Living My Best Life
Sunday 3rd November 2024 7:00 pmJane McDonald
Sunday 3rd November 2024 7:30 pmJason Byrne: No Show
Monday 4th November 2024 7:00 pmAn Evening with Richard Dawkins and Friends
Tuesday 5th November 2024 7:30 pmSimon Brodkin: Screwed Up
Wednesday 6th November 2024 7:30 pmEverybody Dance with Claire Richards
Saturday 9th November 2024 7:30 pmFrank Skinner: 30 Years of Dirt
Monday 11th November 2024 7:30 pmAnt Middleton
Saturday 23rd November 2024 8:00 pmTatty MacLeod: Fugue
Thursday 28th November 2024 8:00 pmFelicity Ward - I'm Exhausting!
Sunday 1st December 2024 3:00 pmCount Arthur Strong Is Charles Dickens In 'a Christmas Carol'
Sunday 1st December 2024 8:00 pmCount Arthur Strong Is Charles Dickens In 'a Christmas Carol'
Tuesday 3rd December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Wednesday 4th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Thursday 5th December 2024 2:30 pmCome From Away
Thursday 5th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Friday 6th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Saturday 7th December 2024 2:30 pmCome From Away
Saturday 7th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Sunday 8th December 2024 2:30 pmCome From Away
Tuesday 10th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Wednesday 11th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Thursday 12th December 2024 2:30 pmCome From Away
Thursday 12th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Friday 13th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Saturday 14th December 2024 2:30 pmCome From Away
Saturday 14th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Sunday 15th December 2024 2:30 pmCome From Away
Tuesday 17th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Wednesday 18th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Thursday 19th December 2024 2:30 pmCome From Away
Thursday 19th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Friday 20th December 2024 8:00 pmCome From Away
Saturday 21st December 2024 2:30 pmCome From Away

More events may be listed on the official Lowry website (see the information section at the end of this page).

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near The Lowry include:

Nearby Cinemas

Cinemas near The Lowry include:

Nearby Shopping

Places to shop near The Lowry include:

Nearby Restaurants

Restaurants and places to eat and drink near The Lowry include:

Nearby Hotels

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:

Map

Map showing location of The Lowry.

Map showing location of The Lowry

Details

The Lowry

Address and postcode
Pier 8, Salford Quays
Salford
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
M50 3AZ

Visit The Lowry Website

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. Have booked tickets again this time to see Matthew Bourne Cinderella. Was more than disappointed to see this ballet televised over Christmas! My tickets for March 2018 cost £90. Surely this is not right. Feel robbed!

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