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.
|Thursday 28th September 2023 6:30 pm||Jack Whitehall: Settle Down|
|Thursday 28th September 2023 9:00 pm||Jack Whitehall: Settle Down|
|Friday 29th September 2023 8:00 pm||Jon Richardson: The Knitwit|
|Friday 29th September 2023 8:00 pm||Myra Dubois: Be Well|
|Saturday 30th September 2023 8:00 pm||Jason Byrne: The Ironic Bionic Man|
|Saturday 30th September 2023 8:00 pm||Jon Richardson: The Knitwit|
|Saturday 30th September 2023 8:00 pm||Markus Birdman: Platinum|
|Sunday 1st October 2023 7:30 pm||An Evening with the Hollies|
|Sunday 8th October 2023 8:00 pm||Lucy Beaumont - The Trouble and Strife|
|Thursday 12th October 2023 8:00 pm||Jack Skipper|
|Friday 13th October 2023 8:00 pm||Sophie Duker - Hag|
|Saturday 14th October 2023 8:00 pm||Lucy Beaumont - The Trouble and Strife|
|Sunday 15th October 2023 7:00 pm||Level 42|
|Friday 20th October 2023 8:00 pm||Jordan Gray: Is it a Bird?|
|Sunday 22nd October 2023 7:00 pm||An Evening with Europe 40th Anniversary Tour|
|Sunday 29th October 2023 7:30 pm||Foil Arms & Hog|
|Friday 3rd November 2023 8:00 pm||Two MR P's In a Podcast Live - the Show and Tell Tour|
|Tuesday 7th November 2023 7:00 pm||Katie Price|
|Friday 10th November 2023 8:00 pm||Tom Davis: Underdog|
|Saturday 11th November 2023 7:30 pm||Robert Plant Presents Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian|
|Sunday 12th November 2023 8:00 pm||Sophie McCartney - Tired & Tested|
|Wednesday 22nd November 2023 7:30 pm||John Robins: Howl!|
|Wednesday 22nd November 2023 8:00 pm||Ward Thomas|
|Thursday 23rd November 2023 7:30 pm||Simon Reeve - To The Ends Of The Earth|
|Friday 24th November 2023 7:30 pm||Eddie Izzard: the Remix|
|Sunday 26th November 2023 8:00 pm||Richard Herringâ s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast|
|Wednesday 29th November 2023 7:00 pm||Kevin James Thornton UK Tour|
|Sunday 3rd December 2023 7:30 pm||John Robins: Howl|
|Sunday 28th January 2024 7:30 pm||Jonathan Pie: Heroes & Villains|
|Thursday 1st February 2024 7:00 pm||THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW 2024|
|Saturday 3rd February 2024 7:30 pm||Ross Noble: JIBBER JABBER JAMBOREE|
|Friday 23rd February 2024 8:00 pm||Matt Green: That Guy|
|Sunday 25th February 2024 8:00 pm||Vidura BR - French Kiss Tunnel|
|Sunday 3rd March 2024 7:30 pm||Jonathan Pie: Heroes & Villains|
|Thursday 7th March 2024 8:00 pm||Lloyd Griffith: Baroque & Roll|
|Friday 15th March 2024 6:30 pm||Diversity|
|Saturday 16th March 2024 1:30 pm||Diversity|
|Saturday 16th March 2024 6:30 pm||Diversity|
|Sunday 17th March 2024 7:30 pm||Leigh Francis|
|Sunday 24th March 2024 7:00 pm||75 Years of DR John Cooper Clarke|
|Saturday 30th March 2024 7:30 pm||MC Hammersmith: Straight Outta Brompton|
|Sunday 31st March 2024 7:00 pm||75 Years of DR John Cooper Clarke|
|Sunday 7th April 2024 8:00 pm||Iain Stirling - Relevant|
|Sunday 14th April 2024 7:30 pm||The Magical Music of Harry Potter|
|Sunday 21st April 2024 8:00 pm||Count Arthur Strong - ...and It's Goodnight From Him|
|Saturday 27th April 2024 7:30 pm||Tom Allen: Completely|
|Sunday 28th April 2024 8:00 pm||Ray Bradshaw: Doppelginger|
|Sunday 5th May 2024 7:30 pm||Jethro Tull The Seven Decades|
|Tuesday 14th May 2024 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals 2024|
|Wednesday 15th May 2024 2:00 pm||Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals 2024|
|Wednesday 15th May 2024 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals 2024|
|Sunday 2nd June 2024 8:00 pm||Emmanuel Sonubi - Curriculum Vitae|
|Friday 7th June 2024 8:00 pm||Laura Smyth: Living My Best Life|
|Thursday 13th June 2024 8:00 pm||John Kearns - the Varnishing Days|
|Wednesday 31st July 2024 11:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Thursday 1st August 2024 11:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Friday 2nd August 2024 11:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Friday 2nd August 2024 2:00 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Saturday 3rd August 2024 11:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Saturday 3rd August 2024 2:00 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Saturday 3rd August 2024 4:30 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Sunday 4th August 2024 11:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Sunday 4th August 2024 2:00 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Sunday 4th August 2024 4:30 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Tuesday 6th August 2024 11:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Wednesday 7th August 2024 11:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Thursday 8th August 2024 11:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Thursday 8th August 2024 2:00 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Friday 9th August 2024 11:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Friday 9th August 2024 2:00 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Saturday 10th August 2024 11:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Saturday 10th August 2024 2:00 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Saturday 10th August 2024 4:30 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Sunday 11th August 2024 11:00 am||Bluey's Big Play|
|Sunday 11th August 2024 2:00 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Sunday 11th August 2024 4:30 pm||Bluey's Big Play|
|Sunday 20th October 2024 7:30 pm||Al Murray - Guv Island|
|Sunday 20th October 2024 8:00 pm||Matt Bragg - Matt Bragg Has Nothing Wrong with Him|
More events may be listed on the official Lowry website (see the information section at the end of this page).