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 25th February 2018 2:00 pm||All Killa No Filla|
|Sunday 4th March 2018 7:30 pm||David Baddiel|
|Sunday 4th March 2018 8:00 pm||Rob Newman|
|Thursday 15th March 2018 8:00 pm||Daliso Chaponda|
|Thursday 22nd March 2018 8:00 pm||Katherine Ryan|
|Sunday 25th March 2018 7:30 pm||Jonathan Pie|
|Wednesday 4th April 2018 8:00 pm||Rumours of Fleetwood Mac|
|Thursday 5th April 2018 7:30 pm||Jonathan Pie|
|Saturday 7th April 2018 7:30 pm||Alexander O'Neal|
|Sunday 8th April 2018 8:00 pm||Jess Robinson|
|Sunday 15th April 2018 7:00 pm||Lisa Stansfield|
|Sunday 15th April 2018 8:00 pm||Richard Herring|
|Wednesday 18th April 2018 7:30 pm||Tom Paxton|
|Sunday 22nd April 2018 7:30 pm||Grumpy Old Women - Live|
|Monday 30th April 2018 7:00 pm||Kim Wilde|
|Sunday 13th May 2018 8:00 pm||Count Arthur Strong|
|Tuesday 3rd July 2018 7:30 pm||The Last Ship|
|Wednesday 4th July 2018 2:00 pm||The Last Ship|
|Wednesday 4th July 2018 7:30 pm||The Last Ship|
|Thursday 5th July 2018 7:30 pm||The Last Ship|
|Friday 6th July 2018 7:30 pm||The Last Ship|
|Saturday 7th July 2018 2:00 pm||The Last Ship|
|Saturday 7th July 2018 7:30 pm||The Last Ship|
|Saturday 21st July 2018 7:30 pm||Danny Baker|
|Sunday 22nd July 2018 8:00 pm||Chris Ramsey|
|Wednesday 5th September 2018 8:00 pm||Dave Gorman|
|Thursday 6th September 2018 8:00 pm||Dave Gorman|
|Friday 7th September 2018 8:00 pm||Dave Gorman|
|Saturday 8th September 2018 8:00 pm||Dave Gorman|
|Sunday 9th September 2018 7:30 pm||Alexandra Burke|
|Sunday 23rd September 2018 8:00 pm||Rachel Parris|
|Sunday 14th October 2018 7:30 pm||Joanna Lumley Its All About Me|
|Thursday 18th October 2018 7:30 pm||Hawkwind|
|Wednesday 24th October 2018 8:00 pm||Sara Pascoe|
|Thursday 25th October 2018 8:00 pm||Sara Pascoe|
|Sunday 2nd December 2018 7:00 pm||Katie Melua|
|Friday 7th December 2018 8:00 pm||Dara O Briain|
|Saturday 8th December 2018 8:00 pm||Dara O Briain|
|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|
More events may be listed on the official Lowry website (see the information section at the end of this page).
Address and postcode
Pier 8, Salford Quays