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.
|Saturday 16th January 2021 8:00 pm||Robert White: Tank Top Tour|
|Sunday 7th February 2021 8:00 pm||Ross Noble: Humournoid|
|Saturday 20th February 2021 7:30 pm||Frank Skinner - Showbiz|
|Wednesday 3rd March 2021 7:00 pm||Rhys James: Snitch|
|Sunday 7th March 2021 8:00 pm||Dane Baptiste|
|Sunday 21st March 2021 7:30 pm||We Are Nature with Ray Mears|
|Sunday 4th April 2021 8:00 pm||Philly Philly Wang Wang|
|Wednesday 21st April 2021 8:00 pm||Titania McGrath: Mxnifesto|
|Thursday 22nd April 2021 8:00 pm||Iain Stirling - Failing Upwards|
|Thursday 29th April 2021 7:30 pm||Oti Mabuse - I Am Here|
|Sunday 2nd May 2021 8:00 pm||Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS)|
|Sunday 2nd May 2021 8:00 pm||Omid Djalili: the Good Times Tour|
|Monday 3rd May 2021 7:30 pm||Milton Jones - Milton: Impossible|
|Friday 21st May 2021 8:00 pm||Lost Voice Guy: Cerebral LOL-sy|
|Tuesday 25th May 2021 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2021|
|Wednesday 26th May 2021 2:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2021|
|Wednesday 26th May 2021 7:30 pm||Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2021|
|Sunday 30th May 2021 7:30 pm||Jonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Mix)|
|Monday 31st May 2021 7:30 pm||Simply Dylan|
|Friday 4th June 2021 8:00 pm||Stephen K Amos|
|Saturday 5th June 2021 8:00 pm||Rob Newman - Philosophy Show|
|Sunday 6th June 2021 8:00 pm||Reginald D Hunter - Bombe Shuffleur|
|Sunday 13th June 2021 8:00 pm||Sindhu Vee: Alphabet|
|Saturday 19th June 2021 8:00 pm||Tom Houghton - Honour Tour|
|Tuesday 22nd June 2021 7:30 pm||Rumours of Fleetwood Mac|
|Friday 25th June 2021 7:30 pm||Harris and Baker: Back Stage Pass|
|Saturday 26th June 2021 10:00 am||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Saturday 26th June 2021 12:30 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Saturday 26th June 2021 3:00 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 27th June 2021 10:00 am||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 27th June 2021 12:30 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 27th June 2021 3:00 pm||Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever!|
|Sunday 4th July 2021 7:00 pm||An Evening with David Sedaris|
|Tuesday 6th July 2021 7:30 pm||Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me|
|Sunday 26th September 2021 7:00 pm||David Essex|
|Sunday 10th October 2021 8:00 pm||Jason Byrne - Audience Precipitation|
|Saturday 16th October 2021 8:00 pm||Iain Stirling - Failing Upwards|
|Sunday 24th October 2021 8:00 pm||Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric|
|Sunday 31st October 2021 7:00 pm||Collabro|
|Sunday 31st October 2021 8:00 pm||Emily Atack: Has Left the Group|
|Thursday 4th November 2021 7:30 pm||Chris Ramsey - 20/20|
|Sunday 7th November 2021 7:00 pm||Gabrielle - 20th Anniversary of 'rise' Plus Greatest Hits|
|Sunday 16th January 2022 8:00 pm||John Bishop: Right Here, Right Now|
|Sunday 13th February 2022 7:30 pm||Queen Extravaganza|
More events may be listed on the official Lowry website (see the information section at the end of this page).
Tourist attractions and things to do near The Lowry include:
- Imperial War Museum North (0.1 miles) - Fascinating museum exploring how lives are affected by war and conflict.
- Salford Watersports Centre (0.3 miles) - Kayaking, canoeing, sailing and more
- Manchester United Museum and Tour (0.6 miles) - Visit famous Old Trafford
Cinemas near The Lowry include:
- Vue Lowry Manchester (0.2 miles) - 7-screen cinema at the Lowry Outlet Mall.
Places to shop near The Lowry include:
- Lowry Outlet (0.2 miles) - Discount shopping centre at Salford Quays.
Restaurants and places to eat and drink near The Lowry include:
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:
- MediaCityUK Metrolink Tram Stop (0.1 miles) - Metrolink stop at MediaCityUK.
- Imperial War Museum Metrolink Tram Stop (0.2 miles) - Metrolink tram stop near the Imperial War Museum North.
- Broadway Metrolink Tram Stop (0.3 miles) - Metrolink stop at Salford Quays.
- Harbour City Metrolink Tram Stop (0.3 miles) - Metrolink stop at Salford Quays.
- Wharfside Metrolink Tram Stop (0.5 miles) - Metrolink tram stop near Old Trafford.
- Anchorage Metrolink Tram Stop (0.5 miles) - Metrolink stop at Salford Quays.
- Salford Quays Metrolink Tram Stop (0.5 miles) - Metrolink stop at Salford Quays.
- Village Metrolink Tram Stop (0.6 miles) - Metrolink tram stop in Trafford Park.
Map showing location of The Lowry.
Address and postcode
Pier 8, Salford Quays