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.
|Sunday 4th July 2021 7:00 pm||An Evening with David Sedaris|
|Saturday 24th July 2021 7:30 pm||Frank Skinner - Showbiz|
|Wednesday 4th August 2021 7:30 pm||An Evening with Bruce Dickinson|
|Saturday 11th September 2021 8:00 pm||Titania McGrath: Mxnifesto|
|Sunday 19th September 2021 7:00 pm||Tom Seals|
|Sunday 26th September 2021 7:00 pm||David Essex|
|Wednesday 29th September 2021 8:00 pm||Sindhu Vee: Alphabet|
|Saturday 2nd October 2021 7:30 pm||Socially Distant Sports Bar: Live!|
|Sunday 3rd October 2021 8:00 pm||Philly Philly Wang Wang|
|Monday 4th October 2021 7:30 pm||Rumours of Fleetwood Mac|
|Saturday 9th October 2021 2:30 pm||Jonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Mix)|
|Saturday 9th October 2021 7:30 pm||Jonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Mix)|
|Sunday 10th October 2021 7:00 pm||Dan Snow's History Hit|
|Sunday 10th October 2021 7:30 pm||Harris and Baker: Back Stage Pass|
|Sunday 10th October 2021 8:00 pm||Jason Byrne - Audience Precipitation|
|Saturday 16th October 2021 8:00 pm||Iain Stirling - Failing Upwards|
|Monday 18th October 2021 8:00 pm||Emily Atack: Has Left the Group|
|Tuesday 19th October 2021 8:00 pm||Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture|
|Saturday 23rd October 2021 8:00 pm||Dane Baptiste|
|Sunday 24th October 2021 8:00 pm||Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric|
|Thursday 28th October 2021 8:00 pm||Paul Foot - Swan Power|
|Sunday 31st October 2021 7:00 pm||Collabro|
|Tuesday 2nd November 2021 8:00 pm||Ross Noble: Humournoid|
|Wednesday 3rd November 2021 8:00 pm||Simon Amstell - Spirit Hole|
|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 14th November 2021 7:00 pm||Seasick Steve|
|Saturday 20th November 2021 8:00 pm||Austentatious - the Improvised Jane Austen Novel|
|Sunday 21st November 2021 8:00 pm||Austentatious - the Improvised Jane Austen Novel|
|Thursday 2nd December 2021 8:00 pm||Simon Brodkin - Troublemaker|
|Friday 14th January 2022 8:00 pm||Stephen K Amos|
|Sunday 16th January 2022 8:00 pm||John Bishop: Right Here, Right Now|
|Saturday 29th January 2022 8:00 pm||Rob Newman - Philosophy Show|
|Sunday 30th January 2022 8:00 pm||Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS)|
|Saturday 12th February 2022 7:30 pm||Milton Jones - Milton: Impossible|
|Sunday 13th February 2022 7:30 pm||Queen Extravaganza|
|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|
|Sunday 27th March 2022 7:30 pm||We Are Nature with Ray Mears|
|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|
|Monday 2nd May 2022 8:00 pm||Omid Djalili: the Good Times Tour|
|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|
|Sunday 5th June 2022 8:00 pm||Count Arthur Strong: And This is Me!|
|Tuesday 14th June 2022 7:00 pm||An Evening with The Hollies - 60th Anniversary tour 2022|
|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 7:30 pm||Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me|
|Thursday 30th June 2022 8:00 pm||Larry Dean: Fudnut|
|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!|
More events may be listed on the official Lowry website (see the information section at the end of this page).