Open Day at The Lowry

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
The Lowry

Open Day at The Lowry, Salford 5 August 2017 Entrance is free

Learn from the best in the business and adventure around the magnificent waterside Lowry building from top to bottom as it throws open its backstage life in a total building takeover.

Whether you prefer being centrestage, behind the scenes or are just a little curious as to how it all works, this is a day of dreams with the opportunity to take part in dance workshops with leading companies Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Rambert and choral workshops with Opera North. The impressive list of opportunities continues with creative sessions in art, stage combat, beatboxing, physical theatre and stand-up comedy.

For those more interested in the inner workings of a theatre, try your hand at lighting, sound and stage make-up and take part in in-depth backstage tours to explore the life of this leading cultural venue further. Look out for LS Lowry archive pop-ups across the day for the chance to learn more about the artist and see photographs, letters and some of his painting tools.

Be wowed by Lost In Translation’s spectacular outdoor show Cirque Bordello and grab some grub at the makers market with artisan food and drink.

We love that this day is bursting at the seams with  creative pursuits and opportunities to really see the inner cogs and talent that creates the outer magic that audiences experience from live performance, music and the visual arts at this world-class arts centre. It’s also our favourite time of year to take a stroll around The Quays.


Open Day at The Lowry, Salford 5 August 2017 Entrance is free

What's on at The Lowry

Aakash Odedra - Mehek at The Lowry
DanceThe Quays
Aakash Odedra – Mehek at The Lowry

An enchanting exploration of the human heart masterfully danced by Aakash Odedra and Aditi Mangaldas, the great South Asian dancers of their respective generations.

from £16.50
Jo Lathwood: Making Up at The Lowry

‘Jo Lathwood: Making Up’ at the Lowry puts the ethos of sustainability through reuse and redistribution into practice with a brand new site-specific installation.

free entry

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Irwell Sculpture Trail

The 33-mile trail, which follows the River Irwell from Salford Quays all the way to Bacup in Pennine Lancashire, has been around for over a decade, but it’s recently been restored and expanded.

Shopping Centre
Lowry Outlet Mall

The Lowry Outlet Mall in The Quays district of Manchester sits opposite both The Lowry and MediaCityUK, Europe’s largest media hub and the home of BBC North.

Bar or Pub
Central Bay

Central Bay is a new waterfront dining and drinking destination at Quayside MediaCity, opening summer 2023.

The Quays
The Alchemist Mediacity

The latest offering from the UK-conquering Alchemist has an energetic vibe similar to others in this highly-regarded chain of restaurants.

at Salford Quays

Jump into waters of dock 9 at Salford Quays with Uswim, they bring the benefits and freedom of open water swimming to the convenience of a central location.

11 Central

11 Central is a new bar and microbrewery launched by local brewing legends SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO at the Central Bay site in Salford.

Ice Rink
MCUK Ice Rink
at Media City

Embrace that most Christmassy of activities and get your skates on outside of the chaotic city centre this winter. The Ice Rink at Media City will be serving festive fun till January 5th.

Booths Media City

The Booths branch at Media City, Salford Quays is much appreciated by TV, radio and media executives who work in the area.

What's on: Families

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