The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ – Visit Now
After a troubled year for all of Manchester’s public-facing spaces, The Lowry has announced its roadmap out of lockdown with some exciting new exhibitions and events. Providing the government gives the go-ahead on Monday 10th May, in-person performances will restart on Monday 17th May, while the Days Like These exhibition, sharing the stories of Salford in 2020 using paintings, photographs, films and poetry contributed by locals, will run on Saturdays and Sundays from 22nd May until the 29th August.
With two theatres, galleries and a studio space, The Lowry ably combines the performing and visual arts. It holds and displays works from the world’s largest collection of work by the Old Trafford born artist, L.S. Lowry, although its galleries also have a changing programme of contemporary exhibitions with a new focus on digital arts. In addition to award-winning theatre, The Lowry hosts touring popular acts, classical, dance and opera.
Sitting opposite Media City (and just a stone’s throw from the Media City tram stop, making it easily accessible from the city centre), The Lowry boasts a decent cafe (with good kids’ options), a rated restaurant and ‘terrace bar’, plus shop. For kids, there are activity backpacks and a small, dedicated activity area within the galleries.
Admission ChargesFree (prices to performances vary)
Services and FacilitiesExhibitions, theatre, live music, food and drink, shop, comedy
Commercial and hire servicesVenue available for hire