The Lowry

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The Lowery Theatre and Gallery in Salford Quays Manchester.
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The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ – Visit Now

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.

  • Pier 8, Salford Quays
  • Salford
  • M50 3AZ
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tue: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges

Free (prices to performances vary)

Services and Facilities

Exhibitions, theatre, live music, food and drink, shop, comedy

Accessibility

Fully accessible

Commercial and hire services

Venue available for hire

Things to do at The Lowry

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Activity 8 January–15 April 2019, FREE

Gallery Interpreter Tour at The Lowry

Ad Infinitum: No Kids at The Lowry
Comedy 1 February 2019, from £10.00

Ad Infinitum: No Kids at The Lowry

Lowry & The Pre-Raphaelites at The Lowry
Exhibitions 10 November 2018–24 February 2019, FREE

Lowry & The Pre-Raphaelites at The Lowry

Things to do right now

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Mandy Barker: Hong Kong Soup at CFCCA Manchester
Exhibitions 12 October 2018–20 January 2019, FREE

Mandy Barker: Hong Kong Soup at CFCCA

Charwei Tsai: Bulaubulau at CFCCA
Exhibitions 12 October 2018–20 January 2019, FREE

Charwei Tsai: Bulaubulau at CFCCA

ReFrame at Manchester Art Gallery
Exhibitions 20 October 2018–20 January 2019, FREE

ReFrame at Manchester Art Gallery

Cinema 7 December 2018–20 January 2019, from £5

Slapstick Film Season at HOME

HOME at Christmas
Festivals 13 December 2017–20 January 2019,

HOME at Christmas

PUSH Festival 2019 at HOME
Festivals 11–26 January 2019,

PUSH Festival 2019 at HOME

Exhibitions 12 January–1 February 2019, FREE

Motion Sickness at STOCK Gallery

The Producers - A Mel Brooks Musical at the Royal Exchange
Music 30 November 2018–2 February 2019, from £10.00

The Producers – A Mel Brooks Musical at the Royal Exchange

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth
Families 19 January–9 February 2019, FREE

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth