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The Lowry

Pier 8 | Salford Quays, Manchester M50 3AZ , England
0843 208 6000
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Ranked #10 of 121 attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a stunning, award winning building housing two vibrant theatres, a studio space,... more » Owner description: Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a stunning, award winning building housing two vibrant theatres, a studio space, relaxing art galleries, cafés, bars, a restaurant, souvenir gift shop and Salford’s Tourist Information Centre. With a huge variety of performances, The Lowry's Lyric and Quays Theatres offer a wealth of fabulous entertainment, including West End musicals, the very best in drama, live bands, famous comedians, plus world class dance and opera.Gallery entry is free and you can enjoy the work of one of the nation's favourite artists, LS Lowry, in changing exhibitions of his work which we hope will offer some surprises. At the same time, experience work by artists of local, national and international renown to compliment our Lowry exhibitions. There's always something new and refreshing to see in our galleries.With family fun throughout the building, guided tours, the Meet Mr Lowry film, plus participatory activity for all ages, The Lowry is a great day out. « less
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went to watch war horse. A fantastic theatre production. The theatre is easy to get to with plenty of parking. We purchased our ticket in advance which saved on queue info time after the production. Lovely bar and restaurant overlooking the canal. Lots of staff so no waiting for a drink and the drinks we ordered at the interval... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Have been here a couple of times to see comedians and both have been great. The venue has a great variety of rooms and always has a diverse range of shows on. The interior of The Lowry is bright and colourful and the exterior design is great, very striking! Lovely little cafe inside and the staff are always friendly. Fab... More

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Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Have to say the look, feel and location of this theatre are fantastic. We went to see War Horse and it was brilliant. The only things that wasn't too happy about are that the bar only serves bottled beer and its Carlsberg eeeyyyuuggghhh .No draft and even bottles not very cold considering they are VERY EXPENSIVE. If you fancy a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Always something good on at the Lowry. Went to see Robert Ince there, and have also watched plays there too.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

All good. Very enjoyable and nostalgic look round the special children's BBC tv exhibition (Grange Hill, Muffin the Mule, Teletubbies, The Clangers etc) followed by a look at the finest collection of Lowry's anywhere. I've always admired Lowry's work and only seen prints before so it was great to see so many of his greatest works all in one place.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely location on the water front with impressive modern architecture. It's easy to get around and we had a great view from the front row of the top balcony. Leg room was cramped in these seats although the seats were comfortable. Was expecting air conditioning but it was incredibly hot in the auditorium. Everyone was fanning themselves with tickets, programmes... More

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

the whole place was so clean.plenty to see lots of nice places to stop and eat or drink.especially liked the deck chairs out on the lawned area near the bbc & itv studios.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I like the fact that The Lowry has changing exhibitions. I recommend this one about children's TV programmes. It ties in well with the media surroundings.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Special treats for anniversary, Fantastic rooms with view over Manchester. Excellent Dining and relaxing Bar

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Fleetwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What a a fabulous location, by the canal. We saw War Horse here and what an Excellent performance. The theatre is bright and modern and the seating was comfortable and we could see the whole of the stage from our seats. It was a scorcher of a day and it was a delight to find there was air conditioning in... More

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