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The Lowry

Pier 8 | Salford Quays, Manchester M50 3AZ , England
0843 208 6000
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Ranked #13 of 128 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Named after my favourite artist, TS LOWRY with his stick men paintings. Ever changing exhibitions and theatre. Awesome building near many other attractions.

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The area of Salford docks has been nicely refurbished with a big shopping centre and the Lowry building. Your view is drawn to the surrounding water. The Lowry building is excellent and entrance to the gallery is free but a donation is welcomed. We came by car but there is a tram terminus nearby.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The building has a good design to it which is in keeping with a modern building, it is well laid out inside. I had an enjoyable afternoon looking around and will come back again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Great exhibition of photos taken of Bafta winners and nominees. Having only ever seen the print of a Lowry we had in the house as I was growing up, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked his work. Great cafe amd the staff were really helpful and knowledgeable

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The show we saw was unusual and interesting, in the Studio--the smallest performance space. It was rather short, so we had time to sit in a bar area of the lobby with a glass of (mediocre) wine and admire the building itself, which is modern and colorful. Definitely worth a visit! and the Lowry does show a lot of great... More

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The building is well laid out with galleries, café and souvenir shop. The theatre is spacious with good acoustics. There is plenty of room in the multi story car parking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Nostalgia was evident when we visited the Lowry. The BBC exhibit was fantastic and the staff were extremely polite and helpful with further exhibits!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I really enjoyed my day at The Lowry. I found Lowry's artwork very interesting and was pleasantly surprised to see the exhibition of children's television. I would recommend this to children of all ages.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I had to make an admission when visiting here that I have never previously entered an art gallery and when asked why, I said that I simply had no interest. I felt that this would be different since I considered I could have an appreciation of the work of Lowry. I initially watched a film of the life of Lowry... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great place to and experience it well laid out with easy access searing is accommodating and staff are very helpfull

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