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The Lowry

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Address: | Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ , England
Phone Number: +44 843 208 6000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Situated on the waterside at the heart of The Quays, The Lowry is a...

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.

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Stayed here just to see my best friend from Ireland and it was the most amazing experience. Hotel staff were so polite and professional. Outstanding service and set out. Clean... read more

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed here just to see my best friend from Ireland and it was the most amazing experience. Hotel staff were so polite and professional. Outstanding service and set out. Clean tidy and beautiful rooms! With a spa and gym completely free (not inc treatments) defiantly will be back this year for longer!!

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Doncaster
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good service, excellent food but a little pricey when you consider other places offering pre theatre meals. Having said that we were happy to pay for good service and good food and good location. Will return for both pre theatre meal and lunch.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for a day out as I wanted to see Lowry's artwork. Found the directions difficult to find after getting past Old Trafford seemed the peter out. When we finally got to the quays it had a Mall where if you bought £5 worth of goods you could have free parking for 4 hours so we had a Chinese... More 

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a friend into the Lowry to show her around. We visited the Lowry gallery & looked at the theatre layout. Its a great place & we have visited here many times for shows etc.

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bebington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our daughter thought we might like to go and see Girls at the Lowry. The theatre was amazing,easy access helpful staff in abundance. There is a huge multi-storey car park adjacent getting in was no problem, but getting out a nightmare. The show was a bit pantomimes in the first half but picked up. It smacked of an Amateur Dramatic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Salford Quays are a revelation. The Lowry's are a must see. Wonderful. We were fortunate to get a free guided tour and also saw the digital exhibition. A must if you are in Manchester

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the Art Gallery to see the Lowry paintings, amazed it was free admission! Staff very helpful. Really enjoyed our visit.

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Thank chocolatecake007
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a couple of times, with a school group for a children's show, and with a partner for various performances. I have never been disappointed. The staff are wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The venue itself is well designed and, having bought seats all over, I have never been unhappy whether it be for a comedy show or play.... More 

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Shrewsbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The life's work of J.S. Lowry is displayed very well with interesting information about his life and lots of his work to see. We spent about 1 1/2 hours here as the paintings and drawings were so lovely to see and interesting.

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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Salford Quays is worth a visit, the trams from Manchester Piccadilly are regular and clean. One day unlimited tram travel ticket for £5 (off peak, no travel 4-6 pm). The Lowry has a permanent display of L S Lowry's work and another changing exhibition area. The digital exhibition was interesting with some interactive zones. Lots of shops in the Outlet... More 

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