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The Lowry

Address: Pier 8 | Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ , England
Phone Number: 0843 208 6000
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Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Salford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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, 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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Lincolnshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Spent a very enjoyable couple of hours here. We were fortunate enough to catch a 'talk' ( at 12 noon and 2pm) by Brian which was really interesting and informative, making the visit really come to life. Lowry brought to life!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

totally loved this gallery. never realised the diversity in his paintings., and the obvious influence of valette. the short video clip is definitely worth a watch. lovely little souvenir shop. only a short tram ride from the centre of manchester.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Lowry building is quite jaw-dropping from the outside, although it's a pity it faces a rather naff "designer" outlet directly opposite... You have to ignore the rather garish interior (bright yellows and oranges which seem at odds with the classy metal exterior) and work your way upstairs to the permanent exhibition of paintings by Lowry. Rather ashamed to say... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The lowry theatre offers a variety entertainment/shows and a free gallery with themed exhibits you can interact with.Our 8year old granddaughter enjoyed it. Also a good choice of resteraunts ,shops and parking.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I absolutely loved this place! the atmosphere is brilliant and the food it too..well worth your time.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots at the Lowery for everyone all types of shops bars and restaurants. Good for family or couples . Good showa lots of parking and close by the War Museum and Salford Quays

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Salford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

In the north we used to be second fiddle for theatre productions but now we are lucky to have the Opera House, the Palace Theatre and best of all in my opinion the Lowry. I have been to many productions here with family and with friends. I am disabled and the facilities for the disabled are excellent. There are plenty... More 

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went here last year to see War Horse absolutely outstanding. Really small and friendly theatre that created the atmosphere for this performance really well. Comfortable seating and spacious foyer staff extremely friendly and helpful - the usual warm Mancunian Welcome. Stayed at one of the hotels on the Quayside this made it is easy to walk to The Lowry... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a venue, run by volunteers I hear which is fantastic. Went to see Stewart Lee there on Friday & was very impressed with the venue, staff facilities etc.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been to the lowry several times both with family and as a group of friends, the lowry is a smaller version of the Trafford Centre but not as daunting, everything here shops, restaurants, theatre a good all rounder. Every month or so they hold farmers or art and crafts markets that are really good(TAKE PLENTY OF MONEY TO BUY THE... More 

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