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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 #2 of 12 Activities 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Primerily a visit to a matineé performance at the Lyric Theatre. Arriving early I was able to take advantage of some of the other attractions this wonderful complex has to offer. The Galleries are superb & a must for art-lovers. There was also an light installation in the piazza outside which people could interact with. There was time for coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Have visited on many occasions in many of the Theatres. This place is fantastic for many reasons. The architecture itself is stunning Never saw a poor show yet

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Both my wife and myself went to the theatre last saturday evening to see One Man, Two Guvnors. On the pamphlet it made some very brash claims , for example "The Funniest Show On The Planet" it is a National Theatre Production. The lowry Lyric theatre is truly magnificent, obviously this will depend on where you are sitting, we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Went particularly to see the L.S. Lowry exhibitation - had no idea the architecture would be so stunning and in such a delghtful setting. Had no idea there was a theatre there too and ended up seeing "One Man Two Gov'nors - brilliant. The cafe was good and the gift shop so much better than the usual museum outlet. Bought... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Easy access via car, bus or tram. A number of car parks located around the theatre all within walking distant. Went to see one man two guvnors, which was very funny and enjoyable. The seats are comfortable, however the leg room is a little limit. Good view of the stage even from the back and side.

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Lancashire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Lowry is an impressive building which has a lot to offer, we attended to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. A brilliant production, I had no Idea what it was about until seeing it. The seating was very comfortable, not crammed in and plenty of legroom to relax. This was our first visit which has... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex situated on Pier 8 at Salford Quays, in Salford. It is named after the early 20th century painter, L. S. Lowry. The galleries have varied and changing exhibitions, as well as a permanent collection of LS Lowry's paintings on show. It is a very well run complex, staffed by very knowledgable and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was to be my first ever live opera experience. The theatre itself was great. Had a nice preshow drink at the comfortable but busy bar (there are three or four though) then went in. Comfortable seats and a great view even though we were in the cheap seats up top. There were two big screens either side of stage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Lovely and easy journey from central Manchester on the metro link to Salford Quays. Lovely location and building. Very friendly staff...we joined the guided tour/talk at 12.00(think the guide was Angie) She was excellent so enthusiastic and this was infectious...really enjoyed the talk and her personal insight into the pictures.....Go right now and visit a bit of culture will do... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went to see a matinee - everything with this theatre is well run. Box Office efficient and Friendly and your front of house staff couldn't be better ambassadors. Knowledgeable about the show and so nice to have a warm welcome. Saw Peter Pan Goes Wrong in the Quays, amazing show - very comfortable seats , perfect theatre temperature

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