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Address: | Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ , England
Phone Number: +44 843 208 6000
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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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Lovely and clean perfect for a family weekend with the kids amazing shows on food nearby cant go wrong defently be returned

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely and clean perfect for a family weekend with the kids amazing shows on food nearby cant go wrong defently be returned

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just watched the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Musical at the Lowry Theatre and my goodness it was hilarious! All the actors/actresses were outstanding. I would highly recommend people see a play at the theatre. My only complaint is the parking; it's completely old school where you queue to pay and then everyone queues to leave the multi story car... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saw the red shoes by Matthew bourne. The best ballet I have seen of his although sleeping beauty was excellent this was wonderful. Costumes, sets and of course wonderful ballet. Just waiting for his next one. The lowry theatre lends itself magnificently to ballet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tour de force new ballet by Matthew Bourne. Well choreographed, exquisitely danced, and the set and production and technical stuff was some of the best I've ever seen. Amazing. Oh, the venue? Nothing changes. Great theatre.

Thank John W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I like going to the Lowry often to either buy gifts or for lunch. Its very easy to pop in and very relaxing compared to other shopping complexes. Recently I have visited a lot less as I do not want to pay £1 parking just to get lunch and too far to walk in a lunch break. I also paid... More 

Thank Matthew E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gallery contains a really good Lowry exhibition which shows he could paint and draw a variety of subjects and not only factoryscapes. It also gave us a bit of insight into the man. The building is interesting and the Salford Quays area/media city worth a walk round anyway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to see Blood Brothers. This is the second production we have seen at the Lowry and its a good modern venue. The restaurant is convenient but we didn't care for the food, but the service was good.

Thank StuartRon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christmas Market, oodles of shops. Cadbury's Chocolate Emporium. You want it, chances are they will sell it (Except the Flat Cap I wanted in brown) Christmas Market is not bad, just be careful of the Victorian Strong Men near the river. They do get quite boisterous and it is very cold for that sort of attire. (Their impressive Moustaches will... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited to see Blood Brothers. There were issues with a disabled visitor sat near us who did not receive the service I would expect and it blocked the view of the person sat alongside me. The female toilets were so busy the queue was halfway up the hallway before the performance and during the interval. The lead actress got... More 

Thank Steve H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to go as you can enjoy the shopping, the theatre and the BBC landscape that is amazing!! Highly recommended

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