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The Lowry

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Address: | Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ , England
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+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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Great building

Been here on numerous occasions. The car park is free if you attend a show. The building is great on the outside and also inside. Its situated in a beautiful location on salford... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here on numerous occasions. The car park is free if you attend a show. The building is great on the outside and also inside. Its situated in a beautiful location on salford quays

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Newport Gwent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful meeting in the day and rounded off the day with a visit to the Lowry Theatre Had such good seats I thought but was disappointed with the legroom. I am only 5ft 4in and had trouble as we were in the first row of the upper circle. Show and performance was good.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My dad and I went to watch Eric Cantona for a question and answer session. Great venue. Not too big. Had an enjoyable afternoon even though initial reviews weren't good for the show. They changed the format which was spot on. Nice building with good amenities.

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Darwen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended for the evening show tonight. As ever a lovely comfortable theatre with helpful staff. The air con is a great idea. Seats well set out so you have a great view.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lowry is a famous artist from the area. His gallery is located in the Lowry Theater complex. The artist captured the industrial feel of Manchester. Some of his art has the primitive feel and some is much more realistic. The complex is very modern. They are advertising for several upcoming performances.

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Mossley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hais theatre have visited the Lyric Lowry Theatre many times now over last 4 years - last visit yesterday to watch Evita. We are always impressed with this theatre - they have a good range of productions to suit most peoples tastes.It is easily accessible, well organised for entry and exit, spacious, clean comfortable and all staff are always polite... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I went to watch the Birmingham Royal Ballet perform Cinderella...It was superb! We had dinner before the performance at The Pier, which is the adjoining bar/restaurant. The food was delightful! The Lowry itself is a beautiful building set in a brilliant location opposite Media City, many restaurants and shops, great for getting out of the busy city... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to the Lowry at least once a month - shows, plays, art, This is, without doubt, one of the nicest venues in the country. The staff are not your young 'can't be bovvered' people. They are more mature and really cannot do enough. The whole venue is so beautiful. You can look across towards Media City and it's... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a pleasure to visit the Lowry though must remember that the front row circle seats are just a tiny bit cramped. This was an excellent production with a superb performance from Emma Hatton as Evita and the supporting cast and ensemble were all very good indeed.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

theatre was beautiful, unfortunately the opera was not. Singing was good, but the story was poor. Not the best entertainment. The people next to us,left half way through, as the run down estate, it was employing as the state these children were living in, was not conducive to the story.The actors performed well, but could not get into the way... More 

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