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The Lowry

| Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ, England
+44 843 208 6000
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Very good

We started off by watching a film which was excellent and put Lowry into context. The pictures... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jane I
New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
Red Shoes

Tour de force new ballet by Matthew Bourne. Well choreographed, exquisitely danced, and the set and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John W
Douglas, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ, England
+44 843 208 6000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We started off by watching a film which was excellent and put Lowry into context. The pictures were good of course, and there was a very nice attendant who answered my questions and gave extra interesting information. Well worth seeing.

Thank Jane I
Reviewed 1 week ago 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. Seen originally in November and again in July. First...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just love the Lowry Theatre. This occasion we were in the smaller theatre to see Waiting for God. Nicola McAuliffe and Jeffrey Holland were excellent in the main roles of this TV series brought to stage. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Shame that the audience...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We all know Lowry paintings don't we? Matchstick men and matchstick women as the old song goes. But this summer exhibition with photographs and memories from those that tried to know him made me re-examine all his pictures for clues about the man himself. What...More

1  Thank DavidCatman
Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone interested in British art, L S Lowry will be a well-known figure. His career as an artist spanned around 60 years, not all of it as a "professional" - for many years his actual employment was with a property company. His skill and...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What ever show you go to see - lowery staff care Security on checking bags is now the norm - but how and who does it makes your experience of the lowery a good one - they got this right !!!!!! Lost where to go...More

Thank Amgch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pier Eight is ideal for a pre theatre meal on site at The Lowry. The food is good (perhaps not fine dining but really very decent), the service is slick and you're within a few yards of the auditorium. Just what you hope for in...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought when my cousin picked this venue we'd be spoilt , I'd looked at website & it looked perfect however it was sorely let down by 2 members of staff acting like they were doing you a favour by working, rude and uninterested is...More

Thank kazbabe007
TheLowrySalford, Conference & Events Operations Manager at The Lowry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience of The Lowry as a wedding venue. We’re obviously incredibly disappointed that you received less than satisfactory service; as you can see from the majority of our reviews, our customer service standards are much higher...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Understandably the best collection of LS Lowry's works in the UK from early sketches to the famous 'matchstick men / women' paintings. Entry is free, but voluntary contributions of about £3 per adult are welcome. Only downside is that you can't take photos in the...More

Thank Philmex1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another visit to the Lowry to see the Lancashire Hotpots. Great atmosphere. Lots and lots of fun, as usual. Looking forward to next year!!!

Thank ToniJ1952
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June 30, 2017|
Response from shirley18155 | Reviewed this property |
We were on tier 3 and had fantastic views so I don't think you need to worry as your seats will be closer than what we were and we were happy hope that helps you c
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Heather M | Reviewed this property |
Hi I get the Tram from Manchester Piccadilly Train station but lots of stops in the city centre
April 3, 2017|
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Response from Leonie T | Reviewed this property |
Get the tram to Media City and walk across. It's a five minute walk, at most.