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The Lowry

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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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Fantastic Wedding Venue!!

Fantastic venue, the compass room is spectacular with amazing views. Great staff, very friendly, attentive and helpful but didn't crowd you. Food was great and had a great... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic venue, the compass room is spectacular with amazing views. Great staff, very friendly, attentive and helpful but didn't crowd you. Food was great and had a great variety, able to cater to all your needs. Wedding ceremony was well prepared and presented to high standard. Could not fault it!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a surprise. Great food, wine and service can't fail to set you up for a trip to the theatre. The bonus being that the theatre is in the same building, next door. Would definitely use again

Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pre-theatre drinks and marvellous production. Staff at The Lowry are always polite and helpful. Lovely atmosphere every time I visit and great views of the Quays to boot !

Thank Caroline S
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently attended a ballet at the lowry...it was fab. It was easy to find, had plenty of places to eat and drink inside and the show was great.

Thank Leeanne C
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

well it might be middle sized. we sat in circle for stewart lee and got a good view. pleasant modern surroundings. whole building is well laid out but we really only saw the theatre and bar. Which was good. Will go back for a better look but it is the only interesting thing in the quays area

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to a comedy night last night in the Lyric theatre. This is such an intimate theatre with absolutely no bad seat, brilliant views. The whole theatre/centre is modern, interesting and spacious. We didn't eat but the food looked and smelled lovely. Few bars and a cafe to choose from so something to please everyone. Very varied acts, shows, exhibitions... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited to specifically see the Lowry works as I am a big admirer of the artist's work - this gallery has all his great works so it is an essential visit for the Lowry fan. Watch the 20 minute film presentation first as it gives a lot f background on the artist and discusses many of the works you... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got married here on 29th April, and it was the most wonderful day. Everything went perfectly (apart from the DJ calling my husband the wrong name! But that was quickly rectified by our event manager Tracey!) the food was gorgeous, which I was a bit worried about as we didn't get chance to do a tasting (Ran out of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an hour to spare so popped in to have a look at the Lowry paintings. First really nice bit was it is free. The layout of the gallery is seamless and the contrast between the light big open rooms and the tiny 'matchstick men' was impressive. We learned an awful lot about Lowry and also realised that an... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place, clean and decorative. Wide range of facilities, including eateries, bars, cafés and the cinema. Lovely view outdoors too, on the Salford Quays. Beautifully lit up at night time. Well worth visiting.

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