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The Lowry

Visiting The Lowry

The Lowry is one of the North's most prestigious cultural venues and boasts two theatres and a gallery space. Dedicated to the Manchester-born artist of the same name, the complex hosts an incredible array of plays, musicals, comedy and concerts. As well as catching some of the country's best touring shows, bars, restaurants and shops await with hotels near The Lowry.

Useful information for your visit to The Lowry

You don't want to miss the start of any performance at The Lowry, therefore it's important to plan your journey - especially when big sporting events are being staged in the surrounding vicinity.

  • Salford, not Manchester

    The Lowry is based in Salford which is, at least technically, a different city and a 20min tram ride from the centre of Manchester. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to travel to Media City where the Lowry is located, particularly if you're seeing a show or performance.

  • Sporting Events

    The Lowry is located close to both Old Trafford football ground and the cricket ground, and both venues host not only sporting events but live music gigs. Traffic and transport in the area can become delayed when events are staged but the metro gives out warnings for several days before and suggests you give yourself additional time to take your journey.

  • Salford Quays

    The Lowry is found in the heart of Salford Quays, a popular area of Greater Machester that is known for its sports activities and quayside bars. Spend some time traversing the quays before you visit the theatres and galleries of The Lowry.

Best things to do near The Lowry

The Lowry is ideally located in Salford's historic quay district and surrounded by an innovative media complex, a highly respected brand of the War Museum and an array of leisure facilities.

  • Media City

    Located just next door to The Lowry are the BBC and ITV studios. Free tickets to TV recordings can be found online and the BBC offers tours of its new northern headquarters. Numerous high-profile shows are recorded at the studios including the long-running soap opera, Coronation Street.

  • Imperial War Museum North

    The museum is one of five branches of the Imperial War Museum, with this Salford branch focusing on the effects of modern warfare on societies around the world. The museum is also free of charge and just a short walk across the bridge from The Lowry.

  • Bars and restaurants

    The Lowry is based next to a large complex of waterside shops, caf├ęs, bars and restaurants. It's an excellent district to spend some time before you head to the theatre so plan to arrive early and enjoy a drink.

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