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The Lowry

The Quays | Pier 8, Salford M50 3AZ, England
+44 843 208 6000
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One of the best theatre venues in the Manchester area

What puts The Lowry above some of the other similar-sized arts venues in Greater Manchester is that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom
Elf the Musical

We attended elf the musical on Saturday. What a fantastic performance. However people with vision... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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The Quays | Pier 8, Salford M50 3AZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

What puts The Lowry above some of the other similar-sized arts venues in Greater Manchester is that it attracts a wide range of cultural attractions and not just a seemingly endless stream of West End musicals and kiddy shows that seem to have been touring...More

Thank Jarvmeister
Reviewed 3 days ago

We attended elf the musical on Saturday. What a fantastic performance. However people with vision impairments are able to use a hearing system whereby the performance is descriibed. What a fantastic idea. However the gentleman infront of us had the volume turned up so loud...More

Thank vicjon
Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my two year old to see this today, he is Gruffalo mad and we read the book pretty much every night. I must say - I don't think he even realised that he was watching The Gruffalo as it deviated from the book...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with family, just to take a peek and look round. I managed to go in the shop but couldn't have a wander in the public areas, beyond this, as the staff member on duty wouldn't let us. Impressive from the outside, I...More

Thank heatherogburn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic venue, very clean and well laid out. It was organised well and clearly signposted where to go, with plenty of staff there to support if you got lost. The performance itself was excellent! Would highly recommend the venue and performance. Cracking evening!

Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for a wonderful showing of Elf the musical on 6th December, I booked tickets for my daughter, granddaughter and myself as a Christmas treat due to Elf being one of out favourite films and I can quite openly say this adaptation was so...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have now visited the Lowry complex twice and its great. The staff are all very nice, the place is all wheelchair friendly and the on-site restaurant and bar are lovely.

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shared table of 12 people; do take care to ensure that your back is NOT to the centre of the restaurant, otherwise you will be uncomfortably twisting your back to see the action! Faulty, Manuel and Sybil are all very believable reliving the highlights from...More

Thank Buster D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The theatre is a great venue with a great accessibility. I went there last night (03/12/2017) to watch James Acaster however there was an very rude drunk audience member whom the staff refused to remove even after the comedian called for the staff to do...More

Thank verushap84
TheLowrySalford, Manager at The Lowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to get in touch. Our customer care team are the best people to speak to with regards to this situation, their contact details are available on our website - they'll be able to look into this further...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Elf recently and everybody enjoyed. Very professional venue. Don't forget to see Lowry Gallery, also.

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1 July 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
12 May 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
3 April 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.