The Lowry Manchester - Lowry Galleries, Events, Exhibitions

The Lowry Manchester - Lowry Galleries, Events, Exhibitions

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Discover What's on at The Lowry in Manchester

The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex located in Greater Manchester in Salford Quays, Salford, England. The Off-West End venue gets its name from the famous early 20th-century painter L. S. Lowry, who is perhaps best known for his paintings of industrial scenes in North West England. The complex opened on 28 April 2000 and was later officially opened on 12 October 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II.

The largest of The Lowry's two performance venues, the Lyric Theatre is a 1,730-seater theatre at the heart of Salford's The Lowry area. 

What is The Lowry in Manchester?

The Lowry is a prominent cultural and arts centre located in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. Named after the renowned artist L.S. Lowry, the centre was built to commemorate his artistic legacy. It consists of two main buildings: the Lowry Galleries and the Lowry Theatre.

Lowry Galleries

This part of the complex houses the largest public collection of paintings and drawings by L.S. Lowry. The galleries showcase not only his famous industrial landscapes but also various other works, providing insights into his life and artistic development. It's an essential destination for art enthusiasts interested in Lowry's unique style and portrayal of Northern England.

Visits to the Lowry Galleries are free.

Lowry Theatre

Known for its diverse program of performing arts, the Lowry Theatre is a contemporary venue hosting a wide range of performances, including theatre productions, musicals, dance shows, comedy acts, and more. It has two main performance spaces: the Lyric Theatre and the Quays Theatre, accommodating various types of performances and audiences.

A significant hub for the arts

The architectural design of The Lowry building is distinctive, featuring modern elements with vast glass facades, angular structures, and sleek lines, making it an iconic landmark in Manchester's cultural landscape.

The centre plays a vital role in promoting arts and culture, not just in Manchester but also on a national and international scale, by hosting exhibitions, performances, workshops, and educational programs.

The Lowry in Manchester stands as a significant hub for the arts, celebrating the legacy of L.S. Lowry and offering a diverse range of cultural experiences for visitors and locals alike.

2:22 A Ghost Story

2:22 A Ghost Story is the award-winning edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller live at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester. Get your tickets today

Available from 4 June 2024 to 13 June 2024

Come From Away

7,000 Stranded Passengers. One Small Town. A Remarkable True Story. Experience the joyous award-winning musical Come From Away, live in Manchester

Available from 3 December 2024 to 5 January 2025
Harbet Drive,
West Midlands B40 1NT
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How to find us

The address of the exhibition is 84-86 Regent Street, London, W1B 5HB

London Underground:

Nearest Underground stations are:
Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)
Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly, Victoria)
Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly)
Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central, Victoria)

  • Paid parking, toilets

The Andrew and Zoë Law Galleries are free to everyone and display the famous LS Lowry Collection, alongside a vibrant programme of special exhibitions.

Although best known for his mill scenes and industrial landscapes, Lowry's work covers a wide range of themes and subjects, from landscapes and seascapes to portraits and surreal imaginings.

You guessed it... The Lowry is home to the world's largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry. 

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