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The Lowry

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Address: | Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ , England
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+44 843 208 6000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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The Girls Amazing Show

Wow sad but so funny, not to be missed. From start to finish was amazing. The Lowery is a very nice theatre, with comfortable seating. If you want any drinks etc, I would pre... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2016
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

Wow sad but so funny, not to be missed. From start to finish was amazing. The Lowery is a very nice theatre, with comfortable seating. If you want any drinks etc, I would pre order saves you quing up. Lowery also has a good shopping outlet, plenty of food places to go to. Also if you are buying tickets on... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

A small but very capable venue, plenty of parking, very clean with clear vocals, intimate setting which is well worth a visit

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Delamere, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Came with a coach load of girls to watch "The Girls". All I can say is AMAZING show with great performances by all!!! Little tip - order your refreshments for the interval before the start of the show, saves on queuing!!!

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

We have been to see just so many excellent productions at this amazing theatre. This week we saw "The Girls" written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow. We were "blown away" and haven't stopped talking and thinking about it. It is both very sad and very funny. We keep humming the songs and talking about the performances of this very... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

Great show, loved the music, hilarious one liners and very brave actresses that put together a fab night at The Lowry. Don't miss it

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durham uk
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

I'm reviewing the collection of L.S.Lowry and not the stainless monstrosity it's housed in here. His works are sympathetically displayed in several small rooms that emphasise his early years,industrial landscapes and his works of seascapes. Like all art it's subjective but you can't argue with the great mans simple techniques and style which in my opinion has the ability to... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

What an amazing experience. I love the theatre and loved the musical more. I had with me my 20+ daughter and 70+ mother and all 3 generations were moved beyond our expectations. I laughed till I cried and cried till I laughed. I would happily sit through this musical again and again until I know the songs. You have until... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Very comfortable seating, we were in the circle row A seats 35,36 which took you to the middle of the viewing stage. perfect seats. Roomy entrance and exiting the theatre wa s easier and quick

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Mold, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

My wife and I attended The Lowry Experience Day in January 2016. A wonderful day from start to finish. The Lowry staff were very professional, welcoming and ran the event smoothly and efficiently. The backstage tour gave an in-depth explanation the logistics of manage touring shows and how much expertise and technology are needed to support them. The tour of... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2016

First of all I am not a great lover of lowrys work although I do admit it is charming ,and I find it strange the painting are worth so much, but a short visit here gives you an idea that while the guy had a talent and was worth a look . Set down by the waterside of the ship... More 

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