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The Lowry do lots of things so well and the productions are a real highlight in the Manchester arts calendar as they are very well chosen. My favourite is the Studio theatre with its random but mostly enjoyable productions and at very affordable prices too meaning I can go the the theatre often rather than once in a while. The studio is fab, it really is, the only downside is the seating is really uncomfortable for the longer plays.
The play the other night was brilliant and only cost a fiver, the bottle of water I had was seriously overpriced though but do understand that they do need to make money somehow.
I think a behind the scenes tour is next on my agenda with them.
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It’s strange to think that The Lowry has been around for ten years. I still think of it as being quite new and I suppose it is when compared with many of Manchester’s theatres and galleries.
The iconic ship-like building with its striking silver exterior and bright interior walls houses two theatres, the Lyric and the Quays. Tucked away at one end of the building the Quays theatre is my favourite space. Small and intimate it provides a great venue for some of the less high profile events.
Over the last decade I’ve seen a number of plays and shows here and have never been disappointed. We always try to arrive a little earlier when possible, to allow time for a quick drink. The Terrace Bar overlooks the quay and is an ideal venue for pre-show drinks. Though I’ve never eaten here, a restaurant and café provide all day snacks and pre and after show meals.
In addition to the theatres, The Lowry provides gallery and exhibition spaces. Alongside the changing exhibitions of contemporary art and photography you can view the work of LS Lowry, the venue’s namesake.
If you’re visiting Manchester make sure you check out the website to see what’s showing. It makes a great evening out, away from the hustle and bustle of the city’s pubs and clubs.
5 star hotel, in the heart of manchester is definatley a must stay hotel, as you might of seen the england football team there when they were playin the matches @ old trafford or any singer who plays at the M.E.N arena, its definatley a well known spot for the celebs, it also boast some of the finest food in manchester from the waterside restaurant, and the hotel rooms are second to none, the service here is impecable all round 5 star
I went here in 2008 to watch a production of “For the I sing”. The place was clean and tidy and had a good atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The seating of the theatre was confortable and clean. The toillets were very clean too. We parked at the lowry shopping mall car park, We had to pay I think about £3 but if you buy something from the shops you get the money back. We had a drink in the bar which was quite pricey but not too bad. The bar had indoor and outdoor seating with a lovely view of salford quays.
The Lowry is a lovely place. Its just out of town but you can easliy drive or get the tram right outside.
I have seen a few music events, comedy and performance events here.
Staff are lovely, its a clean, elegant place and has a lovely atmosphere.
I Went to the lowery to watch britans got talent on tuesday 13th January. Inside it is very posh and looks expencive. Inside it is all layed out very nice looks like the queen is coming. You get told not to bring in any food or drink in because your not allowed to eat or drink at your seats but they come round with food and drink when your inside so you buy there stuff but the coke is expencive £1.50 for 1 bottle. The toilets are free quite supprising for manchester and they look like your a million pounds the only thing thats makes it bad in the toilets is the smell. staff are friendly
A truly fantastic Theatre/Gallery, one of the best in the country.
The building is superb, especially at night.
The theatre’s are second to none, I highly recommend the xmas panto for the kids, so enjoyable!
I’ve been so many times to watch a variety of theatre; Ballet, Panto, Plays, Stand up Comics, etc, and for such a diverse range of theatre they are all well accomodated and suited.
The gallery is home to L.S Lowry.
The theatre is not to be confused with the Lowry Hotel, they are seperate buildings, and are in fact not ran in relation to one another.
My husband and I got married at The Lowry on bonfire night, there are various rooms available to hire. We hired the Compass room, which sits above the lowry, a 360 degree glass room with (almost) panaramic views across Manchester, sights include Old Trafford and the Imperial War Museum.
As a wedding venue it was just fantastic, the staff couldn’t do enough, they made sure every detail was looked after.
great shops, never too busy like trafford centre. great place and great food, i love the shops here, like “home” such a fab shop, with everything from the home!
they also have loads of parking, its so clean, and easily accessible! they also have loads of events on, like pepper pig and some guys from xfactor! also lots of book signings.
and i cannot forget to mention… the cadbury factory…. the most amazing bargians ever! so many packs of broken biscuits, like quality street seconds, curly wurleys, literally every choc u can think of. amazingly cheap!!!!
Built on former dockland in Salford Quays, The Lowry opened in 2000 and is probably the best looking building in Salford (might be harsh to say that’s not hard….)
It houses three theatres - the Lyric Theatre, which holds over 1500 and is used for big productions as well as for Salford schools events. The Quays Theatre is a smaller, more intimate venue which hosts many stand-up comedians and acoustic musicians. There is also a smaller Studio space upstairs.
The building also houses a large collection of Lowry paintings and other artwork in its own dedicated gallery.
If you can get past the slightly garish purple and orange colour scheme, it’s certainly well worth a visit for fans of the visual arts.
The Lowry Art Gallery is a must see for anybody visiting Manchester. The selection of art works by the Gallery’s namesake is impressive, and really gives the visitor a feel for Manchester life.
It is free to enter the art gallery, but a £3 donation is welcomed. As well as the selection of works, there is also a short video explaining the life of Lowry, which is quite fascinating.
The art gallery is also a theatre, showing various productions throughout the year – particularly at Christmas time.
There is a small café and gift shop within the gallery, but if you want a place to chill out after your visit, go to one of the many bars and restaurants within the Lowry Outlet Mall which is opposite.
If you park within the Mall you can benefit from four hours free parking, allowing you plenty of time to mooch around the gallery, the various shops and then take in some lunch afterwards.
The Lowry is an outstanding building of architectural merit. It is well thought out, and acoustically excellent. Seating is well tiered and comfortable in all theatres, the restaurant is nice and staff here are extremely helpful and friendly. The lowry show a good range of entertaintment, Opera North are always great and they do many different touring ballets and shows. There is often a lot going on for children, and a great pantomime at christmas. Good easy parking, but unfortunately after a show it can take ages to get out.
The Lowry is a magnificent modern building which hosts a range of theatre, art and educational events. The main theatre is a clean and modern area which is very comfortable to watch a performance from. The gallery space is equally appropriate. The location on the Salford Quays, although perhaps not wonderfully picturesque on a drizzly Manchester afternoon is a beautiful setting in the evening when the Quay is lit up.
There is a bar, restaurant and shop available in the Lowry should you wish to spend a little longer there before a performance, and there is ample parking available under the Lowry shopping mall.
A good place for a wet weekend afternoon in Manchester (and sadly these are not uncommon!). There’s often Special Events for the kids and even if not the place is an interesting building to explore. We’ve been to the theatre several times there -- most memorably to see a captivating performance of “The Snowman” one Christmas (our two kids, then aged 4 and 2, were absolutely entranced) -- and it’s a good venue for things thespian too. The parking is a little pricey but you can get most (or all? I can’t recall) of it back if you spend some money in the retail outlet nearby.
A modern architechtural marvel. A great building with some lovely art blending in with the spacious and well appointed theatre. The outlet shopping is very good, and often not too busy. Some lovely bars and restaurants as well as a good cinema
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