- Box office 08432 086000
- Opening times On days without theatrical performance, Tue–Sat 10am–8pm; Mon & Sun 10am–6pm.
- Food served Noon–3pm; 5pm–45 minutes before curtain up on theatre performance days; closed on days without theatre performance.
- Box office times Mon–Sat 9.30am–8pm; Sun 10am–8pm.
- Website www.thelowry.com
The Lowry is Salford's biggest art and theatre venue, opened in 2000. The building houses three theatre spaces: the 1,730-seat Lyric Theatre, the 466-seat Quays and the smaller Studio, as well as art galleries that contain a major collection of the work of the much-loved Lancashire painter LS Lowry, after whom the entire complex is named. Other galleries feature major touring exhibitions.
The Lowry receives major touring theatre productions as well as stand-up comedy, opera, dance, cabaret and children's shows. At the Restaurant, head chef Oliver Thomas has been praised for an unfussy approach highlighting the best local ingredients.
The centre is easily accessible by public transport, being ten minutes' drive from Manchester city centre and served by tram and bus links. Parking is available at the Lowry Outlet Mall car park, directly adjacent to the centre.
- Provides: Wheelchair access
- Open since: 2000
There are 32 events at this location
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Al Murray: The Only Way is Epic
A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.
Incisive and intelligent wit about what he considers to be the corporate control of culture.
The much loved Yazoo chanteuse with the big smokey voice tours her latest album the minutes.
Alun Cochrane: Moments Of Alun
Dry observations, intelligent storytelling and anecdotes from the 2012 Chortle Award-winning stand-up for Best Club Comic and regular contributor to Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio Show.
Sharp observational humour from the Dublin-born stand-up and actor best known for his television sitcom roles in Channel 4's Father Ted and BBC1's My Hero.
The veteran TV presenter and funnyman performs jazz standards and classic pop from his album These Are My Favourites to celebrate 70 years in show business.
The veteran singer-songwriter and Roxy Music frontman performs pop-rock and 1920s jazz style songs with his backing band to promote the album The Jazz Age.
Dutch singer putting a modern pop spin on post-war jazz styles.
Clare Summerskill: Well That Explains It!
The humorous side of sexual orientation explored by the actress, singer and stand-up.
Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus: Big Wooden Horse (Over 3s)
Big Wooden Horse presents a production full of fun, feathers and plenty of audience participation, adapted from the book by children's writer, Mo Willems (Sesame Street).
Sun 19 May
£8.50 (Children £5.50; £5.50; £5.50; £5.50) / 0843 208 6000
Greg Davies: The Back Of My Mum's Head
Stories and anecdotes from The Inbetweeners actor and TV panel show regular.
Half A Person: My Life As Told By The Smiths
- Written by: Alex Broun
A comedy about the life of a twenty-something Londoner torn between conflicting loyalties.
Harry Goodwin: My Generation: The Glory Years Of British Rock
Top Of The Pops was launched by the BBC on New Year's Day in 1964, and went on to become the longest running TV show in British history. On that night The Rolling Stones were the opening band, the photographer was Harry Goodwin. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s the show featured a host of singers and stars and set many…
Sun 19 May
Mon 20 May
Tue 21 May
Henning Wehn: Henning Knows Bestest
Germany's sort of Comedy Ambassador (we think he made up that title) dispelling the myth that his countryfolk have no sense of humour.
The Lancashire Hotpots
Modern comedy-folk ensemble.
Laurence Clark: Inspired
Intelligent and hard-hitting humour from the stand-up with cerebral palsy.
The multi-platinum selling and award-winning singer-songwriter, born in Heywood, performs her R&B, soul and pop hits.
Ministry Of Burlesque's High Tease
Burlesque comedy, contemporary cabaret and musical performances. Dress to impress for a glamorous night of new variety and historical chic.
Ockham's Razor: Not Until We Are Lost
Using aerial movement to create atmospheric, exciting physical theatre, this series of short stories explores what it is to be lost. Featuring originally designed aerial structures, images unfold above and around the audience as they journey through the narrative, putting them right at the heart of the action.
Thu 30 May
Fri 31 May
Sat 1 Jun
The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.
Babakas Theatre, a Birmingham-based international group, presents a performance which combines stand-up comedy, contemporary dance, video installation and scenes from the TV show The Sopranos to explore modern-day fatherhood.
- Written by: Tam Hinton
Blackly funny and ludicrously violent The Package invites you into a warped but weirdly seductive world where The League of Gentlemen meets Tarantino. The Package will amaze, appal and amuse, and all the while, it's fiddling with strands of your moral fibre.
The veteran Grammy Award-winning singer, born in Epsom, performs a selection of her pop hits including Downtown, I Know A Place and My Love.
The Real McCoy Part 2
The show features the original cast of the BBC's Real McCoy Comedy Show, including Mr Frazier, the ladies choice, the dynamic duo Eddie Nestor & Robbie G, and the original Don Dada Of Comedy Curtis Walker.
Reginald D Hunter: In the Midst of Crackers
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
- Written by: Eric Chappell
ITV's top comedy of all time comes to the stage in a brand-new production from the Comedy Theatre Company.
Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
- Directed by: Trevor MacFarlane
- Written by: Ian Winterton
Shred Productions presents the world premiere of a moving and powerful new play by the creative team that brought you Sherica (2012 Manchester Theatre Award Winner) and Wednesday (2011 Edinburgh Fringe Award Winner).
- Written by: Leela Samson
India's highly acclaimed Bharatanatyam dance group, Spanda, premiers in the UK with a selection of their most striking and innovative works.
- Written by: Oliver Lansley
Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company presents Oliver Lansley's drama, which blends live music, puppetry and physical performance to tell the true story of a First World War miner who became entombed in a tunnel. Reality and fantasy blur as the stricken man awaits salvation.
Wanted! Robin Hood
This adaptation of the Charles Way classic brings to life the eponymous hero and his merry men. Ages 6+.
Fri 29 Nov
Sat 30 Nov
Mon 2 Dec
- Directed by: Marianne Elliott
- Written by: Michael Morpurgo (book)
The National Theatre's staging of Michael Morpurgo's novel about a farm horse called Joey caught up in the horrors of the First World War, adapted by Nick Stafford and directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris.