The Lowry Theatre Manchester Venue Information



The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ [map]

For Sat Nav fans the postcode for the Lowry is M50 3AZ

Getting Here & Parking

The Lowry is 10 minutes drive from Manchester City Centre, 20 minutes drive from Manchester Airport, and a quarter of a mile from the motorway network, giving access from all over the North West and beyond. From the M60 take junction 12 for the M602. Salford Quays is a quarter of a mile from junction 3 of the M602. Follow the brown Lowry logo signs.

Where do I park?

There is a passenger drop-off point immediately in front of The Lowry. Secure parking is available in The Lowry Outlet Mall multi-storey car park. There are designated areas for disabled parking on every level. We recommend that to reduce your waiting time at the end of the evening you should either:

Pre-purchase your parking at time of booking

You can pre-pay for your parking when you book your tickets either on the phone, in person, or online from The Lowry. The cost is £5. On payment we will send you a parking voucher along with your tickets, which you can then insert at the barrier as you are entering and exiting The Lowry Outlet Mall car park.

Validate your ticket when you arrive at the car park

If you have not pre-purchased your car park voucher when booking, you can validate the ticket you receive on the way into the car park by visiting the car park office (open between 5pm and 8pm). This is located in the basement car park at the foot of the escalator outside Marks and Spencer and Nike. By validating your ticket at a cost of £5 (£6 from 1 September 2010). there is no need to queue to pay at the parking machines at the end of your visit. (please note ticket validation is valid for parking between 5pm – 1am).

Please note that there is no facility to pay for parking, or validate your ticket within The Lowry.

By taxi

The Lowry regularly uses local taxi firm’s Salford Quays Taxis, First Taxis and 1010.

•Salford Quays Taxis can be contacted on 0161 660 6666. Tweet @Quaystaxis

•First Taxis can be contacted on 0161 930 8888. Tweet @mediacitytaxis

•1010 Taxis (private hire) can be contacted on 0161 793 / 794 1010.

There’s also a cab rank outside the building.

By coach

The Lowry Coach Park accommodates up to 25 coaches and is free of charge. There is a drop-off point directly in front of The Lowry.

By cycling or walking

The Lowry is accessible by bicycle from Manchester city centre, and via various cycle paths across the city. For information on cycle routes from Manchester to Salford Quays visit

There are several walkways navigating the rejuvenated waterways of Salford Quays. The Lowry Footbridge offers access from Trafford Wharfside and provides spectacular views of The Quays.

By public transport

Salford Quays is easy to reach by public transport. To find out how, visit the Getting to Salford Quays page on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.

By Metrolink

From national railway stations, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria you can travel to The Lowry by Metrolink tram. You can board an Eccles line tram and should alight at Harbour City, or Media City UK for trams which stop there, as this is slightly closer.

By Train

After exiting the train at Oxford Road walk up Oxford Road towards St Peter’s Square. At St Peter’s Square board an Eccles tram, alighting at Harbour City.

After exiting the train at Piccadilly Station head towards the tram station which is clearly signposted and located beneath the train station. Board an Eccles tram alighting at Harbour City.

By Salford Quays Link

The Number 9 bus links Salford Crescent rail station and Salford Shopping City with The Lowry and Media City UK.

By Bus

Buses that go along the Quays and past The Lowry:

69 – Eccles – Stretford. A regular service until 6pm excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Buses that stop on Eccles New Road (20 mins walk to The Lowry):

27 – Swinton – Manchester. A regular service excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays.

25 – Bolton – Manchester. An evening, Sunday and Bank Holiday service.

33 – Wigan – Manchester. A regular service.

63 – Brookhouse – Manchester. An evening, Sunday and Bank Holiday service.

Buses that stop on Trafford Wharf Road (10 mins walk to The Lowry):

290 & 291 – Flixton – Manchester. An early morning and regular afternoon & evening service. No weekend or Bank Holiday service.

Buses that stop on Trafford Road (20 mins walk to The Lowry):

51 – Old Trafford – Manchester. A regular service excluding evenings, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

52 – Old Trafford – Manchester. A regular service excluding evenings.

Please check bus routes and timetables with GMPTE on 0870 608 2608 before you travel.

Box Office

Unless there is a theatre performance or significant public activity in the building, from Tuesday to Saturday inclusive the building will close at 8pm. On Sunday and Monday the building will close at 6pm. Admission is free.

Box Office

Telephone: (0843 208 6000)

9.30am – 8pm Mon – Sat

10am – 8pm Sun


10am – 8pm Mon – Sat

10am – 6pm Sun, Bank Holiday Mons and evening when there are no shows in the theatres, (8pm on performance nights)

The Galleries

Main Galleries

Open: Sun – Fri 11am; Sat 10am.

Close: Closing times daily 5pm.

Work exhibited on the Prom outside the main galleries is usually accessible whilst the building is open.

Admission is free.

Please support The Lowry by making a donation when you visit. Your contribution will be used to support the conservation and display of the LS Lowry collection.

Gift Shop

Open daily from 10am to the start of the performance in the Lyric Theatre, usually 7.30pm. When there is no performance in the Lyric Theatre the shop will close at 5pm.

Eat and Drink

The Lowry Restaurant and The Terrace Bar

Open for lunch daily from 12pm – 3pm and in the evening for pre-theatre dinner from 5pm – 45 minutes before curtain up. Closed when there is no theatre performance. Pre-booking is advised for evening dinner call 0161 876 2121.

Tower Coffee Shop

Open daily from 10am.

Lyric Circle Bar

Open for pre-show and interval drinks.

Quays Theatre Bar

Open for pre-show and interval drinks.

The Lowry Manchester

Seating Plans

Quays Theatre

Lyric Theatre

The Studio