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The Lowry

The Lowry is the major arts centre in the North West, presenting and producing work in two spaces, with galleries and surrounding spaces. Situated in the regeneration area of Salford Quays, our investment supports the Lowry to provide an outlet for large-scale performing arts work and to host international work previously unseen in the region.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,003,422
  • 2013-2014: £1,026,501
  • 2014-2015: £1,053,190

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Yamato Drummers of Japan

YAMATO Drummers of Japan return to The Lowry on Tuesday 5th Mary with their brand new show Bakuon. Now seen by over six million people worldwide, Yamato’s acclaimed performances of authentic Japanese Taiko drumming awakens all five senses. Using their whole bodies to expertly control the rhythms, Yamato leaves audiences exhilarated by this high-energy, explosive production. The sheer physical strength and dynamic movement of the drummers is as impressive as the music, in this visually spectacular and highly entertaining show. YAMATO's captivating music has both delicate beauty and heart thumping bass power and the drummers’ remarkable strength and skill defies belief. 'Pure energy meets spiritual high’ The Scotsman ‘Dazzling. They fill the stage with huge beautiful drums and beat seven bells out of them with phenomenal skill. Simply breathtaking drumming’ The Daily Telegraph

Gary and Tim Announce their brand new musical The Girls

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth announce the launch of their band new musical The Girls. The Girls is a new musical inspired by the story of a group of ladies, the Calendar Girls. This musical comedy shows life in their Yorkshire village, how it happened, the effect on husbands, sons and daughters and how a group of ordinary ladies achieved something extraordinary.

He Had Hairy Hands Trailer

New production, He Had Hairy Hands by Kill the Beast

Hear from Charlotte Wakefield who is playing Laurey in hit show Oklahoma!

Charlotte Wakefield who is playing Laurey in hit show Oklahoma! tells us why she's excited to return to Salford.

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The Boy in Striped Pyjamas at The Lowry

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Wed 15 April - Sat 18 April The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas sets off on its first ever stage tour. Based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a heart-wrenching tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys.

Ultima Vez Feather Keepy Uppy Challenge

Gather a group of your friends and challenge them to try and keep a feather in the air for the longest time - be careful not to swallow it! Send your entries to us using #FeatherKeepyUppy For more information about the upcomig show by Ultima Vez go to:

The Picture of Doreen Gray: a view from the chorus

Award winning Lip Service Theatre are bringing their new show to The Lowry and have recruited a community ensemble of performers to help out. We dropped in on rehearsals to see how they're getting on...

Woman in Black at The Lowry

The Woman in Black Tue 28 April - Sat 2 May Celebrating 25 years in the West End, this gripping theatrical exploration of terror offers a truly spine-chilling experience.

I Believe in Unicorns at The Lowry

I Believe in Unicorns Thu 19 February - Sun 22 February At The Lowry, Salford. A young boy discovers the power of stories in this spellbinding and moving production, adapted from the book by Michael Morpurgo author of War Horse.

Shrek The Musical Tour at The Lowry Salford Quays February 2016

Shrek The Musical is at The Lowry from Tue 2 - Sat 20 February 2016. On sale from Fri 16 January 2015. Book tickets at

Stilled by Fevered Sleep and Fuel with subtitles

Combining improvised performance, music and light with pinhole photography, Stilled is a durational dance piece that takes place in an ever growing exhibition of long exposure photographs.Each image bears witness to dances that have already been and gone, durations of time captured in a single image. “Lingeringly, mesmerizingly beautiful. The dancers exuding a magnetic calm as they improvise.”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Lowry's audience tells us what they thought of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Lowry Christmas Appeal 2014 HD

Our Christmas Appeal to support us in working with children and young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The Lowry Christmas Appeal 2014 - Carol Singing

The Lowry Staff and Volunteers kick off the 2014 Christmas Appeal with a spot of Carol Singing to entertaint the matinee revellers. The Lowry Christmas Appeal 2014 is to help its work with children and youung people with Autism in Salford.

Barnum Trailer

Barnum Tue 4 - Sat 8 August The Lowry Barnum’s the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!’ This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that she was the practical one who made his dreams come true. We follow the legendary showman’s life as he lit up the world with colour, warmth and the excitement of his imagination and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus - the Greatest Show on Earth. Cy Coleman’s wonderfully exuberant score includes the hits Come Follow The Band, The Colours Of My Life and There Is A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute.

One Man Two Guvnors' at The Lowry

The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors’ returns to The Lowry. With a cast including Gavin Spokes (One Man Two Guvnors’, London) in the lead role as Francis, Norman Pace (Hale & Pace) and Emma Barton (Eastenders), this acclaimed smash hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy - a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother - who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers - but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong at The Lowry

Peter Pan Goes Wrong Tue 16 December - Sun 11 January The Lowry, Salford Quays BEST NEW COMEDY AWARD WINNERS WhatsOnStage Awards 2014 The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society set out to present J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of Peter Pan, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident prone thesps embark on a thrilling adventure to Neverland, with hilariously disastrous results. ★★★★★ ‘Effortless slapstick that Keaton and Chaplin would be hard pushed to trump’ What’s On Stage ★★★★ ‘Boy does it hit the funny bone… an enduring cult hit in the making’ Daily Telegraph ★★★★ ‘Immaculately staged… roused even a staid matinee audience to hysterics’ The Times – Critics Choice ★★★★★ ‘At one point I feared I was going to hyperventilate’ Daily Mail Book Tickets Here

Slava's Snowshow

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The Quays
M50 3AZ

53.470539, -2.29401

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