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Robert Robson, much-loved Artistic Director, dies aged 58

It brings us great sadness to report that Robert Robson, Artistic Director of The Lowry, died suddenly last night, aged 58.

Robert provided inspirational artistic leadership to The Lowry from the moment the venue first opened its doors in 2000; with the vision to “bring the world to Salford and Salford to the world”. Alongside this, he played a crucial role in the arts both nationally and internationally, including his role as Chair of Phoenix Dance and on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Performing Arts. He was respected across the industry, and will be greatly missed by his colleagues here at The Lowry and the people he worked with and supported across the country.

We hope everyone would join us in sending our deepest condolences to Robert’s family.

Julia Fawcett OBE, Chief Executive

Posted on Saturday, 07 September 2013


The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).