The Lowry is 10 minute drive from Manchester City Centre, 20 minutes 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. The Quays is a quarter of a mile from junction 3 of the M602. Follow the brown Lowry logo signs.
Download a map of The Quays
Important Information About Your Visit
The Lowry is fully aware of its responsibilities as a public building. In line with advice received from our security advisors, additional security measures are in place across our building. We kindly ask that patrons refrain from bringing large bags to the venue and that they arrive in plenty of time in order for any potential security checks to take place.
The Show Will Go on!
Should we see adverse weather on the day of any performance at The Lowry, the show will continue as normal. Due to the nature of our agreements with the producers who bring their shows to The Lowry, we are not able to offer any refunds or ticket exchanges outside of our normal policy (see standard terms and conditions with link) due to adverse weather. Galleries opening times may vary, but please check back for the most up-to-date information.
Metrolink service changes
Important information affecting services over the summer period 2016:
Transport for Greater Manchester has notified us of essential works which will be taking place on the Metrolink network at St Peter’s Square and on the Eccles line this summer.
Metrolink services through St Peter’s Square will be suspended from Sunday 26 June to the end of August, meaning no north/south cross-city tram services will operate. Services on the Eccles line – which includes MediaCityUK, the designated stop for The Lowry – will not run for the same period, although services from Deansgate-Castlefield in Manchester city centre to MediaCityUK are expected to resume in early August. We have been advised that there will be a bus replacement service from Manchester city centre to all affected Metrolink stops apart from Pomona. For more detailed info please visit their website.
There are car parking facilities at the Lowry Outlet Mall and parking tickets can be bought in advance from The Lowry box office.
Information regarding Road Closures will be updated here:
Please note: The Mancunian Way (A57) will be closed on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June for its annual maintenance inspection, to remove the contraflow system that has been in place since a huge sinkhole appeared in August, and to repaint road markings.
The Mancunian Way will then reopen fully from 6am Wednesday 15 June.
Diversion routes will be signposted but drivers are advised to allow plenty of extra time to make journeys and avoid driving across the city centre unless they have to by using other parts of the inner ring road or the M60.
Major local events - Factor in heavy traffic in and around Salford Quays when planning your journey.
Please click the below links for latest information on Football Match Days.
Where do I park?
Blue Badge parking for The Lowry is available in the Lowry Outlet.
However, The Lowry does offer two dedicated parking spaces on our service road for Blue Badge holders. These are available on a first come first served basis, and cannot be booked in advance.
In addition, The Lowry will always endeavour to accommodate high sided vehicles with Blue Badges on our service road, although no guarantee can be made. These cannot be booked in advance. This is a temporary provision owing to the practical limitations of parking high sided vehicles on The Quays, and will be reviewed once the wider Quays provision is resolved.
The Lowry accepts no responsibility for vehicles parked on our service road.
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 Theatre. The cost is £5. On payment we will send you a parking voucher along with your tickets, on arrival at the car park please take a ticket to enter and use your parking voucher when exiting.
Validate your ticket when you arrive at the car park
If you have not pre-purchased your car park voucher when booking, you can pre-pay the ticket you receive on entry into the car park (at a cost of £6). To do this visit any pay station within the Outlet mall (between 5pm and 8pm) insert your car park ticket, select Lowry pre-pay then select validation then pay the charge. By pre-paying your ticket there is no need to queue to pay at the pay stations at the end of your visit. Pre-pay tickets are valid for parking between 5pm - 1am.
Please note that there is no facility to pay for parking within The Lowry.
The Lowry is easily accesible via two Metrolink lines, the Eccles line, and the Media City UK line - travelling from Manchester City Centre, the Metrolink takes approximately ten to fifteen minutes.
From the Eccles tram, alight at Harbour City stop - The Lowry is approximately a 10 minute walk from this stop.
From the MediacityUK tram, alight at MediacityUK stop - The Lowry is approximately a 5 minute walk from this stop.
Visit http://www.metrolink.co.uk/ for up to date information, or contact them on 0161 205 2000.
Keep up to speed with the latest developments on the Metrolink network and check for any changes to your service at www.transformationinformation.co.uk
The Lowry regularly uses local taxi firms Salford Quays Taxis, First Taxis and 1010 Taxis.
There is also a cab rank outside the building.
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. Download the map for details: QuaysCoachParkingMap.pdf
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 www.loveyourbike.org.
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.
For Transpennine trains go here: Trains to Manchester.
For Nothern Rail trains go here: Trains to Manchester.
If you are exiting the train at Oxford Road, walk up Oxford Road towards Deansgate, where you can board the Metrolink (see below).
If you are exiting the train at Piccadilly or Victoria Station, there will be clearly signposted Metrolink stations nearby.
Buses that go along the Quays and past The Lowry:
50 - East Didsbury - The Lowry. Regular service running every fifteen minutes, including Sundays.
69 - Eccles – Stretford. A regular service until 6pm, excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays.
245 - Altrincham - Exchange Quay. Regular service running every thirty minutes approximately (alight at Imperial War Museum).
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 their website www.tfgm.com or call 0870 608 2608 before you travel.
There's plenty to see and do whilst you're at The Quays, so you could easily stay over for a short break.
Visit www.thequays.org.uk to find out more and to get information on nearby hotels.