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.
Access to The Studio During Pier Eight Construction
Due to the current building works within The Lowry if you require lift access to The Studio please speak to a member of staff at The Welcome Desk who will be able to assist you. Please allow extra time if you are using a wheelchair.
Metrolink service changes from end of June 2015 for 8 weeks
Major transformation work has commenced at St Peter’s Square Metrolink stop.
Trams are now able to pass through St Peter's Square without stopping and are travelling on a single track system. Please allow extra time for your journey.
Download Deansgate Walking Maps and Metroshuttle Bus information.
Altrincham, East Didsbury, Manchester Airport, Eccles and MediaCityUK services will run to Cornbrook and Deansgate-Castlefield stops, while Bury and Oldham and Rochdale services will run to Piccadilly, Victoria and Ashton-under-Lyne.
The following services will run during this period:
- Altrincham to Deansgate-Castlefield: 12 minute service with double trams.
- Altrincham to Cornbrook: Peak only 12 minute service with single trams.
- Bury to Piccadilly: 6 minute service (7am to 8pm Mon-Fri, 9am – 8pm Sat) and 12 minutes at all other times. Some double trams will run during weekday peak.
- East Didsbury to Deansgate-Castlefield: 12 minute service with double trams in the peak.
- Eccles to Deansgate-Castlefield via MediaCityUK: 12 minute service with double trams.
- Manchester Airport to Cornbrook: 12 minute service with single trams.
- Rochdale town centre to Ashton-under-Lyne: 12 minute service with single trams.
To offer good access to the city a Metrolink shuttle bus will run from the Cornbrook stop direct to Piccadilly, while passengers will also be able to catch free Metroshuttle bus services at Deansgate-Castlefield. Walking routes will also be signposted.
The summer closure is the start of a major 14 month construction programme that will see a brand new, expanded stop built closer to the new Cenotaph.
The stop will have two new island style platforms and two sets of track in each direction, allowing more services to run through it on the existing lines and the new Second City Crossing. More information is available at www.transformationinformation.co.uk.
Information regarding Road Closures will be updated here.
Major local events - Factor in heavy traffic in and around Salford Quays when planning your journey.
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.
Where do I park?
There is a passenger drop-off point immediately in front of The Lowry Theatre. 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 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, or validate your ticket within The Lowry.
The Lowry is easily accesible via two Metrolink lines, the Eccles line (alight at Harbour City), and the Media City UK line (alight at Media City UK). Travelling from Manchester City Centre, the Metrolink takes approximately ten to fifteen minutes.
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.
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.
Search for Trains to Manchester.
If you are exiting the train at Oxford Road, walk up Oxford Road towards St Peter's Square, 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.