About Us

The Lowry

What is The Lowry?

The Lowry is a registered charity (No: 1053962) committed to using visual and performing arts to enrich people’s lives. We present audiences with a diverse programme of theatre, opera, musicals, dance, music, comedy and visual art as well as events and activities to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike.

At the heart of our work is a commitment to our local communities and young people. Tapping into the work on our stages and in our galleries, we offer thousands of free creative participation opportunities each year. We are passionate about nurturing talent, developing creative professionals of the future and raising aspirations.



We're on a Mission

Our vision is that The Lowry will be a world-class arts centre based at the core of the region’s creative and cultural quarter. 

These world-class ambitions will sit comfortably with our commitments to celebrating the unique heritage of this location and to putting communities and people at the heart of all that we do.

Our Values: We are honest with ourselves and others, respecting everyone who works in or uses The Lowry. We reach out to help others get the most from The Lowry. We are ambitious and strive to be the best. We work hard to succeed and to make sure visitors enjoy their Lowry experience. We are always learning.


A celebration of National Lottery-funded art and culture projects

The Lowry is grateful to Arts Council England (ACE) for its continued support. We are pleased to share this new short film, created by ACE, to celebrate National Lottery-funded art and culture projects across the country. Please share it with your friends, family and followers, to say #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players and show how they help make extraordinary art happen.