The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex situated on Pier 8 at Salford Quays, In Salford, Greater Manchester, England. It is named after the early 20th-century painter, L.S Lowry, known for his paintings of industrial scenes in NorthWest England. It was officially opened in October 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II.
The project eventually cost £106 million to construct, with £21 million coming from National Lottery funding.
The complex is close to the Imperial War Museum North and the Old Trafford football stadium. It is served by the MediaCityUK stop on the Metrolink tram network. In 2010 and 2011 it was Greater Manchester's most visited tourist attraction.
The Lowry complex contains 2,000 square metres of gallery space displaying the L.S Lowry and other collections. The Lowry collection includes 400 works from all period of his career.
There are two theatres and a drama studio at the Lowry. The Lyric Theatre has 1,730 seats, whilst the Quays has 466. The Lyric Theatre has the largest stage in the U.K, outside the West End.The Lowry, Manchester