The Lowry Theatre

Yes it’s got a fine collection of LS Lowry paintings but the state-of-the-art centre named after the northern legend is way more than that, and is worth a visit just for its design, if not the top shows and exhibitions

It looks like an architectural refugee from a Kandinsky painting, with its shimmering shapes of glass and steel but The Lowry, designed by James Stirling and Michael Wilford and built in 2000, is supposed to represent a ship on the skyline of the docks. If you don’t want to spend a week gawping at it to try and work that out, venture inside to experience the crazy interior that sees striking colours flood the disorientating walkways. Despite the Lowry collection from the last century, the place screams ‘modern’.

Annie Lennox performing at The Lowry

In March 2012, The Lowry hosted a House of Annie Lennox Exhibition and she performed seven songs at the preview including There Must Be An Angel and Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This.

What Happens At The Lowry?

There’s three theatres of different sizes hosting comedy, theatre, plays, dance and musicals, plus more exhibition spaces, bars, cafes, restaurants and the oblig gift shop. It’s all very world class and the place has become a centre for conferences and even weddings too. But would the matchstick cats and dogs purveyor, Lowry, approve? The miserable old sod might just doff his trilby.

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