The Lowry

The Lowry

This modern iconic Manchester Waterfront venue located on The Quays is the perfect place to hold and event with a difference. Choose from a diverse range of spaces, all totally unique to one another and with the help of the planning team create an event they will never forget. From weddings to exhibitions, dinner parties and conferences, The Lowry has it all.

Each of the 8 flexible spaces can be adapted to accommodate your guests whatever the occasion and can cater from as little as 20 guests right up to 1,730. As an arts venue The Lowry prides itself on its technological team on hand to create and deliver your project audio-visually and has specialist technicians to build a bespoke package based on your needs.

The Compass Room – a glass walled 4th floor room has dramatic panoramic views and can host a reception for up to 300 guests. The Hexagon Room is the Lowry’s bright and vibrant space with stunning views and a capacity for up to 100 for a reception. Pier 8 has a stylish bar and its own private balcony with views of The Quays and can hold a reception for up to 120. The Lowry has 2 theatres, the larger Lyric Theatre with a capacity of 1730 and the smaller Quays Theatre with a capacity for 440 and can be adapted to catwalk or theatre-in-the-round. There are 2 smaller North and South rooms for either workshops or breakout spaces and can seat 20 and 40 guests respectively. The Lowry also has a gallery space – The Andrew and Zoe Law Gallery – which makes a unique and stylish reception space and accommodates up to 200 guests.

The Lowry is accessible in many ways from on foot, by car, bus, taxi, water taxi, train and Metro link from Manchester City Centre. A truly unique venue popular for Christmas parties, weddings and conferences.

Venue The Lowry
Capacity 1,730 guests
Address Pier 8, Salford Quays
Greater Manchester
M50 3AZ
Booking Enquiries 0845 862 6677
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Packages & Offers (3)

The Lowry - Christmas Party Nighs

Christmas Party Nighs

  • Guests: 280 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price: from £47.95 per person
  • Description & Details

    Arrival drink Delicious 3-course meal with tea or coffee Incredible table magicians Live entertainment from our ever-popular singers DJ playing Christmas classics and dance floor hits Party bar

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The Lowry - Exclusive Christmas Parties

Exclusive Christmas Parties

  • Guests: 260 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price: from £50.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    For minimum numbers of 70 up to 260 private party packages are available from £49 per person to include Room Hire Welcome drink DJ and disco until 1AM

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The Lowry - Day Delegate Rate

Day Delegate Rate

  • Guests: 1730 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price: from £45.00 per person
  • Description & Details

    Meeting Room Hire Tea and Coffee throughout day Lunch AV Equipment Mineral Water Stationary

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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Rooms & Event Spaces (6)

Exhibition Space

  • Max Capacity: 2000
  • Full Details

    With all the partition walls removed we can offer 350msq of exhibition space. Hire of the whole exhibition space is on an exclusive basis therefore use of the Conference Theatre is also included. When the East and West Rooms are in situ we can offer a central exhibition space of 210msq. This space becomes a perfect solution when combined with the Conference Theatre, providing an exhibition and refreshment area with the possibility of four breakout rooms. There is also the option of installing the Central Room in the middle of the exhibition space if more rooms are required. The Central Room is another flexible space that can be partitioned off into two smaller meeting rooms.

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Lyric Theatre - The Lowry

Lyric Theatre

  • Max Capacity: 1730
  • Full Details

    The Lyric are both fixed and tiered seating.


    • Reception: 1730
    • Theatre: 1730
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The Studio - The Lowry

The Studio

  • Max Capacity: 300
  • Full Details

    The Studio can be used as a single large space accommodating private dinners for up to 280, or as three smaller conference rooms of varying capacities. When used as one room The Studio has a vast floor space making it ideal for exhibitions. When divided, Studio 1 alone has the option of a tiered auditorium; perfect for conferences of up to 150 people. The dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning waterfront views as well as an abundance of natural daylight. Air conditioning and complete blackout facilities feature throughout.


    • Reception: 300
    • Formal Dining: 250
    • Theatre: 150
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Compass Room - The Lowry

Compass Room

  • Max Capacity: 250
  • Full Details

    On the 4th floor of The Lowry, the circular Compass Room is the perfect setting for a range of events, from conferences for 250 delegates to dinners for up to 200 people. Its glass walls allow natural daylight and electronic blinds can provide complete blackout facilities, essential for formal presentations. The panoramic views of the Quays and the Manchester skyline from the Compass Rooms own private balcony add the wow factor to any conference or event.


    • Reception: 250
    • Formal Dining: 200
    • Theatre: 250
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Galleries - The Lowry


  • Max Capacity: 250
  • Full Details

    The Lowry Galleries present the worlds largest public collection of LS Lowrs work revealing a broad range of paintings, drawings, sketches and breathtaking landscapes. The Galleries offer an exciting and unique space to entertain guests and delegates alike. Perfect for drinks receptions for 250 people, yet equally suitable for smaller numbers.

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North and South Rooms - The Lowry

North and South Rooms

  • Max Capacity: 40
  • Full Details

    The North and South Rooms both feature dramatic colour schemes and lighting and are perfect for smaller meetings. These ground floor rooms come equipped with air conditioning and modern audiovisual equipment essential for todays conference organisers.


    • Reception: 40
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 40
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Venue Features (11)

  • AV Equipment
  • Disability Access
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access