The Lowry confirms re-opening line-up following green light from Government to re-open next week
The Lowry in Salford has tonight confirmed it’s re-opening line-up following the prime minister’s announcement that the next stage of the Roadmap out of Lockdown will begin next Monday.
The first performance, which will take place outdoors from Tuesday, 18 May, is a critically acclaimed live production of C-O-N-T-A-C-T by Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions.
From Saturday, 22 May, the art centre’s galleries will re-open at weekends on a timed-entry, socially distanced operation – offering visitors both the permanent LS Lowry collection and the exhibition exploring people from Salford’s experiences of lockdown, Days Like These.
On Sunday, 30 May, comedian Michael Spicer will be the first artist to perform indoors on the main Lyric Theatre stage, with his ‘The Room Next Door’ tour to a socially distanced audience.
Northern Ballet follows in the Lyric Theatre with a five-day run of Dangerous Liaisons from 1 – 5 June.
Commenting on the news, Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to welcome people back to our building from next week – and what an exciting programme we have on offer.
“I’m incredibly proud of the work we have shared during lockdown – we embraced new technology and overcame hurdles that will influence the delivery of our programme and strengthen our organisation for the future.
“The approval to re-open of our building, however, is a much-welcomed development and we cannot wait to get those doors open again!”
The Lowry’s artistic programme during lockdown was kindly supported by Art Fund, The Weston Culture Fund, Arts Council England and the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.