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A Unique Events Venue

The Lowry is a unique event venue like no other.  Located only 2 miles away from Manchester City Centre, our creative venue sits at the heart of MediaCityUK, an international hub for technology, innovation and technology.

Nestled within our venue, you’ll find a large rage of flexible event spaces accommodating between 20 – 1730 delegates.  Buzzing with originality and creativity, The Lowry offers an inspiring backdrop to events that your guests will love.  We host hundreds of events a year, from conferences in our main theatre spaces to meetings, dinners, award ceremonies and launch events in our fantastic dedicated event spaces.  So whether you’re holding a conference for 1,730 or a small meeting for 20, you’ll be sure to find the perfect space within our vibrant venue.

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Contact our dedicated events team today to start planning your event, or call 0161 876 2040 to speak to one of our team.

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Discover Our Spaces

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Theatre style conferences

Lyric Theatre 1,730 | Quays Theatre 440 | The Studio  120

  • Our theatres are the perfect auditorium spaces for your next conference
  • Use as standalone spaces or in combination with our additional spaces
  • Purpose built venue to hold large capacities with a number of catering areas
  • Unrestricted sight lines with no pillars
  • Access to theatre is directly via the loading bay
  • Experienced support from in-house technical team
  • Bespoke AV packages available
  • Fully air conditioned
  • The Studio can also be transformed into a self-contained small theatre seating 120

See our Lyric & Quays Theatre below.

Meetings, Conferences & Seminars

Compass Room 250 | Pier Eight Room 120 | Hexagon Room 100

  • Nine dedicated conference rooms
  • Spaces can be used as standalone or in conjunction with other rooms
  • Inspirational rooms featuring natural daylight & stunning views of MediaCityUK and Salford Quays
  • All spaces are fully accessible
  • In house catering with delicious and flexible menus
  • Full support from our experienced staff
  • Bespoke AV Packages can be designed by our experienced theatre technical team
  • All spaces are fully air conditioned and come with complimentary Wifi
  • The Studio spaces can be transformed from one large space into three separate rooms

See our Compass, Hexagon & Pier Eight below.

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Dinners, receptions & networking

Dinner: Compass 220 | Pier Eight 100 | Hexagon 70 I Galleries 80

Reception: Compass 300 | Pier Eight 120 | Hexagon 100 | Galleries 200

  • Unique spaces for memorable occasions
  • Delicious and vibrant menus from our in house catering team, designed to suit every occasion and taste
  • The Compass Room has unrivalled panoramic views of MediaCityUK and a private balcony
  • Our Gallery spaces offer an inviting and iconic location for events with a difference
  • Make an impact to your event and include a Gallery or building tour as part of your event
  • Our Gallery Promenade can also be used as a unique drinks reception space
  • Bespoke AV packages can be built by our experienced technical team

See our Compass, Hexagon, Pier Eight and Galleries below.

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Other Events

Our uniquely creative and flexible venue lends itself to a wide range of events.  Add to this our equally creative and dedicated team, and you’ll find that, no matter what your event brief, we can make it a reality.

Our events history is as diverse as you would expect from our venue, take a look at some of the type of events we have held:

  • Talent show auditions
  • Television awards
  • Screenings
  • Workshops
  • Away days
  • Car shows
  • Filming & photography shoots

We’re always looking forward to the next exciting event!

Speak to our experienced co-ordinators for further details.

Lyric Theatre

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Standing at the heart of The Lowry, The Lyric Theatre is a wonderful state of the art location for conferences and large meetings.

This vibrant theatre can be used as a standalone space or in conjunction with our other rooms if your event requires the use of multiple breakout spaces.

Capacity: Theatre 1730

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Quays Theatre

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The Quays Theatre provides an intimate theatre setting for up to 440 delegates.

The space is highly adaptable and can be transformed into a variety of seating and layout configurations including traditional stage end, catwalk, theatre in the round and flat floored.

Capacity: Theatre 440

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Compass Room

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The Compass Room is a spectacular self-contained space ideal for meetings, conferences, dinners and receptions.

The room has a unique circular shape and floor to ceiling windows, which come equipped with automatic black-out blinds.

A private bar and outside balcony space, complete with panoramic views of Salford Quays, will make your event unforgettable.

Capacity: Theatre 250 | Cabaret 120 | Dinner 220

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Pier Eight

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Conveniently located on the ground floor, Pier Eight features sleek, contemporary decor and panoramic waterside views.

It[s the perfect space for small daytime conferences, dinners, team meetings and; or used as break out space for larger conferences.

The space can be separated into two smaller spaces ideal for breakout rooms.

Capacity: Theatre 120 | Cabaret 60 | Dinner 100

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Hexagon Room

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The Hexagon room is a bright and welcoming space. Its unique positioning offers views of the vibrant interior of The Lowry and wonderful views of the surrounding Quays. The space is accessed by a private bridge which also provides a unique area for catering or a drinks reception.  

Capacity: Theatre 100 | Cabaret 48 | Dinner 70

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Galleries

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If you’re after an extraordinary venue to excite and enthuse, our Andrew and Zoe Law Galleries make an impact for dinner and drink receptions and provide a fabulous space for your delegates to mingle amongst the artworks.

Capacity: Dinners 80 | Receptions 200

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AV & Food & Drink

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When it comes to successful events, it’s seamless delivery that really makes the difference.  One of the things that really marks us out from the crowd is our expertise in all things technical. As a dedicated arts venue, we’re well used to dealing with large scale events.

We’re a creative bunch at The Lowry, which means that we can’t wait to get involved in your project. Tell us what you’re after and the scope of your budget and we’ll create a bespoke AV package to suit your needs.

 

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Food & Drink

An army marches on its stomach and our in-house catering service is here to ensure that your delegates have freshly prepared, delicious food.

Our chefs have created a range of menus that are suitable for every event, from healthy menus to British classics.

No matter what your event calls for, there will be something in our menus to suit every occasion and taste.

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Conferences & Events

Please use this form to contact us about holding an event at The Lowry. Your enquiry will be sent to our events team and one of our experienced co-ordinators will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your requirements. If your enquiry is urgent, please contact our sales team on 0161 876 2040.