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Salford University Graduations

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Make your University of Salford Graduation Day unforgettable at The Lowry, located in the heart of Media City. From the early morning preparations to the joyous moments post-ceremony, we have the full range of amenities to ensure your celebration is seamless and special.

Graduation on the day

Getting to your Graduation

The Lowry is located on the waterfront in MediaCity. In easy reach from Manchester City Centre either via bus or tram with parking available in the Quayside. The building is fully accessible with step free access, lifts enabling to all floors and accessible toilets throughout.

How to get Here




At Your Graduation

Don’t miss a moment of your big day—view our building map to effortlessly navigate The Lowry. It highlights key locations such as the Robing Room, Photography Studios, and the Ceremony Hall.


Getting Around Map

Graduation Schedule

You will be called to take your seat in the Lyric Theatre 45 minutes before your ceremony starts. Please have your ticket with your seat number (the one given to you at the check in desk) ready to present to the usher who will show you to your seat.

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Food and Drink

Pier Eight Restaurant

Dine in Style on Graduation Day

Gather your family for a memorable meal at Pier Eight Restaurant, a standout among restaurants in Media City, offering a specially curated graduation menu. Book ahead for graduation week, and we’ll welcome you with a complimentary glass of fizz! Our children’s menu caters to the little guests, ensuring everyone has a delightful dining experience.

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Toasting classes photo

Pier Eight Bar

Your Go-To Spot for Graduation Cheers

Kick off your graduation day at Pier Eight Bar, open bright and early for your caffeine fix with hot drinks and fresh breakfast pastries. From 11 am, we’re ready to serve up celebratory drinks in our cosy lounge with picturesque waterside views. Enjoy our outdoor terrace for a toast to your achievements and enjoy light bites from our bar menu starting at 12pm.

Close up image of coffee being made

Tower Coffee Shop

A Quick Stop for Treats and Refreshments

For a casual pause or a grab-and-go option, the Tower Coffee Shop is at your service all day. Choose from a selection of hot drinks, soft beverages, scrumptious cakes, and sandwiches, perfect for a quick bite or a relaxed sit-down.


Graduations gifts


A Quick Stop for fresh flowers, gifts and cards.

Celebrate and treat a loved one to the perfect gift from our shop. Choose from a range of flowers, cards and more. Open from 8am.