The Lowry opened on 28th April 2000, bringing together a wide variety of performing and visual arts under one roof. Opening its door to the best in entertainment and education in the arts, The Lowry aims to give everyone access to new areas of creativity and to embrace its broad community. The Lowry houses two main theatres and studio space for performing arts (1,730, 466 and 180 seats respectively) presenting a full range of drama, opera, ballet, dance, musicals, children's shows, popular music, jazz, folk and comedy and gallery spaces (1,610 metres of floor space); showing the works of LS Lowry alongside contemporary exhibitions. A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. One of the world's best venues for live entertainment, with an exceptional international programme of drama, dance, comedy and music. A great place for a superb value meal in our award winning restaurant. The Sunday afternoon rendezvous for great food and great free jazz, the first Sunday of the month in the Circle Bar, with the best of North West's jazz and World music artists. A great place to stimulate the whole family with fun activities and education programmes.