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The Lowry is a landmark Millennium building located on the Manchester shipping canal. The complex brief includes galleries for touring exhibitions and for the City of Salford’s Lowry collection, a Lowry study centre, the ‘Artworks’ interactive childrens’ gallery, a 1730 seat lyric theatre and 450 seat flexible courtyard theatre, rehearsal rooms and full support facilities, bars, cafes, retail and hospitality suites. Proving to be very popular, visitor numbers have more than doubled from those first anticipated and the Lowry has now become a ‘destination’ in itself. It has provided a new focal point within the community and has proved to be successful in encouraging people to experience the visual and performing arts.
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