Something For The Weekend: Fri 8 – Sun 10 August

1. Lookout, it’s Saturday PlayhouseLookout_its_Saturday_Playhouse_main

Saturday Playhouse is now every week and it’s free in our new Lookout space for families. Saturday Playhouse is here every Saturday morning offering a range of exciting art activities for young artists and their families. From drawing to print making to model making each time there is something new to do. Check the Lowry website for what we’ll be up to each time!

This week celebrate War Horse at The Lowry by making your own galloping horse puppet and background.

Suitable for ages 5 – 11.

The Lookout

Times 11am – 12.30pm

Tickets FREE



2. REDBLUEREDBLUE – Live Installation At IWM North

RedBlueRedBlue-by-Mark-Anstee-640x360For one hour each day from 2 – 31 August, visitors will be able to observe renowned artist Mark Anstee create RedBlueRedBlue:  a live installation at IWM North.

Anstee will work from a pod in the heart of the Museum, drawing thousands of red and blue army action figures, which will be projected live onto the 27 foot high walls of the Main Exhibition Space.

Each day’s drawing will be a reaction to the previous day; witnessing visitors will be able to follow a virtual battle as each force tries to out-manoeuvre each other. As the drawings accumulate, the interior of IWM North will be transformed into a giant kaleidoscope of red and blue, creating an immersive installation that challenges audiences to think about their perceptions of war.

Visitors can watch the drawing unfold and become part of the installation by sharing their pictures with the hashtag #RedBlueRedBlue, which will be brought together chronologically in an online gallery.
The installation will also be streamed live on IWM’s YouTube channel.

RedBlueRedBlue by Mark Anstee is part of Reactions14, a series of specially commissioned contemporary artistic responses to commemorate the First World War Centenary.

3. The Terrace Bar

LowryTerraceSummer029The Lowry’s flagship Terrace Bar is a waterside venue with views stretched across The Quays. Ideal as a place to meet for a drink or a light lunch. Our south facing terraces soak up the sun throughout the summer months; as the sun sets, MediaCityUK lights up to offer unique and distinctive views.

In the evening, enjoy a relaxing drink or bite to eat from our menu before a show.

The Terrace Bar is open from 12pm daily. It remains open after most performances, perfect to wind down, discuss your evening and avoid the traffic – you might even catch a glimpse of the star.

We have a number of theatre bars that are open pre-show, allowing you to soak up the atmosphere as the anticipation builds. For most shows you can also pre-order drinks in advance of the show to avoid the queues during the interval.

Our food menu has something for everybody. Fresh, quality ingredients are used to create delicious dishes for a light lunch or a pre-show snack.

Food is served:

Monday – Friday 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – pre-show*

Saturday – Sunday 12pm – pre-show*