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Arts & Culture

Theatre, arts, music, education or just something to while away the time – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

MediaCity is the vibrant hub of arts and culture in Salford. 

Here, you’ll find a diverse range of cultural and art venues, including The Lowry Theatre, the Imperial War Museum to ITV tours.

At The Lowry Theatre, you’ll be treated to world-class performances from some of the most talented artists in the world. From cutting-edge contemporary dance to classic Shakespearean dramas. With its state-of-the-art facilities and stunning waterfront location, The Lowry is the perfect place to enjoy a night out with friends or family. 

Meanwhile, the Imperial War Museum offers a unique and thought-provoking look at the impact of war on society. The museum’s extensive collection of artefacts and exhibits offers a fascinating insight into the personal stories of those who have experienced conflict, from World War I to the present day. With interactive displays and immersive exhibitions, the Imperial War Museum is a must-see destination for anyone interested in history and the human experience. 

You can even visit Coronation Street: The Tour and see the Brand New external Weatherfield Precinct Set! This impressive two-story working set has been carefully curated by Coronation Street’s design and construction teams and cleverly agreed to compliment the rest of the set, giving you more to explore than ever before.

So whether you’re interested in contemporary art, independent cinema, or live music, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes in our vibrant and dynamic home. 

When visiting why not enjoy a bite to eat at one of our restaurants – take a look at what we have on offer here!

L.S Lowry Exhibition 

The Lowry Theatre, home of the world-famous L.S. Lowry collection. Here, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the works of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and explore the life and legacy of this iconic figure. 

The Lowry Theatre’s permanent exhibition of L.S. Lowry’s work features over 350 paintings and drawings, including some of his most famous and beloved pieces. From the gritty, industrial landscapes of his early career to the charming and whimsical scenes of his later years, the collection provides a fascinating insight into the mind of one of Britain’s most celebrated artists. 

Alongside the exhibition, The Lowry Theatre offers a range of events and activities related to Lowry’s life and work. Whether you’re interested in learning more about the man behind the paintings, or simply want to enjoy a night out at the theatre, The Lowry has something to offer. 

In addition to the permanent collection, The Lowry also hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing the work of other contemporary artists and exploring themes related to art and culture. 

So why not plan a visit to The Lowry Theatre today and experience the world of L.S. Lowry for yourself? Whether you’re a lifelong fan or a newcomer to his work, you’re sure to be inspired and captivated by this incredible collection. 

Arts Exhibitions 

Here at MediaCity we showcase some of the most immersive and exciting art exhibitions in the UK. Whether you’re a fan of the classics or love exploring contemporary art, we have something to suit your tastes. 

Crowds immersed themselves in the world of Vincent Van Gogh with the immersive Van Gogh live exhibition. This groundbreaking experience brought the artist’s most famous works to life through stunning projections and interactive displays, allowing you to step into his paintings and experience them in a whole new way. 

Meanwhile, The Art of Banksy exhibition offered a unique look at the work of one of the most enigmatic and controversial artists of our time. Featuring over 80 original works by Banksy, including some of his most iconic pieces, this exhibition provided a fascinating insight into the mind of this mysterious artist. 

In addition to these two incredible exhibitions, we regularly host a wide variety of other art events and installations throughout the year, showcasing the work of both established and emerging artists from around the world. So, make sure to keep your eye on any upcoming exhibitions in our events section. 

So why not plan a visit to MediaCity and discover all that our art exhibitions have to offer? With so much to see and explore, you’re sure to be inspired and captivated by the world of art and culture that awaits you here. 

Plan a visit

Why not plan a visit to MediaCity today and discover all that this exciting destination has to offer? Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's always something new and exciting to experience in this cultural hotspot. 

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