Clad in perforated steel and glass and fronted by an illuminated canopy, this impressive arts center in Manchester is one of the highlights of the Salford Quays waterways. L. S. Lowry (1887–1976) was a local artist, and one of the few who painted the industrial landscape. Galleries showcase Lowry's and other contemporary artists' work. The theater, Britain's largest outside London, presents an impressive lineup of touring companies. The nearest Metrolink tram stop is
Harbour City, a 10-minute walk from the Lowry.