This information is for the 2018 Awards Ceremony, happening Monday 16 April.
Date and time
The awards will take place on the evening of Monday 16 April 2018. Doors open at 5.30pm. Seats will be taken from 6.15pm and the evening's proceeding will start at 6.30pm.
You can book your tickets for the awards alone, or for the awards plus our conference on the following day. Just click on the booking link and follow the instructions.
How to get here
The Lowry is based at:
Directions by train
From Oxford Road station, walk up Oxford Road towards Deansgate, where you can board the Metrolink. From Piccadilly or Victoria stations, there will be clearly signposted Metrolink stations nearby.
Directions by foot/cycling
The Lowry is accessible by bicycle from Manchester city centre, and via various cycle paths across the city. For information on cycle routes from Manchester to Salford Quays visit loveyourbike.org. There are several walkways navigating the rejuvenated waterways of Salford Quays. The Lowry Footbridge offers access from Trafford Wharfside and provides spectacular views of The Quays.
Local taxi companies:
- Salford Quays Taxis - 0161 660 6666
- First Taxis - 0161 930 8888
- 1010 Taxis (private hire) - 0161 793 1010
A taxi rank is also situated outside of The Lowry.
If you are attending the conference the next day and would like a room for the night, we suggest that you stay at one of our recommended hotels for ease of travel:
Copthorne Manchester 4* - 10 minutes’ walk
0161 873 7321
Premier Inn (The Quay House) – Less than 5 minutes walk
The Quays Loop
0161 872 4026
Ramada Hotel, Salford Quays 4* - 10 minutes’ walk
17 Trafford Road
0161 870 7070
Premier Inn – 10 minutes’ walk
0870 423 6450
Holiday Inn Manchester West – 5 minutes’ drive
0161 743 0080
Radisson Edwardian Hotel 5* - 10 minutes drive
0161 835 9929
Old Trafford Lodge – 5 minutes drive
0161 874 3333
Holiday Inn MediaCity – 5 minutes’ walk
0161 813 1040
HolidayInn Express – 5 minutes’ walk
0161 868 1000
Parking spaces are available in the Lowry Outlet.
We would ask all guests to adhere to a ‘smart/elegant’ dress code.
Please note that the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards are a networking event, as well as a celebration of the fantastic skills and talent in the creative industries. We carefully design the table plans to ensure you get the most out of the evening; this means you may not be seated with the delegates you have booked with. If you would like to make a specific request to sit with friends or colleagues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.