NORTH AYRSHIRE'S VENUE FOR COMEDY, MUSIC, THEATRE & THE ARTS
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Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

 
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The Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Located by the picturesque Irvine Harbourside, the Harbour Arts Centre provides a vibrant programme of activities throughout the year: live music, comedy, theatre and exhibitions. 

It has two multipurpose studio spaces along with a gallery and welcoming and stylish café bar.

Music

If you want to hear it live, loud and keep it local, the HAC is the ideal venue for all musical lovers - a contemporary and intimate setting to experience a selection of musical genres.


INTO THE ARK
7.30pm

FRECKFEST PRESENT INTO THE ARK

Plus Support

Tickets: £10

Tickets are on sale at the HAC box office: 01294 274059 and on-line at Ticket Web

01294 274059 Friday 4th August 2017

THE MAGIC FLUTE - MOZART SCOTS LANGUAGE TRANSLATION
2.30pm & 7.30pm

THE MAGIC FLUTE - MOZART SCOTS LANGUAGE TRANSLATION

Ayrshire Opera Experience present Mozart's The Magic Flute with a new Scots Language libretto by Dr Michael Dempster. The production will be performed by professional soloists and a community chorus, following an intensive week of rehearsals at the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine.

A new production of The Magic Flute set in the confines of an Asylum, highlights the struggle between good and evil as the characters explore love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment. See Mozart's masterpiece brought to life in the intimate theatre of the Harbour Arts Centre.

Ticket costs: £10

01294 274059 Saturday 12th August 2017

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

The best of traditional jazz played by some of Scotland’s leading musicians.

Tickets: £8/£6

01294 274059 Sunday 20th August 2017

Comedy

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY PRESENTS: THE MARYMASS SPECIAL
8pm

SIDESPLITTERS COMEDY PRESENTS: THE MARYMASS SPECIAL

Featuring Micky Bartlett (from Ireland), Steven Buchanan, Jamie Dalgleish and Ray Bradshaw as compere.

Tickets: £8.

01294 274059 Saturday 26th August 2017

Theatre

THE MARK PRICE: TAKE TWO
7.30pm

THE MARK PRICE: TAKE TWO

Is your mind being tricked or is your mind playing tricks on you?

Two questions but there can only be one answer. Back for a 3rd time at The HAC with a brand new show, Mark Price is ready to take you through an unforgettable experience of what looks like, feels like and can only be described as, magic. It can’t possibly be real. But then again, maybe it is.

£15

01294 274059 Saturday 5th August 2017

Children & Family Events

TROLLS THEATRE SCHOOL EVENT
10am - 4pm

TROLLS THEATRE SCHOOL EVENT

Beat the Bergens, the only (obvious) way: with lots of singing, hugs and hair swooshing!!

A week of adventure, singing, drama and fun!

Ages 5 – 7 years. 10am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 4pm. £25.

10am – 4pm £50.

Please bring packed lunch, snacks and water.

Performance Friday 3.30pm. £2 per ticket.

01294 274059 Monday 17th - Friday 21st July 2017

BEN & HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM - EARLY DRAMA EVENT
10am - 11am or 11.30am - 12.30pm

BEN & HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM - EARLY DRAMA EVENT

Somewhere hidden amongst thorny brambles, is a little Kingdom of Elves & Fairies... Ben & Holly themed drama event filled with music and magic!

Ages 3 – 4 years

Cost £3.

01294 274059 Monday 24th July 2017

MOANA THEATRE SCHOOL EVENT
10am - 4pm

MOANA THEATRE SCHOOL EVENT

“For generations this peaceful island has been home to our family, but beyond our reef a great danger is coming. Legend tells of a hero who will journey to find the demi god Maui, and together they will save us all”

A week of musical theatre based on the adventurous tale of Moana!

Ages 7 – 11 years. Cost £50.

Please bring packed lunch, snacks and water. Performance Friday 3.30pm. £2 per ticket.

01294 274059 Monday 24th - Friday 28th July 2017

HOW TO DRAW YOUR DRAGON!
10am - 12pm

HOW TO DRAW YOUR DRAGON!

You will surely impress your friends when you learn to draw this fire - breathing dragon!

Ages 8 -11 years. Cost £10. (Pre-booking essential, classes will only run subject to interest.)

To book a place email: ayrshirecrafts@outlook.com

01294 274059 Tuesday 25th July 2017

THE VOICE THEATRE SCHOOL EVENT
10am - 4pm

THE VOICE THEATRE SCHOOL EVENT

Battle it out to be the biggest Voice in Irvine… a week of comedy, drama and music creating our very own version of the hit TV programme

Ages 8 – 14 years. Cost £50.

Please bring packed lunch, snacks and water. Performance Friday 3.30pm. £2 per ticket.

01294 274059 Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August 2017

LEGO MARVEL SUPERHEROES
10am - 4pm

LEGO MARVEL SUPERHEROES

Drawing and painting your favourite Lego Superheroes has never been easier, come along and we'll show you how!

Ages 8 – 11 years. Cost £10.

(Pre-booking essential, classes will only run subject to interest.)

To book a place email: ayrshirecrafts@outlook.com

01294 274059 Tuesday 1st August 2017

Adult Art Classes

SUMMER MEADOWS: PART TWO WITH CREATIVE SPIRIT
1pm - 3pm

SUMMER MEADOWS: PART TWO WITH CREATIVE SPIRIT

A follow-up to our June workshop introducing further mixed-media techniques including applique, to create your own contemporary textile art inspired by the natural beauty of a summer meadow.

Perfect either as a standalone workshop, or together with Summer Meadows (Part 1).

Please email kathleen@stormlily.co.uk to book your place. Beginners welcome!

£25 (includes all materials)

01294 274059 Saturday 5th August 2017

SUMMER MEADOWS: PART TWO WITH CREATIVE SPIRIT
10.30am - 4pm

SUMMER SUNSETS IN OILS WITH GILLIAN PARK

Under the tutelage of Gillian Park, create a glorious painting in buttery oils, bursting with colour.

Materials, lunch, tea and coffee will be provided. Cost: £50

To book contact Gillian at gillian@gillianpark.co.uk.

01294 274059 Sunday 6th August 2017

sunday art
11am - 4pm

Sundays will be dedicated to a variety of workshops which will concentrate on developing techniques in a range of media.

Each class will be taken by a professional tutor.

01294 274059 Every Sunday

Writers Group

writers group
12.30pm - 2.30pm

Are you a writer based in or around North Ayrshire? Are you seeking a little inspiration? Or maybe some high quality critiques to help bring your work up to scratch? Come along and join our workshops, meet other writers and inspire each other.

£42.00/£36.00 concession

01294 274059 Tuesdays

Book Cafe

book CAFE
7pm

Book Café

The book café takes place in the relaxing surroundings of the hacbar. If you want to get hold of new books, take the pain out of choosing a good read or simply meet new people, then why not pop along.

 

01294 274059 Tuesdays

Exhibitions

Our ever-changing exhibition programme presents a range of traditional and contemporary work by up and coming Scottish artists.

STORIES FROM THE SHIRE: AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY LOUISE HIGGINS

STORIES FROM THE SHIRE: AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY LOUISE HIGGINS

Louise Higgins' paintings celebrate natures design. The flowing patterns of the landscape portray a deep connection with the land and its features, presenting the viewer with whimsical storie

01294 274059 Friday 14th July - Sunday 27th August 2017

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Harbour Arts Centre

114 -116 Harbour Street
Irvine KA12 8PZ

Tel: 01294 274059
Fax: 01294 271419

Email:
harbourarts@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Web:
www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/hac


Opening Hours

10.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Thu
11.00am – 4.00pm Fri
10.00am - 5.00pm Sat
11.00am - 5.00pm Sun

Wheelchair Access
Induction Loop
Guide dogs welcome


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Hacbar

Why not call into the Harbour Arts Centre, on the picturesque setting of the Irvine harbourside for a coffee, light snack or dinner.

The stylish and welcoming HACBAR is one of the most popular places to visit on Irvine’s harbourside. Open from 9am, seven days a week, you can start the day with a delicious, full breakfast, or enjoy a light lunch. 

Throughout the day, fresh coffee and home baking is served.An Early Dinner menu is served from 5pm to 7pm and each evening a full a la carte menu with a selection of specials to accommodate all tastes is offered.

Serving fresh, locally harvested, sea food; traditional Scottish cuts of meat accompanied fresh seasonal vegetables; and offering dietary and vegetarian menus, all complemented with a comprehensive range of wines, spirits, beers, and cocktails. 

Come to the HAC Bar for a warm welcome and simply, great food.


HACBAR Opening Hours

Mon: 11am – 4pm
Tues: 11am - Late
Weds - Sun: 9am - Late

Tel: 01294 311833

www.thehacbar.co.uk

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Billy Kirkwood at the harbour arts centre irvine

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