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.


CLUB AMERICANA-HILLFOLK NOIR
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA-HILLFOLK NOIR

Bob Harris is a fan and has described their music as "amazing."

One of the hardest-working bands on the US roots music circuit, Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music "filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine".

01294 274059 Sun 12h July 2015

FRECKFEST PRESENTS 'TWIN HEART'
7.30pm

FRECKFEST PRESENTS 'TWIN HEART'

Blistering alt.rock formed from the ashes of Mechanical Smile. Drummer Murray is one of the Ayrshire music scene's good guys.

Get down and show him some love.For fans of guitars, loudness and guitars played loudly

01294 274059 Fri 7th Aug 2015

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS 'LINDSAY LOU AND THE FLATBELLYS'
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS 'LINDSAY LOU AND THE FLATBELLYS'

With roots in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys are renowned for instrumental ingenuity, a stunning vocal range…and incredible self-penned material that has everyone agreeing that they are a bit special.

There is something to please all tastes in the live performances - real passionate affairs that stir the blood and exhilarate - from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass beauty. This year the band will appear at a string of prestigious UK events including Shetland Folk Festival, HebCeltFest and Poole Festival in Dorset.

Tickets: £12/£10 conc.

01294 274059 Sun 16th Aug 2015

Comedy

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS MARYMASS SPECIAL
8pm

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS MARYMASS SPECIAL

One of the most popular shows of the year, bringing some of your most requested and best acts as well as some new faces from the Scottish comedy scene including the return of one of Scottish Comedy Legend Graham Mackie all hosted by Billy Kirkwood.

Tickets: £6

01294 274059 Saturday 15th Aug 2015

Theatre

SHOOT THE RAPIDS PRESENTS 'CLOUDS ON THE ROSE QUARTZ'
7pm

SHOOT THE RAPIDS PRESENTS 'CLOUDS ON THE ROSE QUARTZ'

'Clouds on the Rose Quartz' is a visually beautiful theatrical production, which incorporates music, video, and expressive movement.

The play follows the story of Mary and Daniel, two childhood sweethearts and how their love for each other is being torn apart by their conflicting desires.

Tickets: £8/£6 Conc.

01294 274059 Sat 25th July 2015

Children & Family Events

ADVENTURES WITH PADDINGTON
10am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4pm

ADVENTURES WITH PADDINGTON

Lost and alone poor Paddington needs a home, join him as he meets the Brown family and becomes one of them on his adventures in London.

4 – 6 years. Cost £15

01294 274059 Mon 13th – Fri 17th July 2015

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: PRODUCTION WEEK
10am - 4pm

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: PRODUCTION WEEK

If you'd rather be the brains of backstage, a technical triumph or a costume collaborator, why not come along to our production event and experience the life of a set, costume, prop and tech designer first hand.

Costs: £35.

01294 274059 Mon 13th – Fri 17th July 2015

THE MCDOUGALL'S HOLIDAY
12pm - & 3pm

THE MCDOUGALL'S HOLIDAY

Scotland's silliest family The McDougalls are packing their suitcase and heading on holiday!

Get ready for some musical mayhem and fun in the sun in this BRAND NEW interactive show! Max, Molly and Auntie Aggie (and not forgetting their pet bunny-rabbit Morag) jump on the bus to Bonnie Beach just in time for this year's Giant Sandcastle Competition! Max can't wait to try out his new bucket and spade, Molly can't wait to play with her new beach ball, and Auntie Aggie canny wait for a big bag of fish and chips with extra vinegar! Will Shug the Thug ruin their enormous sandcastle? Will Max eventually learn to swim? And will Auntie Aggie get sand in her sandwiches? F

ind out in this all-singing all-dancing musical extravaganza for all the family! Recommended for ages 3+ COME DRESSED FOR THE SUN!

£5 pp or £15 for a family of four.

01294 274059 Sun 19th July 2015

Special Events


Adult Art Classes

art classes
Various

Under the guidance of professional tutors, these classes allow you to work with a variety of approaches to painting and drawing.  Gain confidence to expand your range of skills and encourage development of your own individual style.

£42.00/£36.00 concession

01294 274059 Please call for dates

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.

£20 per session

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.

What's On Ayrshire
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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


What's On Ayrshire

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

harbour arts centre irvine

Billy Kirkwood at the harbour arts centre irvine

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