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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.


SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Enjoy a swinging afternoon of traditional jazz.

Tickets: £8.Conc: £6.

01294 274059 Sun 25th January 2015

classic clapton 30th anniversary tour
8pm

CLASSIC CLAPTON 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Bandwill bemaking a welcome return to Harbour Arts Centre in February as part of their 30thAnniversary Tour. Classic Clapton features front-man Mike Hall who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too. They were formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne long before the term "tribute band" was invented. In the past 30 years they have become something of a rock institution.

This will be the band's fourth visit to Harbour Arts Centre. Their previous 3 appearances quickly sold out. Fans are therefore advised to book early for their next concert.

Tickets: £15.00. Concessions: £10.00

01294 274059 Fri 20th February 2015

BENNY GALLAGHER IN CONCERT
8pm

BENNY GALLAGHER IN CONCERT

A night song and stories from one half of Gallagher & Lyle

Tickets: £20.00

01294 274059 Sat 21st February 2015

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Enjoy a swinging afternoon of traditional jazz.

Tickets: £8.Conc: £6.

01294 274059 Sun 22nd February 2015

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Enjoy a swinging afternoon of traditional jazz.

Tickets: £8.Conc: £6.

01294 274059 Sun 29th March 2015

TOMMY TRUESDALE AND THE SUNDOWNERS
7.30pm

TOMMY TRUESDALE AND THE SUNDOWNERS

One of Scotland's renowned and the legendary bands fronted by Irvine Beat FM DJ Tommy Truesdale returns to the HAC with a wide range of Rock & Roll, 60's, 70''s pop and country music. The accomplished singer and his band will cover a wide range of golden oldies in their repertoire including songs by Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Kenny Rogers, Roy Orbison and many more taking you down memory lane with a spring in your step. Join them for an evening of nostalgia not to be missed.

Tickets £8/£6 concession

01294 274059 Sat 11th April 2015

Comedy

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - BILLY KIRKWOOD LETS DO THIS!!!
8pm

SIDES SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - BILLY KIRKWOOD LETS DO THIS!!!

Billy Kirkwood returns with a new stand up show for 2015 unleashing a wave of frantically funny comedic nonsense in this new solo show about life, love, wrestling, French babies, fatherhood, fights with monkeys and tons of on-the-spot freewheeling, engaging banter and audience interaction! A special Ayrshire preview warming up for the Glasgow Comedy Festival 2015,

It's a one night only exclusive.

01294 274059 Sat 31st January 2015

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - DES MCLEAN - LIVE IN IRVINE
8pm

SIDES SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - DES MCLEAN LIVE IN IRVINE

Tickets £6

01294 274059 Sat 28th February 2015

BREAK A LEG DRAMA ADULTS PRESENTS "THE STEAMIE"
7.30pm

BREAK A LEG DRAMA ADULTS PRESENTS "THE STEAMIE"

A comedy-drama stage play, written by Rab C. Nesbitt actor Tony Roper. It follows the lives of a group of 1950s Glasgow women washing their clothes in a public washhouse.

An iconic play it is a comical and nostalgic tale of that time.

Tickets: £8.00. Concessions: £6.00

01294 274059 Fri 13th & Sat 14th March 2015

Theatre

SCOTCH BROTH PRESENT DICK WHITTINGTON (A PANTO FOR GROWN-UPS)
8pm

SCOTCH BROTH PRESENT DICK WHITTINGTON (A PANTO FOR GROWN-UPS)

Dick is on a quest to seek his fortune, and to be on Big Brother before the age of twenty. He boldly heads for the Town of Irvine – where they say the streets are paved with gold and the walls are stained with urine. Sheena the cook gives him a job in the best bakery in the toon and our characters set off on a journey! Well not is soor faced King Rat can help it!

Will Sheena's eldest lassie stop eating aw the steak bakes? Will King Rat get a kick up the jacksey? Will the Good Fairy stay sober and mind her words?

Featuring side splitting comedy, sensational songs and plenty audience participation, it's sure to be a laugh a minute evening for these dark winter months.

This is suitable for an 18+ audience.

01294 274059 Sat 7th February 2015

capall dorcha presents broadway on the coast
7.30pm

CAPALL DORCHA PRESENTS BROADWAY ON THE COAST

After a previous sell out performance, Broadway on the Coast is back this Valentine's Day! Returning to the Harbour Arts Centre, we'll be bringing you some of the very best Musical Theatre songs, performed by exceptional professional singers!

Also, to celebrate St Valentine's Day, we will donate £1 to the British Heart Foundation for every ticket sold!

Tickets: £13.00. Concessions: £11.00

01294 274059 Sat 14th February 2015

Children & Family Events

BOOKBUG (PARENTS AND CHILDREN 3MONTHS+)
10am - 10.45am

BOOKBUG (PARENTS AND CHILDREN 3MONTHS+)

The Bookbug has landed at the HAC...

why not come along to our free sessions for an all singing, booktastic workshop?

Free - Please book…

01294 274059 Mon 26th January 2015

KIDS FUN AFTERNOON - LET'S GO LEGO
1pm – 3.30pm

KIDS FUN AFTERNOON - LET'S GO LEGO

Explore the magical world of Lego and help stop the evil lord Kragle from taking over Lego land once and for all!

Enjoy an arty party filled fun afternoon of drama, arts and crafts and a snack pack.

This event is suitable for 5 years plus and booking in advance is recommended

£4 or two for £7

01294 274059 Sun 8th February 2015

BOOKBUG (PARENTS AND CHILDREN 3MONTHS+)
10am - 10.45am

BOOKBUG (PARENTS AND CHILDREN 3MONTHS+)

The Bookbug has landed at the HAC...

why not come along to our free sessions for an all singing, booktastic workshop?

Free - Please book…

01294 274059 Mon 23rd February 2015

BOOKBUG (PARENTS AND CHILDREN 3MONTHS+)
10am - 10.45am

BOOKBUG (PARENTS AND CHILDREN 3MONTHS+)

The Bookbug has landed at the HAC...

why not come along to our free sessions for an all singing, booktastic workshop?

Free - Please book…

01294 274059 Mon 30th March 2015

BOOKBUG (PARENTS AND CHILDREN 3MONTHS+)
10am - 10.45am

BOOKBUG (PARENTS AND CHILDREN 3MONTHS+)

The Bookbug has landed at the HAC...

why not come along to our free sessions for an all singing, booktastic workshop?

Free - Please book…

01294 274059 Mon 20th April 2015

Special Events

BURNS NIGHT
7pm - 8pm

Friends of the Harbour Arts Centre present Burns Night

Join us at the HAC Bar for an informal evening of Burns poetry and song from 7-8pm on Sunday 25th January.

Tickets only £5, includes a pie and a drink. Experience Burns in a relaxed setting, book soon as tickets are limited.

01294 274059 Sun 25th January 2015

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.

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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

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Billy Kirkwood at the harbour arts centre irvine

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