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 - THE HOT SEATS
7.30pm

the hot seatsCLUB AMERICANA - THE HOT SEATS

Virginian livewires The Hot Seats, have wowed the crowds at events such as Celtic Connections, Shetland Folk Festival, HebCeltFest and Edinburgh Fringe.

Regular visitors to the UK, the five-piece is now recognised as one of the most entertaining touring American roots bands on the circuit, pulling capacity crowds due to their solid reputation as an act that's not to be missed.

Tickets: £12/£10.

01294 274059 Sun 27th July 2014

Comedy

SIDES SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - MARYMASS SPECIAL
8pm

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB -MARYMASS SPECIAL

It's the return of the Marymass institution that you don't need a horse for.

Once more this year, we're bringing some of your most requested and best acts, as well as some new faces from the Scottish comedy scene. Including special headline performances from Scottish Comedy Icon funny Man Joe Heenan, former Scottish Comedian of the year Scott Agnew and up and comer Ross Leslie.

Book now as this slide down the greasy poll of comedy goodness always sells out fast!

Tickets £6.

01294 274059 Sat 16th August 2014

Theatre

CAPALL DORCHA - BROADWAY ON THE COAST
7.30pm

CAPALL DORCHA - BROADWAY ON THE COAST

Listen to the very best of Broadway and West End songs from the world's greatest musicals. 'Broadway on the Coast' brings the very best in Musical Theatre to Ayrshire. Capall Dorcha Presents this spectacular 2 hour show from all your favourite musicals. So come along and enjoy a night to remember!

Tickets: £10/£8

01294 274059 Sat 26th July 2014

Children & Family Events

SCHOOL OF ROCK 'THE MUSICAL'
10am - 4pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK 'THE MUSICAL'

Does anyone with any sort of talent want to help me (P6 Substitute Teacher Mr Dewey Finn) win the "Battle of the Bands" competition this weekend?

I promise not to shout at you or teach you maths, if you all promise to be Rock Stars and not tell the Head Teacher on me, deal? If you fancy being a Rock Star why not take part in this brand new fun and exciting musical premiering at the HAC – school just got a lot more Educational!

Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch, plenty of snacks and water. (ages 7 – 11 years)

Cost: £20.

01294 274059 Mon 21st – Fri 25th July 2014

'13' THE MUSICAL
10am - 4pm

'13' THE MUSICAL

A whole musical dedicated to teens – are you sick of being bossed about by your parents? Given curfews, chores and chats about "Your Future"?

Then let it all out as we celebrate the trials and tribulations of becoming a Teenager, with this fun, comical musical to perform at the end of the week. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch, plenty of snacks and water.

(12 – 16 years) Cost: £20

01294 274059 Mon 28th July – Fri 1st Aug 2014

PRODUCTION WEEK
10am - 4pm

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?!

You will not only put together a full production plan but create everything needed for our drama summer students to perform their very own version of '13' at the end of the week! Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch, plenty of snacks and water.

Cost: £20.

01294 274059 Mon 28th July – Fri 1st Aug 2014

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - KIDS COMEDY CLUB
2pm

kids comedy clubSIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - KIDS COMEDY CLUB

Side Splitters Comedy Club presents the first of our 'Mini Marymass Comedy Festival' with our first every Side Splitters Kids Comedy Club show.

Some of the best stand up's and entertainers on the scene today will 'clean up' their acts and bring the silly for the most demanding audience of all – your children. Hosted by star of CBBC's School of Silence, Irvine's own Billy Kirkwood. Please note all young comedy fans must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: £2. (ages 8 to 12)

01294 274059 Sat 16th Aug 2014

SCOTCH BROTH PRODUCTIONS PRESENT 'MEET THE MCDOUGALLS' A CRAZY FAMILY ADVENTURE
2.30pm

meet the mcdougallsSCOTCH BROTH PRODUCTIONS PRESENT 'MEET THE MCDOUGALLS' A CRAZY FAMILY ADVENTURE

Scotland's wackiest family The Mcdougalls are coming to town - and you're invited to join in their antics...

Come along and visit McDougall Cottage, where you'll meet Max and Molly McDougall, lovable brother and sister who, along with their talking bunny rabbit Morag, get up to all sorts of mischief. Enjoy this fun-filled, all-singing, all-dancing interactive show for all the family.

Cost: £5 per parent & child ticket, £2.50 for each additional parent/child.

01294 274059 Sun 24th Aug 2014

Tidelines Book Festival

TIDELINES BOOK FESTIVAL - CHAE STRATHIE
10.30am

TIDELINES BOOK FESTIVAL - CHAE STRATHIE

Join award-winning children's author Chae Strathie in a fun and interactive session.

Chae is the author of picture books 'Jumblebum' and 'Loon on the Moon'.

Cost: £2 (adults) £1 (children)

01294 274059 Sun 31st Aug 2014

TIDELINES BOOK FESTIVAL - CATHY CASSIDY
1pm

TIDELINES BOOK FESTIVAL - CATHY CASSIDY

World famous author Cathy Cassidy returns to North Ayrshire to talk about her new book Sweet Honey, and to answer questions and sign books which you can purchase on the day.

With lots of other activities on offer, don't miss this brilliant event organised by Tidelines Book Festival.

Cost: £5.

01294 274059 Sun 31st Aug 2014


Parent & Toddlers

PARENT & TODDLERS AT THE HAC
12noon - 1pm & 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Parent and Toddlers at the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Parents, grandparents, childminders and carers are invited along to join in these exciting and stimulating lunch-time sessions, which include art and craft, story-telling, drama, music, movement and cinema showings. Guaranteed fun for all pre 5s

Please book in advance.

£2 per family.

01294 274059 Please call for dates

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

harbour arts centre irvine

Billy Kirkwood at the harbour arts centre irvine

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