Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
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.
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.
|AYRSHIRE OPERA PRESENTS… A PORTRAIT OF OPERA|
AYRSHIRE OPERA PRESENTS… A PORTRAIT OF OPERA
Ayrshire Opera Experience present a snap shot of some of opera’s most loved moments along with some hidden gems. Enjoy an evening of opera performed by some of Scotland’s rising stars covering highlights from the Baroque to the 21st century in a night at the opera not to be missed.
|01294 274059||Saturday 6th August 2016|
|CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS - THE HOT SEATS|
CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS - THE HOT SEATS
Virginian livewires The Hot Seats, return to these shores for their eighth tour. Major crowd-pleasers, they have wowed events such as Celtic Connections, HebCeltFest, Shetland Folk Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where they picked up the biggest accolade possible - a Herald Angel - for their outstanding contribution to the event following a sell-out run at The Famous Spiegeltent. Their fiery brand on blistering Appalachian old-time mixed with left of centre bluegrass and a sprinkling of their own compositions has won fans around the world.
|01294 274059||Saturday 6th August 2016|
|NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS - SUNDAY JAZZ|
NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS - SUNDAY JAZZ
Traditional jazz played by one of Scotland's finest bands.
|01294 274059||Sunday 21st August 2016|
|SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - BRUCE MORTON LIVE|
SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB - BRUCE MORTON LIVE
Acclaimed Stand-up comedy legend Bruce Morton is hitting the road with a hysterical brand new show with its first stop the HAC in Irvine. Star of TV & Stage book now for an unforgettable night with one of comedy’s greatest storytellers.
|01294 274059||Saturday 30th July 2016|
|SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB MARRYMASS SPECIAL|
SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB MARRYMASS SPECIAL
As much of a tradition as the Greasy Pole it’s the return of annual Side splitters Marymass special to the HAC One of the most popular shows of the year brings acts from the fringe and beyond including Harry Garrison, Rob Kane, the Suave Alan Goldie & one of comedy fastest rising stars Big Scott Gibson!
Book now! Tickets: £6.
|01294 274059||Saturday 20th August 2016|
|CHILDRENS SUMMER ACTIVITIES|
CHILDRENS SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Get wacky with Willy Wonka, have fun with Fantastic Mr Fox and get crafty with the enormous crocodile at our Roald Dahl themed arts and crafts. Activates include mask making, puppet making, drawing, collage and other arts and crafts.
Summer Arts and Crafts with Roald Dahl (ages 5 – 7) Mon & Tue 10am – 11am. Summer Arts and Crafts with Roald Dahl (ages 8 – 11) Mon & Tue 11.15am – 12.15pm. £6 (for two sessions)
|01294 274059||Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th July 2016|
|CELEBRATING ROALD DAHL: MATILDA THE MUSICAL (ages 7 – 11)|
CELEBRATING ROALD DAHL: MATILDA THE MUSICAL (ages 7 – 11)
“When I grow up…” follow the story of Matilda growing up in a corrupt family, escaping their unlovable ways alongside her favourite teacher Miss Honey. A week filled with drama, dance and song, with a performance at the end. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch, plenty of snacks and water.
|01294 274059||Monday 25th &- Friday 29th July 2016|
|BEHIND THE CURTAIN: SET AND COSTUME DESIGN COURSE|
BEHIND THE CURTAIN: SET AND COSTUME DESIGN COURSE
If you would rather use your creative skills behind the scenes than on the stage then our set and costume design class might be for you. Help design and create costumes, props and set for a drama performance and see your creations come to life in the final show!
Ages 7 – 11 years. Cost: £20.
|01294 274059||Monday 1st - Wednesday 3rd August 2016|
|CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO VS JULIET COMEDY EVENT|
CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO VS JULIET COMEDY EVENT
What if Juliet didn’t fancy Romeo? And what if Juliet was a bore? Celebrate all things Shakespeare by crash landing these two star crossed selfies takers into 2016! A week of comedy and drama, as week put a modern twist on this classic tale. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch, plenty of snacks and water.
Ages 12 – 16 years. Cost: £35. .
|01294 274059||Monday 1st - Friday 5th August 2016|
|LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: TECH COURSE|
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: TECH COURSE
If you would like to become a technical triumph then our production course might be for you! Experience the life of a tech designer first hand and contribute to the sound and lighting for a drama show.
Ages 7 – 11 years. Cost: £15.
|01294 274059||Thursday 4th & Friday 5th August 2016|
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.
|01294 274059||Please call for dates|
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|
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.
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.
Our ever-changing exhibition programme presents a range of traditional and contemporary work by up and coming Scottish artists.
Harbour Arts Centre
114 -116 Harbour Street
Irvine KA12 8PZ
Tel: 01294 274059
Fax: 01294 271419
10.00am - 5.00pm Mon-Thu
11.00am – 4.00pm Fri
10.00am - 5.00pm Sat
11.00am - 5.00pm Sun
Guide dogs welcome
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
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