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.


SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm

SUNDAY JAZZ WITH THE NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

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

Tickets: £8/£6.

01294 274059 Sunday 19th February 2017

AYRSHIRE OPERA PRESENT’S: PYRAMUS AND THISBE
7.30pm

AYRSHIRE OPERA PRESENT’S: PYRAMUS AND THISBE

Pyramus and Thisbe is a "mock opera" by the German-born composer John Frederick Lampe on the story of Pyramus and Thisbe. It was first performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London on 25 January 1745.

The anonymous libretto is based on Richard Leveridge's The Comickal Masque of Pyramus and Thisbe, itself inspired by the "play within a play" in Act V of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Ayrshire Opera presents a modern interpretation set in today's world of social media and online dating.

Experience the story as never before in this fun and fresh production. Tickets: £10/£8

01294 274059 Saturday 25th February 2017

Comedy

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: - GLASGOW COMEDY FEST PREVIEWS
8pm

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: - GLASGOW COMEDY FEST PREVIEWS

We’re bringing some of the best comics from this year’s Glasgow Comedy Festival back by popular demand to Irvine for a sneak peak of their hysterical new shows including Susie McCabe, Gary Meikle, and John Gavin.

Tickets: £8

01294 274059 Saturday 4th February 2017

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: IMPROV SPECIAL
8pm

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB: IMPROV SPECIAL

Award winning comic and star of BBC’s Scot Squad, Chris Forbes brings his brand new show of funny stories, songs and sketches to Irvine.

‘He’s brilliant company – honest, insightful, very funny.’ Scotsman. ‘Reminiscent of a young Jim Carrey’ Herald .

Tickets: £8

01294 274059 Saturday 4th March 2017

Theatre

A NIGHT OF BROADWAY
7.30pm

A NIGHT OF BROADWAY

Join Capall Dorcha Theatre Company for their Musical ‘Night of Broadway’ Featuring a first-class professional cast who will transform your night, performing two hours cabaret featuring your favourite musical theatre songs from Les Miserables, Grease, Wicked and much more. The perfect night out for anyone who loves musical theatre!

Tickets: £15

01294 274059 Saturday 11th February 2017

“A LIFE WITH THE BEATLES”
7.30pm

“A LIFE WITH THE BEATLES”

In 1961, 19 year-old Neil Aspinall joined The Beatles as their driver. He served the Fab Four for 46 years latterly as CEO of Apple Corps, their corporate conglomerate. A Life with the Beatles tells his unique story through this energetic and intimate solo drama.

Tickets: £10/£8.

01294 274059 Thursday 2nd March 2017

FAIR PLEY PRESENTS - “THE CAUSE OF THUNDER”
7.30pm

FAIR PLEY PRESENTS - “THE CAUSE OF THUNDER”

It is two years after the referendum, and Bob Cunningham has stuff on his mind: whether or not to take early retirement; politics, of course, and what to do about the No Vote, Brexit, Corbyn, refugees… that weird thing about rising into the heavens… and not forgetting the letter from Ethel, his ex-.

As he confronts retirement and the onset of old age, is his life’s work done? Is he finished? Can he come to terms with his, and his country’s, past, and future? Performed by David Hayman, written by Chris Dolan, directed by David Hayman Jr..

Tickets: £12/£10

01294 274059 Wednesday 8th March 2017

Children & Family Events


Adult Art Classes

LIFE DRAWING WITH FELICITY WALKER
11am- 4pm

LIFE DRAWING WITH FELICITY WALKER

Working from the figure is an important part of any drawing and painting practice.

In these classes, the tutor will guide you through a variety of mediums and techniques to develop your life drawing skills. All abilities and experience welcome

£22/£21.50 (Materials Included)

01294 274059 Sunday 22nd January 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.

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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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