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.


CAROL LAULA: LIVE AT THE HAC
7.30pm

CAROL LAULA: LIVE AT THE HAC

Carol Laula has been dear to Glasgow's heart ever since her song 'Standing Proud' was picked as the anthem for its year as European City of Culture in 1990. Her eight albums to date have continued to showcase Laula's vibrant voice and soulful folk-pop songwriting, interwoven with strands of country and blues.

Tickets: £10.00. Conc: £7.00.

01294 274059 Friday 12th February 2016

NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm

NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Enjoy an afternoon of Traditional jazz at the HAC

 

01294 274059 Sunday 21st February 2016

NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
7.30pm

FRECKFEST PRESENT KEVIN MCDERMOTT

The HAC is the perfect place in which to catch this well-lovedand extremely talentedsinger/songwriter.

Tickets: £10.00.

 

01294 274059 Friday 4th March 2016

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS WOODY PINES
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTS WOODY PINES

Nashville-based roots music hotshots Woody Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and last time they toured over here,reviewers unanimously declared them to be one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit.

Tickets: £12.00. Conc: £10.00.

 

01294 274059 Sunday 6th March 2016

NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm

NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Enjoy an afternoon of Traditional jazz at the HAC

 

01294 274059 Sunday 13th March 2016

MIKE TRACY TENOR SAXOPHONIST
8pm

MIKE TRACY TENOR SAXOPHONIST

A veritable " Ambassador of Jazz" Professor Michael Tracy is one of Americas's foremost jazz educator/performers.

Tickets: £14.00.

 

01294 274059 Sunday 13th March 2016

FRECKFEST PRESENTS RODDY HART & THE LONESOME FIRE
7.30pm

FRECKFEST PRESENTS RODDY HART & THE LONESOME FIRE

"Widescreen....poetic...evoking the epic rock of Springsteen....."Just some of the superlatives that have been thrown in the direction of Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire.

Tickets: £10.00.

 

01294 274059 Friday 8th April 2016

NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS
2pm

NEW ORLEANS JOYMAKERS

Enjoy an afternoon of Traditional jazz at the HAC

 

01294 274059 Sunday 17th April 2016

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTSTHE RAILSPLITTERS
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA PRESENTSTHE RAILSPLITTERS

Renowned across America for their exhilarating performances.

Playing with the kind of grace and confidence expected from their elders,they have a real depth of character and formidable talent, drawing influences from all the greats - including Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs.

Tickets: £12.00 Conc: £10.00.

01294 274059 Sunday 17th April 2016

CHINA CRISIS – LIVE IN CONCERT
7.30pm

CHINA CRISIS – LIVE IN CONCERT

After a highly successful tour of the UK in 2014, China Crisisreturns in support of their newalbum 'Autumn in theNeighbourhood' - their first album of new material in 20 years.

Tickets: £15.00.

01294 274059 Friday 22nd April 2016

CLUB AMERICANA LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS
7.30pm

CLUB AMERICANA LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS

Laura Cortese has built a distinguished career and has become one of the most in-demand musical partners and collaborators on the circuit, while continuing at the same time, to make her own music…

Tickets: £12.00. Conc: £10.00.

01294 274059 Sunday 24th April 2016

Comedy

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS CHRIS DINWOODIE –OFF THE CUFF
8pm

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS CHRIS DINWOODIE –OFF THE CUFF

International magic champion & comedian Chris Dinwoodie, one of Scotland's most exciting and talented entertainers brings his amazing magic &comedy show for one of the most unique, hilarious nights out you'll ever see.

Tickets: £6.00.

01294 274059 Saturday 27th February 2016

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS MICHAEL REDMOND
8pm

SIDE SPLITTERS COMEDY CLUB PRESENTS MICHAEL REDMOND

Known throughout the world for his alternative hilarious off the wall musings and of course as "Father Stone" from TV's legendary Father Ted it's a must have ticket.

Tickets £6.

01294 274059 Saturday 19th March 2016

Theatre

CAPALLDORCHA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS A NIGHT OF BROADWAY
7.30pm

CAPALLDORCHA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS A NIGHT OF BROADWAY

This two hour performance features the very best of Broadway and West End musical theatre numbers.

Tickets: £13.00.

01294 274059 Saturday 20th February 2016

Children & Family Events


EASTER THEATRE SCHOOL – THE DESCENDANTS (7 – 11 YEARS)
10am - 4pm

EASTER THEATRE SCHOOL – THE DESCENDANTS (7 – 11 YEARS)

They're not bad, they're justborn that way… help the descendants on another adventure to save the day.

Cost £35.

 

01294 274059 Monday 4th - Friday 8th April 2016

EASTER EVENT – EASTER EGG HUNT & CRAFT FUN
10am - 11.30am

EASTER EVENT – EASTER EGG HUNT & CRAFT FUN

Celebrate Easter with an'egg'citing' HAC Egg hunt,followed by lots of Easterthemed crafty fun!

Free Entry

 

01294 274059 Wednesday 13th April 2016

EASTER EVENT – EASTER EGG HUNT & CRAFT FUN
1pm

EASTER EVENT – EASTER FUN DAY (5 – 12 YEARS)

Tickets: £4.00.

 

01294 274059 Wednesday 13th April 2016

EASTER EVENTS: EASTER CIRCUS
1.30pm - 4pm

EASTER EVENTS: EASTER CIRCUS

Come to the big top with Peter Rabbit as he hops off to the circus and learns the art of juggling and plate spinning just like the professionals do! Skills (7 – 12 years)

Tickets: £4.00.

 

01294 274059 Wednesday 13th April 2016

SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE (12 – 16 YEARS)
6.30pm - 8.30pm

SENIOR YOUTH THEATRE (12 – 16 YEARS)

Create your own magical worlds, mystical sidekicks and set off on amazing adventures every week at our fun-filled drama workshops.The workshops specialise increative play, imagination andconfidence building.

If you love to sing, dance, act then why not give it a try! £40 (8 week block)

Every Tuesday

 

01294 274059 Tuesdays 26th April - 14th June 2016

YOUTH THEATRE
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YOUTH THEATRE

Create your own magical worlds, mystical sidekicks and set off on amazing adventures every week at our fun-filled drama workshops.The workshops specialise in creative play, imagination andc onfidence building. If you love to sing, dance, act then why not give it a try!

Mini's 10.15am – 11.15am (4 – 6 years)

Juniors 11.15am – 12.30pm (7 – 9 years)

In-betweeners 12.30pm – 2pm (10 – 12 years)

£40(8 week block)

Every Saturday

 

01294 274059 Saturdays 30th April - 18th June 2016

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


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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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