The Erin Arts Centre is a celebrated performing arts venue, cinema and gallery situated in the beautiful seaside village of Port Erin. A registered charity and nonprofit organisation, we provide a diverse and dynamic programme of events for the Island community.

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Latest News

  • Upcoming Authors’ Talk: “Ravens’ Nests & Spring Tides”
    “Ravens’ Nests & Spring Tides” – writing about place and nature in Iceland and the Isle of Man  Author talk by Dr Sarah Thomas and Dr Fiona Gell  Wednesday 19 April 7.30pm  Book tickets online: Authors Sarah Thomas and Fiona Gell have written about two very different places – Iceland’s Westfjords and the underwater [read more…]
  • Rushen Players – rescheduled One Act Plays
    This show was originally planned for 9th, 10th and 11th March but was postponed due to bad weather. Anyone who booked for the original dates via Ticketsource or by card in the office has been automatically refunded. If you paid by cash, please drop into the EAC box office for a refund. New date: 7.30pm [read more…]
  • Snow day!
    Due to the snow and predicted icy conditions, the EAC office will be closed today. We are awaiting a decision on the Rushen Players shows scheduled for tonight and tomorrow and you’ll know as soon as we do. Take care and enjoy the snow!
  • Update from Rushen Heritage Trust
    The lecture series from Rushen Heritage Trust has been incredibly popular, especially when the content takes on a local spin. What would have been the final event in the series, a presentation about artist William Hoggatt, was initially cancelled but we’re happy to say this has now been replaced with a fascinating evening by local [read more…]
  • George Todica lights up the Piano Series
    We’d like say a huge EAC thank you to George Todica and everyone who came down and made Saturday’s Piano Series such a special event. The morning masterclass was informative and accessible, unlocking some of the themes and secrets of the evening programme and discussing life as a professional musician. The evening recital was a [read more…]

Opening Hours

Tuesday10.00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday10.00am – 4:30pm
Thursday10.00am – 4:30pm
Friday10.00am – 4:30pm
The gallery is also open when events are on


The Mananan International Festivals

Named after the mythological, Manx sea god, The Mananan International Festivals are our own, special, annual celebration of the performing arts. Established in 1975 by John Bethell, the June/July festival brings a diverse programme of music, drama, dance, spoken word and more, to the Arts Centre. Due to Covid restrictions, the 2020 event was cancelled. Watch this space for further announcements.

The Mananan Opera Festival takes place in September, welcoming a small, resident company to rehearse and perform a live opera on our intimate stage. Once again, due to Covid, the 2021 Opera (Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte) will not take place.


The Port Purlers Charity Knitting Group

We are delighted to have a home at the Erin Arts Centre. We meet on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm in Harry’s Bar. Over the last nine years we have made thousands of garments which we have donated mainly to children’s charities including Chernobyl’s Children, Nobles Hospital, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Romanian charities, Graih, and Beekeepers in Burundi. We are always grateful for gifts of knitting yarn and suggestions of charities needing support. You can see some of our work for sale in the Gallery at the Arts Centre. Beginners, improvers and experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome to join this friendly group. Please contact Margaret Galloway for further information: Mobile 07624 456766 Home 01624 837946

Book Circle

Are you a book lover? Are you interested in sharing your views in a group of like-minded people? Then join the Book Circle. We have met once a month since October 2004 and are open to all. Meetings are on the first Wednesdays of each month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Art Club

The Art Club meets every Thursday in Harry’s Bar from 2pm-4pm to draw, paint and chat. Artists of all ability welcome.


We currently operate a dual membership for the ‘Erin Arts Club’ and ‘Friends of the Mananan Festival’ groups. This system is currently under review. If you are interested in joining, please contact us.


Phone +44 (0)1624 835858
Email [email protected]


The Erin Arts Centre
Victoria Square, Off Upper Promenade
Port Erin
Isle of Man IM9 6LD
British Isles