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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  • Young Singer of Mann 2024 – winners photos
    What a brilliant weekend we had here at EAC for Young Singer 2024! We had a record 44 competitors across the two classes, from age 7-17. There was a wide range of voices, songs, styles and experience, and all the singers gave a great account of themselves and should be very proud. Here more in [read more…]
  • Young Singer of Mann 2024 – winners & full programmes
    We had an incredible weekend with the Junior Singers (age 7 to 12) competing on Saturday 27th January and the Young Singers (age 13 to 18) competing on Sunday 28th January. The full programmes are included below, including the names of all songs performed. Young Singer of Mann 2024: Junior Singer of Mann 1014:
  • Piano Series: Nikita Lukinov – 1 week to go!
    Just a week left until our next Piano Series performance from Nikita Lukinov,! Book online to join us on Saturday 20th January: ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856)Etudes Symphoniques Op.13Etudes I, II (Variations 1,2)Etude IIIEtudes IV-VIII (Variations 3-7)Five variations posthumously published in 1890Etude IXEtudes X-XII (Variations 8,9 & Finale – on a theme by Marschner) INTERVAL MODEST [read more…]
  • New Exhibition: “Finding Treasure” by Frauke Watson
    This exhibition is available from Tuesday 9th January to Friday 16th February 2024. The gallery will be open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, plus during events and specially selected Saturdays. For as long as she can remember, Frauke has been fascinated by the things other people consider as surplus to requirement. „What do you want with [read more…]
  • Young Singer of Mann – application deadline
    Heads up all young singers and teachers! The deadline for applications for this years Young Singer of Mann competition is 4pm this Friday (12th January). Apply online or contact us on 835858 or [email protected] for more details:

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