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.

Applications for Young Singer of Mann 2024 are now live! 

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January 2024.

Click the image above to apply online or drop into the Erin Arts Centre box office to collect a printed copy.

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Latest News

  • December Events
  • Young Singer of Mann 2024 – applications now open!
    You can complete the form online by clicking the image above, or collect a printed copy from the Erin Arts Centre box office in Port Erin (call 835858 or email [email protected] for more information). Juniors (7-12 years) – Saturday 27th January 2024 – 2pm start Seniors (13-18 years) – Saturday 28th January 2024 – 2pm start Closing [read more…]
  • What’s On – November 2023
  • Otherworld – a community exhibition for the spooky season
    We are staging a community exhibition here at Erin Arts Centre, inviting open submissions from local artists, taking their inspiration from any aspect of the spooky season! All Hallows, All Saints, Hop Tu Naa, Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead, is a time of remembrance, of honouring the ancestors and the departed, a time when [read more…]
  • Port Erin Jazz Festival 2023
    Those hazy September days on the beach are stretching out towards autumn and there’s jazz in the air! The Port Erin Jazz Festival is back for a third instalment with a thrilling and eclectic lineup. Tickets will fly so get them quick!  FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER – 7.30pm – ERIN ARTS CENTRE – TICKETS £20  ROBIN NOLAN TRIO  (support from BLUE [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