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.


TICKETS FOR THE 2024 MANANAN FESTIVAL ARE NOW LIVE!

MONDAY 24TH TO SATUDAY 29TH JUNE – AN INCREDIBLE EVENT EVERY NIGHT

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Mananan Festival 2024 is supported by IOM Arts Council


What’s On

See the latest events on at the Arts Centre

Latest News

  • Eliza Carthy – Opening Night at Mananan Festival 2024
    BOOK ONLINE Eliza Carthy is a phenomenal talent and we are thrilled to have her open Mananan 2024!  She will perform solo with her incredible voice and fiddles. Describing herself simply as a ‘modern English musician’, Eliza Carthy is one of the most recognisable faces in British folk.  She has received an MBE; numerous BBC [read more…]
  • 2 incredible live shows from Ben Ottewell !
    What an amazing 2 nights from Ben Ottewell! Huge thanks to But First Promotions for arranging the event, plus local bands Eject & Sub Level 5 for supporting. These fantastic photos were taken by our newest (and youngest!) in-house photographer Isabelle. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and X (Twitter) to see more about our upcoming [read more…]
  • Look out for the RNLI flags!
    The RNLI have very kindly let us borrow their Lifeboat flags while we have Rushen Primary School’s fantastic RNLI 200 exhibition in our gallery! Look out for them catching the breeze in Victoria Square.
  • New Exhibition: Celebrating 200 Years of The RNLI, Rushen Primary School
    Drop into the EAC to see the fantastic work from pupils at Rushen Primary School, celebrating 200 Years of the RNLI! The exhibition will be open to the public from Tuesday 30th April to Friday 14th June. The gallery is open 10am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Friday each week, plus during show times. Free entry!
  • Mananan Festival – tickets now live!
    Tickets for our annual festival are now live! Book your seat now so you don’t miss out on seeing some of the most talented and respected artists in their genres. Drop into the EAC box office or book online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/erinartscentre

Opening Hours

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

Festivals

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.

Clubs

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.

Membership

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.

Contact

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

Address

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