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

  • Rachel Hair and Ruth Keggin – Lossan
    We are thrilled to announce a new date for Ruth Keggin and Rachel Hair’s album launch here at EAC. Postponed from the Mananan Festival, the show will now take place on Monday 19th September at 7.30pm. You know what to do! https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/erinartscentre/t-vvveqjl
  • Cancelled: Rachel Hair and Ruth Keggin
    There is no easy way to say this but Ruth Keggin and Rachel Hair’s sold-out show tomorrow is cancelled due to illness. We can only apologise to everyone who has bought tickets and wish Rachel a big ‘get well soon.’ We are already working to reschedule this show but it will not take place during [read more…]
  • Cancelled: Adam Westcott
    We are very sorry to announce that Adam has had to cancel his scheduled appearance at this year’s Mananan Festival. He has sustained a hand injury and is unable to perform.  At this late stage, it is not possible to find a suitable replacement to maintain the integrity of the festival. We’re as disappointed as [read more…]
  • Mannin Music – Mini Musicians
    We are delighted to be hosting Mini Musicians weekly classes here at EAC, beginning on Thursday 16th June. Please note, this is NOT a drop-in session, click on link below for more information and booking/registration: https://manninmusic.com/mini-musicians/
  • We’re Hiring a Creative Administrator
    The Erin Arts Centre is looking for an organised, versatile person to assist the Creative Director with the Centre’s next exciting chapter. The successful applicant will be prepared to engage in all aspects of running a small, vibrant arts venue, from undertaking daily administrative duties, to staffing our events alongside a team of volunteers. We [read more…]

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.

The Barbirolli International Oboe Festival and Competition

The Barbirolli International Oboe Festival and Competition takes place triennially, at the Erin Arts Centre, Isle of Man. One of the most prestigious oboe events in the world, it is named after the celebrated oboist and writer Evelyn Rothwell, Lady Barbirolli. Her vision to encourage a wider appreciation of the oboe, to advance excellence in playing and to expand the repertoire for the oboe is mirrored in an event which gives young emerging oboists the chance to compete for one of the coveted prizes whilst also participating in a week of recitals, masterclasses, ensembles and other activities.

Due to Covid restrictions, 2020’s event was cancelled and the next competition will take place in March 2023.

Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition

Lionel Tertis, the greatest viola player of the 20th century, died in February 1975, at the age of 98. A fund was set up with the primary objective of establishing an international Viola Festival to commemorate the work that he undertook for that instrument throughout his long and active life.

Such a competition would provide a unique incentive to the growing number of viola players all over the world who wish to pursue a solo or chamber music career. So the Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition was born.

This triennial event is now well-established and known throughout the musical world. Players of all nationalities are invited to take part in the competition, workshops and masterclasses. The event is administered by the Erin Arts Centre with funding from the Lionel Tertis Foundation and the Isle of Man Arts Council.

The next competition will take place in 2023.

Clubs

The Port Purlers Charity Knitting Group

are delighted to have a home at the Erin Arts Centre.

We meet on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00pm to 4.00pm in Harry’s Bar. Over the last nine years we have made thousands of garments which we have donated mainly to children’s charities. These charities include, Chernobyl’s Children, Nobles Hospital, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Rumanian charities, Graih, Beekeepers in Burundi and now the Erin Arts Centre too. 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? Interested in sharing your views in a group of like-minded people? Then join the Book Circle.

The Book Circle has met once a month since October 2004 and is open to all Erin Arts Club members. Meetings are on Wednesdays from 1.30 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. Contact EAC for more details.

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