RHT: “The History of Manx Tourism” with Charles Guard SOLD OUT

Tickets £6 / Friends of RHT £5 Tourism was once the mainstay of the Manx economy and in this illustrated talk historian Charles Guard explains how it all started (long before most people imagine) and how the Island adapted to the annual influx of hundreds of thousands of people. He will highlight some of the more challenging aspects of running a boarding house and there will be lots of photographs, amusing anecdotes... and a few [read more…]


Midweek Movie: “Oppenheimer” (2pm + 7.30pm screenings)

Adults £6 / under 18s £2 Christopher Nolan's formidable and ambitious portrait of theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer is coming to EAC! Cillian Murphy stars as the brilliant mind, tasked with working on the top-secret Manhattan Project during WW2. His work comes to an ominous fruition on July 16th 1945 with the world's first nuclear explosion, changing the course of history forever. Oppenheimer is a modern age Frankenstein movie, in which a man captivated by the [read more…]


EAC Christmas Market (11am-4.30pm)

Twinkling lights, pine needles, carols and mulled wine - that magical time of year is almost upon us! To help you into the festive mood and provide a solution to those pesky present problems, the Erin Arts Centre will be hosting our EAC Christmas Market (11am-4.30pm) on Saturday 9th December. With over 20 varied craft stalls, a tombola, raffle and hot food & drink served all day, we can guarantee a fine festive atmosphere and [read more…]

“2121: A Film” by Kitterland

The 21st of May falls on the 21st week of the year. In the course of that week the sun sets at 21 minutes past the 21st hour. Kitterland will screen their film 2121 at the Erin Arts Centre on 17th December. Recorded at the Sound Cafe on May 21st, their film takes in views of the island from dawn until dusk, from sea to river, to forest and field.


“It’s A Wonderful Life” sponsored by Bushy’s

Adults £8 Under 18's £2 What better way to sign off before the festivities than with a visit to the EAC & Bushy's Yuletide institution!  We all know the story but it's still beautiful thing to watch it all unfold surrounded by friends, sharing the spirit of Christmas.  An angel is sent from heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. James [read more…]


NY Met Opera: “Nabucco” (5.55pm live screening)

Adults £15 / Under 18 £2 Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic Met staging of biblical proportions. Baritone George Gagnidze makes his Met role debut as the imperious king Nabucco, alongside soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska reprising her thrilling turn as his vengeful daughter Abigaille. Mezzo-soprano Maria Barakova and tenor SeokJong Baek, in his company debut, are Fenena and Ismaele, whose love transcends politics, and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy repeats his celebrated portrayal of the high [read more…]


RHT: “William Hoggatt: A Passion For The Manx Landscape” with Yvonne Cresswell SOLD OUT

Adults £5 | RHT Friends £4 | Under 18s £2 William Hoggatt is well-known as a painter of Manx landscapes, but he was also an outspoken campaigner and champion for the protection and preservation of the Manx countryside in the late 1930's.  In the next of our season of talks, Yvonne Cresswell, former curator of Social history for Manx National Heritage, will reveal how there was much more to this elderly artist than his familiar [read more…]


Midweek Movie: “The Great Escaper” (2pm + 7.30pm)

Adults £6 / under 18s £2 We open the new Midweek Movie season with a variation on our recent theme of absconding senior citizens taking long journeys! Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson are on sparkling form in this true-life heartwarmer about the Word War 2 veteran Bernard Jordan, who in 2014, jauntily sneaked out of his seaside care home (where he lived with his wife Irene)  to get aboard a cross-channel ferry and [read more…]


Piano Series: Nikita Lukinov (11am masterclass)

Free Admission- 11am start This evening’s Piano Series guest, outstanding Russian pianist, Nikita Lukinov , will give a free masterclass, playing excerpts from and discussing his programme for the evening recital, which will include works by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. This is an ideal opportunity for aspiring pianists to meet and observe a young professional at the top of his craft. Tell all your keyboard playing friends!  A disciple of the Russian Piano School, Nikita Lukinov [read more…]


Meet the artist: Finding Treasure, exhibition by Frauke Watson

Meet the artist - Frauke will be in the gallery to answer questions and chat about her work between 12pm and 4pm on Saturday 20th January (no entry fee). 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 [read more…]

Piano Series: Nikita Lukinov (7.30pm recital)

Adults £15 / Under 18s £2  We continue the Piano Series 2023/24 with a recital by another outstanding young player, Nikita Lukinov.  A disciple of the Russian Piano School, Nikita Lukinov began his musical education at the age of six in the class of Svetlana Semenkova in Voronezh, Russia. At the age of ten, he had his debut performance as a soloist with a symphony orchestra, winning a full scholarship to study with Tatiana Sarkissova [read more…]


Friday Film Club: “Scrapper” (7.30pm)

Adults £6/ Under 18 £2 Charlotte Regan’s feature debut, about a resourceful 12-year-old living alone whose father re-enters her life, fizzes with energy, ideas and colour. Since her mother died, 12-year-old Georgie (Lola Campbell) has been living alone in the flat they shared, getting by on her electric wits, whilst pulling the wool over the eyes of the social services. When Jason (Harris Dickinson), her absent father turns up out of the blue, she is [read more…]


Young Singer of Mann competition 2024

Apply online: www.erinartscentre.com/ysom2024 Saturday 27th January - Juniors (7-12 years) Sunday 28th January - Seniors (13-18 years) Come and support your young singers in this friendly and exciting competition. Each competitor sings two songs in pursuit of the Young Singer of Mann title! The winners of both the Junior and Senior competitions will receive a £150 cash prize, the Young Singer or Junior Singer of Mann trophy, and an additional trophy which they keep. Runners-up [read more…]


The Weekend View: Finding Treasure by Frauke Watson

Drop into the gallery at Erin Arts Centre this Saturday to chat with our current artist, Frauke Watson. Her fascinating and exhibition includes a collection of colourful and unique pieces created with found and recycled objects.


NY Met Opera: Carmen (live screening)

Adults £15 / Under 18 £2 The Met's second production of the year is one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works, Bizet's Carmen. Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell makes her Met debut, reinvigorating the classic story and uncovering issues that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labour structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries.  Dazzling young mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina leads a powerhouse quartet of stars in the complex and volatile [read more…]


RHT: Secrets of The Gaiety Theatre, Mike Lean

Adults £6 | RHT Friends £5 Come behind the scenes at the Gaiety, as theatre guide Mike Lean talks about its history, discusses how a show is run, and reveals some of the lesser-known facts about the Gaiety, including areas which the general public do not see — not even on tours…Tickets are available from the Erin Arts Centre, Rushen Heritage Centre or Bridge Bookshop in Port Erin. For further information please email [email protected] or call 464634.


EAC Book Club: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Wednesday 7th February Start time 2pm (no booking required) No set fee, donations to Erin Arts Centre #1 New York Times bestseller Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show in the USA began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living [read more…]


Midweek Movie: The Old Oak (15)

Adults £6 / under 18s £2 Running time 1 hour 30 mins / UK rating 15 The Old Oak is a 2023 film directed by Ken Loach and written by Paul Laverty.  There’s bleak desperation and a stewing sense of injustice in the village, a previously thriving mining community in County Durham. The arrival of several families of Syrian refugees, ramps up the tension, much of which is vented in TJ Ballantyne's dilapidated pub, The [read more…]


Half-Term Film: Ratatouille (G)

Under 18s £2 / Adults £6 Running time 1 hour 51 mins / UK rating G We've dug out a classic for all the family this half-term, so treat yourselves to cinematic feast with this rodent themed gourmet adventure!  Remy has a sophisticated palate, appreciates fine food and dreams of becoming a great chef, creating culinary masterpieces for the people of Paris. The major problem with this scheme is that Remy is a rat! However, [read more…]


EAC Jazz Club: Blue Vannin, The Heinrich Manoeuvre, Lauren Gray / Mark Burrows

Adults £12/Under 18's £2 The EAC Jazz Club opens its doors to 2024 with three red hot local outfits!  Blue Vannin have been on the Manx music scene now since 2017. They played the inaugural EAC Jazz Club gig in 2021 and it is an absolute pleasure to welcome them back! The line up of musicians has changed over the years but the ensemble remains committed to encouraging jazz on the Island, performing regularly for [read more…]