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…]


Rushen Heritage Trust: Deep Inside Bradda Mines with Peter Geddes (SOLD OUT)

Adults £6 | RHT Friends £5 After a sellout talk last season, Rushen Heritage Trust is delighted to welcome Peter back to give this talk again. For five years, the Laxey Mines Research Group has been rebuilding the interior of the north Bradda Mine - creating bridges over shafts, ladder ways, and platforms. Peter recounts the history of Bradda Mines and the work that has taken place so far. If you missed out last year, [read more…]


EAC Book Circle: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Wednesday 6th March - 2pm - donations to EAC. "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd Set in South Carolina during 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of a fourteen year old white girl, Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce-hearted “stand-in mother,” Rosaleen, insults three racists in town, they escape to Tiburon, South Carolina—a town [read more…]

Penny Productions: Annabelle’s Adventures

Shussssh! Anabelle is here to guide you on a powerful journey of movement, music, masks, magic and poetry...  "Utterly unique, deliciously strange, immersive & beautiful..." Starring...  Jackie Morrey-Grace - Triple Manx Poetry Slam Champ, Poetic Performance Artist and Author.  Virgil and Luna - Acoustic Conjurors of Ancient Musicological Wonders.  Soundology with Amy Howse - Sonic Alchemist and Enchantment Soundologist.  Owen Atkinson - the Majestic, Poetic, Movement Magician.  Produced by...Jackie Morrey-Grace  Artistic Director...Olwen Maurer  Mistress of [read more…]


Ian’s Big Shave – fundraising for Mannin Cancer

In January 2023 we were honoured to host Ian Galloway as he shaved his hair and his iconic beard to raise money for IOM Prostate Cancer, handing over a cheque for £1,233.30!!! This year he's doing it all over again and we'd love to see a big crowd here to support him. Doors open at 1.30pm on Saturday 9th March and Di (from Di's Hair Salon in Port St Mary) will start the chop at [read more…]

NY Met Opera: La Forza Del Destino (live screening)

Adults £15 / Under 18 £2 Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendetta, and family strife, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen following a string of recent Met triumphs with her role debut as the noble Leonora, one of the repertory’s most tormented—and thrilling—heroines.  Director Mariusz Treliński delivers the company’s first new Forza in nearly 30 years, setting the scene in a contemporary world and making extensive use of the Met’s turntable [read more…]


Midweek Movie: One Life (PG) – matinee & evening

2pm and 7.30pm screenings Adults £6 / under 18s £2 Directed by James Hawes, One Life is based on the true story of British humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton, as he looks back on his past efforts to save groups of Czech Jewish children, against incredible odds, from the Nazis in the late 1930's. Anthony Hopkins plays Winton, in prosperous retirement in the 1980's, whilst Johnny Flynn portrays him as a young activist. Helena Bonham Carter [read more…]


Rushen Players: Two One-Act Plays (Thu 14th & Fri 15th)

Two nights - Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March 2024, both starting at 7.30pm. Adults £10 / Under 18s £2  TWO by Jim Cartwright A real time, one scene snapshot of life in a local pub one weekend evening. The action revolves around the landlord and landlady, who run the pub, and different pairs of people who are customers. It moves back and forth, spotlighting the different relationships, coming back to the landlord and landlady [read more…]


Piano Series: Masterclass with Ivelina Krasteva

Free Admission - 11am start This evening’s Piano Series guest, outstanding Russian pianist, Ivelina Krasteva, will give a free masterclass, playing excerpts from and discussing her programme for the evening recital, which will include works by Mozart, Schumann and Debussy. This is an ideal opportunity for aspiring pianists to meet and observe a young professional at the top of her craft. Ivelina is an experienced teacher and workshop leader so tell all your keyboard playing [read more…]


Piano Series: Recital with Ivelina Krasteva

Adults £15 / Under 18s £2 For our final Piano Series of the season, we are excited to welcome Ivelina Krasteva, a talented and versatile solo and chamber musician. Ivelina received her primary and secondary education from the National School of Music and Dance in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, working with Elena Velcheva, graduating in 2017 and receiving the school’s highest award for artistic achievements. In 2021, she received a first-class undergraduate degree, and in 2023, a [read more…]


But First Promotions: Bernard Butler (Suede) SOLD OUT

Friday 22 March - SOLD OUT Saturday 23 March - SOLD OUT It’s been two years in the planning, but we can finally say that the incredible multi-award winning Bernard Butler is our brand new Legend to visit the Isle of Man Bernard is probably best known for his era-defining guitar work with Suede. Since leaving the band he has collaborated with a variety of different artists, forged his own solo career and is a [read more…]


NY Met Opera: Roméo et Juliette (live screening)

Tickets £15 / Unders 18s £2 Perhaps the most enduringly successful of the many operatic settings of the world’s consummate love story, Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod is an excellent example of French Romanticism, a tradition that values subtlety, sensuality, and graceful vocal delivery over showy effects. In the opera there is a slight shift of focus away from the word games of the original play and a greater focus on the two lovers, who [read more…]


EAC Book Circle: Stuart, A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters

Wednesday 3rd April - 2pm - By donation Join us the first Wednesday of the month at 2pm to chat about our chosen books - newcomers welcome! Stuart, A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters A moving portrait of a troubled man, an unlikely friendship, and a desperate world few ever see. Shocking, inspiring, and hilarious by turns, this novel gives voice to a man who has a message for us that every life is a [read more…]

Barrow Male Voice Choir – supported by Lon Dhoo

*** FREE ENTRY - please book in advance *** An hour of popular male voice choir favourites – 1pm at Port Erin Arts Centre Barrow Male Voice Choir in concert, supported by local choir, Lon Dhoo Male Voice Choir. Barrow Male Voice Choir are a group of men who sing traditional, classical and modern songs in four parts. They are based in Barrow-in-Furness and their members are from the town and the surrounding area. They all [read more…]


CANCELLED: EAC Jazz Club: Alan Barnes & Dave Newton

It is with heavy hearts we announce that the EAC Jazz Club tonight has been cancelled as Alan Barnes & Dave Newton have not been able to travel to the island. We're hoping to reschedule at a later date, but in the meantime all ticket holders will be refunded.  Adults £20 / Under 18's £2 We are always excited to welcome these two masters back to the EAC Jazz Club. If you've never heard them, [read more…]


CANCELLED: Midweek Movie: The Lost King (12) – matinee & evening

Unfortunately we have had to cancel today's screenings of The Lost King as the film has not arrived. Everyone who has ordered tickets will be provided a refund automatically. 2pm and 7.30pm screenings Tickets £6 / Under 18s £2 A visit to the theatre inspires an amateur historian to embark on a quest to unearth the remains of King Richard III. Directed by Stephen Frears and written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, The Lost [read more…]


Blue John Media: Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo

Tickets £15 / Under 18s £2 World-renowned US blues act the Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo make a welcome return to the Erin Arts Centre on April 12 2024. The duo, who first performed at the EAC in 2019, have been called “today’s country blues at its very best” by America’s oldest blues periodical Living Blues Magazine, who crowned Erin “one of the finest fingerpicking acoustic blues singers in the land”.A passionate purveyor of the [read more…]


NY Met Opera: La Rondine (live screening)

Tickets £15 / Under 18s £2 Puccini’s bittersweet love story makes a rare Met appearance. Soprano Angel Blue stars as the French courtesan Magda opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his highly anticipated company debut as Ruggero, an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess. Maestro Speranza Scappucci conducts Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of the French [read more…]


RHT: The IOM for Darker Skies, Howard Parkin

Adults £6 | RHT Friends £5 Giving our children back the magic of the night... Light pollution is a modern day scourge - excessive unnecessary lighting is a serious issue, not just from an astronomical perspective. It effects nature, wildlife, humans and the environment. Astronomer Howard Parkin investigates the extent of the problem, and what we ought to be doing to reduce the effects. Tickets are available from the Erin Arts Centre, Rushen Heritage Centre or [read more…]