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!


Celto-Viking Art: Manx Warrior Women

See this incredible, hand-carved wooden post, standing 8 feet tall, on the last stop of it’s island tour! This piece was created to commemorate the memory of the brave women who stormed into danger at the 1098 Battle of Santwat near Peel. It will be displayed in the Erin Arts Centre foyer for just one week – Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th May, available between 10am and 4.30pm (free entry). You can also catch it [read more…]

Midweek Movie: The Lost King (12) RESCHEDULED

Tickets £6 / Under 18s £2 ​This screening is rescheduled from April 10th. 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 King is a dramatisation of the story of Phillipa Langley, who defied the academic establishment to search for the body of the maligned king. Sally Hawkins, [read more…]


But First Promotions: Ben Ottewell (Gomez) SOLD OUT

FROM BUT FIRST PROMOTIONS: Friday 10th May - Limited availability Saturday 11th May - SOLD OUT The magnificent Ben Ottewell returns to the Isle of Man and this time he’s very kindly agreed to play the Mercury Music Prize winning album Bring It On in full. We are also very excited to say that some of the best young local talent will be supporting Ben, but more of that in a few weeks time. Tickets [read more…]


NY Met Opera: Madama Butterfly (live screening)

Adults £15 / Under 18 £2 Extraordinary soprano Asmik Grigorian (in her highly anticipated Met debut) tackle the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the loyal geisha at the heart of Puccini’s devastating tragedy.  Tenor Jonathan Tetelman stars as the callous American naval officer Pinkerton, whose betrayal destroys her. Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong takes the role of the steadfast maid Suzuki, and baritone Lucas Meachem is the American consul Sharpless. Acclaimed maestro Xian Zhang makes her Met debut conducting [read more…]


Rushen Players: Le Grand Return (3 nights)

Thursday 16th, Friday 17th & Saturday 18th May 2024 Adults £10 / Under 18s £2  Rushen Players are delighted to present their latest production, Le Grand ​Return by Alan Stockdill. Three old soldiers are incarcerated in Coldrick Old Folks Home, where witty repartee flies thick and fast between the old boys. It is 1994, the 50th anniversary of the D-day Landings approaches and it is Tommy’s last wish to visit the war grave of his [read more…]


But First Promotions: James Walsh (Starsailor) SOLD OUT

UPDATE FROM BUT FIRST PROMOTIONS: Good news! We have managed to rearrange the James Walsh gig originally planned for Friday 16th February for Friday 24th May. We will be contacting all ticket holders individually to give the option of retaining your ticket or a full refund. Please note that we need a response within 31 days if you want a full refund. Those of you who are on the waiting list will be contacted as [read more…]


Exhibition: Celebrating 200 Years of The RNLI, Rushen Primary School – SPECIAL SATURDAY OPENING

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. We've also got a special Saturday opening on 25th May where you can chat to pupils and teachers about the exhibition. The gallery is open 10am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Friday each week, plus during show times. Free [read more…]

Port Purlers: weekly crafternoons, all welcome!

Now that the sun is coming out, why not come along with your latest craft project to join our Port Purlers knitting group? The ladies are happy to offer advice on knitting and crochet, but any craft project is welcome. Every Tuesday from 2pm in Harry's Bar.

Book Circle: The Island of Extraordinary Captives by Simon Parkin

Wednesday 5th June - 2pm - by donation The Island of Extraordinary Captives by Simon Parkin Join us on the first Wednesday of the month at 2pm to chat about our chosen books - newcomers welcome! This book is available from Manx National Heritage: https://manxnationalheritage.im/shop/product/the-island-of-extraordinary-captives-by-simon-parkin/

Midweek Movie: Wicked Little Letters (15)

Wednesday 12th June - 2pm and 7.30pm Adults £6 / under 18s £2 A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a dark, absurd scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, "Wicked Little Letters" follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents start to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is [read more…]


Isle Listen Live: Terrence George & The Shakies

Join us for a musical journey featuring a fusion of alt-rock, blues, jazz & prog styled tracks. Let the rhythm & melodies sweep you away. Terence George & The Shakies Terence embarked on his musical journey in 2017 - performing on the streets of Australia. His passion for music led him back to the UK and Isle of Man, where he graced festival stages and sold-out gigs. In collaboration with his band, “The Shakies”, Terence released his debut singles, “The [read more…]


Exhibition: SHAPE, A Collaborative Exhibition from Sarah Callow & Rob Jones

Gallery open 10am-4.30pm Tuesday-Friday, plus during events. Look out for special Saturday open days. Free entry. This exhibition is an exciting, collaborative show of steel sculptures and darkroom photographs. The exhibition joins the talents of renowned local sculptor Rob Jones and fine art photographer Sarah Callow, in her first significant exhibition on the island. The exhibition titled SHAPE is crafted around an aspect that is significant to both artists and features prominently in the work [read more…]


But First Promotions: Ian Prowse & The Fiddle of Fire

From But First Promotions: We are always very proud to be included in an artist’s official tour dates, so we’re delighted to welcome back Ian Prowse to the Isle of Man as part of his Mersey Hymns acoustic tour. Ian has a hugely dedicated fan base with a large contingent travelling from his hometown of Liverpool for his last gig with us in 2022. If you have seen him playing live you’ll know why, his [read more…]


Mananan Festival 2024 – Eliza Carthy, support from Jennifer Reid

Adults £22 / Under 18s £2   Eliza will perform solo, with voice and fiddles. If there is one musician who embodies the dynamism and vitality of the current English folk revival, it’s Eliza Carthy MBE. As the daughter of folk legends Martin Carthy & Norma Waterson, Eliza grew up immersed in the world of traditional music and from an early age was championed by John Peel, Andy Kershaw and Billy Bragg. Beloved of staunch [read more…]


Mananan Festival 2024 – Kitterland

Adults £10 / Under 18s £2   On Tuesday the 25th June, Kitterland will create a live, improvised score to a classic film. The film will be played in silence as a backdrop to the music; the film will be used as a source of inspiration for the group to create their live score.   Kitterland are a three piece music and film collaboration based on the Isle of Man. They create ‘soundscape music and cinema’ using [read more…]


Mananan Festival 2024 – Help! I Think I’m A Nationalist, with Seamas Carey

Adults £15 / Under 18s £2   HELP I THINK I’M A NATIONALIST is a  sell-out comedy show on identity, second homes, xenophobia and bagpipes. Directed by Agnieszka Blonska, Help! was created in spring 2022 and first performed to an entirely sold out run of 27 shows in Cornwall. It then toured to England, with sell out runs at Bristol Old Vic and Bath Theatre Royal. Following a month long stint at The Royal Lyceum [read more…]


Mananan Festival 2024 – Brodsky Quartet

Adults £22 / Under 18s £2   Since forming in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have performed over 3,500 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 70 recordings. Having recently celebrated their 50th anniversary, the Brodsky Quartet continue to enjoy a busy international performing schedule, extensively touring the major festivals and venues throughout Australasia, North and South America, Asia and Europe as well as in the UK, where the quartet is [read more…]


Mananan Festival 2024 – Martin Roscoe

Adults £22 / Under 18s £2   With an extraordinary career spanning over five decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists and we are delighted to welcome him back!  Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. His enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship and his easy rapport [read more…]


Mananan Festival 2024 – Robin Nolan Trio

Adults £22 / Under 18s £2   The RNT absolutely took the roof off last time they were here and we've had endless requests to get them back. So, as a special treat to close this year's festival..... Robin Nolan is one of the world’s best known and most admired gypsy jazz guitarists and has been praised for his musical genius and creativity by Willie Nelson, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, and the late George [read more…]


July/August at Erin Arts Centre

We've got some great events lined up over the summer months, before our staff take a break and we close for 2 weeks from Monday 12th to Sunday 25th August. The gallery is open 10am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Friday each week as well as during events, and you can book tickets for EAC events here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/erinartscentre Contact But First Promotions for tickets to Tom Hingley in July via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/butfirstpromotions Book tickets [read more…]

Summer Concerts from The Parish of Rushen: July 2024

The Erin Arts Centre is delighted to be hosting the summer concerts for The Parish of Rushen this year. Join us every Thursday for wonderful local performers, plus a special Sunday concert in August with 2 visiting choirs. No need to book a ticket, just come along on the night. No admission costs - retiring collection.

EAC Gallery Open Day – SHAPE Exhibition

Join us for an open day on Saturday 6th July for our current exhibition SHAPE, from photographer Sarah Callow and sculptor Rob Jones. Both artists will be in the gallery 12-4pm so drop in to see the work and chat to the artists (free entry).