Performance

Online booking is available for all our performances - so you can book at any time of the day!  Simply click on the TicketSource BUY TICKETS link at the top of our web page!

Or if you prefer, you can call the Box Office on 028 9181 0803 during office opening hours (Mon - Thurs 9am - 5pm and Fri 9am - 4.30pm).

Friday Night Live

26 April 2019 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

SOLD OUT
Mandy's live performances, alongside her lap steel guitar playing husband Graham, are equally both delightful and captivating.
With special guests The Hideaways.

31 May 2019 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

For fifteen years, the Broken String Band have been purveying great bluegrass, roots and string band music.

21 June 2019 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

Janet's soft, easy, careworn Americana style washes your troubles away. Her voice is like brandy by a fireside after a day of hill-walking in the rain.

Festival Events

02 May 2019 - 05 May 2019 | The Queen's Hall, Newtownards

Terra Nova's Dream is a tale of runaway lovers, royal marriage, angry parents, magical booboos and out-of-control fairies.

09 May 2019 | 8pm | The Chamber, Bangor Castle

Multi-Juno award-winning Canadian supergroup The Fretless continue to grow in stature around the world, seen by many as one of the most powerfully charged forces on the roots music circuit.

11 May 2019 | 12 - 4pm | Ards Arts Centre

Ards Arts Centre are delighted to be hosting a Get Creative Open Day on Saturday 11 May when we invite you to come and try your hand at some of the creative activities our Borough has to offer.

26 May 2019 - 27 May 2019 | Various | Ards Arts Centre and Conway Square

Newtownards is preparing for a puppet invasion in May when the Ards Puppet Festival returns to Ards Arts Centre and Conway Square for all the family to enjoy!

14 June 2019 | 7pm | Bangor Abbey

Musicians from the Ulster Orchestra are delighted to return to Bangor Abbey for another enchanting evening of Midsummer Music.

16 July 2019 - 17 July 2019 | 2pm and 6pm | Bangor Castle Walled Garden

Heartbreak productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun!

18 July 2019 | 7pm | Bangor Castle Walled Garden

Join Heartbreak Productions for this iconic tale of a timeless love affair between two restless souls as wild and untamed as the bleak Yorkshire moors.

27 July 2019 | 1pm and 3pm | Donaghadee Community Centre

My Father's Chair is a performance for families and young audiences about the nature of fatherhood.  

02 August 2019 - 11 August 2019 | Various locations around Ards and North Down

The Creative Peninsula is Northern Ireland's premier celebration of professional Art and Craft featuring Open Studios, Creative Art Tours, Exhibitions, Workshops and Demonstrations, all taking place in the picturesque Borough of Ards and North Down.

09 August 2019 - 30 August 2019 | 12.30pm | Conway Square, Newtownards

Come along to Conway Square and enjoy fantastic outdoor performances for all the family! These entertaining live performances should bring on that Friday feeling!

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