We now have online booking 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

29 September 2017 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

After a sell-out performance in 2015, Bangor's Amanda Agnew returns to Ards Arts Centre with her band.

27 October 2017 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

One of N. Ireland's best loved songwriters teams up with rising stars of the international bluegrass scene, Cup O' Joe.  

17 November 2017 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

Matt McGinn has been a lynch-pin on the Irish music scene for a quite a while. Having travelled the world backing major artists, it was the release of his second album in 2015, 'Latter Day Sinner' that truly stamped his authority as a songwriter and fantastic live performer.

Festival Events

14 September 2017 - 24 September 2017 | Various - Bangor

A celebration of Irish Writing

24 September 2017 | 4pm | Kiltonga Hall, Newtownards

Enjoy a warming hot chocolate before settling in for an hour of spellbinding afternoon of faerie tales!

30 September 2017 | 7.30pm | Portico, Portaferry

Northern Irish family band Saffyre is made up of sisters Shauneen and Maria and cousin Emma; influenced by Country, Folk, Pop, Blues, Irish Trad and Rock.

18 October 2017 | 1pm and 6pm | The web Theatre, Newtownards

The Assistant's Revenge is a theatrical detective story for children and adults alike from the multi award-winning Cahoots NI; a murder mystery with a magical twist created by Charles Way, Paul Bosco McEneaney and Ursula Burns.

20 October 2017 | 7.30pm | Portico, Portaferry

The Rapparees are quintessentially a traditional vocal harmony band harking back to the likes of the Clancy brothers, but with a modern kick.

21 October 2017 | 2-3pm and 3-4pm | Ards Arts Centre

The Big Draw is the world's largest drawing festival, for those who love to draw, as well as for those who think they can't!

01 November 2017 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

Lives in Translation is a poignant new drama about one woman's courage, strength and tenacity as she flees the conflict of her home town and arrives as an asylum seeker in Ireland.

09 November 2017 | 8pm | The Chamber, Bangor Castle

Having been cast out, blacklisted, rejected and ejected from gentlemen's clubs far and wide, five dejected cast asides joined forces in what was to be their own celebration of commonality.

15 November 2017 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected: twisted tales with a twist in the tail.

01 December 2017 - 02 December 2017 | 10am - 5pm | Ards Arts Centre

For a unique shopping experience, join the Creative Peninsula craftspeople and artists at the annual 2017 Christmas Fayre.

02 December 2017 | 3pm and 7pm | Queen's Hall, Newtownards

Join Dowtcha for their wonderful Christmas pantomime, performed with life size puppets!

14 December 2017 | 7pm | Bangor Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex

The Ulster Orchestra is bringing its hugely popular Christmas sing-along show across Northern Ireland!

16 December 2017 | 8pm | Queen's Hall, Newtownards

With fairy lights, tinsel, a dance floor and fabulous, nostalgic songs, join us for what promises to be a Christmas No.1 for lovers of real music.

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