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

21 September 2018 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

The Knotty Pine String Band have been playing together since 1993 and have been bringing bluegrass and American roots music to audiences all across Ireland, Europe and USA.

26 October 2018 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

Now onto their fourth album, Brendan Popplestone and Silver Fish are all about joining in with fun jazzy music. They perform original and borrowed material which nods to the music of many different parts of the world while retaining a local flavour.

16 November 2018 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

Blending influences ranging from Sean-nÓs storytelling to starkly confessional acoustics, Edelle's music features a spellbinding mix of heart-tugging melodies, powerfully brooding lyrics and haunting vocals.

Festival Events

01 September 2018 - 30 September 2018 | Various throughout North Down

Aspects Irish Literature Festival returns for its 27th year. We are pleased to present events with Maggie O'Farrell, Frank Ormsby and Lady Dufferin to name just a few.

12 October 2018 | 8pm | The Chamber, Bangor Castle

Connla have firmly cemented their place on the Irish music scene with their fresh and exciting approach to traditional music.

13 October 2018 | Between 2pm - 4pm | Make-Build-Buy-Play Cafe, 2 West Street, Newtownards

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! The theme of the Big Draw 2018 is PLAY! - For kids and big kids alike.

20 October 2018 | 8pm | The Web Theatre, Newtownards

In this darkly comical and deeply moving new play an unsuccessful suicide attempt leaves young Leanne Dowd estranged and attempting to pick up the pieces of a life still shattered by mental illness.

07 November 2018 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

On the 200th anniversary of the publication of the great Gothic novel, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein's Monster will be reanimated, piece-by-piece by Wireless Mystery Theatre...

08 November 2018 | 8pm | The Chamber, Bangor Castle

Outlaw Country celebrate the songs of some of the most iconic singer-songwriters in Americana and American Folk/Roots Music.

30 November 2018 - 01 December 2018 | 10am - 5pm | Ards Arts Centre

For a unique shopping experience, join craftspeople and artists from the Creative Peninsula at the annual 2018 Christmas Fayre.

30 November 2018 | 7pm | Portico, Portaferry

Ards Arts delighted to welcome back Squash Box Theatre with their wonderful Christmas show which is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings!

01 December 2018 | 2pm and 7pm | Studio 1A, Bangor

Ards Arts delighted to welcome back Squash Box Theatre with their wonderful Christmas show which is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings!

06 December 2018 | 8pm | The Chamber, Bangor Castle

Melisma, Belfast's renowned 8-voice choir, is delighted to be coming to Bangor for some festive cheer this year.

07 December 2018 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

The Cabot Cove Players recreate the classic Christmas episode of the greatest amateur sleuth show ever written. Expect tongue in cheek humour and audience participation!

13 December 2018 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

An enchanting evening of Christmas and Movie favourites, performed and hosted by one of Northern Ireland's finest sopranos, Newtownard's own Michelle Baird.

14 December 2018 | 7pm | Bangor Abbey

Join members of the Ulster Orchestra's brass section for a night of superb Christmas music in the beautiful setting of Bangor Abbey!

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