Ards Arts Centre
Ards Arts Centre aims to bring art to life in the Borough by presenting a programme of leisure classes, exhibitions and performances of dance, drama, and music at the Town Hall Arts Centre. The programme also features festivals and one off workshops. Some performance events in the programme take advantage of other suitable venues throughout the Borough.
Located in the beautifully restored Georgian Town Hall in the centre of
Newtownards, Ards Arts Centre delivers a jam-packed programme of visual
arts exhibitions, creative classes and workshops, performances of live
music, dance and drama. Included in the arts programme are the annual
festivals Ards International Guitar Festival and the Puppet Festival.
Housing two galleries for temporary exhibitions – the Georgian
Gallery and the Sunburst Gallery – Ards Arts Centre hosts a thriving
diverse visual arts programme of monthly exhibitions featuring local,
national and international professional artists, touring exhibitions, as
well as community initiatives and art organisations.
Fans of live music can kick back, relax, and enjoy the best
affordable live music in town with the ever popular Friday night live
series featuring the best of the local music scene in the atmospheric
surroundings of the Londonderry Room.
If you are after a hands-on creative experience, then enrol on one of the weekly creative classes or one-day workshops including drawing,
painting, sculptural textiles, figurative ceramics, guitar classes,
patchwork, and mosaics to name just a few!