Covid 19 – What to expect when you visit us

We want you to feel as safe and comfortable as possible when you come to the Centre, ensure the health, safety and most importantly, enjoyment, of our events for all staff and visitors.

Please do not travel to or attend our events if you have:

  • A fever or symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath)
  • Have returned from overseas
  • Have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days

Information on self-monitoring for symptoms, safe travel and up-to-date Public Health Advice is available in the HNS inform website. All current COVID-19 protection levels in Scotland are published on the Scottish Government website.

Before you visit

Exhibitions are free, but due to limited capacity all are ticketed. You are encouraged to book in advance and whilst there may be some availability on the day, entry is not guaranteed, and we do not want you to be disappointed. Tickets can be booked online or by calling the box office on 01294 274059 during opening hours:

  • Wednesday – 10am to 3pm
  • Thursday – 10am to 3pm
  • Friday – 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday – 12noon to 5pm

The Harbour Arts Centre reserves the right to stop events and the right to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of this happening, a public announcement will be made at the earliest possible opportunity. We ask that all audience members check their emails, our website, and / or social media before visiting.

When you arrive

To comply with the Scottish Government’s Check and Trace system, you will required to supply your details when you arrive. This will either be via the Protect Ayrshire app on your smart phone or in writing.

We are operating 1m social distancing and a one way system. Our friendly staff will be on hand to guide you and help if required.

We are open to feedback and would welcome your ideas on how we can improve in this area. To contact us, please email