Visitor information

Located in the picturesque setting of Irvine Harbourside, The HAC is the cultural hub for North Ayrshire. We offer a diverse programme of theatre, comedy music and visual arts – often featuring local artists – and a wide range of classes and workshops to suit all ages and abilities.


Opening times

Tuesday to Thursday: 9.30am – 1pm & 1.45pm – 4.30pm
Friday: 9.30am – 1pm & 1.45pm – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: when events are taking place.

Our box office is open during normal opening hours (see above) and evenings when an event is taking place. You can also reserve tickets by telephone during these times on 01294 274059 or online, using our secure ticket system. Tickets will be emailed or you can collect them in person from the box office.   

Accessibility 

The venue is a single-storey building and accessible for all. It is fully equipped for wheelchair users with 2 prime viewing areas in the auditorium (please book in advance). An induction loop is in place for hearing impaired visitors and we have accessible toilet facilities. 

Food and drink 

A bar/restaurant is located within the venue. Independently run Duncan’s Bar and Bistro offers a great selection of meals, snacks and drinks to enjoy before and after performances.

Some of our shows and events can be busy, so we would recommend that you consider pre–ordering your refreshments before the show begins. Just complete a pre-order form, pay at the bar and your drinks will be left in the foyer at the interval.

There is a good selection of other eating options nearby including The Ship Inn (Irvine’s oldest bar), GRO café who serve great cakes all day & pizza every evening and Niche with a continental inspired menu.