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

05 June 2015 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

Irish songwriter, guitarist and singer Paul Casey is being talked of among Ireland's new music followers as one to watch out for.

26 June 2015 | 8pm | Ards Arts Centre

The Lagan Sessions featuring Edelle McMahon, Stephen Dunwoody, Steve Amos, and Lazy Flies

Festival Events

22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015 | Various venues around Ards and North Down

Northern Ireland's only festival dedicated entirely to puppets is back to thrill and delight audiences young and old!

23 May 2015 | 12noon | Ards Arts Centre

CBBC's Little Howard is the world's only live interactive digital puppet who delights audiences with his human friend Big Howard with their stand up comedy and songs!

23 May 2015 | 11am | Ards Arts Centre


23 May 2015 | 2pm | Ards Arts Centre

A gentle interactive tale about the small saving the large.

23 May 2015 | 3pm | Ards Arts Centre

Be prepared to giggle and gasp as puppet master Drew Colby creates spellbinding stories using shadows and light, mirror balls and jam jars, live music and song - and his own fingers and thumbs.

23 May 2015 | 12pm-3pm | Ards Arts Centre

Come along to Ards Arts Centre between 12pm & 3pm and enjoy a day of puppet fun for the whole family with free drop-in workshops and walk-about puppets!

24 May 2015 | 1pm & 3pm | North Down Museum

Through the skillful manipulation of hand-crafted puppets on an interactive set, Púca Puppets conjure up the vivacious world of Mary Mary.

25 May 2015 | 12noon & 2pm | Donaghadee Paddling Pool

This show enthrals and excites both adults and children alike. Parky performs a traditional Punch and Judy show with slapstick humour.

25 May 2015 | 1pm & 3pm | Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre

The story of two zoo keepers reminiscing about their first day on the job. A tall tale is told about a Gibbon that lost his tail, while meeting exotic animals from far and wide!

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