I’M A CELEBRITY GET ...

Hipshot Youth Theatre return to The Gaiety with a brand-new musical! This hilarious new family show is jam-packed with comedy, dance and showbiz shenanigans featuring music from some of your favourite bands and musicals. ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of Ayr’ follows the lives of...

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Jul04

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Written by Charles Dickens Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens’ unforgettable story of love, family and friendship, set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent, to the bustling streets of Victorian London, this epic tale follows the fortunes...

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM BALLET CYMRU Jul05

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS D...

Award Winning Ballet Cymru present a stunning version of Shakespeare’s most magical play. This funny and heart-warming adaptation features vibrant classical choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. Mendelssohn’s joyous music is interpreted by Artistic Director...

NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF YOUTH THEATRE Jul07

NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF YOUTH THEATRE

Each year Scotland’s National Festival of Youth Theatre (NFYT) creates an explosion of young creative talent. It is the largest gathering of youth theatres in the UK and enables young people to come together, discover and celebrate a shared passion, offering them the opportunity to develop as artists, audience members and creative thinkers. The festival has steadily grown in scale and ambition and after six successful years at Rothes Halls in Fife NFYT is moving to Ayr. NFYT offers any youth theatre group, regardless of experience or critical acclaim, the opportunity to showcase their recent work to a hugely supportive peer and public...

DOONFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL Jul07

DOONFEST MUSIC FESTI...

Doonfest Music Festival is Dalrymple’s very own acoustic music festival hosting everything from Folk and Gypsy Jazz to Blue Grass and Scottish contemporary with headliners DOSCA – fresh from their recent stint at Celtic Connections. Join us over the weekend for guitar, ukulele and juggling...

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP Jul10

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP

Work alongside professional playwright and performer Martin O’Connor (National Theatre of Scotland, The Arches, The Tron, Citizens Theatre and Scottish Opera) to create a brand new script for the stage. Your creation, an exciting and contemporary short script, will then be transformed from...

Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival Jul10

Stirling Bridge Inte...

Join the groups participating in this year’s Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival in Ayr Town Hall in aid of Ayrshire Hospice! Chamber Choir Ivan Filipovic, Croatia Innovation, Scotland Lindbergh HS Strolling Strings, USA West Springfield High School Orchestra, USA Artistic Director –...

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Jul11

THE WIND IN THE WILL...

Written by Kenneth Grahame CHAPTERHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY Join Badger, Mole, Ratty and Toad for a perfect summer of adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot, rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. With the bumptious Toad’s heart set on a shiny new motorcar and...

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY EVENT: HAZELDENE VOICES Jul13

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY EV...

Join us for a relaxing afternoon of live entertainment, music and free refreshments – developed exclusively for those living with dementia, their carers and loved ones.   Hazeldene are a trio of Martina, Ella and Poppy – three soprano’s currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of...

Abba – Forever Jul14

Abba – Forever

LIVE IN CONCERT Proudly presented by Sweeney Entertainments ABBA – Forever is one of the UK’s leading International tribute Shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world‘s greatest pop band. The unique...

MICHAEL JORDAN’S HIGH JINX MAGIC AND ILLUSION SHOW Jul15

MICHAEL JORDAN’S HIG...

With grand illusions, crazy circus thrills and extraordinary tricks that will keep you on the edge of your seat- Michael Jordan’s High Jinx Magic and Illusion show is jam-packed with stunning fast paced illusions that will knock your socks off and leave you wanting more! Since appearing on...

FILM WORKSHOP Jul17

FILM WORKSHOP

Working alongside industry professionals to develop your love of film and passion for screenwriting regardless of experience. Over 5 days, participants will journey through the process of filmmaking from start to finish – from using stimulus to generate ideas; storyboarding; using video...

PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA – PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ! Jul21

PASADENA ROOF ORCHES...

Since 1969 the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been faithfully re-creating the glories of popular music from the 1920’s and 1930’s. This fun-packed show features timeless classics from the great American songbook – those wonderful songs that miraculously lifted people’s spirits during the...

MURDER MYSTERY – MOMENTO MORI Jul22

MURDER MYSTERY ̵...

Sonic Boom Theatre Company In the Victorian era death was serious business… but when the daughter of a serious business women is found dead in a mort safe and her suitors are the suspects it can only mean trouble. Particularly when the poor deceased girl has a note in her hand that reads...

THE PEARL FISHERS Jul25

THE PEARL FISHERS

OPERA BOHEMIA Opera Bohemia return with Bizet’s masterpiece ‘The Pearl Fishers’. In this moving tale set in Ceylon, two men’s vow of friendship is threatened by their obsession with the same woman, a beautiful priestess, who battles to suppress her feelings of love in order to uphold her...

A PANTO, A PIE, & A PINT – PUNocchio Jul27

A PANTO, A PIE, ...

Written by Gary McNair, Music by Dave Anderson For hundreds of years Pinocchio has been the liar. That’s just been his thing. He thought it made him cool. But now, in 2017 he’s realised that lying is nothing special, everybody’s at it- politicians, bankers, news reporters. The games up. So...

FILM WORKSHOP Jul31

FILM WORKSHOP

Working alongside industry professionals to develop your love of film and passion for screenwriting regardless of experience. Over 5 days, participants will journey through the process of filmmaking from start to finish – from using stimulus to generate ideas; storyboarding; using video...