Lighting up lives in Inverclyde

We are the Beacon, a contemporary theatre and arts centre in the heart of Inverclyde...and a whole lot more besides.

We offer a safe and inspiring place to escape into a different world for a while; a place to connect and share new experiences through shows and activities that inspire and delight, sometimes challenge, and always entertain. From staging national productions to showcasing local talent, and from hosting theatre-based workshops to dance classes and a whole host of activities and events, we aim to offer something for everyone. 

We passionately believe that cultural experiences are crucial to the wellbeing of individuals and communities. That's why our mission is to make a lasting impact and 'light up lives' by giving as many people as possible the opportunity to engage with the arts in enjoyable and meaningful ways. We achieve this through our fantastically diverse programme, our youth theatre and our innovative outreach and engagement work, delivered here in the Beacon and out in the community. 

Pictured left: Creative Minds Festival. © Christopher Bowen.

"With beautiful scenic views and incredible sunsets, Beacon Arts Centre lends itself to the land of theatre and the arts. It is spacious, comfortable and the facilities are enjoyed by people from miles around. Staff are helpful and friendly, making your visit a pleasurable one. The theatre and art programme is varied and well worth supporting." - Audience Member

Bringing the arts to the community and beyond

Our outreach and engagement programme invites involvement in everyting from exciting theatre and dance projects to boundary-pushing masterclasses and workshops. We showcase local, national and international artists through our constantly changing exhibitions and we offer a range of spectacular, versatile meeting spaces for events large and small, public and private. And not forgetting Cafe Beacon - simply a great place to hang out with friends or enjoy a little me-time. 

And all this comes with unrivalled, ever-changing panoramic views across the Firth of Clyde to the Highlands and beyond. At Beacon Arts Centre we want to make the world a better place through our wide range of activities for the local people of Inverclyde and our visitors from far beyond. Come on in - the views are lovely!

Pictured right: Beacon on the Road - The Elves and the Shoemaker.

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