Beacon Arts Centre reschedules performances until May 2021

Tuesday 9 February


Beacon Arts Centre remains closed for live performances in line with Scottish Government restrictions. As such, we have made the decision to reschedule shows until the end of May 2021 where possible. Our team are working through transferring existing bookings over to new dates and will be in touch in due course with further options. We appreciate your patience as we navigate through new measures and options for 2021 dates.


While we remain apart, stay connected with us and the arts through our digital programme, Beacon Connect: the arts uploaded with Storytelling Sessions each week, creative competitions and activities, and digital productions from artists, theatre-makers, musicians and more.


We look forward to welcoming you back,

Take care,

Pauline Kane



Beacon Arts Centre pantomime postponed to 2021

Tuesday 11 August 2020

After careful consideration of the most recent guidelines issued by the Scottish Government, it is with enormous regret that we announce our decision to postpone this year’s pantomime, Cinderella, until Christmas 2021.

The Beacon’s Theatre Director, Pauline Kane, said: “The Beacon’s pantomime is a highlight of Inverclyde’s cultural calendar and has established itself as a popular Christmas tradition for many families from the local area and beyond.  Under the current restrictions,  we are unable to produce the panto experience our audiences have come to know and love – that of a packed auditorium, high energy crowds and of course, the hilarious on-stage antics of our much-loved regular cast members.   We are deeply saddened to lose panto this year, but our priority is the safety of our staff and audiences.  Therefore, postponing until next year feels like the most sensible, fair, and safe option, and we promise that next year’s show will be the biggest ball in town!”

Steve Boden, Managing Director for Imagine Theatre states: “We are very disappointed to have to postpone this year’s production of Cinderella, but given the current situation, it’s the right decision to make. We look forward to working with the wonderful team at the Beacon next year and can’t wait to stage “Cinderella” with a host of familiar faces, in what will be the theatre’s biggest panto yet.”

Beacon Arts Centre is a charity operating at the heart of the local community and income from our pantomime supports many of the activities that we deliver throughout the year. 

Our box office team will be contacting all ticket holders, in performance date order, with available options.  We ask that audiences keep their tickets for next year’s show to help support us through this difficult period where possible. If this is not an option, we ask that bookers consider an account credit to book for a later date, or donate all, or part of refunded tickets to help our organisation deliver an exciting programme of shows, events, classes and workshops when we reopen.

We look forward to welcoming our audiences back to the Beacon for another wonderful pantomime in 2021.




Beacon Arts Centre COVID-19 Update

Tuesday 21 April

This is a difficult time for everyone. In difficult times, inspirational art, culture and community spirit are more important than ever. During this particular difficult time, here at The Beacon we want to keep you connected to the arts and with each other.

Greenock Arts Guild Limited, the arts and education charity that runs the Beacon Arts Centre, suspended all public activities on 17 March until further notice, to support measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The temporary closure of the Beacon will have a serious impact on the charity and our mission to light up the lives of everyone in our community. We are determined to overcome the challenges we face and to find creative ways to continue to support the well-being of local people.

Please hold off cancelling your tickets, event bookings or memberships if you can. We fully understand that not everyone can do this but we need to find every way possible still to be operational when the crisis passes.

We will find ways to provide value to you in a different way if our original plans cannot be delivered. We will update our website and social media channels regularly and hope to re-open as soon as possible with a fantastic programme of performances and activities later in the year.

Our Box Office remains available online for ticket purchases, including for our fabulous pantomime Cinderella. If you were due to attend a Beacon performance in the next few weeks, our Box Office will be in touch.

Beacon Arts Centre COVID-19/Coronavirus Revised Statement – June programme suspended

Wednesday 15 April 


In line with the UK and Scottish Government’s measures to enforce social distancing to combat the spread of COVID-19, we are today announcing the suspension of all performances at Beacon Arts Centre until the end of June 2020.


Our productions, visiting company work and classes, wherever possible, will be rescheduled for later dates in the year and into next year. If you have purchased tickets for any dates between March – June 2020, please be assured our Box Office team is working hard to contact all customers affected by cancellations and postponed performances in date order and will be in touch soon. We will communicate all rescheduled dates to bookers via email, across our website and our social media channels.


It is important we remain connected with our audiences during this difficult time and so our we will continue to produce online activities and digital content to keep you entertained over the coming weeks. To receive new content weekly, sign up to our mailing list via the website. All information will be available online at and across our social media.


We can be contacted at  Please bear with us while we respond to a large number of enquiries.


Stay home, stay safe.

Pauline Kane

Theatre Director

In line with the UK and Scottish Government’s advice to avoid social contact, including in theatres, the Beacon Arts Centre is suspending all activities with immediate effect, until further notice, to support measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.

As always, our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our audiences, participants and staff.

We hope to reschedule affected performances and will be in touch with ticket holders as quickly as possible.

As an arts charity operating in the local community, we are reliant on the support of customers, funders and stakeholders. To ensure that we can re-open with the fantastic programme of performances and activities planned for later in the year, please consider supporting us in one of the following ways:

  • Turn the value of your ticket into a donation
  • Exchange your ticket for a performance in our winter season or a rescheduled performance
  • Transfer the value of your ticket into a credit to be used for future performances

We thank our customers for their support and patience during this uncertain time and are grateful to our funders for their continued support. We are also grateful to the many producers, artists and organisations we work with for their understanding.

We can be contacted at Please bear with us while we respond to a large number of enquiries.

It is with great sadness that we temporarily close our doors and we look forward to welcoming you back when re-open.

Pauline Kane

Theatre Director 

Statement on COVID-19/ Coronavirus - Saturday 14 March

You will be aware that the Scottish Government has announced that from Monday 16 March, gatherings of more than 500 people which could potentially impact on the capacity of critical emergency services to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak should be cancelled.

At this time, as the emergency services do not routinely attend the Beacon Arts Centre, our position is that we remain open to bring you our programme of performances, classes and events, and we look forward to welcoming you here.

We will continue to monitor the latest advice from government bodies and take appropriate action for our customers, staff and visiting and partner organisations.

In common with many venues, we have recently taken measures to ensure that our team is both informed and equipped to take the necessary precautionary action to protect the health of everyone working and visiting the Beacon Arts Centre.

We will continue to provide updates on our position on this website.

Pauline Kane
Theatre Director

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