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Down Arts Centre

2 - 6 Irish Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6BP
View of the Shop in Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick

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About

Staffed by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council's Arts Team, the venue produces a busy programme of events and exhibitions all year round as well as the annual Performing Arts Summer Scheme Schools and the Newcastle Summer Season entertainment programme.

Down Arts Centre now boasts a craft shop specialising in the best of craft both regionally and abroad. Artists include Leigh Shepherd, Diane Lyness, Hazel Atkinson and artists from the Craft and Design Collective. Come in and collect that special gift or just a treat for yourself.

Craft Business in residence - Aine McKenna/ Ceramic Design
Following a degree in Fine and Applied Art from the University of Ulster Aine McKenna embarked on a Masters degree in Ceramic Design for manufacture at Staffordshire University in the heart of the potteries, Stoke on Trent. During this time Aine gained a placement with leading tableware manufacturer, Dudson Ltd. Upon graduation Aine worked for Royal Stafford and Poole pottery specialising in surface pattern.
Aine is now craft business in residence at DAC for the next two years with Craft NI and the Making it programme. She will be working on a number of innovative product lines, combining the manufactured and the handmade to create unique and decorative fine art ceramics.

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Guide Prices

- Not currently taking bookings -

Booking Information

Tickets for performances may be booked by telephone 028 4461 0747 and in person at Down Arts Centre.

Tickets cannot be reserved without payment.

Tickets will be held by the box office and available to pick up before or on the night of the event.

Should you request posting, a £1 postage and administration fee will be applied.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.

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Tel+44 (0) 330 137 4046

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Opening Times

* Currently closed (due to COVID-19).

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Directions from Town:Follow the A7 from Belfast or the A25 from Clough into Downpatrick town centre, drive straight to the T junction at the end of Market Street and turn left. Down Arts Centre is a large red brick building with a clock tower on the right hand side, on the corner of Irish and Scotch Street. There are several paid and display car parks in the near vicinity and some on-street parking nearby.

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