THE IRIS: A BRAND NEW ARTS VENUE IN THE HEART OF AYR
THE HOME FOR A HAPPY COMMUNITY
Our aim is simple: to create a community arts venue that the town of Ayr can be proud of.
We are bringing a new lease of life to the Darlington Church by opening a Community Cinema, a Community Theatre and a Live Music Venue.
With a Cafe Bar and a large community space that local groups and organisations can use, we want to make sure that our community has a place that they can call home.
THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
We believe in creating positive changes in our community through the power of arts and entertainment at an affordable price.
Our Community Cinema
The Iris will give our town a cinema that mixes the latest releases with exciting one-off events, a revisit of your favourite classics and films that accurately reflect our community and its residents. A cinema to call your own, The Iris gives the community a say on what they see on the big screen.
Our Community Theatre
An exciting new opportunity for audiences and theatre makers. The Iris will bring a theatre where new playwrights can showcase their work, established producers can bring contemporary and classic plays and community groups can use the medium of drama to share their stories.
Our Live Music venue
Together with experienced music promoters, The Iris will provide a space dedicated to live music and a diversity of musical tastes. Well loved acts will come to play and emerging musical talent will be offered the chance to begin their journey at The Iris, Ayr's new and exciting live music venue.
JOIN US AS WE CHANGE OUR COMMUNITY FOR THE BETTER
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
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Do you want to be part of our exciting journey? We are looking for members of the community to lend a day or a few hours of their time to help us get up and running. Join us to help create this exciting new venue and we will give you free tickets for an event of your choice when we open. Joiners, Builders, Electricians, Painters, Cleaners, whatever skills you have, help us to bring Ayrshire's newest community venture to life.
To get us up and running we need your help. We are bringing the old Darlington Church back to life to benefit our community, but after 10 years without an occupant it's going to take a lot of work. We plan to open Phase 1 by December 2019 and we are looking for community sponsors to help us on the way. In return we will offer a tiered incentive package, including free yearly passes, regular screen advertising or video advertising content for your business created by our professional film maker.
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Get In Touch
Address: Darlington Church, Main Street, Ayr, KA8 8BX
Tel No: 07813 161 451